Station Profile

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 embrace its rich legacy, history and local community and every day showcases that pride to gain viewers trust. The focus of the station’s newscasts is to 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 an exclusive partnership to air the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Giving Day, the signature multimillion 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.

Top syndicated programs on WTNH include Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Judge Judy.

Market Profile

Hartford / New Haven, CT is in the 32nd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 2,326,100 and 1,034,210 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 97.3% (82.9% wired, 14.4% ADS). Hartford/New Haven serves as the headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies, including United Technologies Corporation, Aetna Inc., and Northeast Utilities. Total SMSA retail sales are $11.1 billion annually.

Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network, Inc.

Station Contact Information

8 Elm Street New Haven, CT 06510 P: (203) 784-8888


Station Contacts

Richard Graziano, VP & General Manager

Mark Oxton, Director of Sales

Nicole Warren, News Director

Paul Spingola, Director, Marketing and Digital Media

Michael Scoppa, Local Sales Manager

Brett Steininger, Local Sales Manager

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