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Channel 9 Tupelo Live

WTVA News LogoWTVA 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 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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General FAQs

Why is WTVA Off the Air?

WTVA is on the air working perfectly fine. However, sometimes, the channel becomes offline due to certain uncertainties or problems. For example, in 2016, WTVA News went off the air due to not reaching an agreement with DirecTV satellite providers on a new contract. Due to this, the signal for ABC and NBC were cut down. Sometimes, the disturbance in transmission can also be caused due to a technical problem in the transmitter. This leads to a shutdown for a few hours or can even take sometimes days to restart; depending on the nature of the damages that are inflicted on the transmitter.

Where is Morgan Burger from WTVA News?

Morgan Burger Story

Morgan Burger was a Morning News Anchor at WTVA Live, who worked at the channel for 5 years from April 2017 to April 2022. Currently, Morgan serves North Mississippi Health Services as a Marketing & Public Relations Specialist which he joined in May 2021. A prior intern at WTVA-TV, Morgan worked there as an employee. In fact, she recalls how she made her first live show mistake in an interview.

Soon she realized that often, tumbling down the rabbit leads to the most learning. It was her first attempt to go live that taught her a hard lesson. Burger said, “I was thrilled. I had a great live shot set up, I was the star of the show.” Her severe weather live shot was heavily promoted at the station. Burger said, “I tried to turn on the backpack, but it wouldn’t turn on” because I had this huge uprooted tree behind me. She forgot the batteries for the live backpack.

Where is Joel Young WTVA?

Joel Young was a Meteorologist at WTVA Weather who served the station for 6 years and 2 months from June 2015 to July 2021. Currently, he works at KARK 4 as a full-time meteorologist which he joined in March 2022. However, before coming to KARK, Young was a Freelance Meteorologist at WHBQ Fox 13 Memphis for 5 months, and even before that Joel worked at Joel Young Media, LLC as a Content Creator for 9 months. In addition to his years of experience, Joel Young brings a wide range of knowledge to the Arkansas Storm Team. An Emmy nomination and AP awards have been given to him for his work. He has also received certification from the American Meteorological Society.

What channel is WTVA on DirecTV?

WTVA on DirecTV

DirecTV viewers can tune in to NBC Tupelo Mississippi at CH 9. The station covers everything from WTVA News Today to WTVA radar live. You can also enjoy various types of local and national level sports. Moreover, don’t miss out on the latest coronavirus update and political debates. There are also tons of TV shows to watch including celebrity interviews, game shows, contests, and TV series.

Did Sunya Walls Leave WTVA?

Sunya Walls is no more a part of ABC Tupelo Mississippi. However, it remains unclear where she has gone after leaving the channel. She worked for the station for years before her departure.

Is Matt Laubhan Leaving WTVA?

No, Matt Labhan is still a part of WTVA Weather. He has been serving the station as a Chief Meteorologist since April 2011. There is no such report of him leaving the channel. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas, Matt is originally from Russell, Kansas. Prior to moving to Tupelo in 2011, Matt forecast TV stations in Lubbock, Texas for seven years. There have been numerous awards and recognitions given to Matt as well as the WTVA Weather Authority Team over the years, including formal recognition from the Mississippi State Senate in honor of their life-saving extreme weather coverage.

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 FordCraig 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 News Weather Authority LogoWTVA 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

Gabe MahnerAs 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. Mississippi State University 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 News Studio
Live Coverage Studio WTVA News | Source: Official Website

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.

Channel 9 Tupelo TV Listing

WTVA News offers all sorts of news shows, weather shows, interviews, political debates, health-related coverage, as well as TV series for its valued viewers. Let’s take a look at the table.

Dancing With Myself America’s Got Talent The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon WTVA 9 News at 10:00 p.m.
Funny You Should Ask Late Night With Seth Meyers Access Hollywood Top Story With Tom Llamas
Early Today WTVA 9 News Today Today III WTVA 9 News Today on WLOV
Today With Hoda and Jenna WTVA 9 News Today II Days of Our Lives WTVA 9 News at Noon
Inside Edition 25 Words or Less NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Wheel of Fortune Home Sweet Home
Chicago Med Chicago P.D. To Protect Law & Order Filtered Life Law & Order: Organized Crime
American Ninja Warrior AM

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Dateline NBC Vets Saving Pets
Saturday Today Wild Child Tough Terrain Earth Odyssey With Dylan Dreyer One Team: The Power of Sports
LPGA Golf WTVA 9 News at 6:00 p.m. NBC Nightly News: Weekend Edition USFL Football
1st Look NCIS: New Orleans Open House NYC Sunday Today
Explosive Pro Wrestling FINA Swimming Gloster St. Church USATF Track & Field

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.

Tel: 662-842-7620
Tower Location: Beech Springs Road (County Road 681) in Saltillo
Brand Name: WTVA 9

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