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Channel 6 News Lansing Live

WLNS News logoWLNS News is a CBS affiliate US Broadcaster providing services to Central Lower Peninsula, Michigan. Being possessed by Nexstar Media Group, the channel works as a Licensee of Lansing, Michigan. WLNS News focuses on delivering local news, sports transmission, weather content related to the mid-Michigan community. It also provides an opportunity for local and national advertisers to promote their businesses. The station’s tagline ‘Here for you’ goes exactly with the network’s reputation of always being a part of the community. WLNS TV features Lancing News, Election HQ, Michigan News, and Video Game News. Moreover, it presents different other exciting features such as Parenting Connection, Michigan Lottery, Pet of the Day, Pass or Fail, and Legal Edge.

Meanwhile, the audience can also enjoy WLNS Weather, Sports Coverage, community services, WLNS School Closings, Crime Stoppers, and others. WLNS News is available to watch over different cable networks including AT&T and Spectrum. Although, it can also be watched at through WLNS Live stream.

Watch WLNS News Live Stream

Get the WLNS News and WLNS Weather services relevant to Michigan state together with exciting features, interesting community stories, WLNS School closings,  crime reports, sports coverage and much more via WLNS live stream. It is easy to access the station’s live telecast, you can either watch it here by clicking the play button below or get it over several other streaming platforms including the channel’s official website and mobile app.

WLNS Live Streaming Schedule

Here we have mentioned the shows and their timings. You can find programs, news shows, and transmission sequence.

16 News This Morning4:30am to 7am6am to 7am: 8am to 9am6am to 7am: 8am to 9am
2.6 News at Noon12pm to 12:30pm--
3.6 News at 55pm to 5:30pm--
4.6 News at 5:305:30pm to 6pm--
5.6 News at 66pm to 6:30pm6pm to 6:30pm6pm to 6:30pm
6.6 News at 1111pm to 11:30pm11pm to 11:30pm11pm to 11:30pm

General FAQs by WLNS News

To answer latest questions posted by audience, we have tried to explain all FAQ’s below.

What Happened to Fred Heumann?

Since Feb 2003, Fred Heumann has been handling WLNS sports services. He has been a part of the channel’s team for a very long time and providing the latest news related to local and national sports. There aren’t any reports about Fred leaving the WLNS News. He is still a member of the squad and serving the channel.

How Old Is Sheri Jones?

Sheri Jones is a popular TV Personality providing services to WLNS TV 6 for more than 32 years. She spent her whole life reporting the Michigan Community. Sheri Jones is a private woman; she doesn’t want to disclose her age to the fans. There isn’t any information about her birthday on any of her social media platforms.

What Happened to Justin Kree And When Did He Leave WLNS?

Justin Kree used to work as a news anchor at WLNS News but later, he left the channel and started working in CBS4 as a co-anchor of the morning news. We didn’t find any exact date of him leaving the station but his last post on WLNS Twitter account was on 20 October 2017.

Why Did Bonney Bowman Leave WLNS?

Bonney Bowman was a skilled journalist at WLNS. Although, she left the station and joined KBJR6 in May 2019. We don’t know why she decided to leave Peninsula, but one thing is sure, fans miss her at WLNS News.

WLNS News Team


WLNS News Team is Michigan’s top-rated news squad consisting of expert anchors, reporters, and investigators. They are recognized for providing the most accurate information to the Mid-Michigan and Lansing. They have covered several events and election campaigns including the Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and George Bush’s campaigns. The team investigate the reports deeply and dig their roots out in front of the public. They work with a clear mission of providing the truth to the Michigan Community. Lauren Thompson, Sheri Jones, Kiara Hay, Jorma Duran, Luke Snyder, Brittany Flower and Kalie Marantette are among the few popular news personalities in WLNS Lansing.

Kalie Marantette: Multimedia Journalist and Reporter

Kalie Marantette is a professional news reporter working for WLNS News since September 2018. She has covered several stories and dedicated a part of her life to the service of the community. Kalie completed her education in 2018 from the University of Kentucky in BA Journalism. However, she started her professional career way before in January 2018 as an Intern at SEC Sports Media.

Kalie Marantette on camera
Kalie Marantette on camera | Source: facebook page

In January 2017, Marantette joined UK Student News Network and worked there for only 5 months. Kalie got an opportunity to do an internship at Fox 2 News in May 2017. Finally, she landed a full-time job at WRFL-FM 88.1 as a Radio Host in August 2017. However, that also didn’t last long and Marantette became a part of the UK Student News Sports Show in January 2018. Currently, Kalie works as a Multimedia Journalist and Reporter at WLNS-TV.

Storm Tracker 6 Team

Storm Tracker 6 TeamStorm Tracker 6 is an experienced team of Weather personalities including meteorologists and weather reporters.  If you are experiencing a severe weather condition in the area, you can always rely on the WLNS Weather team. They use the most advanced interactive weather radar, maps, and digital technology to detect climate conditions. With the radar’s exclusive features, they can control the situation and track where the storm is heading. Then, they keep the community safe by providing accurate reports. Jim Geyer, Diane Phillips, and David Young are capable weather personalities.

David Young: WLNS Chief Meteorologist

David Young services for WLNS NewsDavid Young works as a Chief Meteorologist at WLNS TV providing the 5pm, 6pm and 11pm news services on the channel. He spent years in different weather markets including tornado alley, hurricane zones and snow environments. He has been a part of the team since June 2004 and has been covering the entire Mid-Michigan area.

Young Completed his study at North Carolina State University in 1997. He did BS Meteorology, Biometeorology, Air Quality and BS Environmental Sciences. After that, he joined ABC 11 Eyewitness NEWS in April 1998 as a Weekend Meteorologist.  In August 1999, David Young oined KLBK CBS 13 as a Chief Meteorologist. After working there for 4 years, he became a part of the WLNS Weather team as a Chief Meteorologist.

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WLNS TV 6 Mobile App

Besides providing TV services over-the-air, satellite and cable networks, WLNS News also offers its digital services on mobile apps. Channel 6 Lansing offers two mobile apps for the user's better experience. WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson Mobile App covers the current affairs, political discussions, and other latest news reports from the area. However, StormTracker 6 - Weather First App presents the latest weather services and severe weather alerts in the region.

WLNS TV 6 Lansing – Jackson Mobile App

News can’t stop so why do you? Stay updated about the latest news headlines wherever you are with the channel’s exciting brand-new mobile app WLNS TV 6 Lansing – Jackson. With the tagline “Here for You”, users can enjoy WLNS News, WLNS Weather, WLNS School Closings, WLNS Radar, videos and much more. It is everything that one might get over the official website. Apart from delivering local news related to Lansing and Michigan, users can find exclusive sports transmission, consumer news, health news and WLNS live stream.

The app includes the following features:

  • Get news headlines as soon as they break with the WLNS 6 Alerts service
  • Easily navigate through various tabs that might be important to you
  • Keep updated about the climate conditions around you with local forecasts, videos, maps and WLNS Radar.
  • Watch local videos embedded in the investigative stories
  • Make local coverage stronger by submitting news tips and photos through Report It.
  • Keep yourself updated with the latest traffic conditions
  • Get severe weather information instantly on your phone
  • Share exciting stories on Facebook and Twitter with a single click

StormTracker 6 – Weather First App

Aside from having a built-in weather tab in WLNS News App, Channel 6 also offers a separate StormTracker 6 – Weather First app just for the sake of weather coverage. Keep a close eye on weather details in the area with the WLNS Weather app. The skilled team of weather personalities at StormTracker 6 provides the most accurate climate coverage for the coming day and for the coming week in Lansing and Mid-Michigan. Moreover, the WLNS Weather app’s local forecast and WLNS closings offer custom reports based on the user’s location.

Download the app now and experience accurate, fast local and national weather transmission in the palm of your hands. The app will send an alert to you whenever severe weather will be heading towards you. It tells the user to take the necessary cover before the arrival of a storm. Furthermore, if you are traveling WLNS Weather app will help you in getting real-time weather forecasts, current climate situations in anywhere in the United States through Interactive radar.

WLNS TV Popular Shows

The following table includes the list of programming airing on WLNS TV. They offer a variety of programs ranging from political discussions to live sports telecasts. Viewers can enjoy these programs at different streaming platforms including Ruku, Hulu, livenewsglobe via WLNS live stream.

Bob Hearts Abishola Bull The Neighborhood The Late Late Show With James Corden
All Rise 6 News at 11:00 p.m. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert CBS Overnight News
Entertainment Tonight 6 News at 4:30 a.m. CBS Morning News 6 News This Morning
Dr. Phil CBS This Morning The Price Is Right The Bold and the Beautiful
Let's Make a Deal 6 News at Noon The Young and the Restless The Doctors
The Talk Inside Edition CBS Evening News Honoring Black History
FBI: Most Wanted NCIS FBI Entertainment Tonight
Tough as Nails S.W.A.T. SEAL Team B Positive
Young Sheldon Mom Clarice The Unicorn
Magnum P.I. MacGyver Blue Bloods Today's Homeowner With Danny Lipford
U.S. Farm Report Gametime With Boomer Esiason Lucky Dog 6 News This Morning Saturday
The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation Hope in the Wild Mission Unstoppable NCAA March Madness Bracket Preview
Hope in the Wild Countdown to Daytona CBS Weekend News Golf
NCAA Basketball 48 Hours NCIS: New Orleans Pet Vet Dream Team
Face the Nation All in With Laila Ali 60 Minutes PBR Bull Riding

About WLNS News

WLNS TV first hit the air on 1 May 1950 with the callsigns WJIM-TV together with WJIM Radio under the ownership of Harold F. Gross. It is currently the second oldest TV service operating in Michigan Market outside Detroit.

The channel used to broadcast programming from all the Major US networks including ABC, CBS, NBC and DuMont . However, it was primarily a CBS affiliate and has been until now. ABC was taken out of the picture in 1958 when WJRT-TV hit the waves. Later, NBC withdrew itself after WILX News started operations. By the end of 1959, Channel 6 was telecasting only CBS programming. The disputes in license forced Gross to let go of the broadcasting business. Following that, Gross sold WJIM News to Backe Communications in 1984. After possessing the station, Backe changed the station’s calls from WJIM to WLNS on 16 July 1984.

Later, after keeping the channel for two years, Backe sold it to Young Broadcasting. WLNS News works together with WLAJ News under SSA and JSA (shared Service Agreement/Joint Sales Agreement); the station operates under the ownership of Mission Broadcasting. WLNS TV has claimed several Michigan Association of Broadcaster and Regional Emmy Awards for providing local newscasts. Both WLNS and its website have claimed to be very successful among the audience and business development. Both WLNS and WLAJ share the same place for studios on East Saginaw St in the East section of Lancing. Whereas, the network’s antenna is installed on Van Atta Road, Okemos, Michigan.

WLNS News live coverage studio
WLNS News live coverage studio | Courtesy: facebook page

Features by WLNS News

Day of Giving 2020 by WLNS 6 News has been offering food and cash to the hundreds of people in southern Michigan and Mid-Michigan for years. With the collaboration of South Michigan Food Bank and Greater Lansing Food Bank, Channel 6 News Lansing fights against the hunger in Michigan Community. Connecting with Community is an initiative from WLNS Lancing and that works together with community leaders and local businesses to make society a better place to live. With the support of Community Foundations and The United Way, Mid-Michigan Gives Back by CBS 6 Lansing makes sure that the community’s donation reaches to not-for-profit organizations that are doing their best to help the community.

News Operations

In the past, WLNS News was the most-watched TV channel in Central Michigan continuously beating WILX News in Nielsen Ratings. However, at the beginning of 2000s, WILX surpassed WLNS-TV for the first time in history.

In July 2011, WLNS News began telecasting all its transmission from a provisional set in the network’s breakroom while the latest one was constructing. The latest set was launched on 26 August 2011 during the 5 pm news telecast. However, the HD transmission was initiated during 5 pm program on 26 October 2011.

Kiyerra Lake with Nick Mantas at WLNS News room
Kiyerra Lake with Nick Mantas at WLNS News room | Source; twitter

On 12 September 2011, 6News This Morning extended its length to 2.5 hours and now starts at 4:30am. Consequently, CBS Morning News currently broadcasts at 4am local. On 1 April 2013, WLNS TV started simulcasting its weeknight programs at 6pm and 11pm news services on WLAJ.

Tel: (517) 367-2119
Tower Location: Van Atta Road in Okemos, Michigan
Brand Name: WLNS 6

Coverage Map

WLNS News coverage map
WLNS News coverage map | Source:
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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