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CBS Boston News logoCBS Boston WBZ-TV is a CBS O&O American TV broadcaster operating at Virtual CH 4 and UHF CH 20. Channel 4 is licensed in Boston, Massachusetts and owned by CBS Television Network. Among Bostonians, it is a popular source for breaking news, headlines, traffic updates, weather forecast, and sports. With popular anchors and experienced reporters team, the station on-airs local news and lifestyle information for the city and New England.

Currently, WBZ-TV offers 34 hours of news coverage, including 35 minutes of local news every week. CBS Boston uses a “Sky Eye,” a Bell LongRanger 206LIV helicopter, for news coverage. Plus, the station features a high-tech weather radar called “WBZ Doppler Live” providing an up-to-the-minute update of the weather conditions. It works alongside a sister network WSBK-TV, a MyNetworkTV-affiliate station.

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WBZ-TV I-Team is an investigation team of CBS News Boston looking into the matters and solving the issues related to consumers after a detailed inquiry. Plus, CBS Boston also has a partnership with Call for Action, which is a non-profitmaking referral, phone information, and action service working to solving the public’s issues and problems. As a part of the partnership, both WBZ-TV I-Team and Call for Action works together, and the latter transfers some of the consumer cases to I-Team as well.

CBS Boston Team
Team CBS Boston – Aligned for Promo Shoot | Courtesy: Twitter

Channel 4 Boston is one of the six local television services in Boston that is also available in Canada via a satellite Bell TV or subscription service. Plus, it can also be watched on several cable networks in Atlantic Canada.

Both CBS Boston and WSBK-TV share their studio located at the same place at Soldier Field Road in Boston’s Allston-Brighton area. However, the transmitter facility of WBZ-TV is at Cedar St., in Needham Massachusetts. Besides its main studio, the network has two other news studios, i.e. the New Hampshire Bureau and Worcester Bureau.


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WBZ-TV was Boston’s pioneer channel in Lottery. It was the first local channel in 1975 to broadcast official drawings of the Massachusetts Lottery. In 1984, CBS Boston featured local live lottery drawing results. The game-show format style lottery program wasn’t just meant to draw the lottery results but to create the interest and excitement while announcing the results.

Channel 4 App

Norah O'Donnell, and other members of CBS Boston
Norah O’Donnell, and other members of CBS Boston

WBZ News features both news app and weather app for both Android and iPhone users. With the catchphrase “Everything Boston”, The station’s news app offers breaking news, weather updates, lifestyle content, and sports coverage from the Boston area. Plus, viewers can also access CBS Boston live stream here. Moreover, users can also find all the exciting stories that matter, videos on-demand, and in-Depth Articles.


With the CBS Boston Weather app, users can see live local forecasts from the well-experienced team of weather anchors. Experience the interactive radar, receive important alerts and severe weather warning, and share your weather-related pictures and photos with the WBZ newsroom. The app has layered maps that can easily be customized, hourly forecast, daily and 10-day forecast—exciting stories and videos from WBZ Newsradio 1030 Experts and WBZ-TV.

News Team

The channel has an exclusive news team dedicated to providing the latest news coverage 24/7 to the entire public of Boston.

Weather Team

The channel has a special WBZ Weather team fully committed to providing the live forecast of the weather conditions inside Boston and its nearby areas.

Special Events

Channel 4 Boston used to broadcast the annual July 4 concert of Boston Pops Orchestra at the Hatch Memorial Shell from 2003 to 2016. In the first ten years of the channel, CBS broadcast a 10 pm ET hour of the show nationally, including Star and Striper Forever, Pops’ exclusive performance of the 1812 Overture, and the fireworks over the Charles River. The event’s live transmission was aired in HD for the first time in 2007.


CBS News Boston has been airing local sports coverage over the years, produced either locally by the station itself, or by CBS or NBC. Along with Red Sox and Braves (the professional baseball teams of America), Channel 4 Boston also aired Boston Celtics from 1972 to 1985. WBZ-TV was the first TV network in the area to air live wire-to-wire transmission of the Boston Marathon in 1981; since then, it has been airing it every year.

Consider Watching: NBC 10 Boston

Nick Emmons
Nick Emmons | Courtesy: official website

Channel’s Overview

WBZ News started operating on June 9, 1948, under the name of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, with a newscast being hosted by Arch MacDonald. The channel was an NBC-affiliate right from the beginning because of the WBZ Radio’s affiliation with NBC Red Network. After hitting the air, WBZ-TV became the only TV channel to start operating in the New England region.

On August 31, 1954, the channel had to face the termination for a while due to Hurricane Carol as it destroyed the network’s transmitter. However, shortly after, the network installed a temporary tower in order to resume its transmission. Then in 1957, the channel started airing properly again from a 366m long tower in Needham. The tower location is now familiar as the CBS Digital Television Broadcasting Facility.

CBS News Boston was also the pioneer station to broadcast daily news coverage, starting from the channel’s very first night. On January 2, 1995, the third primary affiliation switch in the Boston Market took place, in which WBZ News ended its 47-years long relationship with NBC and started getting content from CBS.

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After Westinghouse decided to merge with CBS outright in November 1995, Channel 4 became a CBS O&O channel. As a condition of the agreement, CBS had to let go of WPRI-TV, which was operating in Providence, Rhode Island.


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Tel: +1 617-787-7000
Tower Location: Cedar St., in Needham Massachusetts
Brand Name: CBS Boston

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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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