WTVA News is a US TV Broadcaster providing services to Tupelo/West Point/Columbus as a dual affiliate partner of ABC and NBC while being a licensee of Tupelo. The channel works under the ownership of Allen Media Broadcasting which also offers some specific services to WLOV TV, a West Point-licensed TV network, under LMA together with Coastal Television Broadcasting Company. You can either watch WTVA News on cable or instead you can tune in to CH 9 on your satellite TV. The station also comes on multiple digital media platforms including the channel’s official website wtva.com. Channel 9 Tupelo uses the branding “WTVA 9 News”, while its transmitter is situated in Woodland, Mississippi.
WTVA News Live presents news, weather, video, sports, community coverage, and more. Its news section features local news, Mississippi & National News, Coronavirus updates, Election Results, and Alabama reports. WTVA Weather section includes WTVA Weather Radar, Alerts, Weather Closings, Maps & Forecasts, WeatherCall, List of Storm Shelters, Weather Cameras, and more. The channel’s sports coverage includes Ole Miss, Friday Night Fever, National Sports, High School, Mississippi State, and College.
WTVA News Live Stream
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WTVA News Team
WTVA News team comes up with the breaking news, local news, special interviews, as well as many other important events. Some popular news personalities include Craig Ford, Wayne Hereford, Alyssa Martin, Bronson Woodruff, Emily Leonard, Alvin Ivy, and Daniella Oropeza.
They include the following responsibilities:
- Keeping up with the current affairs of the local community, the national level, the state level, and abroad.
- Informing news directors, reporters, and fellow news anchors about the news routinely.
- Choosing the most appropriate stories for daily broadcasts by collaborating with the news directors.
- Breaking news should be organized in a way that highlights the most important details at the top.
- Revision of scripts and preparation of live presentations.
- Conducting interviews with members and guests.
- A brief introduction of the reporter and a question about the situation they are reporting on.
- Keeping the journalistic profession’s moral code in mind.
Craig Ford: News Anchor at WTVA Live
Craig joined WLOV in December 1999 to anchor the 9:00 pm news and continued to do so at WTVA in July 2001. His duties as assistant news director also include supervising the news department. Before joining WTVA News & WLOV News, Craige Ford worked as a 6 pm anchor and news director for WHLT News in Hattiesburg-Laurel, Mississippi; the channel hired him to manage the CBS affiliates’ news operations.
At KTRH-AM in Houston, Texas -one of his previous jobs- his responsibilities included afternoon news editor and producer. In addition to WWL-TV, he has worked as a news reporter/anchor at WWL-AM in New Orleans, Louisiana, and as a news director at WBBN-FM in Laurel-Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A number of awards have been presented to Ford throughout his career. It was in 1995 that the Radio-Television News Directors Association gave him recognition when an Edward R. Murrow award was won by WBBN-FM 1995, as one of the best spot news producers in small-market radio.
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It was during his time at KTRH-AM when the channel won the National Headliner Award in 1999 for the best newscast, defeating both ABC and CBS. The Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association voted Ford Best Radio Reporter two years in a row, News Person of the Year in 2014 by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters, and Best Radio News Person by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters. It was at the 2017 MAPB Hall of Fame induction that he received his latest honor. In addition to graduating from Smithville High School, Ford earned a bachelor’s degree in radio-TV-film from the University of Southern Mississippi. His wife Stephanie and their dogs live between Amory and Smithville in Monroe County.
WTVA Weather Team
WTVA Weather team is among the most skilled and capable weather anchors & reporters. The team consists of Matt Laubhan, Chelsea Simmons, John Dousic, Stormy Meier, Maggye McCallie, Alan Matthew, Gabe Mahner, and Katie Burch.
WTVA Weather team performs the following responsibilities:
- Forecasting daytime and weekday high and low temperatures and precipitation probabilities with the help of the WTVA radar
- Report serious weather patterns that may affect daily activities and safety to viewers or listeners
- To comprehend and discuss weather conditions based on weather-related data provided by WTVA radar.
- Atmospheric models, meteorological graphs.
- Provide newsroom or area-specific weather reports
- Describe severe storms or other weather-related news
- Produce compelling stories with video, photos, and interviews about major weather events
- Develop graphics to illustrate weather conditions or potential impacts on audiences in collaboration with design and editing teams
- Stay up-to-date on weather news and warnings on social media pages
- Promote the station through public appearances
Gabe Mahner: Meteorologist at WTVA Weather
As a result of the tornado outbreak of 2011, Gabe Mahner has become increasingly fond of weather. In Birmingham, Alabama, his family was caught amidst the weather, and he knew then he wanted to find out more about it. was the most suitable place for him to pursue his studies. In addition to studying Geoscience/Professional Meteorology, he is minoring in Spanish as well as Broadcasting. At present, he is a junior and hopes to become a bilingual meteorologist by the time he finishes school.
He has always been interested in outdoor activities, with basketball being his top priority. The Kansas Jayhawks are his favorite team to watch since he played basketball for 15 years. A member of the NWA/AMS and the Spanish Club, he is currently involved in the East Mississippi Student Chapter. In addition to being president at Mississippi State BSU, he is also dedicated to his faith.
ABC Tupelo Mississippi Mobile Apps
WTVA Live offers all its services digitally on mobile applications as well; keeping in mind the need for a digital presence in this online world.
ABC Tupelo News app offers breaking news, WTVA News Today, WTVA live stream, political discussion, TV shows information, and much more. Keeping you up-to-date on the latest news, sports, and weather from Northeast Mississippi’s most trusted news source is as easy as downloading our app! Keeping up with breaking news alerts and weather alerts will keep you informed when it matters most.
WTVA Weather app is all about providing weather-related information to the public directly on their cellphones. It provides WTVA Weather live transmission, WTVA radar, school closings & openings, and much more. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe with our mobile app.
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About WTVA Live
With the call letters WTWV, the station started broadcasting on March 18, 1957. In Syracuse, Spain’s garage, backyard, and basement were used to create the antenna, transmitter, cameras, and other equipment for the broadcast.
Spain hopes that his good relationship with NBC officials will lead to affiliation for his new station with the broadcaster. Tupelo, however, was considered a less desirable place by several NBC executives because of its rural location despite the fact that most viewers in northern Mississippi were able to watch NBC only through grade B broadcasts from WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi, WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee, and WAPI-TV in Birmingham, Alabama.
Tower Location: Beech Springs Road (County Road 681) in Saltillo
Brand Name: WTVA 9