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Channel 8 News Portland Live

WMWT News LogoWMTW 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 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.

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WMTW Live Stream Schedule

Below is the live stream schedule for WMTW News.

Sr. WeekdaysWeekends
1.4:30 a.m.5 a.m.
2.5 a.m.6 a.m.
3.6 a.m.7 a.m.
4.12 p.m.6 p.m.
5.4 p.m.10 p.m.
6.5 p.m.11 p.m.
7.6 p.m.-
8.10 p.m.-
9.11 p.m.-

General FAQs

What channel is ABC in Portland Maine?

People living in Portland, Maine can get the ABC coverage in their respective areas on WMTW News by tuning the channel at Number 8. Viewers can watch the latest Portland Maine News and WMTW Weather from the channel’s expert team of journalists.

Did Katie Thompson leave?

Yes, Katie Thompson has left WMTW 8. She remained a part of the channel for 4 years before leaving it for a better opportunity at WCVB News. Katie shared news of her leaving the WMTW Channel 8 on her Facebook Page. She was sad to leave Maine but at the same time happy to start a new chapter of her life. Thompson used to cover everything like Maine politics, series on the shrinking Moose Population, Super Bowl victories, Red Sox World Series, and others.

Did Mallory Brooke leave?

Mallory Brooke Story

Meteorologist Mallory Brook has left the WMTW Weather team. She worked for the station for more than 6 years and carried multiple weather-related tasks over the years. She was responsible for reading WMTW radar, constructing WMTW weather forecasts, and presenting severe WMTW 8 weather reports to the public. Brooke left the channel and started pursuing entrepreneurship. Mallory established great weather consulting business during her stay at the station, and now she has been working exclusively with local businesses like local ski areas. Before WMTW 8 Weather, Brooke was a Meteorologist at WHSV from May 2008 to July 2011. Prior to that, she was an On-Air Talent & Graphics Producer at Weather Communications Group from September 2004 to May 2008. She started her career in weather at WCBS TV as an Intern. Mallory took her Meteorology degree at Penn State University in 2008.

How old is Sarah Long?

Sarah Long Age

There isn’t any authentic information about Sarah Long’s age but according to some rough estimates, she must be around 58 years old. Sarah Long is an Online Media Specialist and Meteorologist at Hearst Television. She has been a part of the company since November 2014. Sarah’s duties include providing local WMTW weather forecasts to the public in Central Maine, Southern Maine, as well as in some regions of New Hampshire. Before that Sarah was an entrepreneur at Long’s Board Shop from January 2012 to February 2019. She was also a Game Show Host at The CW Network from February 2014 to February 2016. Prior to that, Long was a Spokesperson at Maine State Credit Union from October 2012 to November 2014.

In April 2002, Sarah was an AM Meteorologist, Daybreak at Sinclair Broadcast Group where she served for more than 10 years from April 2002 to March 2012. Moreover, she worked at WGME as a Reporter, Liaison, and Producer from 2004 to 2009. She was also DataStreme Local Implementation Team Member from the American Meteorological Society from 1995 to 2005. Long did BS Meteorology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Is Tyler Cadorette still at WMTW?

Tyler Cadorette Story

No, Tayler Cadorette is no more a part of the Channel 8 News Portland Maine. He is currently working as an Associate Lie Eecnt Specialist at Unum since March 2020. Tyler used to work there first as an Evening Assignment Editor and then as a reporter. During that time, Tyler was responsible for helping to manage the assignment desk, overseeing social media platforms, following breaking news, making phone calls for information, and creating live shots for the channel’s morning show.

Before WMTW, Cadorette was an Education Technician at RSU 23 – Old Orchard Beach Schools from October 2016 to February 2017. He also worked at Lyndon State College as Resident Assistant from August 2013 to May 2015 and Office Assistant to the President from January 2015 to May 2016 in the same University. He also worked as Aquatics Supervisor/Lifeguard at the YMCA of Southern Maine from September 2010 to May 2016. Not to mention his internship s a Social Media Intern at WMTW TV from June 2015 to December 2015.

Where is Channel 8 Portland Maine transmitter?

Channel 8 Portland Main Transmitter covers the entire Portland and its nearby areas. No matter, wherever you are in Portland, you can receive the Portland Maine News and WMTW via WMTW Maine via the transmitter. Its transmitter is installed at the West Baldwin, Maine.

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 FrankCristina 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.

Live News Coverage for WMWT News
Live News Coverage for WMWT News | Courtesy: Official Website

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.

Frank’s Other Career

More About Frank’s Career

Frank was an Associate Producer at WCVB News from June 2006 to December 2007. She reported various events while working for WOUB News as an Anchor and Reporter from September 2003 to June 2006. Cristina completed a 7-months internship at WVIT News from June 2004 to December 2004. She also worked as a Contributing Writer at Community Advocate Newspaper from May 2003 to December 2004.

Since Cristina is experiencing Type one diabetes disease, she is dedicated to educating people about diabetes such as Why it’s dangerous and how one can avoid it. You can often see her contributing in blogs and chats about diabetes and raising funds for diabetes patients with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Frank lives happily with her fiancee in New England. She loves spending time with her family and friends. In addition, Cristina loves and fully supports her hometown team Boston Red Sox!.

Talia Clarke: News Reporter and MMJ at WMTW News

Talia ClarkeTalia 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.

WMWT News Studio Room
WMWT News Studio Room | Credits: Official Website

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

Maine’s Total Weather TeamKeep 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 GriswoldRoger 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 McInerneyTed 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 National Weather Association.

Ted’s Meteorological Career

McInerney was a Meteorologist at CBS42 from March 2011 to December 2015, before joining WMTW News as a Morning Meteorologist. Prior to that, Ted was a part of WHBF News as a first as Photographer and General Assignment Reporter and then as a full-time Meteorologist from December 2007 to March 2011.

While working there, Ted’s duties include bringing the story ideas regularly on a daily basis, shooting/writing/editing/providing live news reports. He also reported The Great Midwest Flood of 2008, Illinois and Iowa Election in the same year, covered detailed coverage of Thompson Prison’s sale to the Federal Government, and traveled in Washington’s Honor Flight in 2009. As a Meteorologist at WHBF News, McInerney forecasted, produced, and provided weather forecasts for the channel’s weekend news. Reported severe weather in the Midwest such as tornado warnings,

recorded video forecasts daily, updated station’s digital content on a website, filled in the weather anchor position, and hosted live backyard weather forecasts. From September 2006 to May 2007, Ted was a weathercaster at BSC TV Campus Media. He began his career as a Meteorologist at WGRZ News from January 2006 to May 2006. Ted acquired a degree in Geography, Climatology, Meteorology, and GIS in 207 at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. He also did a Spanish Language Course at AIP Language Institute – Valencia in 2005.

WMTW Radar

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

Keep the news and weather in your grasp with the WMTW News 8 and Weather app that is a complete package of digital services. No need to stick with your TV anymore, or open a laptop to watch WMTW live stream since the station’s exclusive mobile app provides everything. Whether it is a Portland breaking news or a severe weather alert, political talk show, or a live sports transmission, WMTW News Today or a thrilling TV series, WMTW News 8 and Weather App is your best pal.

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.

Satellite Van WMWT News
Satellite Van WMWT News | Courtesy: Twitter
  • 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


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.

Tel: 207-835-3888
Tower Location: West Baldwin, Maine
Brand Name: Channel 8 WMTW

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WMWT News 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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