DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WPVI’s Saltzman Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Wendy Saltzman, investigative reporter at ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) said today she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Saltzman made the announcement on her Facebook page. She will be taking medical leave for treatment next month. Here is her statement: “I learned I had breast cancer on Dec. 22, just three days before […]

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WPVI Wins Election Night Coverage In Philly

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A Couple of New Promos From WPVI Philadelphia

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Sparks Fly, Ratings Soar For Senate Debate On WPVI

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WPVI No. 1 In Social In Top 10 Markets

ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia leads the top 10 markets in social with a 48.61 share, according to Share Rocket, which has released its look at the social share leaders in each of the top 10 markets.

Philly Kid’s TV Icon ‘Captain Noah’ Dies At 90

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — W. Carter Merbreier, who helmed the beloved local children’s TV show “Captain Noah and his Magical Ark,” died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 90. He died at his home in Audubon, in suburban Philadelphia, said his former station, WPVI-TV. The station has “lost a dear friend and TV legend,” WPVI […]

Melvin Kampmann, 85, Action News Creator, Dies

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WPVI News Photog Gives Behind-The-Scenes Look

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WPVI Declares Philadelphia ‘Action News Country’

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WPVI Anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury Retiring

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330,000 Facebookers Watch Meteorologist Give Away Umbrellas

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WPVI Anchor On How To Get Up At 2:21 A.M.

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WPVI Leads Social Philly In Tight Race

ABC/Disney’s WPVI leads Philadelphia’s local media outlets in social media performance in both total actions and fans/followers according to Shareablee data. Fox-owned WTXF is nipping at its heels in both categories, though.

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WPVI To Cover 46-Hour Dance Marathon

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‘Wheel’ Rolls To 3 Cities For Promo Campaign

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WPVI’s Fire Safety Program A Hot Topic For 24 Years

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WPVI’s Eva Pilgrim Heads To ABC News

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WPVI Gets Engaged With Viewers On Facebook

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WPVI Philly Makes Food Drive A Priority

DMA 4

WPVI Philadelphia To Host Mayoral Debate

ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) will host a debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates for this year’s Philadelphia mayoral election. The candidates are Melissa Murray Bailey (R) and Jim Kenney (D). The one-hour debate will air commercial-free on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. In addition, the entire debate will be streamed on 6abc.com […]

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

Why WPVI Still Uses That Retro News Music

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WPVI Partners In Nation’s Largest Free Music Festival

DIGITAL DMA

Audience Fragmentation Touches All In Philly

Philadelphia’s news giants WPVI and Philly.com have had to make room for ever-expanding digital competition. Upstarts like Billy Penn and the digitally-robust Philadelphia Magazine have pushed local TV stalwarts to raise their game amid an ever more fragmented audience.

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

WPVI Presents ‘Summer Storms: Keeping You Safe’

For the first time, ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia Action News meteorologists Cecily Tynan, Adam Joseph, Karen Rogers, David Murphy, Melissa Magee and Chris Sowers will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put a live forecast on the air and stay ahead of summer storms. Summer Storms: Keeping You Safe, will air […]

DMAS 4 (PHILADELPHIA) & 1 (NEW YORK)

Shirleen Allicot Leaving WPVI For WABC

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

WPVI Slots Live Coverage Of Top Rowing Event

ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) is off to the races. The 77th annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, presented by Aberdeen Asset Management, Coca-Cola and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, from the banks of the Schuylkill River, and WPVI will carry live coverage for the […]

WPVI To Air Live Dem Mayoral Candidate Debate

The 2015 Philadelphia mayoral race is underway, and ABC-owned WPVI will host a live debate between all six Democratic candidates in the primary race. The one-hour debate will air commercial-free on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 pm. Not near a TV? The entire debate will be streamed on 6abc.com and on the Watch ABC app […]

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WPVI’s Action News Van Stars In Marketing

DMA 4

Former Philly Sportscaster Convicted In Scam

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former Philadelphia sportscaster was convicted Wednesday of selling bogus sports-themed trips that he said would help various charities. Jurors deliberated for nearly 12 hours before convicting 62-year-old Donald Tollefson on all counts. Bucks County prosecutors accused Tollefson of defrauding more than 200 sports fans out of $340,000 worth of sports […]

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Holiday Promos From Atlanta, Dallas, Philly, Tulsa

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Holiday Promos From Philly, Providence, San Diego

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

Ex-WPVI Sports Anchor Changes Guilty Plea

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WPVI Philadelphia Flying High With ZooBalloon

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

WPVI Weathercaster Adam Joesph Taking Leave

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

Amy Buckman Leaving WPVI After 25 Years

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New WPVI Philadelphia Weather Promo Does It All

DMA 4

WPVI Philadalphia Expanding News

ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) is adding newscasts, on both WPVI and on Tribune’s MNT affiliate WPHL. Starting Sept. 8, WPVI’s Action News at Noon grows to one hour. The move is part of a new afternoon lineup. Following Action News, The Chew remains in the same timeslot. Then at 2 p.m., it’s Who Wants […]

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New News Promos From Five Markets

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

WPHL Expands 10 P.M. News To An Hour

The longer local newscast produced by WPVI Philadelphia will begin airing seven days a week starting Sept. 8.

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

WPVI Sponsors Nation’s Largest Free Music Fest