WKBN is the trusted local news leader in the Youngstown market with its investigative, in-depth news brand. We are the station asking the tough questions and digging deeper for our viewers in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. This hard-hitting journalism is paired with our top-notch weather operation Storm Team 27 headed by the most experienced meteorologists in the market. We serve our viewers with more than 34 hours of live, local news each week. WKBN is truly the local station – broadcasting quarterly specials addressing how the community can fight the heroin crisis. The station’s Caring for Our Community program has awarded scholarships, helped build houses, funded school initiatives and helped keep kids safe with our Kids Identi-kit program for more than 20 years.
The station also provides the number one digital news product in the market – wkbn.com
Youngstown, OH is in the 115th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 580,481 and 220,670 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.
Station Contact Information3930 Sunset Blvd Youngstown, OH 44512 P: (330) 782-1144
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