Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WATN-TV, an ABC affiliate, from Newport Broadcasting Corporation in December of 2012. WATN-TV Local 24 holds a strong commitment to the Mid-South community. Local 24 Cares, serves it viewers through its partnerships with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women, American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, US Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots, the Mid-South Food Bank and many other organizations. Local 24 delivers a variety of programming and news coverage throughout the day. In addition to its five weekday newscasts, locally produced programs include an hour long weekday lifestyle show Local Memphis Live at 9am, a weekly political show Local 24 This Week and various sports specials such as Grizz Nation Live. WATN’s syndicated programming includes The Doctors, Dr. Phil and Harry.
WATN is in the th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately and television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Station Contact Information1725 Shelby Oaks Driver North Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38134 P: (901) 323-2430
Joseph Denk, General Manager
Lisa Lovell, News Director
Mike Cunningham, Creative Service Director
John Marshall, Local Sales Manager
Jennifer Hawkins, National Sales Manager