Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WSYR-TV, an ABC affiliate, from Newport Television on December 1, 2012. Throughout its 54-year history, WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9 has always been strongly committed to the communities it serves. WSYR-TV produces the top rated local news programming in the Syracuse market. Working together for more than 25 years the station’s main news anchors, Carrie Lazarus and Rod Wood, are one of the longest running anchor teams in the country. The station has always been a leader in new technology in the market. WSYR-TV was the first to broadcast digitally , the first to broadcast local news in high definition and the only station with live local Doppler. WSYR-TV also serves the community through extensive locally produced programming including the daily infotainment show “Bridge Street”, the most extensive coverage of Syracuse University Athletics with “Orange Nation” and the live broadcast of the annual Syracuse St. Patricks Parade in high definition. WSYR-TV’s syndicated programming includes Rachael Ray Millionaire, Dr. Oz, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight and Insider.
Syracuse, NY is in the 85th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 871,123 and 368,950 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 71.0% wired, 18% ADS. Syracuse, NY ranked #1 by CNN Money as the most affordable place to live. #4 on the Forbes’ list of Best Places to Raise a Family. Syracuse is home to the new Destiny USA, which is a huge draw for tourists.
Source: TVB, CNN Money, Forbes Magazine
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Bill Evans, General Manager
Todd Guard, Director of Sales
James Campagna, News Director
Don Richman, Local Sales Manager