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News 12 Networks
News 12.jpg
Launched 1986
Owned by Newsday Media Holdings, a division of Cablevision
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan As Local as Local News Gets
Around New Jersey, Around the Clock (NJ Only)
Only On Cable. Never on FiOS. Never on satellite.
Country United States
Language American English
Broadcast area NY metro area
Website www.news12.com
Cablevision 12
Time Warner Cable of Mt. Vernon, New York 20
Time Warner Cable of Rockland, Kings, and Orange Counties, New York 156
Comcast of New Jersey 62
Service Electric of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey 12

News 12 Networks comprises seven regional cable news television channels in the New York metropolitan area. The channels offer local news 24-hours a day and reach approximately 3.8 million television households in the tri-state area. Originally created and owned by Cablevision the networks are carried by all Cablevision systems in the region (except for 2 systems based out of Dutchess County; the Dutchess System, and the Wappingers Falls System (except for subscribers of that system located in Orange and Putnam Counties, who do receive the News 12 Networks), and it is also available on other major cable companies serving the tri-state area. However, they are not available to DBS or Verizon FiOS subscribers (hence, the slogan is "Only on cable. Never on FiOS. Never on satellite."). Although the regions have individual and unique news operations, the network shares similar graphics and music as well as mission.

News 12 Long Island, Traffic and Weather, and Interactive[edit]

News 12 Long Island, News 12 Traffic & Weather, and News 12 Interactive are all based at 1 Media Crossways in the Crossways office park in Woodbury, New York.

News 12 Long Island reaches only those who have Cablevision in Nassau and Suffolk counties. News 12 Long Island was the first station in the network and first channel of its kind, launching on December 15, 1986.

News 12 Traffic & Weather comprises 5 regional channels featuring non-stop coverage of traffic and weather in the New York metropolitan market. The channels are formatted into a cycle that delivers traffic and weather reports every 2 minutes. This station is the only one of the former MSG Metro Channels that still survives, although its establishment predates the MSG Metro package. This airs on channel 61 in the News 12 service area.

News 12 Interactive manages the News 12 websites as well as the iO Digital Cable Service channel 612 which offers news, weather, traffic and extra interactive features provided on Cablevision's digital platform. News 12 Interactive also operates the InfoBar, a rolling display with time, temperature, weather conditions and news items in the lower portion of the screen during virtually all of the programming of the seven News 12 channels (except News 12 Traffic and Weather).

News 12 Interactive also offers a mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry mobile devices, by which users can watch all seven of the News 12 networks via a live stream. These apps are only free for subscribers of systems that carry a News 12 channel (Cablevision, Comcast, Service Electric or Time Warner Cable); otherwise, a paid subscription is required.

News 12 New Jersey[edit]

News 12 New Jersey, based at Raritan Center in Edison at 450 Raritan Center Parkway, is the largest of the News 12 channels, reaching nearly 1.8 million households. Launched in 1996, News 12 New Jersey, in addition to its main newsroom in Edison, also has regional newsrooms in Newark, Trenton, Madison, Oakland and Wall Township. This station is known for its famous Friday Night Football program and during the state playoffs Friday & Saturday Night Football.

Since late 2010, News 12 New Jersey started producing Spanish news bulletins for its website called "News 12 New Jersey en Español" and on News 12 Interactive on iO TV Channel 612 featuring the talent of Geraldine Cols Azócar, Celia Mendoza, Alina Yaniz and Maria Vargas-Pion.

News 12 Connecticut[edit]

News 12 Connecticut, based in the Norwalk Center section of Norwalk, Connecticut at 28 Cross Street, reaches more than 220,000 Cablevision subscribers in Fairfield County, Connecticut, as well as the towns of Milford, Woodbridge, and Orange in New Haven County, Connecticut. Premiering in 1982, News 12 Connecticut was the nation's first all-news local channel with Jim Bunn and Gwen Scott as news anchors, Bill Liggins as sports anchor, and Jim Smith on weather. In early 2011, News 12 premiered a new logo, infobar, and graphics. On October 10, 2011, News 12 Connecticut became the fifth of the News 12 Networks to switch to high definition.

News 12 Westchester[edit]

News 12 Westchester, based in Yonkers in the South Westchester Executive Park at 6 Executive Plaza, reaches more than 280,000 homes through the Cablevision, Time Warner Cable of Mt. Vernon (channel 20), and Comcast of Putnum (channel 112) cable systems. On December 20th, 2010, News 12 premiered a new logo, infobar, graphics (including new news intro), and music. On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, News 12 Westchester along with Hudson Valley became the third and fourth of the News 12 Networks (behind NJ and LI) to switch to high definition.

The Current Anchor Team Are: Janine Rose (Evening Edition), Scott McGee (Evening Edition), Lisa Salvadorini (Morning Edition & Afternoon Edition), Chelsea Edwards (Morning Edition & Daytime Edition), Matt Sampson (Afternoon Edition: Late Version), Suzanne Colucci (Night Edition), Michelle Brown (Weekend Mornings), And Tara Rosenblum (Weekend Evening & Weekday Reporter).

The Current Reporting Team Are: Tim Cassidy, John Goff, Lisa LaRocca, Ty Milburn, Lisa Reyes, Grace Noone, Robert Wolf, Sarah Tolland, Blaise Gomez, Kristina Cartwright (Traffic), And CeFaan Kim.

The Current HyperLocal Weather Team Are: Joe Rao (Afternoon Edition: Late Version, Evening Edition, & Night Edition), Brysen Van Eck (Morning Edition, Daytime Edition, & Afternoon Edition), Rob Eisenson (Weekend Evenings), And Sally Ann Mosley (Weekend Mornings).

The Current Sports Team Are: Walt Fowler (Evening Edition & Night Edition), And Pete Ruf (Weekend Evenings).

News 12 Hudson Valley[edit]

News 12 Hudson Valley, based at 235 West Nyack Road in West Nyack, New York, launched in 2005 and reaches more than 140,000 homes through the Cablevision and Time Warner Cable (channel 156) systems serving Rockland and Orange counties. On December 20th, 2010, News 12 premiered a new logo, infobar, graphics (including new news intro), and music. On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, News 12 Hudson Valley along with Westchester became the third and fourth of the News 12 Networks (behind NJ and LI) to switch to high definition.

News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn[edit]

News 12 The Bronx, launched in June 1998 and reaches more than 300,000 homes in the Bronx borough of New York City from a studio at 930 Soundview Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx. News 12 The Bronx was the first television news organization in the country to use environmentally friendly Hybrid electric vehicles in an effort to reduce air pollution. From the same studios, News 12 Brooklyn launched in 2005, reaching more than 490,000 homes on the Cablevision and Time Warner Cable systems (on channel 156 on the latter). The Bronx and Brooklyn networks share the same on-air talent, equipment, and resources. The Bronx and Brooklyn sets were upgraded in summer 2010 and in mid-December 2010. News 12premiered a new logo, infobar, graphics (including new news intro), and music. On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, News 12 The Bronx became the sixth of the News 12 Networks to switch to high definition.

Since late 2010, News 12 The Bronx started producing Spanish news bulletins for its website called "News 12 El Bronx en Espanol" and on News 12 Interactive on iO TV Channel 612 featuring the talent of Geraldine Cols Azócar, Celia Mendoza, Alina Yaniz and Maria Vargas-Pion.

News 12 The Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn were the next-to-last and last of the News 12 Networks to switch to high definition broadcasts; News 12 The Bronx switched in early December 2011 and News 12 Brooklyn followed suit a month later.


In December 2005, News 12 Networks generated criticism when it changed its website and mobile app to a pay subscription service for those who live outside of the News 12 viewing area. The News 12 website is offered to subscribers of Cablevision, Time Warner, and Comcast. This has been used as a marketing tool against customers signing up for Verizon FIOS which is available in many of the areas News 12 covers.


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