Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 21, 2013

Members of the morning team at KXAN will see their workload double next month.

The station, which currently airs local news from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., is set to launch a two-hour newscast on sister station KNVA starting Sept. 3.

The broadcast will run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and will feature the same anchors viewers are accustomed to seeing on KXAN: newscasters Brian Sanders and Sally Hernandez, traffic reporter Amanda Dugan and weatherman Mark Monstrola.

"Our commitment to our audience is growing," news director Chad Cross said. "We know the busiest time of the morning for many of our viewers is 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. It only makes sense we continue to provide valuable, local coverage of what’s happening each morning that could affect the start of your day."

The KNVA newscast will face some stiff competition, going up against the network morning shows – ABC’s "Good Morning America," CBS’s "Early Show" and NBC’s "Today" – as well as already established local newscasts airing on KTBC and YNN.