News 12 Long Island

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News 12 Long Island
News 12 Long Island.jpg
Launched December 1986
Network News 12 Networks
Owned by Newsday Media Holdings (Cablevision)
Picture format 480i (SDTV 4:3)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan As Local As Local News Gets
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Long Island, New York
Headquarters Woodbury, New York
Cablevision 12

News 12 Long Island is a regional 24-hour cable news television channel reaching more than 800,000 television homes on Long Island, New York. The channel is the flagship of the News 12 Networks, which is touted by owner Cablevision as the "first, largest and most watched regional news network" in the nation. News 12 Long Island was the "first local 24-hour news channel in the United States."[1] The channel launched December 15, 1986.[2]

Coverage area[edit]

News 12 Long Island can be seen on cable systems in Nassau and Suffolk counties. In 2010, the estimated population of this news coverage area was 3,100,000.[3] The station's main studio, newsroom and sales offices are located in Woodbury, New York on Long Island.

New Studio, Graphics and HD[edit]

On April 9, 2011, News 12 Long Island debuted its new studio layout, with a new set, a new logo, infobar, graphics (including new news intro), and music (Convergence by Stephen Arnold music). News 12 Long Island is the second of the News 12 Networks (behind News 12 New Jersey) to switch to high definition.

Program listings[edit]

  • Weekdays
  • Weeknights
  • Saturdays and Sundays




  • David Garden
  • Brian Endres
  • Brian Jingelski
  • Ed Sweeting
  • Sue Caron
  • Andrew Singh
  • David Abrams
  • Keith Orpheus
  • David Caceres
  • Jeffrey Henson
  • David Leibowitz
  • Brian Stahl
  • Brandon Klein
  • Pete Cinnante
  • Juan Monoslave
  • Dave Dodds


  • Rich Hoffman-weekday mornings
  • Bill Korbel-weekday evenings
  • Norm Dvoskin-weekend evenings
  • Samantha Augeri-weekend mornings
  • Bruce Avery-weekend evening substitute
  • Chris Nallan-freelance meteorologist


  • Kevin Maher (sports director)
  • Jamie Stuart
  • Bob Wolff
  • Jason Kurtz
  • Daniel Jacobsen


  • Andrew Ehinger (consumer & technology reporter)
  • Erin Colton (general assignment)
  • Dave Detling (general assignment)
  • Eileen Lehpamer (general assignment)
  • Virgina Huie (general assignment)
  • Christine Insinga (general assignment)
  • Jackie Lukas (general assignment)
  • Ken Grimball (feature reporter)
  • Antoinette Biordi (general assignment)
  • Shari Einhorn (health reporter)
  • Lily Stolzberg (general assignment)
  • Elisa DiStefano (am traffic)
  • Drew Scott (transportation reporter)
  • Sean Bergin (general assignment)

President/news director[edit]

  • Pat Dolan

Famous alumni[edit]

  • Lara Spencer (went by her maiden name, Von Seelen while at News 12.) - now at ABC News/Good Morning America

Former staff[edit]

Other News 12 channels[edit]



  • [1]
  • [2] Radio-Television News Directors Association
  • [3] U.S. Census Bureau
  • [4]
  • [5]

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