WVBT-TV (FOX43) is the FOX affiliate in the Norfolk, VA market and features an outstanding variety of news, entertainment and sports. FOX43 broadcasts news at 7am, 7pm and 10pm every weekday and also produces the FOX43 Sportswrap 7 nights a week at 1045pm to showcase the latest in high school and regional college sports. FOX43 ranks in the top 5 in the country with ratings for FOX’s hit drama Empire and also serves as the local broadcast home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. NASCAR, Major League Baseball, College Football and Champions League Soccer round out FOX43's 12-month sports calendar. Syndication includes TMZ, Extra, Dr. Oz, Maury Povich and Steve Wilkos. FOX43 also co-sponsors many community initiatives with sister station WAVY and is a regular presence at the Oceana Naval Air Show, the American Music Festival and the East Coast Surfing Championship.
Norfolk, VA is in the 42nd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,746,260 and 717,170 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration is 91.4% (64.1% wired, 27.35 ADS). The viewing market includes Virginia Beach (the largest city in Virginia), Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The local economy is driven by the military, ports and tourism and Norfolk is the home to the largest naval base in the world. Major employers include Newport News Shipbuilding, Sentara Healthcare, Virginia Beach Public Schools and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Source: Nielsen July 2016, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, September 2015
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Carol Ward, VP & General Manager
Mark Kurtz, News Director