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WRIC 8News

ABC Richmond Live Stream & Local Weather

WRIC 8News logoWRIC 8News – an ABC-affiliated TV channel, giving its services in Richmond, Virginia, United States. WRIC News has a license of nearby Petersburg. Moreover, the brand name of the channel is 8 News, and its call sign is WRIC-TV. The slogan of WRIC Richmond is News Where You Live. WRIC 8 News features news regarding politics, business, investigation, and entertainment. Furthermore, you can also see the accurate WRIC Weather forecast of WRIC-TV and nearby counties from the skillful meteorologists.

8 News Stormtracker Weather is the brand of the channel that contains different types of weather phenomena. Besides, WRIC Richmond proudly telecasts the 2020 Richmond Mayoral Debate for its audience. Better Future Fund provides educational assistance to Richmond families with this project to benefit students and teachers. Likewise, through Richmond’s Remarkable Women for 2020, the television channel honors remarkable women from the whole country. Follow “Home Generator Expert” to fulfill the power needs of your house.

Want to Watch WRIC Live Stream?

Here is the easiest way If you want to watch the 8News live stream, what you have to do is: go to its official website and YouTube channel. Besides, by installing the channels app, you can watch the live smooth streaming of WRIC TV whenever, wherever you are. WRIC live stream features your favorite programs and videos with your beloved hosts and reporters.

Some FAQs about WRIC 8News News Team

Who did Constance Jones replace at WRIC?

Award-winning Constance Jones TV News anchor and reporter joined the 8News family in October 2018. Jones received different honors from the National Academy of Television Arts, the National Association of Black Journalists for News Excellence. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She just switched her services from WOLG-TV and didn’t replace any anchor at WRIC News.

Why did Amanda Malkowski leave WRIC?

Amanda Malkowski left WRIC because of her differences with the management of the channel. The television station decided to take her show to a different location, according to Malkowski. However, she termed her spent time on the channel with wonder and joy. She also described the duration as the most meaningful journey of her life. Amanda left the television channel in May 2017. Furthermore, now she is working as the Communications Analyst II in the United States Steel Corporation.

Did Raquel Nicora leave WRIC?

Yes, Raquel Nicora left WRIC in November 2017. Nicora is an ex-broadcast meteorologist. Whereas now, she is an HR Staffing Specialist at YRCI. She is an expert in presenting and forecasting weather updates.

WRIC 8 News Team

8News is providing excellent news services to the community since the start of the channel. ABC Richmond based on a skillful and experienced news team that took the channel to the heights of authenticity. Several of them associated with the television station for many years and giving their devoted services for it.

WRIC 8 News entirely supports initiatives to strengthen the ability to build and mature investigative reporting countrywide. The news crew also delivers exclusive stories and news for the sake of unbiased journalism. Moreover, WRIC TV efficiently and responsibly covers crime stories when they happen. ABC Richmond is serving the journalism with a line-up of senior anchors like Juan Conde, Katie Dupree, Natalie Kalibat, etc.

Juan Conde

Juan Conde Mr. Conde is the senior evening anchor in Richmond. He joined WRIC 8 in 1999. Additionally, Juan covered Y2K, the Broad Street fire, state & local elections, and the massacre at Virginia Tech.

Furthermore, Conde Juan produced live reporting from U.S. Presidential & Gubernatorial inaugurations and Grand Illumination celebrations.

Katie Dupree

Katie DupreeThe senior-most anchor Katie joined WRIC-TV in July 2013. Previously, she worked at 9&10 News in northern Michigan as the weekend meteorologist. Katie earned also some awards from the Associated Press for Best Weathercast in a big TV market in 2013.

Moreover, in 2015 she won a meritorious award for Best Individual Weathercast.

Meet the 8News Weather Team

The following are some most skillful meteorologist of WRIC Richmond:

Chief Meteorologist John Bernier

John BernierJohn Bernier is the chief meteorologist of WRIC News since 1984. In addition, Bernier is an assistant faculty member of the Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. John is an active holder of the National Weather Association’s Certification of Television Weathercasting. He is also the receiver of a Special Service Award from the National Weather Service for his skillful services.

The Certified Broadcast Meteorologist of Meteorological Society famed for severe weather forecasting and early alerts. John also received a Special Service Award from the National Weather Service for his extraordinary service. Likewise, he is also the winner of the 1993 Emmy for the best weather forecaster in the mid-Atlantic region.  Moreover, John is the ex-Media Editor for the Quarterly Digest of National Weather Associations.

Matt DiNardo

Matt DiNardoMatt DiNardo is a senior meteorologist at WRIC-TV. He joined the channel in April 2004 and serving his experience in the morning. The passion of Matt is always weather, and he is also a member of the American Meteorologist Society. Whereas he holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorology seal. For his coverage for the Florence Tornadoes in September 2018, he received an Edward R. Murrow award. Furthermore, the meteorologist received two Emmy Awards from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy.

8News Weather Services

ABC Richmond weather team devotedly covers early weather forecasts of Richmond and surrounding counties. Early predictions and accuracy of weather are the foundation of WRIC meteorologists. In addition, the WRIC weather crew gathers the best and comprehensive weather statistics to deliver predictions in the region. Because of the real-time forecast engine, the citizens of Richmond blindly follow its forecasts. Residents rely on the consistency, superior accuracy, and extraordinary weather services of the weather team of WRIC.

Amid their unmatched services, the channel claimed as the leading forecaster channel of the region to save people. Furthermore, WRIC weather early and quick forecasting saves hundreds of tens of lives and billions of dollars in property.

Likewise, using detailed weather statistics, people came to know about the current traffic situation in their area. WRIC 8News weather uses interactive radar technology to forecast the best results and also accuracy.

Amy Simpson at WRIC 8News HQ
Amy Simpson at WRIC 8News HQ | Source: Twitter

8 News Stormtracker Weather Cameras

WRIC 8News storm tracker logoWRIC 8News uses its weather cameras at three different locations to catch live weather situations. The following are the three locations where cameras installed:

8News Studio VA War Memorial Midas Camera Short Pump

Tropical Imagery of 8News weather cameras

Similarly, here below are three Tropical imageries of WRIC Richmond:

Wide Tropics SE Tropics Gulf of Mexico

Counties Receiving Weather Alerts

ABC Richmond Weather alerts are available for the following counties:

Albemarle County Appomattox County Brunswick County Amelia County
Appomattox County Buckingham County Caroline County Dinwiddie County
Eastern Chesterfield County (Including Col. Heights) Eastern King William County Central Virginia Blue Ridge Eastern Essex County
Eastern King and Queen County Charles City County Eastern Hanover County Cumberland County
Eastern Henrico County Fluvanna County Gloucester County James City County
Greene County Goochland County Lancaster County Eastern Louisa County
Lunenburg County Greensville County Madison County Mecklenburg County
Middlesex County Nelson County Middlesex County New Kent County
Nottoway County Orange County New Kent County Prince Edward County
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge Powhatan County Westmoreland County Prince George County
Nottoway County Richmond County Sussex County Western Chesterfield County
Spotsylvania County Northumberland County Western Essex County Western Hanover County

Interactive Radar Technology

WRIC uses the enhanced weather map with the help of interactive radar map technology. You can easily navigate your favorite locations on the map with this interactive technology. Moreover, this technology provides you with color-coded visuals of cloudy regions. It also provides the facility to pan and zoom for exclusive weather details.

8 News StormTracker Weather

StormTracker weather is a digital series consisting of short videos explaining different weather and weather phenomena. People can also check back usually to see the latest StormTracker 8 weather predictions. One can check forecasting based on:

  • Daily
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Miscellaneous
Tyler Thrasher ready for news coverage
Tyler Thrasher ready for news coverage | Credits: official website

WRIC News and Weather Apps

WRIC news and weather apps are offering exclusivity with the latest news and weather forecast. Furthermore, the news app of the station provides current events happening with innovative stories on the screens of smartphones. Whereas the weather app of WRIC can share alerts about severe weather like incoming floods and hurricanes. Here below, you can see the complete specifications of both these apps of the station.

WRIC 8News App

One can take WRIC TV 8 team with you everywhere you go. Furthermore, the smartphone app is the source for breaking news, local news, local sports, and weather forecast for all of Central Virginia. Likewise, with the latest and upgraded designed app, watch the 8News live with smooth streaming. Stay informed through notifications alerts of local events as well as breaking news.

The following are the features of the WRIC Richmond Mobile App:

  • Navigate simply through local and national news that is important to you
  • Stay informed of other breaking news with 8News alerts
  • Watch also local news videos embedded within stories or at fullscreen
  • You can also share interesting news stories and articles with your friends and family through e-mail and social media platforms
  • 8News app is faster and easier to use

WRIC Storm Tracker 8 App / Weather App

WRIC News and Storm Tracker 8 now offers the most powerful radar features of the world for smartphone users. The free weather app packed with useful and interactive options that might apply to any location you choose. Moreover, the 8News Richmond app safety features alerts to let people know about upcoming severe and dangerous weather.

John Rogers with other news anchors at WRIC 8News
John Rogers with other news anchors at WRIC 8News | Source: official website

Similarly, it features Real-Time VIPIR radar; the channel rated the most accurate weather forecasting. 8News weather provides an 8-day forecast, current conditions, Virginia power outages, local weather-related news, and also tropical storm tracking. Wherever you are in Richmond, the RVA, or the Central Virginia region, the StormTracker8 team will keep your family safe. The following are the key features of 8 News Stormtracker Weather:

  • Detect your location with GPS in the app
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest weather news
  • Get hourly and 8-day weather forecast of Richmond and nearby areas
  • Also, stay alert and plan outdoor activities with confidence
  • Daily wind speed and temperature updates
  • Detailed local weather information: wind force, wind direction, and wind form
  • Track all your favorite cities and locations

Watch more local news from Virginia: WAVY 10 News

Programs of 8News Richmond

Syndicated programming on WRIC TV includes such as Dr. Phil, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! and The Mel Robbins Show, etc. On 28th September 2011, it also became the third commercial channel in Richmond to broadcast local news in HD.


Jeopardy is a United States TV game show which features a quiz competition. In the competition, the contestants presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers. Moreover, the version airing as of 2020, the show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on 10th September 1984. Art Fleming hosted both versions and the weekly syndicated version.

Jeopardy 8ABC News
Jeopardy 8ABC News | Credits: Facebook page

The daily syndicated version featured Johny Gilbert as an announcer and Alex Trebek as a host. With more than eight thousand episodes aired, the daily version of Jeopardy! won a record 39 Daytime Emmy Awards. In 2013, the program also ranked number 45 on TV Guide’s list of the sixty best shows in American TV history. Moreover, Jeopardy! also gained a global following with regional adaptions in several other countries. The 37th season of the daily syndicated series premiered on 14th September 2020.

Dr. Phil (talk show)

The host Phil McGraw along with Oprah Winfrey created the American talk show “Dr. Phil.” Besides, after the success of McGraw with his segments on “The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phill started on 16th September 2002. McGraw proposes advice such as life strategies from his life experience as a forensic psychologist on both of these shows.

The executive producers of the show are Phil McGraw and showrunner Oprah Winfrey. Similalry, Dr. Phil covers a vast range of topics like weight loss, gift suggestions, financial planning, errant children, and many others. Moreover, on several shows, children or adults goes through polygraph tests, usually taken by former FBI agent Jack Trimarco.

Dr. Phil Talk Show on 8ABC News
Dr. Phil Talk Show on 8ABC News | Source: Twitter

Some popular program lists of WRIC Richmond

Shark Tank 20/20 8 News Late Edition Jimmy Kimmel Live
ABC News Nightline The Rachael Ray Show Justice with Judge Mablean The Greedy Grinch/ Camera Relocation Castle the Blue Butterfly
Beautiful Homes and Great Estates Cars.TV Inspiration Ministries The VeryVera Show
Good Morning Richmond Weekend Good Morning America Saturday College Football Scoreboard Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin Venture to Vanuatu
Sea Rescue Wing and a Prayer Hearts of Heroes Flooded with Help Rock the Park Big Cypress National Preserve Good Morning Richmond
Nissan Pre-game Rush NCIS What Child Is This? NCIS: New Orleans Vindicta The VeryVera Show
Comedy.TV Raw Travel Going Solo: Turkish Delight The American Athlete Legends Entertainers with Byron Allen
Matter of Fact Supermarket Sweep Why You Ain’t Get More Than One Turkey? Good Morning America Sunday This Week with George Stephanopoulos
In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley Richmond’s First Baptist Church Tee Time Augusta Veterans’ Voices: Honoring Those Who Serve
Jeopardy! SportsCenter ABC World News Tonight with David Muir America’s Funniest Home Videos
Card Sharks Castle an Embarrassment of Bitches Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In the Hot Seat: Julie Bowen, Joel McHale, and Bus Driver Eric Bailey NCIS Third Wheel
ABC World News Now The 700 Club The Drew Barrymore Show Dr. Phil Gambling Grandma

About WRIC TV 8

Nexstar Media Group (Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.) is the owner of WRIC Richmond. Initially, the television station started its services on 15th August 1955 with facility ID 74416. The licensing authority of WRIC 8News is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). WRIC TV 8 committed to bringing local news relevant to politics, technology, entertainment, sports, and much more.

Nexstar announced on 3rd December 2018 that it would obtain the assets of Chicago-based Tribune Media. However, on 20th March 2019, it announced that Nexstar would keep WRIC 8News.

The channel always held a strong news commitment to the Central Virginia area throughout its history. WRIC Richmond also captured several Edgar R.Murrow regional and national awards and several Virginia Association of Broadcasters awards.

Tyler Thrasher with WRIC 8News satellite van
Tyler Thrasher with WRIC 8News satellite van | Source: official website

Affiliations of WRIC 8 News

The following are the significant affiliations of WRIC Richmond:

  • ABC
  • Ion Television
  • Get-TV
  • Laff

Studios and Transmitter facilities of ABC Richmond

WRIC 8News studios located in unincorporated Chesterfield County, overlooking Powehite Parkway just south of the Midlothian Turnpike interchange. In addition, WRIC TV shared the transmitter facilities with WCVE and WCVW in Bon Air, on a tower. Whereas, the transmitter coordinates of 8News are 37°30′45.6″N 77°36′4.8″W.

WRIC 8News news room
WRIC 8News newsroom | Courtesy: official website
Tel: (804) 330-8888
Tower Location: Bon Air
Brand Name: ABC 8

Coverage Map

WRIC 8News coverage map
WRIC 8News coverage map | Source:
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