Station Profile

Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WSYR-TV, an ABC affiliate, from Newport Television on December 1, 2012. Throughout its 50-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 “Rewind & Reload” and the live broadcast of the annual Syracuse St. Patricks Parade in high definition. WSYR-TV’s syndicated programming includes Katie Couric, Rachael Ray Millionaire, Dr. Oz and Entertainment Tonight and Insider.

Market Profile

Syracuse, NY is in the 87th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 871,123 and 389,240 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

Station Contact Information

5904 Bridge Street East Syracuse, NY 13057 P: (315) 446-9999

Station Contacts

Bill Evans, General Manager

TBD, Director of Sales

Phil Rankin, News Director

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