WCVB-TV Channel 5 is New England’s top-rated news station for local, live coverage. The first station in the Boston market to broadcast in high definition, WCVB was founded by community leaders in 1972, and has remained committed to its mission to serve the region with quality local programming. WCVB’s WCVB’s award-winning newsmagazine, airs weeknights at 7:30PM. The unrivaled programming also includes CityLine, a weekly urban affairs show, and On the Record, a weekly political roundtable. In addition, WCVB is committed to producing and airing public service announcements and local specials.
It’s website www.wcvb.com, is the top television website in the Boston market.
WCVB has been honored with numerous prestigious national broadcasting honors, including multiple recognitions as Television Station of the Year by the national Gabriel Awards, the National Headliner Awards, the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards, the regional Emmy’s, Associated Press Awards, Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, duPont Awards and Gracie Awards.
WCVB-TV, New England's first digital channel, went on the air on October 29, 1998. Hearst Television, Inc., is headquartered in New York City. Hearst- owns and/or manages a total of 24 network-affiliated television stations reaching about 17.5% of U.S. TV households. WCVB-TV has 220 full-time employees.