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CBS 21 News

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CBS 21 News logoWHP-TV branded as CBS 21 News Harrisburg is a CBS-affiliate US TV broadcaster O&O by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair is the country’s most diversified and expanded TV broadcasting company today. The Pennsylvania-based TV channel serves the entire region of Susquehanna Valley. That includes Harrisburg, York, Lebanon, and Lancaster. It is a source for breaking news, local and community events and sports. Also, it does cover weather reports and traffic updates from Harrisburg.

WHP News airs most of the CBS programs, including CBS’s morning news and information show in the morning, CBS’s Soap operas in the afternoon, and CBS’s primetime shows in the evening. After primetime, the channel airs locally produced news transmission. WHP-TV also broadcasts local sports coverage. The channel has an online streaming service at the official website or mobile app, where viewers can watch WHP-TV live stream for free.

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WHP-TV hosts a drone for aerial footage “SkyView21”, which lets you see an aerial view of the entire Harrisburg area. The station’s weather team presents a podcast “It’s raining Mets” where they discuss weather-related trendy topics from all around the world. Moreover, the channel has an exclusive radar for Hurricanes called “Hurricane Tracker,” tracking the paths of hurricanes and keeping you in a loop.

CBS 21 News also offers internship programs within high schools and regional colleges. Plus, the station’s department managers visit different local and regional colleges in an attempt to employ candidates who are interested in the broadcast field. WHP News welcomes several schools in their channel’s studio for a tour; moreover, their news staff directly visits schools and lecture the students about Broadcasting career.

Local 21 News studios and transmitter facilities are available in Harrisburg’s uptown section’s North 6th Street and Susquehanna Township’s Linglestown Road.

Jason Bristol, Robb Hanrahan, Tanya Foster, and Tom Russell of CBS 21 News
Jason Bristol, Robb Hanrahan, Tanya Foster, and Tom Russell | Source: official twitter


Channel’s Availability

WHP-TV is available to watch on cable network Comcast Xfinity at CH 2 (HD) and digital CH 802. However, it can also be accessed on the internet at the official website or mobile app via CBS 21 live stream.

Jessie Lee McDonough, Jasmine Brooks, and Michelle Rotella, sitting at the set of CBS 21 News
Jessie Lee McDonough, Jasmine Brooks, and Michelle Rotella | Source: official website

Channel’s App

Local 21 News app provides breaking news, sports, and weather information in an instant. The latest fully integrated app offers CBS 21 live stream video, to read local and national news headlines, weather conditions, and traffic alert. Stay updated through notifications alert related to breaking news and exciting stories.

CBS 21 Weather app is loaded with full weather features. It includes several things containing 250-meter radar, HD satellite cloud images. Moreover, it also features future radar to track weather location. CBS 21 Weather app also offers severe weather warnings by National Weather Service.

Also watch: ABC27 News Harrisburg

News Team

As a popular local news channel in Pennsylvania, the anchors are well trained and professional. They are serving the entire community with the latest breaking news.

Weather Team

Local 21 News Harrisburg has an experienced team of meteorologists for covering weather reports. The team is credited with giving exact climate predictions.

Channel’s Overview

CBS 21 News Studio Building
CBS 21 Studio Building, located at 3300 N. 6th St. Harrisburg, PA

WHP-TV first hit the air on 4 July 1953 under the ownership of Commonwealth Communications; it was the only TV service in the USA to started operating as a three-letter callsign. Local 21 News signed in as a Dumont Television-affiliate, inside the studios from Locust Street, Harrisburg. Later, the channel dropped DuMont and started sharing CBS content along with WSBA-TV in York and WLYH-TV in Lebanon. In 1961, WHP-TV transferred from CH 55 to UHF CH 21. Commonwealth decided to sell CH 21 to Clear Channel Communications in 1995, and at the end of that year, WHP (now CBS 21 Harrisburg) became the only CBS affiliate network.

Clear Channel, on 20 April 2007, made an agreement with Newport Television by Providence Equity Partners to sell its entire TV Group. On 19 July 2012, the company decided to sell WHP to Sinclair Broadcasting along with five other TV channels, as a part of the deal to vend its 22 stations to Cox Media, Sinclair, and Nexstar. The Sinclair’s group deal was finalized on 3 December 2012. Thus, CBS 21 Harrisburg became the only Sinclair-owned service to use historic 3-letter calls.


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Tel: +1 717-238-2100
Tower Location: Susquehanna Township’s Linglestown Road
Brand Name: CBS 21

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CBS 21 Coverage Map | Source:
Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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