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, 8am, 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. WVBT also serves as the local broadcast home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, producing The Washington Huddle which airs on FOX43 and other Nexstar affiliates, namely Richmond – WRIC, Roanoke – WFXR and Hagerstown – WDVM. 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 Langley Air Show, and the American Music Festival.
Norfolk, VA is in the 42nd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,668,807 and 684,310 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration is 87% (59% wired, 28% 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 December 2017, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, September 2015
Station Contact Information243 Wythe Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 P: (757) 393-1010
Carol Ward, VP & General Manager
Mark Kurtz, News Director