CENTRAL PA LIVE will offer Central Pennsylvania viewers fresh, topical programming with a specialized focus on local lifestyle content including segments from experts on various topics ranging from health, personal finances, family and a host of community interests. CENTRAL PA LIVE will feature a fully interactive platform to connect viewers through CentralPATV.com and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
Commenting on the upcoming launch of CENTRAL PA LIVE, WTAJ-TV Vice President and General Manager, Phil Dubrow noted, "WTAJ has proudly remained this community's news leader for decades by consistently providing programming, news and information that serve our Central Pennsylvania viewers needs and interests. As the most watched television station in Central Pennsylvania, CENTRAL PA LIVE underscores WTAJ's mission to this community by addressing the changing dynamics of our local viewer interests and clearly reflects our commitment to quality local-based programming while offering additional results-driven marketing opportunities for our advertising clients. In addition to local news, weather and feature reporting from the WTAJ news team, we are very excited to bring new and exclusive lifestyle and community interest programming to Central Pennsylvania with CENTRAL PA LIVE".
CENTRAL PA LIVE will be co-hosted by Patton, PA native Dawn Pellas and former KAAL-TV Senior Reporter Sarah Swistak. Sarah and Dawn will interact with viewers through social media applications allowing viewers to provide real-time input on the most recent community developments.
Ms. Pellas was most recently a reporter at News 12, New Jersey and has spent more than a decade covering the news. Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, Ms. Pellas is thrilled to be returning to the place she considers home. Ms. Pellas can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Ms. Swistak joins the team after serving as Senior Reporter and Weekend Anchor at KAAL-TV ABC-6 in Rochester, MN, where she holds a distinguished Emmy nomination for her work as Anchor, Producer and Editor of KAAL's news. Ms. Swistak can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTRAL PA LIVE will broadcast Monday-Friday at 4pm through production from around the Central Pennsylvania area and from the WTAJ broadcast studios in both State College and Altoona.
About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.:
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 65 television stations and related digital signals in 36 markets in 16 states and reaches approximately 13.5 million viewers or approximately 11.6% of all U.S. television households. The stations are affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, LATV, TV Azteca and Telemundo. The Company's 35 community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers.
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