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Channel 24 News Memphis

Local 24 MemphisWATN TV Memphis – an ABC affiliated TV channel having a license of Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The brand name of the television station is WATN TV News, while its call sign is WANT-TV. Moreover, the slogan of Local 24 News is Local Everyday. ABC 24 Memphis Memphis features local news, national news, international news, health, investigative reporting, sports, and much more. Besides, people can catch Local 24 live stream on various online mediums of the channel like YouTube and website. Likewise, get Local 24 weather forecast of Memphis and nearby counties from the expert meteorologists of the station.

WATN TV live Stream

Smartphone users can watch Local 24 news live streaming by following the available online mediums. You can also install the WATN TV app on your smartphone to watch the WATN TV live stream. So, the live stream of the station is just a way of few clicks on your mobile screen. You can subscribe WATN TV YouTube channel to catch buffer-free streaming and your favorite TV shows and programs. Stay aware of the Memphis breaking news and Memphis daily news while traveling or outing with dear ones. Local Memphis live stream contains breaking news, talk shows, investigative programs, and Local Memphis weather forecast. For the convenience of our users, we are also providing below the live stream; just click on the play button.

WATN TV News Team

ABC 24 Memphis anchors are vigilant and proficient in delivering timely and authentic news services in the area. Besides, the whole news squad of Channel 24 News Memphis works skillfully to bring exclusive news stories and events. The commitment and excellence of crew members of Memphis Local 24 News help the channel to gain extraordinary popularity. In the same way, the viewership of the station is also increasing because of its authenticity and aspiring services.

Continuity of reliable and diligent reporting helps the residents of the area to stay aware of the latest happenings. Similarly, the unbiased news coverage of WATN TV Memphis reflects the influential intentions of the channel’s administration. Local 24 anchors and reporters work mutually in the field and studios to bring exclusiveness to the news industry. To get Memphis daily news, one needs to follow the astonishing services of the station’s whole squad. News anchors and investigative reporters such as Richard Ransom and Jeni DiPrizio are the most prominent faces of the television channel.

Richard Ransom

Richard RansomThe weeknight anchor, Richard Ransom, is also serving as the Managing Editor for WATN TV Memphis along with Katina Rankin. He has over twenty years experience of reporting on the issues of the common people of Memphis and the Mid-South. Moreover, the Emmy Award-winning anchor started his career in Peoria, Illinois, at WMBD-TV as an anchor and reporter. After that, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and served as an investigative reporter at WJXT-TV.

Subsequently, he moved to Memphis and joined WMC-TV to work as a morning news anchor. Later, Richard joined WITI-TV as a prime-time anchor in Wisconsin, but he joined WREG-TV as the main anchor. Furthermore, the anchor is the winner of several Regional Emmy and Associated Press awards for his exclusive news services. Richard was also honored to interview former President Barack Obama at the White House. Likewise, he covered the funeral of former president Ronald Reagan and the Memphis Tigers Final Four in San Antonio.

Local Memphis Weather Team

Using the Interactive radar technology, the meteorologists of Memphis Local 24 News are providing the best weather details. Furthermore, the weather team of the channel provides detailed weather updates for Memphis and surrounding counties. The weathercasters of the television station are also serving the community by providing details about climatic changes and severe weather. In addition, the latest radar technology helps weathercasters to deliver high-definition weather content graphically and on maps.

The weather technology of the station also tracks the approaching severe weather, including storms and hurricanes. Local Memphis weather team offers minute-by-minute, hourly and 10-day forecasts of the area right from the live locations. Additionally, smartphone users can pan and zoom to their desired locations using the radar. Similarly, people can track the exact time of the approaching bad weather and storm. Early predictions of the WATN TV weather squad save billions of dollars in terms of property and several lives.

John Bryant

John BryantLocal Storm Team Chief Meteorologist John Bryant is forecasting weekdays at 05:00 pm, 06:00 pm, 10:00 pm, and CW 10 News at 09:00 pm. The native Memphian weathercaster has a weather passion. John also holds both seals from the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. Previously, he started his broadcasting career in TV right before graduation at WABG-TV Greenville, MS. Afterward, he joined WTVA-TV in Tupelo, and then he moved to WMC-TV in Memphis where he worked for thirteen years.

The meteorologist has broad experience with forecasting severe weather. John Bryant was honored to provide non-stop coverage for three days during Hurricane Katrina in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Moreover, he stands among one of the first meteorologists globally to use the VIPIR Technology Indicator. This technology has the ability to track tornadoes in real-time and helps meteorologists to overcome them. He was also involved with several charities, including the Child Advocacy Center, Youth Villages, and the American Cancer Society.

ABC 24 Memphis News App

By installing the Mid-South News – Local 24 app, you can stay aware of the latest news and events happening in Memphis. The app also features the latest Memphis breaking news that impacts you and your family. Moreover, the Interactive ABC 24 Memphis weather radar provides the most accurate forecast of the Memphis, Tennessee area and surroundings. Besides, you can watch a free Local 24 live stream on the screen of your smartphone with just a few clicks. The weather team of the station provides hourly, daily, and 10-day forecasts of your city. Instead, you can see the forecast of your favorite area by selecting it on the map in the app. The following are some of the most significant features of the Memphis ABC 24 Memphis News app:

  • Users can receive real-time notifications for breaking news
  • Read the latest news and events as it happens in your area
  • Explore and read exclusive investigative stories from investigative journalists
  • Watch Local Memphis live video newscasts and breaking news from the station
  • Dive into topics that matter to you
  • Select also favorite topics to receive personalized updates
  • Share stories, news, and videos directly with your friends and family
  • See behind the scenes photos from your favorite anchors and reporters
  • Get the latest information on school delays and closings as they happen
Richard Ransom, Rhonda Logan, and JB Smiley Jr.
Richard Ransom, Rhonda Logan, and JB Smiley Jr. | Courtesy: official website

Weather section features of the Local 24 App

  • Daily, hourly and ten-day forecasts for your city
  • The latest forecasts of Memphis and corresponding areas from the meteorologists
  • Interactive radar maps
  • Pan and zoom to your favorite locations through interactive radar
  • Local Memphis weather forecast
  • Sign up also for government-issued severe weather alerts in your area

Programs of WATN TV Memphis

The television channel’s syndicated programming includes The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Phill, Blackish, and The Doctors. At present, the station broadcasts 24.5 hours of locally produced newscasts every week. Moreover, it includes 4.5 hours each weekday and one hour on Weekends. Local 24 Memphis also produces a one-hour-long extension of its weekday morning newscast at 07:00 am. In addition, the channel started broadcasting newscasts in high definition on 1st June 2013. Likewise, it debuted a local talk show, Local Memphis Live, on 7th October 2013. The following are some popular programs and shows of Local 24:

The Bachelor The Good Doctor Local 24 News Jimmy Kimmel Live
ABC News Nightline Daily Mail TV Funny You Should Ask Dr. Phil
The Doctors ABC Morning News Good Day Memphis 25 Words or Less
Good Morning America The View Local 24 Midday GMA3: What You Need to Know
General Hospital Daily Blast Live The Ellen DeGeneres Show ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
Station 19 A Million Little Things Jimmy Kimmel Live Daily Mail TV
Funny You Should Ask Good Day Memphis Ron Hazelton’s Housecalls Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford
Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner Good Morning America Saturday Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin The Rick Barnes TV Show
World of X Games The American Athlete The Outdoorsman with Buck McNeely Storm of Suspicion
First Baptist Church Weather Gone Viral Good Morning America Sunday This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Christian Worship Hour America’s Funniest Home Videos American Idol Matter of Fact

About ABC 24 Memphis

WATN TV Memphis initially started its services on 10th September 1978. Tegna Inc. (Tegna Memphis Broadcasting, Inc.) is the owner of WANT-TV as part of a duopoly with WLMT. Channel 24 News Memphis carries most of the ABC network schedule programs. The television station discontinued regular analog programming on 12th June 2009. However, the digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 25, using PSIP to display as 24.

Affiliations of Local Memphis

The following are the major affiliations of the TV channel:

  • ABC
  • Laff
  • Cozi TV
  • The CW
  • MeTV
  • Start TV

Studios and Transmitter Facilities of Memphis Local 24 News

WANT-TV shares studios with its duopoly WLMT at the Shelby Oaks Corporate Park on Shelby Oaks Drive. Whereas the transmitter facilities of the station are located in the Brunswick section of unincorporated northeast Shelby County. In addition, the transmitter coordinates of Local 24 are 35°16′33″N 89°46′38″W.

Tel: (901) 323-2430
Tower Location: Brunswick section of unincorporated northeast Shelby County
Brand Name: Local 24

Coverage Map

Local 24 Memphis coverage map
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