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Channel 12 News Richmond

WWBT NBC12 logoWWBT NBC12 is an NBC affiliate US TV service covering the area of Richmond, Virginia. The station works under the name of Gray Television and operates at Virtual CH 12. It is an official home of breaking news, traffic & NBC12 weather, Morning to Night! for the people of Central Virginia. Get local, state, and national news coverage here with exclusive top stories. Find political discussion, crime reports, business information, health news, and investigative journalism as well. NBC12 also provides extensive weather coverage, along with exciting features just to entertain the audience.

NBC12 Richmond VA viewers can also find restaurant Report, Acts of Kindness, Digital Dialogues, Savings Guide, RVA Parenting, NBC12 school closing, Podcasts, and few other features. WWBT 12 News uses the branding “NBC12 News” and the tagline “On Your Side Richmond’s #1 News” for the newscast. Watch the network’s exclusive programming on different cable network services as well as over the web via NBC 12 live stream.

Watch NBC12 Live Streaming

Enjoy the latest news headlines from Richmond, NBC12 weather updates, sports coverage, traffic alerts, political shows, informative segments, and more here at NBC 12 live stream. WWBT Chanenl 12 also hosts different entertaining TV programs such as American Ninja Warrior, Entertainment Tonight, Days of Our Lives, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Tamron Hall, A Little late with Lilly Sing, Late Night with Seth Meyers, This is US, and Live with Kelly & Ryan.

General FAQ’s related to WWBT
What Happened to Tracy Lynn on NBC12?

Tracy Lynn used to be a traffic reporter on NBC12. She remained a part of the team for quite a long time period of 16 years but then suddenly left the WWBT-TV. The reason why she decided to leave NBC12, where she worked so long, is still unknown. Fans really want to know what happened to her and so do us.

Is Eric Philips still with NBC12?

Eric Phillips used to cover stories at NBC12 as an anchor & reporter. However, he recently left WWBT 12, and no one knows what happened to him. After doing some research, we discovered he is now covering stories for CBN Christian Broadcast Network. Hence, fans can still watch him in action at CBN.

WWBT 12 News operates together with WUPV CH 66 in the form of a duopoly. Both WWBT and WUPV share the same place for studios at Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond. The transmitter of each channel lies in the same place. WWBT Channel 12 News is among the few TV channels in the United States to have been linked with all the Big 3 American TV networks: CBS, NBC, and ABC.

Get all the information about the local businesses in town at the station’s “Inside Local Business” service. The channel’s owner Gray Television hosts a service “Open for You” that lets the consumer know about the businesses which are open for the public and still kicking. “Healthcare Pros” by NBC12 provides health tips and information about living a healthy life. From Allergy & Asthma to reconstructive surgery, it tells everything related to health.

NBC12 also airs a podcast, “How we got here,” one week at a time, providing a rich history of Virginia. Its “Saving Guide” service helps people avoid spending extra cash. Also, NBC12 Richmond also saves people from online scams. Moreover, the audience can even request a reporter or team member at their special events by filling the form at the station’s “NBC12 Talent Request” service.

NBC12 Richmond, situated at 5710 Midlothian Turnpike
NBC12 Richmond, situated at 5710 Midlothian Turnpike | Coutesy: official website

Check WWBT NBC12 News App

With the tagline “On Your Side Richmond’s #1 News”, WWBT NBC12 News App provides breaking news, interactive weather radar, sports transmission, and stories, just one tap away. Remain updated, no matter wherever you are, with Richmond’s full-fledged mobile app. Whenever the latest news or NBC12 weather report surfaces, the NBC12 News app always provides it in no time right on the user’s mobile/tablet screens. It is the community’s only source of the latest top stories. Audience can also grab NBC 12 live stream at the WWBT 12 News mobile app as we speak.

The network’s fully featured app provides local, state, and national news. NBC 12 Richmond mobile app also provides push-alerts for breaking news so that you can read the entire story. The other things include a side menu tray for getting immediate access to your favorite stuff, comprehensive WWBT Weather forecast, WWBT live stream, and different other exciting features. Moreover, users can also upload their photos, videos, and stories directly to the station’s mobile app.

Meet the WWBT NBC12 News Team

NBC12 News squad consists of a comprehensive team of news anchors, reporters, and investigative journalists. Each team member is an expert in his/her particular field and works with a great commitment to society. Audience can watch the area’s one of the best news team at NBC 12 live stream. The public has always shown their trust in the team and relies on their valued services. NBC12 team promises to deliver ‘what is right’ to the pubic and never compromises quality. They know their audience very well and always try to give them what they want the most: a truth. See your favorite news team in action at NBC 12 live stream.

Simone Cuccurullo: An anchor/Reporter at NBC12

Cuccurullo is a talented news anchor and reporter at NBC12 News Team. She co-hosts a show NBC12 News First at 4. After getting her Media Studies and Production degree from Temple University, Simone Cuccurullo began her career as a Production Intern at Center City Film & Video in August 2013. Then, she moved to Walt Disney Television WPVI and became a new intern in August 2014. After spending a few months there, Simone shifted to WCAU in January 2015 and completed her internship. Watch Cuccurullo’s news reports over the channel’s official website via WWBT live stream.

In September 2015, she was already an anchor and reporter at WICU 12 News. After working there for two years and one month, Cuccurullo decided to be a part of the Waterman Broadcasting team in Sep 2017. Eventually, she made her way into WWBT 12 News in July 2020. Since then, the new recruit is doing a great job of keeping the audience engaged. Catch Cuccurullo online at NBC12 News First at 4! at NBC 12 live stream.

Rachel DePompa: Emmy Award Winner Investigative Reporter

Mr. DePompa is the one of the finest team members in NBC12 with years of experience in investigative journalism. An Emmy and Murrow award winner whose only weapons are a microphone and a question. Rachel DePompa acquired her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park. Watch DePompa on cable network at ch 12 via NBC 12 live stream.

WWBT NBC12 newscasters
WWBT NBC12 newscasters | Source:

After completing the studies, Rachel started her reporting career from WHSV-TV in December 1998 as a reporter. Three years later, in Sep 2002, she joined News 5 WCYB and started working there as a reporter. In September 2003, DePompa became a part of WDBJ-TV as New River Valley Bureau Chief/Reporter. Her career in investigative journalism started from Raycom Media as an Investigative Reporter in 2008. After working for five straight years in that firm, Rachel finally joined NBC12 in March 2008 as an Investigative Journalist and since then serving the community with her expertise. Viewers can see her reporting skills live over the web through WWBT live stream.

NBC12 First Warning / Alert Weather Team

NBC 12 First Alert Weather

NBC12 sure has a quite dedicated team of news personalities, but its WWBT weather squad, “NBC12 First Warning / Alert Weather Team”, is also quite a skilled one. The channel’s team consists of five weather personalities, providing the non-stop NBC12 Weather coverage to the community with passion. The entire Richmond and central Georgia trust their forecast and rely on them to plan the day and weekend. Stay up-to-date with the area’s weather conditions with NBC 12 live stream.

Nick Russo: Meteorologist Specialist at WWBT 12

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Russo is the talented WWBT 12 weather personality, who joined the meteorologists’ team in Oct 2018. He produces and hosts weekend evening weather forecasts of the channel. Russo claimed his degree in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology from Lyndon State University. Fans can watch his NBC12 weather forecast live at the station’s NBC 12 live stream service.

As soon as Nick completed his degree, he started working as an anchor, producer, and reporter at Lyndon State College in September 2012. After working for one year and four months there, Russo joined KMID-TV Big News 2 in April 2014 as Weather Anchor. In May 2015, he became a chief meteorologist at WOAY-TV (ABC).Then, he transferred to WEYI NBC 25 in September 2016 as a meteorologist and weather reporter. Finally, in October 2018, Nick joined as NBC12 Weather Specialist and began producing and anchoring weekend evening forecast.

Andrew Freiden: Morning Meteorologist at NBC12

Andrew Freiden is a professional WWBT weather personality at WWBT 12. He delivers morning weather forecasts of the day at the channel. Being born at Blacksburg and grown in Reston, Freiden claimed his Environmental Sciences degree from the University of Virginia. Catch Andrew in action over the dish network via NBC 12 live stream.

WWBT NBC12 news HQ
WWBT NBC12 news HQ | Source: twitter

Andrew Freiden has quite an experience in the weather field. His immense love for weather and curiosity to explore the climate made him pursue this career. Andrew has received an Emmy award, several Reader’s Choice Awards, and VAB awards for extraordinary performance b a meteorologist.

About WWBT NBC12

NBC12 Richmond first hit the air on 29 April 1956 with the callsigns WRVA-TV. The channel’s original owner who succeeded in getting the licensing for CH 12 was Larus and Brother Tobacco Company. The network’s studios and antenna were situated in the unincorporated region of Chesterfield. WRVA-TV was originally a CBS affiliate network. The owner also used to have a radio channel long before the TV station called WRVP-AM, which was also a CBS affiliate and had quite a reputation in town. Unfortunately, it didn’t succeed in passing along the same reputation to its sibling TV network.

Post 1996: Changes in Ownership

Later, when the long-standing president of Larus and Brother company ‘William T. Reed’ died in 1966, the company decided to split its assets. Jefferson Standard Insurance company jumped in and bought WRVA-TV from Larus and Brother Company and started managing all its operations. After completing the sale and getting the ownership of Channel 12, Jefferson changed the network’s call-letters from WRVA to WWBT (the current ones) on 28 November 1968.

Ratings: # 1 Channel in the Richmond
By the time Jefferson purchased the NBC, it was already the second most-rated TV service n the Richmond market. But the new owner worked really hard and made WWBT the #1 Television Station in Richmond and one of the powerful NBC-affiliate TV channels in the country.

Affiliation with The WB and Sale to Raycom Media

In 1999, WWBT decided to take a secondary affiliate partner, “The WB Television Network.” It started broadcasting WB content late-night from Monday to Friday and Kids-focused WB programs on the entire week. Though, this little journey with WB came to an end on 31 August 2006 when they anticipated a merge between UPN and The WB to form The CW.

On 10 October 2005, Jefferson also declared to merge its operations with Lincoln Financial Media. Later, the company decided to sell Channel 12 together with two more TV networks and Lincoln Financial sports for 583m dollars to Raycom Media. At that time, Raycom was already holding the operations of WTVR; since FCC prohibits the possession of two of the four largest TV channels in a single market, Raycom decided to put WTVR on sale and kept WWBT, the highest-rated TV service. The company officially took control of WWBT on 1 April 2008.

On 25 June 2018, Raycom media decided to merge its broadcasting service with the Gray Television network, an Atlanta-based company. The deal allowed Raycom to possess 93 Gray’s TV channels along with its own 63 existing O&O Television networks. The sale between two major companies was authorized by the Federal Communication and Commission on 20 December 2018, which eventually concluded on 2 January 2019.

Currently, the WWBT operates under the name of Gray Television and takes content from NBC Network.

TV Listings of WWBT NBC12

Alex Whittler with WWBT News van
Alex Whittler with WWBT News Van

NBC12 Richmond contains several TV shows consist of news programs, political debates, community discussions, contests, game shows, celebrity interviews, entertainment shows, and more. The channel’s news section covers shows like 12 News at 11 pm, Inside Edition, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, etc. The entertainment category involves A Little Late with Lilly Singh, Entertainment Tonight, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Days of Our Lives, and Live with Kelly and Ryan. Game shows such as American Ninja Warriors, Gametime with Boomer Esiason, and Ellen’s Game of Games are also some exciting tv programs. Get all these exciting TV programs on the web via NBC 12 live stream.

Today with Hoda & Jenna: A Comedy Talk Show

Today with Hoda and Jenna is one of the top-rated TV programs by NBC that airs on different NBC TV channel, including WWBT News 12. The show, which was first aired on 7 April 2008, is anchored by Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. The show air lives from Monday to Thursday in the Eastern Time Zone. However, it plays pre-recorded transmission in its Friday edition. Today with Hoda & Jenna is available to watch online by the viewers through NBC 12 live stream.

Hoda and Jenna encourage the community with their inspiring stories and most profound connection. The show is all about fun, laugh & friendship and filled with big surprises. Moreover, Hoda and Jenna also invite different popular superstars in their shows and have fun talking with them.

American Ninja Warrior: A Sports Contest Program

American Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment and sports competition Television show that airs on different TV Channels in the United States, including WWBT Richmond. The American contest program is based on the Japanese “Sasuke” TV series.

In a show, hundreds of participants take part in a competition where they try to overcome a series of obstacles. The difficulty level of those obstacles keeps increasing as the contestants advance through different cities around the USA. They keep on marching towards the Las Vegas Strip’s national finals and, at last, become the “American Ninja Warrior” of the season. Watch the show online at your mobile device through nbc 12 live stream.

Andrew Freiden, Sarah Bloom, Anthony Antoine, and Candice Smith
Andrew Freiden, Sarah Bloom, Anthony Antoine, and Candice Smith | Courtesy: facebook page

The show first aired on 12 December 2009 at now-terminated cable CH G4 and currently broadcasts at NBC Network with special episodes telecasting on NBCSN. Until now, only Drew Drechsel, Geoff Britten, and Isaac Caldiero have completed the series of obstacles and grabbed a victory. However, out of those three, only Dechsel and Caldiero managed to claim the cash prize. Since 2020, American Ninja Warrior is also airing on Telemundo, a Spanish-Language TV network.

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List of Shows airing on NBC12

Following is the complete list of programs broadcasted on WWBT 12. Viewers can watch all these programs online on their cellphone, tablets, and laptops via NBC 12 live stream.

12 News at 11pm American Ninja Warrior Late Night with Seth Meyers The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Entertainment Tonight A Little Late with Lilly Singh Earl Today Inside Edition
Live with Kelly and Ryan Today 12 About Town Today Tamron Hall
Today with Hoda and Jenna The Kelly Clarkson Show NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Connecting
Superstore Dateline NBC 12 News Today Gametime with Boomer Esiason
Cooking with Carl: Lightly Seasoned with South Financial Advice Saturday Today A News Leaf Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer
12 News Weekend The Champions Within Weakest Link NASCAR Auto Racing
EPL Soccer Saturday Night Live Ellen’s Game of Games Your Move with Andy Stanley
Open House NYC 1ST Look Vets Saving Pets Inside Edition Weekend
Meet the Press George to the Rescue The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely Victory Hour
Countdown to Green 12 News Today Saturday Football Night in America ISU Figure Skating
Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren The Voice Decision 2020 12 News First at 4pm
Tel: (804) 230-1212
Tower Location: Midlothian Turnpike (US 60) in Richmond
Brand Name: NBC 12

Channel Coverage

WWBT NBC12 coverage map
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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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