News 12 Brooklyn

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News 12 Brooklyn
News 12 Brooklyn.jpg
Launched 2005 (2005)
Network News 12 Networks
Owned by Newsday Media Holdings (Cablevision)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan As Local As Local News Gets
Only on Cable. Never on FiOS. Never on satellite.
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Brooklyn, New York
Headquarters Bronx, New York
Cablevision 12 (SD)
612 (HD)
Time Warner Cable
(Rockland, Kings and Orange Counties, New York)
156 (SD/HD)

News 12 Brooklyn is an American cable news television channel that is owned by the Newsday Media Holdings subisidary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on the borough of Brooklyn, New York. The channel is headquartered in The Bronx, and shares studio facilities and on-air talent with sister channel News 12 The Bronx.

It is an affiliate of the News 12 Networks slate of regional cable news channels in the New York City metropolitan area (each of which focus on areas outside of Manhattan and Queens, including the easternmost boroughs). In addition to its carriage on Cablevision, the channel is also carried on Time Warner Cable's systems in Rockland, Kings and Orange Counties on digital channel 156.


The channel was launched in 2005. Like sister channel News 12 The Bronx, News 12 Brooklyn utilizes hybrid gas/electric powered vehicles for its newsgathering units in an effort to reduce air pollution. On June 2, 2010, News 12 Brooklyn unveiled a new set for its news programming, which includes duratrans that change from yellow (which is used for the morning and afternoon broadcasts) to blue (used for the evening and overnight broadcasts) depending on daypart.

On December 17, 2010, News 12 Brooklyn debuted a new set for its newscasts, as well as a new imaging package – including an updated logo, overhauls to its news ticker and graphics package, and a new music package ("Convergence" by Stephen Arnold).

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

  • Lori Chung - weekday afternoons; also reporter
  • J.T. Fetch - weekend mornings and afternoons; also reporter
  • Alisha Laventure - weekend evenings and overnight loop; also reporter
  • Kevin McCabe - senior anchor; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Matt Pieper - weekday mornings; also reporter
Weather team[1]

In addition to its own meteorologists, the channel also utilizes weather staff from sister channel News 12 Traffic & Weather to provide weather coverage.

  • Stacy-Ann Gooden - weather anchor; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Mike Favetta (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday mornings and afternoons
Sports team[1]
  • Pat O'Keefe - sports director; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • Dan Serafin - sports anchor; weekend evenings and overnight loop, also sports reporter
  • Kurt Semder - sports anchor/reporter
  • Dana Arschin - general assignment reporter
  • Jessica Cunnington - general assignment reporter
  • John Dias - general assignment reporter
  • Magdalena Doris - general assignment reporter
  • Jessica Formoso - bilingual reporter
  • Natasha Geigel - weekday morning traffic reporter
  • Carmen Grant - general assignment reporter
  • Katie Lusso - general assignment reporter
  • Brittany Miller - general assignment reporter
  • Amanda Plasencia - general assignment reporter
  • Nicole Ryan - general assignment reporter
  • Kena Vernon - general assignment reporter
  • Crystal Walker - general assignment reporter
  • Amy Yensi - general assignment reporter

See also[edit]

  • News 12 Networks – a group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Cablevision, of which News 12 New Jersey serves as an affiliate.
  • News 12 New Jersey – sister cable news channel focused on New Jersey
  • News 12 Brooklyn – sister cable news channel focused on Brooklyn
  • News 12 Traffic and Weather – a semi-automated sister cable news channel focused on traffic and weather information


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