Press ReleaseApril 6, 2022
Spectrum Networks Launches Local Spectrum News App to Video and Internet Customers in St. Louis, Missouri
Local Veteran News Journalist Becky Willeke Named Executive Producer
ST. LOUIS – Spectrum Networks today announced the launch of Spectrum News in St. Louis, bringing its award-winning style of local reporting and community-based journalism exclusively to its video and internet customers across the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area via the Spectrum News App. The Spectrum News App serves as an accessible, reliable local news platform, empowering awareness and connection through objective reporting and storytelling. Spectrum customers can download the app on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to read, listen to or watch local news.
"At its core, the Spectrum News App is about community connection,” said Katie Lombardi, Vice President of Digital, Spectrum Networks. “At Spectrum Networks, our local journalism informs and educates, as well as empowers people to be more engaged citizens. We are excited to bring our signature approach to St. Louis, growing our investment and building on those connections so residents are able to engage more deeply with their neighbors and communities.”
Becky Willeke, a veteran journalist with 20 years of experience, including 15 years as a broadcast news and digital content producer for KTVI Fox2 News, is executive producer. Adam McDonald, most recently a digital content producer for Meredith Corporation, is producer. Digital journalists include Gregg Palermo, who has spent 20 years as a reporter, including eight years at KTVI Fox2 News, and Elizabeth Barmeier, a St. Louis native who has worked in digital, broadcast and print media. Stacy Lynn, who has 13 years of experience in meteorology, serves as digital meteorologist.
Spectrum News App is Tailored for St. Louis Communities
The app features news and information important to St. Louisans, including local and community news, politics, sports and area-specific weather. The local digital journalists and producers - who live and work in the metro area – will cover areas in and around the “Gateway to the West,” including the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County, as well as local and state politics from Jefferson City.
As part of the content created specifically for St. Louis residents, Spectrum News also will launch “The People’s People: St. Louis,” a political podcast that seeks to deepen the connection between state and local elected officials and the communities they represent. The podcast will highlight engaging and in-depth interviews with mayors, state leaders and federal lawmakers. Hosted by award-winning Spectrum News journalist Lindsey Christ, the new weekly podcast will be available for download this spring.
In addition to original local reporting, the app also features curated local news content from St. Louis Business Journal, Missouri Independent and STLSportsPage.com to present a diverse mix of voices that complement Spectrum News’ coverage.
More information about the Spectrum News App is available here.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.