The independent WFMZ News channel operates at Virtual CH 69 and provides services to Allentown/Easton/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 69 News works under the ownership of Maranatha Broadcasting Company, a locally-based organization. Channel 69 News uses a brand name 69 News and the tagline ‘Your Life, Your World, Your News’ for the newscast. The channel offers regional Allentown news, school reporting, news related to Berks, Lehigh Valley, Sunrise, Recalls, Good News, In Case You Missed It, and Missing Persons. WFMZ Weather provides the latest WFMZ weather forecast, 69 News Weather Channel, Stream, and River Levels, Pocono Cameras, WFMZ weather hour by hour, WFMZ school closings today, WFMZ radar, and others. WFMZ Traffic section features Berks Traffic, Cameras and Alerts, Weekly Roadwork, Pump Prices, Live Streaming Cameras, Lehigh Valley Traffic, I-78 Corridor, and US-22 Corridor.
Meanwhile, 69 News Berks also offers entertainment, live sports, video clips, community services, business, features, and much more. Other services include Freddy Awards, Things to Do, Music Monday, Contests, games, Mr. Food, What the Tech, Think Tank, Freddy Awards, The Wisdom Coalition, Food, and Recipe, and whatnot.
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WFMZ News Team
Rob Vaughn, Alexandra Hogan, Jaciel Cordoba, Holly Harrar, Melanie Falcon, Tom Rader, and Bo Kolnow are the talented and aspiring members of the WFMZ 69 News team. Together they present the best news to the public and make sure that people remain updated about all the latest situations in towns. Most of them are linked with Channel 69 News for decades.
One or two even started their journalism careers at WFMZ News and are still with it today. Most of the News anchors and reporters have claimed esteemed awards for their valuable services including the Emmy accolades and nominations. Not only this, but some of the high-spirited hard-working employees have even made their names up to the national level. Every time WFMZ Berks is onsite, they are always the first to arrive and the last to leave. The anchors have a huge fan following not only on the TV screens but also on the channel’s digital platforms such as the WFMZ Facebook page and Twitter page.
69 News Allentown Team currently presents 46.5 hours of local news telecasts each week, including 8 hours each weekday, 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The squad mainly covers Southeastern Pennsylvania and Allentown. Meanwhile, the 5:30 pm and 10:30 pm anchors present stories focused on the Berks County neighborhood and its Reading suburbs. Those two shows are termed as the 69 News Berks Edition.
Joy Howe: News Anchor at 69 News
Joy Howe serves as the TV news host, on-air anchor, public relations/Media Liaison, and reporter coach at WFMZ News. Howe decided to pursue a journalism and broadcast career when she took admission to the University of South Carolina-Columbia in 2002 in the Bachelor’s program of Broadcast Journalism. Her prior qualification includes Fashion Merchandising from the University of South Carolina and schooling from Travelers Rest High School. Before being a part of WFMZ 69 News, Joy used to work at Sinclair Broadcast Group as an anchor and reporter from October 2012 to January 2016. At Sinclair, Howe hosted the channel’s number one evening newscast together with another prestigious host. Plus, she was also a news anchor and executive producer for Fox and CBS stations of Sinclair in their morning newscasts.
Prior to that, Joy served as an Anchor at Hoak Media for 2 years and 6 months from April 2010 to September 2012. Howe anchored the channel’s nightly news program along with serving her duties as Managing Editor and Producer. Before Hoak, she was a member of the Media General Team as a Reporter from 2007 to 2010. She served the station for 3 years and during her tenure, Howe managed the news transmission of the South Carolina region as a part of the Aiken/Augusta market.
Here in Channel 69 News, joy first appeared on screen in February 2016. She covers the entertainment part of the station’s all-time favorite 4-pm news program. Plus, she talks about the hot national stories, chats about the entertainment gossips that are making a fuzz in the industry, and follows the trending stuff on social media. Howe loves the interesting stuff and even loves more to spread that stuff to the people she cares about (her audience).
Jim Vasil: News Reporter at WFMZ 69 News
Jim Vasil serves as the Fill-in Anchor and TV News Reporter on 69 News Berks County; he became a part of the channel in June 2016. Vasil cleared his Bachelors in Radio and Television in 2011 from. Before that, he completed his college at Burlington County College in 2010. Before 69 News Berks, Jim Vasil was a Multimedia Journalist at Time Warner Cable News in June 2014. Prior to that, Vasil used to serve Rider University Network in September 2011 as a Co-President, Anchor, News Producer, and Video Journalist. Jim was a Local Edition Intern in NY1 News in September 2013 and before that, he did his 4-months internship from SportsNet New York in September 2012. Vasil began his journalism career in WBZC FM in September 2010 as an On-Air DJ.
Jim’s Work and Awards
Since Vasil joined the WFMZ News, he has claimed an Emmy Nomination and AP Award for his reporting skills. Vasili has covered such major stories as the Eagle’s Super Bowl Parade, former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer’s trial, the NFL Draft, as well as Schuylkill County’s extreme flood in the summer of 2018.
69 News Stormcenter
Channel 69 News presents the top-rated and best weather coverage in town with the help of a talented and skilled team of weather anchors and reporters. WFMZ Weather team consists of Kathy Craine, Matt Broderick, Dan Skeldon, Drew Anderson, Clayton Stiver, Kellie McGlynn, and Kathy Cruz. Together they form a wonderful squad of meteorologists that works with great passion. Their immense love for weather made them drive past their limits and present the most accurate and authentic piece of weather news in Allentown and Berks. WFMZ Weather team knows how to operate state-of-the-art weather tools precisely and get the most accurate results from them.
The team manages the town’s one of the high-tech WFMZ radars that cover not only Allentown, Berks but the entire state. You don’t have to worry about your area’s weather anymore. The WFMZ Weather team is by your side keeping a close eye on Allentown’s weather conditions 24/7. Plan your trips based on the WFMZ weather hour by hour and the WFMZ Weather forecast of the 10-day forecast.
WFMZ News: Weather Services
WFMZ Weather presents the local updates after every fifteen minutes by the WFMZ Weather team, along with the circulation of live camera viewers across the entire channel’s coverage area, text and graphical WFMZ weather forecasts, satellite/radar imagery, weather trivia, and current conditions. Meanwhile, the audience can also remain updated about the WFMZ School Closings and check the traffic conditions on the town’s different roads with the help of live camera footage installed on multiple locations in town. Other services offered by WFMZ Weather are Stream and River Levels, allowing the public to send their weather reports to the station’s weather department.
WFMZ Weather Radar
WFMZ 69 News presents two types of weather radars Accuweather, and WSI. Each representing weather conditions in its own separate way. They are highly interactive, easy to use, and even a child can understand or read these radars. Audiences can navigate through the WFMZ radar’s different layers.
Currently, Layer tells the current climate situation in town. Dewpoints measure the amount of water vapor in the air. The precipitation layer indicates whether or not there is planned rain, or if rain is coming down right now. Feels like tells you how the temperature feels in the specific place (it always displays a different temperature than the actual temperature). There is a winds layer symbolizing how strong the wind is at different points in Allentown. Storm watches and warnings keep a close eye on the weather and issue alerts/warnings whenever severe weather strikes. WFMZ Radar is available on the station’s official website as well as on other digital platforms such as mobile apps both android and apple.
Kellie’s Other Experience
Prior to that, Kellie did an internship at Fox 29 WTXF from May 2016 to October 2016. In WTXF, she used to create weather graphics, forecast Philadelphia weather, and produce weather sections. In January 2010, she was a part of Community Outreach Benefit as a Coordinator Community Outreach Benefit and Public Relations Assistant.
Kellie once did her internship at WFMZ 69 in April 2013. At that time, her duties include keeping an eye on Accuweather Center, writing anchor scripts and web scripts, assisting other WFMZ weather reporters in presenting WFMZ Breaking news stories, and community interest segments. Plus, she also used to watch WFMZ radar. In 2013 McGlynn did a job at Cash for Homes at Commercial Talent and before that she was a S.W.A.N as a Documentary Filmmaker.
Drew Anderson: WFMZ Weather Anchor
Drew Anderson has been serving the WFMZ News for years. He provides space and science news and the latest forecasts to the public. Anderson lives in Allentown and he has been a fan of WFMZ News since childhood. He has a shady memory of him watching 69 News live during the snowy days. Aside from watching the weather, Drew loved watching its daytime shows too. That’s when Anderson decided to start his weather journey. During Dew’s school days, he encountered a WTXF Fox 29’s weather personality. When he used to go out on Philadelphia’s road, he used to take Drew with him to do the weather. After 10 years, Anderson was studying meteorology at Penn State University. During his university, Drew did a couple of internships including KYW CBS3 Philadelphia and WGAL NBC8 Lancaster.
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When Drew was at CBS3, he assisted Kathy Orr and presented live weather conditions down the shore. During his senior years at University, Anderson got an opportunity to conduct live weather on ESPN’s College GameDay. Throughout his studying years, Drew hosted a classic rock program on the radio channel of the campus, worked as a mathematics teaching assistant, and programmed the movie channel of the school dorm room. Plus, he also got an opportunity of working as a counselor at Penn State weather camp for one summer.
WFMZ Berks Mobile Apps
WFMZ News presents various mobile apps for the convenience of its valued viewers including the WFMZ News app, 69 News WX, WFMZ News Traffic, 69 News WFMZ Live, and VUiT app for Roku and Apple TV. Get updates on every little thing about your town within just a few taps. You can also watch live WFMZ Weather radar.
The news app delivers the local news reporting from all across the town and the weather app covers the Berks’s entire weather conditions. 69 News Traffic app allows the user to take control of their commute. The app includes a highly interactive drivetime map that shows the traffic conditions in the town’s various locations. WFMZ live stream app presented the live transmission of the channel along with various exciting TV programs.
Watch live newscasts, syndicated shows, weather transmission, emergency stories, crime reporters, and much more on the 69 News Live app. VUit App allows the user to stream their favorite news station on Apple TV and Roku. Simply install this app on your streaming players and enjoy the best services in town. Download all these both right now on your cellphones and make your life easier.
WFMZ News App
Make your mobile experience more wonderful by installing this WFMZ News App on your smartphone. The app covers everything within the area of Pennsylvania. You can keep track of Allentown news, WFMZ closings, WFMZ breaking news, and many other things. Make sure the app is installed on your mobile phone whenever you are going outside so that you can keep tabs on the current conditions with a single tap.
WFMZ News app covers the following features:
- Breaking news notifications about the top stories
- WFMZ News live anywhere anytime
- Latest video clips of news stories and weather events
- Local news, regional & national news reports
- Live traffic cameras installed throughout the city and WFMZ Traffic incidents
- Live WFMZ Radar for tracking the storms and Live weather forecasts
- Notifications for breaking news and WFMZ closings
- Other features
69 News WX APP
A fully weather-integrated WFMZ Storm Center app for the viewers. The app is available for both Android phones, iPhones, iPad, and tablets. Users can watch live WFMZ Radar, interactive maps, weather forecasts, WFMZ closings, WFMZ Weather Hour by Hour, and more.
The WFMZ Weather app provides the following features:
- Interactive WFMZ Radar
- Storm Track Plotting
- Local weather forecast generated by the team of meteorologists
- The hourly and 10-day forecast
- Ability to saving the favorite location easily
WFMZ News Popular Shows
Enjoy the top-rated TV programs such as Consumer Info, Pawn Stars, The Rachael Ray Show, Judge Judy, Last Man Standing, and many others. See the table below for the lineup of the shows. You can watch them on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Roku, mobile apps, and the official website via 69 News live.
|69 News at 10:00 p.m.||69 News: Edicion en Espanol||Dr. Phil||Judge Judy|
|69 News Berks Edition||Forensic Files||The First 48 Unwelcome Guest/ Wrecked||Justice for All With Judge Cristina Perez You Stole My Sugar/ Sparks in My Home|
|69 News at Sunrise at 8:30 a.m.||Hot Bench||The Rachael Ray Show||Last Man Standing The Favourite|
|Dateline 12 Minutes on Elm Street||Right This Minute||The Doctors Pandemic Triggers Flatulence Epidemic?||Consumer Info|
|Right This Minute||Bloodline Detectives The Williamsburg Rapist||MyDestination.TV||Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition|
|Awesome Adventures San Francisco||Gateway Kia||Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World Fantastic Festivals||Ron Hazelton’s Housecalls|
|AHL Hockey Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins||The Carbonaro Effect Super Saturn Moon Travel||Today’s Homeowner With Danny Lipford Put a Lid on It||Holy Trinity Church of God|
|Love Worth Finding||Superbook||Michael Youssef||David Jeremiah|
|Joy of Music||Your Hour of Power With Bobby Schuller||Lehigh Valley Baptist||Heartland Snakes and Ladders|
About WFMZ TV
WFMZ TV first hit the waves on 25 November 1976 at UHF CH 69. The station’s original programming lineup included a mix of general entertainment and spiritual content, along with a couple of daily local news services. From 10 am to 2 pm, WFMZ TV aired spiritual programs such as The 700 Club and PTL Club. Later, in the afternoon, Channel 69 News used to broadcast classic sitcoms and family-type drama series. WFMZ TV used to air news programs together with the Phil Donahue Show in the evening. Afterward, it used to broadcast spiritual programs up to late at night. WFMZ News telecasted a few hours of kid’s programs during Saturdays, along with some spiritual programs and specialty programs. Sundays were all about religious programming. WFMZ TV used to run programming for 15 hours a day.
WFMZ News is presently possessed by Maranatha Broadcasting Company, Inc. It is primarily an independent network, however, also takes content from Weather and MeTV as a secondary source. WFMZ TV works together with WDPN TV CH 2, a MeTV affiliate TV service that operates in Wilmington, Delaware. Both WFMZ 69 News and WDPN News share the same location for studios at Allentown’s South Mountain. The station’s secondary studio is in downtown Allentown’s PPL Center sports arena.