Press ReleaseJanuary 16, 2020
Spectrum Networks Launches Spectrum News 1 in Central and Western Massachusetts
Spectrum News 1 delivers 24/7 Local News, Weather and Original Programming
WORCESTER, Mass. – Spectrum Networks today announced it has launched Spectrum News 1, a new 24/7 format for high-quality, hyperlocal news, weather and sports coverage for Spectrum customers in Central and Western Massachusetts.
“Reflecting our commitment to invest in hyperlocal coverage of the issues impacting the lives of our viewers, we are excited to better serve those in Central and Western Massachusetts with an around the clock source for local news, information and programming,” said Dan Ronayne, SVP, Spectrum News Northeast. “We look forward to telling unique local stories that illuminate perspectives rarely seen and to keeping residents in Worcester, Pittsfield, Chicopee and other communities in Central Massachusetts informed with relevant and objective coverage about what is happening in their neighborhoods throughout the day.”
Spectrum News 1 is dedicated to providing compelling local content exclusively for Spectrum viewers in Western and Central Massachusetts. With reporters embedded in the communities of Worcester, Chicopee and Pittsfield, content includes a robust lineup of hyperlocal news, stories and area-specific weather reports, along with political and local sports coverage for viewers across the region.
Every Monday through Friday starting at 6 AM, viewers can tune in to Your Morning News for local news and essential stories that are relevant to their daily lives with Anchor Ana Bottary, followed by Your Afternoon News starting at noon and Your Evening News starting at 6 PM with Anchor Olivia Lemmon. On weekends starting at 6 AM, Anchors Chandler Walsh and Cam Jandrow lead coverage of the day’s local news and events. Additionally, the network’s journalists are embedded in the communities to cover local news on the ground. Multimedia Journalists (MMJs) Valerie Bell covers Chicopee, Matt Ristaino covers Pittsfield, and Chandler Walsh and Cam Jandrow cover Worcester.
In addition, Spectrum News 1 will continue to air popular local shows such as the local-oriented public affairs program Central Mass Chronicles, the half-hour show Chamber Exchange, presented by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, which highlights the Central Mass business community, and Chamber of Commerce, which focuses on the region’s businesses and emerging sectors of the local economy. The network also will continue to provide coverage of local high school and college sports on the network, including the popular local sports program Football Frenzy Show.
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 communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on 31 networks across 12 states. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.