Lou Castriota, Veteran WPMT Broadcaster And Children’s Show Host, Retires

Standard General-owned Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg, Pa., said today that longtime professional broadcaster — and occasional clown — Lou Castriota retired on March 31 after 53 years in the television industry. Castriota is known for creating and producing WPMT’s Pete McTee’s ClubHouse. He portrayed the clown character Pete McTee for 14 years on the children’s […]

Alyssa Kratz Joins WPMT Harrisburg As Reporter/MMJ


WPMT Adds Naomi Morales As News Director

The former WCAU Philadelphia executive producer will lead newsgathering at Tegna’s Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa.

WPMT York Adds Weekly Sports And News Shows

Beginning this weekend, Sept. 7 and 8, Tribune Media’s Fox affiliate WPMT York, Pa. (DMA 41), will add two new local news programs to the lineup, Fox43 News Featured and Fox43 Sunday Sports Frenzy, further supporting WPMT’s “Expect More” promise to viewers. WPMT said it currently provides more hours of local news content than any […]


WPMT Adds Rachel Yonkunas To News Team

Tribune Media’s Fox affiliate WPMT York, Pa. (DMA 41), has hired Rachel Yonkunas for its Fox43 News team as an anchor/reporter. Yonkunas will debut on the anchor desk during Fox43 News First at Four this Friday, June 7, at 4 p.m. She started appearing on-air for the station earlier this week. She will co-anchor Fox43 […]


York’s WPMT Supporting Local Charities With Fundraiser

DMA 43

Melanie Orlins Leaving WPMT Harrisburg

Tribune Broadcasting Renews Fox Affiliations

Tribune Broadcasting on Tuesday announced that it reached a comprehensive, multi-year agreement with Fox Broadcasting to renew the existing Fox affiliations of six Tribune Media stations: KSWB San Diego; KTXL Sacramento, Calif.; WXIN Indianapolis; WTIC Hartford, Conn.; WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.; and WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Ali Bradley And Jackie De Tore Join WPMT News

Tribune Media’s Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. (DMA 44), is adding Ali Bradley and Jackie De Tore to its Fox43 News team this month. Bradley will co-anchor Fox43 News At 10 and Fox43 News At 5, and De Tore will co-anchor Fox43 News First At 4. Both women will be joined by WPMT’s long-standing anchor […]


Andrea Michaels Joins WPMT Morning News Team

Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. (DMA 44), has hired meteorologist Andrea Michaels for its Fox43 Morning News team. Michaels will join co-anchors Amy Lutz and Melanie Orlins from 4 to 9 a.m., alongside traffic reporter Chris Garrett. She begins her new role on Feb. 22. Michaels has worked at WPMT since 2013 as the […]


WPMT Anchor Heather Warner Leaving

After more than a decade at Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa. (DMA 47), anchoring Fox43 News At 10, Fox43 Morning News and Fox43 News First At 4, Heather Warner is leaving the station in March. She will join Grit Marketing Group, an advertising and communications agency with offices in York and Lancaster. As a […]


New Roles For WPMT’s Lutz And Warner

Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. (DMA 43), said today that beginning Sept. 29, anchor Amy Lutz will join the Morning News team, and Heather Warner will succeed her on Fox43 News at Ten. Lutz will be featured during five hours of local morning news coverage every weekday, appearing alongside co-anchor Amanda McCall, meteorologist Jeff […]


WPMT Crew ‘Touched,’ Scratched In ‘Ghost Attack’

DMA 43

Chris Topf Named GM Of WPMT Harrisburg

The former GM of WNWO Toledo, Ohio, will take over the reins of Tribune’s Fox affiliate in the Pennsylvania state capital.


WPMT To Expand Evening News Lineup

The Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa., is adding two hours of news starting at 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 5.


Anchor Heather Warner Returns To WPMT

Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. (DMA 43), announced the return of Heather Warner to the station’s news team, as she joins Fox43 Morning News starting May 1. Warner left WPMT last August, but when an opening came up, she was asked to return overlook. Warner will join co-anchor Courtney Laydon, meteorologist Jeff Jumper […]


WPMT Morning News Expands To Five Hours

The Tribune-owned Harrisburg, Pa., Fox affiliate’s news day will start at 4 a.m. beginning Feb. 13.


WPMT Ups Maryellen Pann To Chief Meteorologist

MaryEllen Pann is now chief meteorologist of Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WPMT Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa. (DMA 43), a promotion received after 13 years of forecasting the weather for WPMT. Pann can be seen every weeknight during Fox43 News at 6, Fox43 News at 6:30, Fox43 News at 10 and Fox43 News at 11. Pann started out […]

DMAS 12, 20, 26, 30, 41 & 42

Tribune Stations Renew Six Fox Affiliations

The new contracts cover KCPQ Seattle; WTIC Hartford, Conn.; WXIN Indianapolis; KXTL Sacramento, Calif.; WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.; and WPMT Harrisburg, Pa.


WPMT Anchor Heather Warner Leaving Television


Harrisburg Media Go Big For Sandusky Trial

In Pennsylvania’s state capital, the scandal that exploded at Penn State involving ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has led to a Pulitzer Prize for local daily The Patriot-News, and all of the city’s online media players — including WHTM, WGAL, WPMT and WHP — are boosting their digital efforts for the resulting trial.

DMA 41

WPMT Harrisburg Adds 6 p.m. Newscast

Beginning Jan. 9, the Tribune Fox affiliate in Pennsylvania’s capital will add a new half-hour to it supplement its 6:30 broadcast.

DMA 39

Tribune Names Robert Furlong GM of WPMT

The station group chooses the former GM of network affiliates in Albany, N.Y., Phoenix and Salt Lake City to run its Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa.

DMA 39

WPMT Debuts Spanish Edition Of 6:30 News

Tribune’s Harrisburg, Pa., Fox affiliate will run a Spanish-language of its 6:30 p.m. newscast at 10 p.m. over the air on a subchannel and on its local 24/7 cable news channel.

DMA 39

WPMT To Debut High-Def Newscasts

The Harrisburg, Pa., Fox affiliate is upgrading to HD in both the studio and the field beginning in January.