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WNEM TV5 News LogoWNEM TV5 News is a US TV channel licensed to Bay City, Michigan. The channel has a dual affiliation with CBS and MyNetworkTV and serves the entire Flint/Tri-Cities TV market. WNEM News operates at Virtual CH 5 and works under the ownership of Meredith Corporation’s Meredith Local Media. Get the station’s coverage on cable, satellite, and over the internet at via WNEM live stream. The channel uses the brand name “WNEM-TV5/WNEM-TV5 Plus” and the tagline “Coverage You Can Count On.” WNEM News offers flint news, breaking news, local news, Bay City Mi News, Crime Watch 5, Education matters, Flint Water Crisis, WNEM Oribits, TV5 I-Team, Ask Saginaw County, Michigan Road Trips, and more. WNEM TV5 live also features WNEM Weather, sports, slideshows, aging in Style, Hotlinks, Surprise Squad, Community Calendar, Obituaries, and Meredith Brands. Moreover, viewers can enjoy several features such as Best and Brightest, WNEM Oribituaries, TV5 Vault, 9 AM Lifestyle Show, Better Deals, Pet of the Day, Excellence in Education, and Take 5 to Care. Not to mention the other exciting services that WNEM TV5 News offers to its valued viewers.

WNEM TV5 News Live Stream

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General FAQs

Did Dan Giroux leave WNEM?

Dan Giroux is among the fantastic talents in Broadcast Meteorology. Giroux joined WNEM Weather in October 2016 and served the station for more than two years. However, in October 2018, Dan left the channel leaving his fans surprised as it was sudden. No one expected him to leave the channel as there weren’t any speculations about that. He is currently open to work and looking for some opportunity. We wish him good luck in his future.

What happened to Craig McMorris?

Craig McMorris has a decade of experience in news writing, public speaking, curriculum development, editing, and broadcast journalism. He was a part of the WNEM TV5 Staff, where he worked for more than 15 years. During his time at WNEM TV5 News live, McMorris did a lot of great stuff, including anchoring the news transmission and serving as reporter, editor, and photographer. Craig got his master’s degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts in 2010, though he started working in journalism way before then in January 2003. WNEM News was his first and last TV channel to work with.

McMorris decided to leave the channel in October 2018 and put his entire focus on the other job at Mott Community College, where he has been working as an Adjunct Professor since August 2010. It seems working in the TV channel wasn’t his cliché from the beginning.

What happened to Sara Simnitch?

Sara Simnitch Story

Sara Simnitch was a famous news reporter at WNEM TV. Simnitch joined the station in April 2015, and during her stay at WNEM live, she anchored the morning Wakeup show at 4:30 am and another morning program at 9 am. During her college days, Sarah managed Madonna’s Campus-Close-Up show. In 2010, she was awarded by mtvU and the Academy of Picture Arts and Sciences as among the nation’s ten leading student journalists in an event to cover the red carpet for Oscars. Sara was dearly loved by her fans, and they were shocked when they found out that Sara is fired from WNEM 5 News. Later, Sara revealed that she was also shocked as it was just a typical day for her at work when she was suddenly told in March 2019 that it is her final day at the station.

What Channel is CBS in Flint Michigan?

WNEM 5 can be accessed on several local cable systems by tuning the channel at Channel 5. However, charter spectrum users can enjoy the network’s services on Channel 7. Tune in to the station and watch WNEM live with the best TV shows and latest news headlines across Flint City.

WNEM TV5 News Team

WNEM TV5 News has a skilled team of news anchors, reporters, executive producers, digital content producers, continuous news manager, and assignment desk reporters are working tirelessly to provide the most important news to the public. The team operates a separate news bureau at the Saginaw Street’s Wade Trim Building in Downtown Flint. The channel’s talented news team covers news at 4:30 am, 5 am, 6 am, and 9 am, 12 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm. On Saturday, they telecast a morning program at 8 am, and on Sunday, they air a 2-hour long news show. WNEM News Team has covered several major events in town, and their reporters are awarded almost all kinds of local and national awards. Alana Holland, Carrie Laine, Ashlyn Hill, Craig McMorris, and Frank Turner are among the few famous names in the news market.

Kendall Keys: Journalist at WNEM TV5 News

Kendall KeysKendall Keys is a news reporter and multimedia journalist at WNEM News. She joined the station in July 2020. Kendall has been in love with the journalism world since the beginning. But, when she studied broadcast journalism, public relations, and news reporting & editing, it furthered her passion and love for journalism, and she decided to pursue her career in the relevant field. Keys is among the highly skilled journalists in the state and loves to tell meaningful stories to the public.

Kendall studied Arts, Public Relations, Criminal Justice, Strategic Communication, and Broadcast Journalism from Indiana University Bloomington in 2016. However, keys started working as a legal secretary at Tourkow, Crell, Rosenblatt, and Johnstone Law Office in May 2017. 2 years later, Kendall was working for WANE 15 as a News Intern in May 2019. Later, she became a part of WTHR News in August 2019.

After completing her five-month internship at WTHR, Keys moved to Indiana University Student Television and started working as Co-Host in August 2018, and eventually became a News Director in March 2019. Ultimately, Kendall found her way into WNEM live as a Multimedia Journalist in July 2020 and currently serving the Flint community for more than nine months.

David Custer: WNEM TV’s Main Anchor

David CusterDavid Custer is among the most talented journalists at WNEM 5. He joined the station in October 2013 as a Main Anchor and has been anchoring weeknight programs at 5, 6, 10, and 11 pm. Custer also writes, copy, edit, and report content for the channel’s three main programs. Plus, he conducts reports for 10 pm news on digital platforms and comes live on Facebook every single night. David is a highly recognized journalist who has claimed five regional Emmys from 11 nominations. Moreover, he also has received Ruby Award by Great Lake Bay Region for being the brightest professional under 40 in 2018. For the last five years, Custer has been recognized by the Great Lakes Bay Magazine as the region’s Greatest News Anchor in 2019.

David has also claimed numerous Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Associated Press Awards and lately has been recognized among the Best News Personalities in 2019. The best thing so far that happened to Custer was that several communities have acknowledged him for his remarkable work and labeled him a role model to emerging journalists.

Custer’s Career

David Custer did her graduation in Communications from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1998. Soon after that, he joined WBKB News as an Anchor and Reporter in October 2002 and started delivering reports daily. In June 2003, Custer joined WSMH Fox 66 and WNEM News as an Anchor/Reporter and anchored weekend news programs. Later, David Custer became a part of WNWO Barrington Broadcasting as the Main Anchor in June 2008 and began to co-host 6 pm, 7 pm, and 11 pm newscasts in Toledo. After serving the Ohio community for more than one year, Custer decided to pursue his career in WNEM TV5 News as the Main Anchor in October 2013. It has been seven years and six months now that David has been covering the reports in the Flint area.

First Warn 5 Weather Team

WNEM TV5 News First Warn LogoWNEM Weather has a team of proficient meteorologists called First Warn 5 working in Flint City and providing the required weather feed to the area. The team operates their exclusive WNEM radar called First Warn 5 Pinpoint Doppler Radar. Meanwhile, the First Warn 5 team also offers severe weather news reporting & alerts, WNEM 7-day forecast, weather lab, weather cams, bus stop forecast, and WNEM school closings. WTV5 staff of weather anchors and reporters keep a close eye over the Bay Area and Flint climate situation and deliver the timely and accurate forecast to the community. The team consists of Bran Bachman (Chief Meteorologist), Chris Easlick, Dan Giroux, John Gross, and Kylee Miller.

Chris Easlick: Meteorologist at WNEM Weather

Chris EaslickChris Easlick has been serving the WNEM Weather department for more than four years as a Weekday Meteorologist. He delivers the reliable, viewers-friendly, and most accurate forecast to the community during the weekday morning news programs from 4:30 AM to 7 AM and at 9 am during the lifestyle-type news show. Plus, sometimes, Easlick also co-anchors the 9 AM program. Chris feared severe weather like storms and tornadoes in his childhood. However, the fear grew into a passion when he grew up and watched Twister movie in the fourth grade.

He was stunned by nature and weather. Soon after that, his parents realized that Chris watches more of Weather Channel instead of Cartoon Network. Easlick received his bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from Centra Michigan University in 2015. Though, he started an internship in meteorology at WWM TV in the last year of his University in June 2014. During his internship in WWMT News, Chris assisted in creating daily forecasts, social media, and graphic content. Managed social sites during severe weather and made day-to-day forecasts for the channel’s website.

In September 2011, Easlick began his career at News Central 34 as a Meteorologist, where he delivered reliable and accurate weather forecasts twice a week. Plus, he also created relevant graphics based on several forecast conditions. In August 2018, Chris became an Adjunct Physics Professor at Saginaw Valley State University and still working there as a part-timer. Easlick joined WNEM Weather as a Meteorologist Trainee in April 2015, then he became a staff meteorologist in July 2015 and one year later became a Weekday Morning Meteorologist in November 2016.

Kylee Miller: Certified Broadcast Meteorologist at WNEM TV5 Weather

Kylee MillerKlee Miller is an Award-Winner weather personality at WNEM Weather who has been serving the Flint community for more than three years. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist who earned her certification from the American Meteorological Society. Kylee originally belongs to Michigan. She did an ECA (Early College Alliance) program from Eastern Michigan University. The same University where she did her graduation with an associate degree by attending both junior and senior years of high school. In her spare time, Miller enjoys watching U of M football and loves to boat in Lakes. Moreover, she also cheers on the sports teams in Detroit. After completing high school, Miller started Meteorology at Central Michigan University. Kylee received a scholarship from Midwest Communications Inc. for her weather services at Central Michigan University through the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Kylee also appeared on the website of Central Michigan University in the Fired Up and Focused Section to promote the News Central 34 program and the Meteorology.

WNEM TV5 News Anchors
WNEM TV5 News Newscasters | Courtesy: official website
Kylee’s Career

After finishing her degree in 2016, Miller started an internship at WLNS News in December 2014. During her internship at WLNS Lancing, Kylee acted as a fill-in weather personality for the holiday season. In July 2015, she became a weekend meteorologist at WILX NEWS, where she used to cover the Morning Show at 7 AM and Night program at 6 pm. Miller started working as a full-time meteorologist at Sinclair Broadcast Group (NBC25 CW46 Fox 66) in September 2015 and served the media industry for around nine months. She used to conduct weekend shows at 6 and 11 pm. Her job description includes providing the accurate weather forecast, recording, broadcasting, and teasing Saturday AM News, and acting as a fill-in meteorologist for workweek morning and night shifts.

In April 2016, Miller became a part of WeatherNation and conducted forecasts for the entire weather around the US and the Caribbean. Covered non-stop severe weather transmission, love shots in the field, interviews, and not to mention the storm chasing. Moreover, she also clearly explained the vital information about the severe weather to the US public. However, after serving the WeatherNation for only one year, Kaylee moved on to WWJ CBS Detroit as a weather anchor in May 2017. In November 2017, Miller began to work at Chanel 5 News Flint as a Meteorologist and still serving the station to date.

WNEM TV5 Mobile App

With the tagline Coverage You Can Count On, WNEM TV5 News App offers WNEM Obituaries, Breaking News Flint Mi, Bay City News, and other exciting services on the tip of your hands. From the local news and in your community to the top global story, live sports, First Warn 5 Forecast, and WNEM live, the mobile app brings everything to you within a split second.

WNEM Saginaw News App presents several other exciting features such as:

  • Breaking Flint News updated continuously
  • Playback of top stories
  • Video clips from the Mid-Michigan region and across the globe
  • Local sports telecast
  • Local forecast and live WNEM radar
  • WNEM Closings
  • Entertainment and National News
  • WNEM TV5 live stream and more

WNEM TV5 Famous Programs

Channel 5 News Flint has quite an addition in its watchlist consisting of various types of shows ranging from famous debates related to politics to thrilling drama series, sports programs, CBS content, entertaining interviews, and quiz programs. The Doctors, CBS Evening News, Wheel of Fortune, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and CBS Overnight News are among the most popular shows presented by WNEM 5 News. Get WMEN TV5 News live on your cellphone or laptop through different streaming platforms, including

Trevor Sochocki covering news for WNEM TV5
Trevor Sochocki covering news for WNEM TV5 | Source: twitter

WNEM’s Initial Original Programming

There isn’t any solid record found about the initial programming of the station. However, few shows to remember from history are Hoss ‘n’ Stuff, Chester the Clown, Captain Muddy, Hot Dog, Popeye Cartoons, Jumping Cowboy, and Adventure Patrol. Hoss ‘n’ stuff show was about a puppet horse controlled by Jim Adams where mailman Stuff role was portrayed by Chuck Waters. Stuff would pay a visit to the Horse at the Fence and exchange a comedy dialogue with Stuff being a regular straight guy.

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Mr. Hot Dog was another fantastic show played by Jim Peyton, who later started his own Saturday morning show and featured Daddy Cool puppet who had a wiener-shaped nose.

NCAA Basketball The Late Show with James Corden CBS Overnight News The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
TMZ WNEM-TV5 Wakeup at 5:00 a.m. Let’s Make a Deal WNEM-TV5 News at 4:30 a.m.
The Young and the Restless WNEM-TV5 News at Noon The Price Is Right The Doctors
The Talk The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Phil Jeopardy!
NCIS Wheel of Fortune WNEM-TV5 News at 6:00 p.m. FBI: Most Wanted
People CBS Morning News Tough as Nails S.W.A.T.
SEAL Team People United States of Al Young Sheldon
Let’s Make a Deal B Positive Mom Clarice
MacGyver Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna Blue Bloods Magnum P.I. Corner Store TV
Mission Unstoppable US Farm Report Corner Store TV Lucky Dog
CBS This Morning Saturday Hope in the Wild The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation The Final Four Show
WNEM Special Hoop Special At the Final Four Weather Gone Viral Storm of Suspicion
Chasing down Madison Brown Easter Mass CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley Face the Nation

About WNEM TV5 News

WNEM TV started operating on 16 February 1956 as an NBC affiliate service under the NorthEastern Michigan Corporation; the cannel’s calls are taken from its original owners. WNEM TV’s main studios were installed on rented place at Flint’s Bishop International Airport with auxiliary studios situated in Bay City. For the first four years, WNEM TV5 live had a secondary affiliation with ABC Network. The station also used to take content from DuMont until the network turned off in August 1956.

In 1961, the Gerity Broadcasting by the James Gerity, purchased the channel. Later, he decided to sell it Meredith Corporation in 1969. Around 80s, the channel shifted its primary studio facilities to the current place in downtown Saginaw.

WNEM TV5 News Live Coverage Studio
WNEM TV5 News Live Coverage Studio | Courtesy: official website

WNEM Became a CBS Affiliate

On 16 January 1956, WNEM News and WEYE News decided to swap their affiliate partners and following that WNEM TV became a CBS affiliate service. This swap was a part of one of the biggest US TV network affiliation switches in 1994.

In this swap WJBK, the CBS’ longtime partner in Detroit, transferred to the Fox Network. The CBS failed to get WXYZ News, WADL, WDIV, WKBD, WXON to change networks; CBS eventually bought an independent network WGPR News and changed is calls into WWJ in December 1994. When WNEM Live got CBS affiliation, it also started airing content from The WB and UPN at night as the secondar affiliate partner. In 1999, the station let go of the secondary affiliation of WB; instead the affiliate partner began to provide content to WEYI.

In 1996, it relinquished the daytime soap opera program Guiding Light because of low rating. Currently, WNEM News studios are situated in downtown Saginaw’s North Franklin Street. Its second news bureau operates at downtown Flint. Though, the network’s transmitter site is located on the east side of Saginaw in Robin Glen-Indiantown a Becker Road. Moreover, at present, the channel’s primary source of content is CBS since the 1995. However, its secondary affiliate partners are Ion Television, CoziTV and MyNetworkTV.

Tel: 989-758-2004
Tower Location: Becker Road in Robin Glen-Indiantown, in Buena Vista Township, east of Saginaw
Brand Name: WNEM-TV5

Coverage Map

WNEM TV5 News Coverage Map
WNEM TV5 News Coverage Map | Source:
Trevelyan Cosmo
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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