PTV News Tonight is the flagship English late-night news program of PTV, which was aired from September 7, 2020 through the network's new studio to present, replacing PTV News Headlines. airing weeknights from 9:30 to 10:30 PM PST.
|PTV News Tonight|
|Created by||PTV News|
|Directed by||Leo Docto|
|Presented by||Joee Guilas|
|Narrated by||Joee Guilas|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Executive producer||Cesar Salazar|
|Producers||Angie Arguelles (OIC, News Division)|
|Production locations||PTV 4 Studio B, Quezon City|
|Camera setup||Multi-camera setup|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||People's Television Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 7, 2020 –|
|Preceded by||PTV News Headlines|
|Related shows||Rise and Shine Pilipinas |
PTV News Tonight started airing as a daily nightly news program replacing PTV News Headlines, as part of programming changes in the network's news division. Originally slated for launch by August 3, 2020, the planned launch was suspended due to coronavirus infections in the PTV main office. This left the network airing hourly newsbreak PTV Balita Ngayon and the 6pm bulletin PTV News until disinfection operations and personnel recovery happened in September.
The launch pushed through eventually on September 7, with News Headlines anchors Joee Guilas and Charms Espina retained in the lineup while former PTV News anchor Catherine Vital will join Guilas and Espina on March 3, 2021. It joined Ulat Bayan, the new morning show Rise and Shine Pilipinas, afternoon newscast Sentro Balita and PTV Balita Ngayon in transferring to a revamped Studio B, while updating it's graphics, theme music, and title card, leaving PTV Studio A for use of the network's other programs including its public service program Public Briefing: #LagingHandaPH and Digong 8888 Hotline. The newscast also debuted new segments including a pop culture and trends section anchored by Rise and Shine Pilipinas host Gab Bayan, as well as PCSO Lottery Draw report straight from the PCSO's draw studio in Mandaluyong.