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WVTM 13 News

NBC 13 Birmingham

WVTM 13 News logoWVTM Channel 13 – an NBC-affiliated TV channel having a license in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The brand name of the station is Today’s WVTM 13 News, while its call sign is WVTM-TV. Furthermore, the slogan of NBC News Birmingham is ‘Covering the South.’ NBC 13 News Birmingham features local news, national news, politics, sports, investigative reporting, and much more. Catch the WVTM live stream on provided online mediums of the television channel. Likewise, get the WVTM 13 weather forecast from the experienced meteorologists of the station.

Watch WVTM Live Stream

The audience can watch the WVTM live stream online by clicking the play button to load the stream. So, you can easily watch WVTM Birmingham without any problem. However, you can catch NBC News Birmingham live on the official website and its YouTube channel. Additionally, you can watch WVTM live stream by installing the station’s app on your smartphone. Watch WVTM breaking news Birmingham AL and programs according to the schedule of the channel.

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General FAQ’s by Audience

Here we have complied few questions asked by general viewers. You can find the answers below:

Where is Brooke Smith and is she still with WVTM?

Brooke initially joined WVTM 13 in April 2003 as a pioneer on-camera traffic anchor. Furthermore, she expanded her traffic reports by going Live Around town every Monday, featuring local charities and area attractions. Likewise, she was the feature and entertainment reporter for WVTM 13 Birmingham. To host WVTM’s first entertainment and consumer-oriented talk show, Daytime Alabama, she left the morning and midday shows in 2009.

After the birth of her first daughter, she got a break from the television and returned to TV in January 2011. People usually ask what happened to Brooke Smith and why she is not on WVTM 13. Is he left or fired from Channel 13 Birmingham? Yes, she is still working with the channel. Whereas, she left the channel because of her daughter’s birth.

What station is Channel 13 Birmingham AL?

WVTM is Channel 13 Birmingham AL and is featuring local news, sports, politics, traffic, and entertainment stories.

Where is Eunice Elliott WVTM 13?

Channel 13 announced to remove Eunice Elliott as a host of its newscast WVTM 13 Mornings.

What Channel is NBC in Birmingham (AL) Alabama?

WVTM-TV is holding NBC affiliation with the license of Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

WVTM TV Schedule

Check TV schedule for the WVTM Live News. All news shows are streamed as per below listing.

Sr.Monday to FridaySaturdaySunday
1.4-7 a.m05:00 a.m5:00 a.m
2.11:00 a.m07:30 a.m6:00 a.m
3.04:00 p.m05:00 p.m8:00 a.m
4.05:00 p.m06:00 p.m.9:00 a.m
5.06:00 p.m10:00 p.m5:00 p.m
6.10:00 p.m-10:00 p.m

Watch NBC 13 Birmingham on Cable

On cable, catch WVTM live transmission on Charter Spectrum channel 8 in the Birmingham area. Likewise, the station is available on cable in AT&T U—verse and Comcast Xfinity channel 13 in SD. However, watch the channel in high definition on Spectrum channel 1008, AT&T U-verse channel 1013, and Xfinity.

WVTM 13 News live streaming studio
WVTM 13 News live streaming studio | Courtesy: official webiste

About WVTM 13 Staff Members at News Department

The news squad of NBC 13 Birmingham is professional and skillful in bringing authentic and up-to-date news services. Additionally, WVTM 13 staff work efficiently to provide exclusive information and news content in the area. The team of WVTM TV work in collaboration with each other on the field and studios for fearless reporting. Impartiality and fairness are the fundamental approaches of the squad and they differentiate them from others.

The residents of Birmingham and corresponding areas always admire the services and devotion of the channel’s whole news squad. On the other side, the management also keeps in mind the likes and dislikes of its audience. In short, the uniqueness and exclusiveness of the content bring WVTM News a most prominent place in the market. Furthermore, to compete with rivals in the media, WVTM 13 staff always try to put an exclusive face of the news. News anchors such as Lisa Crane and Rick Karle are the true faces of Birmingham AL news.

Affiliations of WVTM TV

The following are the affiliations of WVTM 13 News:

  • NBC
  • MeTV

Sheri Falk

Famous presenter of WVTM 13, Sheri FalkSheri Falk joined Local News Birmingham AL in April 2016 as a weekend reporter and anchor. After some months the management promoted her to the weekday evening news team. Previously, Sheri spent five years serving as a weekday evening anchor and general health/assignment reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Moreover, the Mississippi Associated Press recognized her many times for her extraordinary work as a reporter and anchor.

Sheri also covered the Mississippi Innocence Project to overturn the case of two women sentenced to forty-four years in prison. Likewise, she covered the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Mexico Gulf in 2010. Additionally, Sheri witnessed the execution of a 35-year-old man in 2012 who convicted of murder at the age of eighteen. Also, she covered the tornado of February 2013 that ripped through the city.

Guy Rawlings

Guy Rawlings anchor of WVTM 13Guy Rawlings is working as an evening anchor at NBC 13 News Birmingham. He joined the WVTM 13 staff in 2015 from Dallas, Texas. Rawlings won Emmy-award and mostly covered big-time sporting events in cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami. Previously, he served as a news anchor in Atlanta. Guy also works devotedly for the Alzheimer’s Association to fight against the debilitating disease.

WVTM 13 News App

Download the WVTM 13 news app on your smartphone and receive up-to-date news and events. Be the first to know of breaking news in Birmingham AL and the surrounding area with sports, traffic, and entertainment stories. You can also access the WVTM live stream on your smartphone by installing the news app of the channel. Likewise, get WVTM 13 weather forecast from the experienced meteorologists of the TV station. The following are major affiliations of NBC Birmingham:

  • Stay alert to breaking local news with push notifications.
  • Watch WVTM Channel 13 News live stream.
  • Get live updates from reporters.
  • Check WVTM 13 weather conditions, hourly and seven-day forecasts.
  • Zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach with interactive radar.
  • Move the map around to see major weather activities across you.
  • Get weather alerts and updates and watch videocasts from Storm Team 8 meteorologists and much more.
Ian Reitz at WVTM 13 studio
Ian Reitz at WVTM studio | Source: facebook page

Short Intro about WVTM Weather Squad

Catch the accurate WVTM 13 weather forecast with the latest updates of Birmingham and surrounding areas. The WVTM weather department also provides hourly and seven-day forecasts with precise details. Additionally, using the WVTM weather radar, the meteorologists of the station are delivering the best weather services in the area. Everyone knows, lightening kills twenty plus people in the U.S. yearly, but early WVTM lightning alerts saved several years. WVTM 13 live Doppler radar and Interactive radar helps the weathercasters for accurate and detailed weather predictions

The advanced WVTM 13 weather radar helps the channel to deliver the most-detailed weather content. In addition, it tracks the comprehensive climatic changes and approaching severe weather in the area. WVTM weather also offers minute-by-minute forecast right from the live locations and the studio. Furthermore, NBC News Birmingham saves several lives and millions of dollars in property with early predictions of bad weather. Jerry Tracey is the chief meteorologist and he is also leading the WVTM 13 weather department with his experience.

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Jerry Tracey

Jerry TraceyChief meteorologist Jerry Tracey is leading the weather department by bringing viewers weather reports at 06:00 and 10:00 pm. Moreover, he joined WVTM Birmingham in July 1987. Formerly, Jerry worked at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as Accu-Weather. Jerry honored to named as the UPI Best Weathercaster in Alabama. Additionally, he received two times the Best Weathercaster award from the Associated Press. Jerry also nominated for an Emmy for best meteorologist award in the Southeastern region. Likewise, he was a twice member of the WVTM 13 News team to receive an Emmy for Best Newscast.

The chief meteorologist honored to receive the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for TV weathercasting. In the same way, he remains active in community events. Previously, Jerry co-hosted the Children’s Miracle Network Broadcast every year since 1990. So, he makes around fifty appearances yearly at area schools.

Ian Reitz hosting graduation show in WVTM 13 studio
Ian Reitz hosting graduation show | Source: twitter

Harmony Mendoza

Harmony MendozaWeathercaster Harmony Mendoza joined WVTM TV in 2010. Formerly, Mendoza worked for WRBL News 3 in Columbus, GA. She appeared every weekend on the WVTM Channel 13 for morning weather. Harmony has been forecasting in the Deep South for twelve years. In addition, her weather team witnessed several tropical systems and weather. She focuses on serving the community to serve people, how to prepare for severe weather strikes.

WVTM 13 Live Doppler Radar

In case of a threat of severe weather in central Alabama, live Doppler radar will be streaming for you. So, view the weather map gallery closely to your favorite location. Similarly, stay aware of the upcoming snowfall and severe weather approaching you. Additionally, zoom in to your neighboring zone with the latest radar technology and receive free alerts of the weather.

Traffic and Interactive Radar Technology

Using interactive radar get the latest information about congestion, blocking, and construction on the roadways. Moreover, with the help of an interactive traffic map, you can plan your route. So, stay ahead of headaches on the asphalt on the roads and ways of your destination. In addition, click the menu on the bottom left of the traffic map to see more interactive options.

WVTM 13 Live Weather Updates
WVTM 13 Live Weather Updates | Courtesy: official website

Users can also sign up to receive email alerts when severe weather happens in your region. Similarly, people can also view current severe weather warnings and watches for Birmingham and nearby areas on the alerts page. In the same way, check the latest weather conditions and view the Interactive radar at any time with the WVTM weather app.

WVTM 13 Birmingham Weather App

To take real-time access to Birmingham weather updates, you need to download NBC 13 News Birmingham weather app. It provides a detailed weather app for the most accurate weather services in the area. Correspondingly, stay aware of early alerts, in-depth forecasting, and today’s weather with the channel’s app. Additionally, the app allows the citizens to stay one step ahead with the daily weather forecast services.

The following are the most prominent features of the weather app of NBC Birmingham:

  • Current Birmingham weather conditions
  • Hourly and 7-day forecasts
  • Zoom in and out to street level with interactive radar technology
  • Watch storms as they approach
  • Move the map from place to place to see major weather activity
  • Get weather alerts and updates
  • Watch weather videocasts from Storm Team 8 meteorologists
  • 250-meter radar resolution
  • Future radar helps to see where severe weather is approaching
  • Mobile users can add and save their favorite locations
  • High-resolution satellite cloud imagery

About WVTM Channel 13

Hearst Television (WVTM Hearst Television Inc.) is the owner of NBC 13 News Birmingham. The television channel initially starts its services on 29th May 1949. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the licensing authority of Birmingham AL News. However, it launched the first full-scale TV news department in 1951. Its prime time programming lineup during the 1980s second half includes series such as The Cosby Show and the A-Team.

WIAT TV constantly beat WVTM ratings in the late news ratings since 2006. Ratings averages for newscast of WVTM slipped to 4th place among the five major TV news operations. In 2004, channel 13 start utilizing a Doppler weather radar system initially branded as Skywatch Doppler One Million. Later it renamed, WeatherPlus Doppler one Million and afterward named Alabama’s 13 Live Doppler. The radar located on Bald Rock Mountain in St. Clair County. Whereas, it provided the radar information from the Bald Rock Mountain site at a radiated I million watts power.

WVTM became the first TV channel in the Alabama state to start broadcasting its local newscasts in HD in 2007. After Hearst TV acquired the channel in 2004, the station shifted its programming focus mainly towards local news. Additionally, channel 13 expanded its weekday mornings newscast to 04:00 am on 18th August. 2014. Similarly, it expanded its 11:00 am newscast to one hour, with finally expansion replacing Daytime Alabama in the 11:30 slot. The channel expanded its 06:00 pm newscast to one hour on 27th April 2015, with the 2nd half replacing the canceled sports talk show Alabama Tonight.

Studios and Transmitter facilities of WVTM 13

The studios of WVTM News located atop Red Mountain, between Valley View Drive and Vulcan Trail in southeastern Birmingham. In addition, the transmitter facilities of NBC Birmingham located in the same location, adjacent to the Vulcan Statue.

Eunice, Carla and Stephanie covering morning news on WVTM 13
Eunice, Carla and Stephanie covering morning news | Credits: facebook page

Programs of WVTM 13 News

Catch the breaking news in Birmingham AL and surrounding areas from the skilled journalists of WVTM TV. It carries the whole NBC programming schedule, though it airs the weekend overnight lineup on a one-hour tape delay. As of September 2017, its syndicated programming includes Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, Extra, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. At present, WVTM broadcasts forty-four and half hours of locally produced newscasts each week. It includes seven hours on weekdays, four hours every Saturday, and 5½ hours every Sunday.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The American daytime TV variety comedy talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show debut on 8th September 2003. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the comedy talk show under the production of Telepictures. Moreover, the show initially tapped in Studio 11 for its first five seasons at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. From season six onwards, it moved to Stage 1 for tapping on the neighboring Warner Bros.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show | Source: official website

Ellen is broadcasting in high definition since the start of the sixth season. Furthermore, the comedy talk show received 171 Daytime Emmy Award nominations. It also won 61 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2020, including seven for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment. Similarly, it won seventeen People’s Choice Awards. In addition, the 18th season premiered on 21st September 2020.

Popular Program lists of Birmingham al News

The following are the major programs of Local News Birmingham AL:

Football Night in America WVTM 13 News The Attorneys Nightwatch
Meet the Press Early Today Today Today III
The Kelly Clarkson Show Today with Hoda and Jenna Days of Our Lives Tamron Hall
The Ellen DeGeneres Show NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Weakest Link Dateline NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Night with Seth Meyers A Little Late with Lilly Singh A Little Late with Lilly Singh
1st Look Extra Weekend Saturday Today The Voyager with Josh Garcia
WVTM 13 News at 7:30 a.m. Saturday Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer Wild Child Roots Less Traveled
One Team: The Power of Sports Premier League Goal Zone All-American Bowl: Declaration Day Matter of Fact
Ellen’s Game of Games Saturday Night Live Open House NYC Extra Weekend
WVTM 13 News at 4:30 a.m. Sunday Sunday Today Meet the Press Teen Kids News
NBC Sports Special Football Night in America NBC Nightly News: Weekend Edition The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Tel: (205) 933-1313
Tower Location: Red Mountain
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WVTM 13 coverage map
WVTM 13 coverage map | Source: official website

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