WMTW News is a US TV station that operates at Virtual CH 8 and serves the entire Portland, Maine TV Market including the eastern/Northern New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Being licensed to Poland, Spring, WMTW 8 works under the ownership of Hearst Television. Local cable services offer the station’s transmission at CH 8. WMTW News also comes at satellite networks and over-the-air via a transmitter. Not to mention, its digital feed on WMTW.com and WMTW News 8 & Weather App. The channel uses the brand name WMTW News 8 for its newscast and other telecasts. WMTW Channel 8 features News (both local & national), WMTW Weather, Total Maine, Traffic Updates, Spots Telecast, Entertainment, and more.
Keep the news close to you with the station’s exclusive news section that includes Portland Maine, Coronavirus, Matter of Fact, 8 Investigates, Politics, and other news. Its weather category involves WMTW Weather, Alerts, WMTW Radar, Maps, WMTW Weather Forecast, Report Your Closings, Extended 10 Day Forecast, and Weekend Forecast.
WMTW News Live Stream
Stream the updates even if you are away from the TV with the Live News Globe’s HD WMTW live stream. The audience can avail Portland Breaking News, Maine News, WMTW Weather Radar, WMTW News Team, Live Sports, and Political Coverage, along with the latest and trending TV series. With a single tap or a click, enjoy the WMTW live in full High Definition. Let us know immediately if the stream isn’t loading and you are having some other issues concerning the stream.
WMTW Live Stream Schedule
Below is the live stream schedule for WMTW News.
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|4.||12 p.m.||6 p.m.|
|5.||4 p.m.||10 p.m.|
|6.||5 p.m.||11 p.m.|
WMTW News Team
In the past, Channel 8 News Portland Maine ranked third in the local news market for the most part of its history. ECSH and WGME-TV were the leading news channels. Lately, however, WMTW 8 news has shifted the pattern and beat WGME News for a second spot. In order to achieve this goal, WMTW Channel 8 News took several challenges and made multiple variations to its news department and news team. On 2 January 2010, WMTW Maine News added a weekend morning show in its lineup, offering direct competition to the WCSH News. This and many other news amendments made Channel 8 News Portland Maine stand out in the crowd and WMTW News Team helped the station achieving this milestone.
Steve Bottari, Allison Ross, Steve Minich, Meghan Torjussen, Cristina Frank, Jim Keithley, Talia Clarke, and Kathleen Jordan are among the notable members who are playing a great role in managing the station’s news coverage. Their sturdiness is impressive and their journalism skills make them one of the most loved personalities in Maine. Moreover, each member of WMTW News is competent and knows their way around the news stories. They dig up the whole story with enough research and bring the face of truth to the public. You will never miss important news since you have got the best news team in town.
Cristina Frank: Morning News Anchor at WMTW 8 News
Cristina Frank is a passionate journalist who has been working as a Morning Anchor at WMTW News 8 since January 2016. She has extensive experience in journalism and worked with various reputable news channels over the years.
Cristina’s passion for journalism earned her great success in a short period of time. She loves her work and never compromises on the credibility of the story. Cristina Frank completed her education at Ohio University in 2006 in BS Journalism.
Cristina’s News Career
Prior to joining the WMTW News team, Cristina was an Evening Anchor and Reporter at KSNT TV from January 2013 to January 2016. During these three years, Frank anchored the channel’s 6 pm news service, as well as the 6:30 pm news telecast of KTKA and the 9 pm newscast of KTMJ News. Other than these, she was responsible for reporting on special projects. Cristina also reported the coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to the Topeka High Schools in 2014 where she gave a commencement speech. In addition, Frank interviewed both Democratic and Republican candidates of the US Senate Race in 2014.
Frank also worked at WBNG News as a Morning/Noon Anchor from August 2010 to December 2012. During that period, Cristina reported multiple exciting stories including the flood that devastated the region, Tropical Storm Lee, and Hurricane Irene. Moreover, she also took the audience on a trip to a ghost hunt at a haunted inn.
From October 2009 to August 2010, she was a Communications Director at Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Where she handled media queries, wrote press releases, managed large volumes of constituent cases, and research legislation. Cristina was also a reporter at KIMT News from January 2007 to February 2009. While working there, she reported the incident in Minneapolis in which a bridge collapsed in 2007 at I-35 W. Cristina was also responsible for covering the Dalai Lama’s honorable trip to the Mayo Clinic and flying together with the Second World War veterans to Washington DC on the area’s inaugural Honor Flight.
Talia Clarke: News Reporter and MMJ at WMTW News
Talia Clarke is has been a part of the WMTWChannel 8 team since April 2019. She works as a News Reporter and Multimedia Journalist and covers multiple types of stories in a week.
She has been a great asset to the WMTW News in terms of reporting and journalism since Talia Clarke is sharp and thinks rationally while investigating the stories. Talia completed High School with a 3.0 GPA at the Central Catholic High School in 2012. She earned a degree in Communications at Westfield State University with a 3.128 GPA.
Talia’s Past Work
Prior to WMTW News, she was an Anchor/Reporter first at WMCT News from September 2017 to April 2018, then became a News Director from May 2018 to March 2019. While working there as a News Director, Talia gathered news content and aided people in guiding the news coverage. In addition, she conducted interviews, operated a camera, performed in-studio anchor tasks, wrote news content and special content, produced a weekly news program, edited shows with the help of Final Cut, and run prompter for other types of production in the studio.
Clarke also worked at WHDH TV, 7 News as a Writer from September 2016 to December 2017. While working for 7 News, Talia wrote breaking news stories, sent videos to editors, helped reporters in the field with run-times, and worked with strict deadlines. Furthermore, Talia was a full-time Intern at the Office of Student Financial Assistance from May 2016 to August 2016. Clarke also completed a 4-months internship at Ventana Productions as a Full-Time Intern from January 2016 to April 2016.
From September 2013 to December 2016, Talia was a Cast Member at Dunkin Donuts. There, she used to provide remarkable customer services, train or teach newbies on multiple tasks, and manage credit/cash transactions. Talia completed another internship at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education from May 2015 to August 2015. Her other jobs include Cash Control Leadership Position at Canobie Lake Park from May 2014 to June 2015 and Waitress/Cashier at the same company from May 2012 to June 2013.
Maine’s Total Weather Team
Keep an eye on the area’s total weather conditions with Maine’s Total Weather Team by WMTW Maine Weather. The team consisting of talented meteorologists is always at your service and provides accurate WMTW weather forecasts on an hourly, 10-day, and weekend basis. They are highly skilled at operating WMTW radar. They gather accurate data from the WMTW weather radar and construct the forecast that matters to not only Maine but its nearby areas as well. Whether you are expecting rain or looking to protect yourself from a storm, Maine’s Total Weather Team is always there to guide you and protect you from such harsh conditions.
Under the leadership of Chief Meteorologist Roger Griswold, both Ted Mclnerney and Sarah Long deliver the best results. Their qualification and experience in the relevant field make them perfect for the job. Certified as the most accurate weather team in Maine by a WeatheRate, the WMTW weather team earned great respect among the people of Maine.
Roger Griswold: Chief Meteorologist at WMTW Maine Weather
Roger Griswold has been a part of WMTW 8 since September 2008 as a Chief Meteorologist. He has been exploring the weather in several parts of the USA for over 25 years. He became the Chief Meteorologist at the station soon after becoming a part of the ABC News Portland. Roger’s remarkable weather services earned him several Best Weathercast awards in Maine from the Main Association of Broadcasters. Not to mention, his amazing forecasting skills which have landed him the title of Most Accurate Forecaster since 2017. Weather is more of a hobby for Griswold instead of a career and he calls himself lucky enough to land this opportunity. When not chasing weather, Roger Griswold can be found serving the Executive Committee for Pine Tree Council and volunteering for Scouting BSA. Roger earned a degree in Meteorology at Iowa State University as well as at the Lyndon State College.
Griswold lives in Cumberland Center along with his wife Wendy and a dog. Roger’s interests include downhill skiing, canoe trips, summer backpacking, and family camping. Before WMTW Chanel 8 News, Roger Griswold used to work at WCSH News as a Meteorologist from October 1995 to July 2009. He started his career at WMUR News and WTIC News, where he acted as a New England Weather Services’ Director. Roger was also an Application Engineer at WSI Corporation in September 1989 and worked there for 7 years and 2 months.
Ted McInerney: Meteorologist at WMTW Weather
Ted McInerney has always been passionate about storms and tracking storms is more than work for him; it’s a hobby. Ted has reported multiple severe kinds of weather over the years including Alabama’s warm climate, mid-west largest blizzards, historic flooding in the Mississippi River, severe storms, and cold winters. McInerney joined the station’s Maine’s Total Weather Team in January 2016. Since joining, he has covered various weather events in town. Other than chasing tornadoes, Ted McInerney also had an opportunity to cover Hurricane Isaac as it left the Gulf Coast devastated. McInerney loves visiting several classrooms in Maine and educating students with the channel’s Weather At Your School Program. There he explains Maine’s Total Weather to the children. Together with his wife Amy, Ted resides in Gorham.
In the summer, they enjoy going to the beach and in the winter, they enjoy snowshoeing. Further, they love to explore different colors while visiting state parks in the Autumn. Both Ted and Amy love visiting Acadia National Park during the summer and camp there frequently. McInerney is a member of the American Meteorological Society as well as the.
Channel 8 News Portland Maine features a powerful WMTW Radar that is loaded with all the necessary weather information. Get a clear image of a radar map both in a satellite style and earth style and track rain, tornadoes, storms, hurricanes, and whatsoever anywhere in the world. You can select different layers on the WMTW weather radar’s bottom right corner. The layers consist of current conditions, feels like temp, and storm tracks. Moreover, you can keep a close eye on your area’s severe weather watches & warnings. WMTW Radar also offers current weather conditions in your area with the GPS- based location. The zoom in/out feature allows you to access the radar image down to the street level as well as up to the region level. WMTW Radar also provides past and future weather forecasts.
WMTW News 8 and Weather App
Watch the WMTW Breaking News, WMTW Maine weather updates, traffic reports, national/international news, entertainment stories, political events, and more in real-time. Download the app now on your smartphone and enjoy the following features for free.
- Notification of the Portland Maine News with a push-alert service
- Ability to give a news tip, submit WMTW breaking news, and email the photos and video clips directly to the newsroom. There might be a chance that they get featured on-air
- WMTW live stream of the breaking news and local news as soon as it takes palace and ability to get minute-by-minute updates from the reporters
- Interactive WMTW Radar that allows the user to zoom in or zoom out the radar image in real-time
- Get the current weather conditions, WMTW weather forecast, even if you are away from the city
- Alerts for severe weather directly to your cellphone during the harsh weather conditions
WMTW Portland Popular Shows
WMTW Maine News features the top ABC shows in the Portland area. Viewers can watch these shows through various means. Other than Television, these shows can be found on YT TV, Sling TV, and Fubo TV. Watch exciting shows like ES.TV, ABC News Nightline, Patriots All Access, WMTV News 8 This Morning, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelorette, and The Good Doctor, via WMTW live stream.
|The Good Doctor||Dancing With the Stars Grease Night||ABC News Nightline||The Good Doctor|
|WMTW News 8 This Morning||ES.TV||Jimmy Kimmel Live||Access Hollywood|
|WMTW News 8 at 6:00 a.m.||Live With Kelly and Ryan||WMTW News 8 at Noon||Tamron Hall|
|Good Morning America||The View||Wheel of Fortune||GMA3: What You Need to Know|
|The Ellen DeGeneres Show||General Hospital||Jeopardy!||The Bachelorette|
|A Night in the Academy Museum||The Wonder Years The Workplace||The Goldbergs The William Penn Years||A Million Little Things|
|The Conners||Home Economics||ABC World News Tonight With David Muir||Station 19 Too Darn Hot|
|Big Sky You Have to Play Along||Grey’s Anatomy Hotter Than Hell||Shark Tank||20/20|
|Patriots All Access||Kickin’ It With Byron Allen||MyDestination.TV||Cars.TV|
|Wildlife Nation With Jeff Corwin||Hearts of Heroes No Time to Spare||Oh Baby! Aquatic Adventures||NCAA Football|
|College Football Scoreboard||Free Enterprise||Castle The Nose||Major Crimes|
|Prime Crime With Jesse Weber||Made in Hollywood||Beautiful Homes and Great Estates||The Chef’s Kitchen|
About WMTW TV
WMTW Portland hit the air with the same calls on 25 September 1954 as the market’s third TV channel. The founder of WMTW 8 was Mount Washington Television. WMTW 8 has been taking content from the ABC network since the launch. However, during its first year, the channel aired some DuMont programming as well.
WMTW News works together with WPXT CH 51, the CW/MyNetworkAffiliate TV channel that is also providing services to Portland. Both channels operate under the same roof in the shared studios in Westbrook’s Ledgeview Drive. However, WMTW 8 transmitter is installed in West Baldwin, Maine.