Fox 2 News Detroit, aka WJBK, is a Fox O&O TV network serving the area of Detroit, Michigan. The broadcaster is operating at VHF Digital CH 7 and Virtual CH 2 and works under the ownership of Fox Television Stations. Mainly, it telecast local news around Metro Detroit. Which covers most of the urban settlement of Michigan state. Significance of the channel can be judged by the top-most production of local news content in the region.
Popular programs include ‘Sports Works’, Fox 2 News Morning (which is apparently region’s top morning news program), and weather forecasts. Primetime of the channel 10 p.m. news is regarded with the highest rating. The station provides news from all across Wayne county. Channel 2 News Detroit’s studios and transmitter are at West 9 Mile Road, in the Southfield purlieu of Detroit.
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Being #1 source for the local news in the entire Detroit region, live stream for the channel is accessible 24/7. Watch headlines, breaking news, and special reports right here by clicking the play button.
Fox 2 News Detroit first hit the air on 24 Oct 1948 and became the 3rd TV channel to establish in Detroit after WXYZ-TV and WWJ-TV (Currently WDIC-TV); all these stations launched in the timeframe of fourteen months. After signing-on, the first show to telecast on WJBK was Lucky Pup at 6:15 pm. The original owner of the station was Fort Industry Broadcasting by George B. Storer, and its initial affiliate networks were CBS and DuMont.
Until 1956, WJBK originally maintained its operations at Masonic Temple, Detroit. Later, it shifted to a purpose-built Studio facility at 2nd Avenue, New Center Section, Detroit. In 1955, WJBK-TV eventually became a full-time CBS affiliate channel, when DuMont Network decided to take an interest in CKLW-TV, a CH 9 TV broadcaster based in Windsor, Ontario. In 1956, the network began color transmission, and in 1970, WJBK transferred to its current location West Nine Mile Road, Southfield.
From 1980 to 1990, Channel 2 News Detroit faced a lot of ownership and management changes. In 1985, KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) purchased Storer Communications, including WJBK. In 1986, When FCC approved a merger between ABC-Capital Cities Communications, KKR decided to sell all the assets of Storer Broadcasting to Gillett Communications in 1987. Gillet had to give the channel’s ownership to SCI in 1992, because of facing bankruptcy. In 1993, New World Communications bought all the ownership rights of SCI, thus shifting WJBK under the new management.
Availability of the Channel
On Comcast Xfinity, Fox 2 News Detroit is available to watch on CH 12 covering the entire Detroit area along with South Oakland Counties.
WJBK also offers satellite coverage in the Detroit Metro area, Canada, Southwest Ontario, and few areas of Windsor City.
Fox 2 Detroit live stream is available to watch on the internet as well. Just logon to the official website for the latest news headlines.
Channel 2 under Fox Network
News Corporation (Fox’s previous parent company) bought 20 percent shares of New World Communications in May 1994. Fox wanted to get broadcasting rights for NFL’s National Football Conference; therefore, it decided to take this step. Following Fox’s investment, New World Communications made a deal that they would convert most of the affiliations of their TV channels into Fox.
On 11 December 1994, after the channel’s contract with CBS came to an end, WJBK became the new Fox affiliate entity in the region.
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- CBS (1948-94)
- Dumont (1948-95)
- Paramount (1952-55)
- Heroes & Icons
Fox 2 News Detroit live App connects the user with news headlines, top stories, live stream, and real-time traffic inside and outside the metro area of Detroit. The news is delivered by the best team of Fox 2 News Detroit anchors. Viewers can watch it at CH 7 on Cogeco’s Windsor System. On AT&T U-verse, the station can be accessed at CH 2 in other nearby areas. However, many cable services also provide Channel 2 News Detroit live in northwest Ohio, southwest Ontario, and Southeast Michigan.
Fox 2 News Weather App lets the user experience the best weather forecasting services in the region. The app offers an interactive radar map, current conditions, and hourly/daily weather forecast. A user-friendly GPS system lets you track weather conditions all across the globe and personalize it according to your own liking. Link to download Fox 2 News Weather app is available here for both iPhone and Android users.
The dedicated ‘Fox 2 Weather Authority’ team consists of expert metrologists and forecast anchors. The weather team gives an accurate prediction of upcoming climate opinion.
Fox 2 News Anchors
The channel is rated as the best news source many times. It is all due to best news team. Anchors conduct shows with field research and with the help of independent reporters and Fox 2 Detroit live stream.
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