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Four things you need to know about the Big 4 on WHAS11

The Big 4 is not just another newscast. It's a newscast designed for you! #TheBig4

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Have you heard the buzz? There's something big coming to WHAS11 at 4 p.m. Monday, March 1 — it's The Big 4. 

Are you tired of watching newscasts that leave you feeling left out or feel like content isn't local enough? Well, The Big 4 is hoping to change your perception of local news.

“The Big 4 is proof that news doesn’t have to be boring and depressing. It’s authentic, relevant, intriguing, and might even make you smile,“ said WHAS11's General Manager Christy Moreno.

What exactly is the Big 4?

The Big 4 is not just another newscast. It's a newscast designed for you! We've tailored the show around what you want to see from WHAS11 News, your favorite local ABC Affiliate. 

Produced by Michelle Zelli, a Southern Indiana native, The Big 4 aims to connect the audience to what is happening in their hometown, putting big stories into context you can easily share with friends and family.

"When I build the show, I like to think of my friends and family who are watching, what do they need to know today? It's a responsibility that I am so excited to tackle for our viewers," Zelli said.

Meet the team

The Big 4 starring cast includes Hayley Minogue, T.G. Shuck, Kent Spencer and Elle Smith.

Minogue, the main anchor, is born and raised in Louisville.

"When I returned to my hometown two years ago now, I wanted to do something completely different than other shows in the market," Minogue said. "This audience is smart, dedicated, and invested in the community, so I wanted to make a show that reflected that. Creating the best possible community through the news with context is my motivator because I want the best possible Ohio valley to raise a family in."

Zelli and Minogue aren't the only locals. Shuck was born and raised in Lexington, while Spencer grew up in Northern Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State. Smith, the station's Southern Indiana reporter, is a University of Kentucky graduate.

If you want to connect with the team on social media, click on their name above and it will take you to their bio page which includes links to their social accounts.

Why you should watch

The Big 4 is full of hyperlocal news, high energy and engaging content from around your hometown. You get to be a part of the conversations, too. When you see Hayley's question of the day, make sure to text back your response.

How to watch the Big 4

Thanks for asking. 

You can watch the Big 4 on WHAS11 News

  • Spectrum SD - Channel 4
  • Spectrum HD: Channel 908 
  • AT&T Uverse: Channel 11
  • DISH TV: Channel 11
  • Direct TV -  Channel 11
  • Antennae: Channel 11

In your hand: Download the WHAS11 News App and after you launch it the app, click on the Watch button on the bottom, 

Online: The Big 4 will stream online at the top of the WHAS11 News website, or click on our watch page.

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