WKBN unveiled a new set which included virtual and augmented reality pieces in 2015, making it the most technologically-advanced news station in the Mahoning Valley. WKBN news features investigative, hard hitting journalism combined with a top notch weather operation. WKBN currently is recognized as the number one rated news operation in the Youngstown DMA, with the most viewers in the morning, noon, 5pm, 6pm and 11pm newscasts. The station was honored with an Emmy for "best evening newscast" in 2016. The station also received an AP award for “best evening newscast”, “best investigative reporting”, “outstanding weather operation”, “best breaking news coverage” and “outstanding sports operation”. WKBN enjoys a high profile in the community with the Caring for the Community Campaign which consists of the Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship, Kids Identi-Kit Program, Creative Classroom and Habitat for Humanity Project and more. The stations syndicated programming includes The Doctors, Harry Connick Jr, Dr Oz, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and other syndicated programs.
Youngstown, OH is in the 117th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 580,481 and 234,120 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 86.9% (57.2 Wired, 29.7 ADS). The Youngstown market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.33% through 2020. The largest employments sector is trade, transportation and utilities with 45,300 employees. The largest employers in the market are Mahoning County Government, US Postal Service, Diocese of Youngstown, Mercy Health/HM Health Partners, Windsor House, Youngstown City Schools and Youngstown State University. Source: TVB, Regional Chamber, Nielsen DMA Rankings and Youngstown, OH profile.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
David Coy, General Manager
Nikki Manuel, Director of Sales
Mitch Davis, News Director
Stan Sarna, Local Sales Manager
Jim Dreistadt, National Sales Manager
Jason Vinkler, Assistant News Director