About Us - Connecticut’s First News Station - News 8

WTNH News 8, an ABC affiliate, began airing June 15, 1948 and holds the distinction as Connecticut’s first television station. News 8 is proud to be Connecticut’s “Voice of the People”. The station’s focus is to vigilantly cover stories that impact lives and bring about change. Through this commitment WTNH has received Peabody, Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards.

The WTNH vision is to be Connecticut’s leading local multimedia company and advertisers preferred choice for unique, relevant content on all platforms. The station’s market leading website and mobile apps provide clients with innovative opportunities to help grow their business. WTNH also serves as a caring partner in the community. High profile commitments include Giving Day, the signature multi-million dollar fundraising event for the American Red Cross, the Vets Rock expo that supports and celebrates thousands of veterans and Operation Save a Life, a fire and CO safety campaign that distributes 5,000 fire alarms across Connecticut.

About Nexstar Media Group

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest multimedia companies that operates or services 171 television stations in 100 markets along with the industry’s leading digital media business. We offer consumers and advertisers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. Our robust portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 38.9% of U.S. TV households and Internet audience.

Nexstar Media Group offers superior audience engagement across all media devices and local broadcast television’s unrivalled influence on consumers’ purchasing and political decisions.

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.trades on the NYSE under the symbol “NXST”. For more information, visit www.nexstar.tv.

Add Your School or Business to WTNH Closings and Delays

Here’s how you can have your daycare, business, religious group or organization listed on WTNH’s automated Storm Closing System.

Please send an e-mail to News 8 with the name of the person who is authorized to cancel or close your office. Once News 8 receives your e-mail you will be added to the closure database. You will receive a reply from us with specific entry codes and how to use them.

This process can take up to two weeks during the height of winter storm season to complete.

Send your E-MAIL to ken.margolfo@wtnh.com (Ken Margolfo, Assignment Editor, WTNH-TV)

If you have any other questions contact Ken at 203-784-8801 during regular business hours.

Please Note: On both News 8 and MyTV9, we will ONLY display school closings on screen in the early hours of each day during a severe weather situation. After 9:00 AM churches and community activities will be added to the list displayed on television. All closings, including businesses, will always be listed on our website at wtnh.com. In the event of extreme emergencies all closings may be listed on both television and the website.

Captioning Concerns

Individuals with disabilities may contact the captioning hotline or speak with our stations representative for assistance with the public inspection file.

WTNH Captioning Hotline: (203) 784-8956
Station Representative: McKenzie Kotuby, (203) 784-8888 ext:8857
Concerns about our closed captioning?

For immediate concerns contact us at
Phone: 203-784-8956
Fax: 203-848-2957
E-mail: wtnhccdiscrepancy@wtnh.com

To file a formal complaint about our captioning, contact:

Nexstar Media Group
By email: PrivacyAdministrator@nexstar.tv
By phone: (855) 997-2470
By mail: Digital Privacy Administrator
Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
545 E. John Carpenter, Suite 700
Irving, Texas 75062

WTNH-TV & WCTX-TV FCC Public Files may be located.