News 12 Long Island

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News 12 Long Island
News 12 Long Island.jpg
Launched December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
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 Nationwide
Headquarters Woodbury, New York
Cablevision (Long Island) 12 (SD/HD)

News 12 Long Island is an American cable news television channel that is owned by the Newsday Media Holdings subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on Long Island, New York, and is touted in advertisements as the "first, largest and most watched regional news network" in the nation. The channel is headquartered in Woodbury, New York.

It serves as the flagship channel 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).


The channel was launched on December 15, 1986,[1] as the first 24-hour regional news channel in the United States. News 12's programming reaches more than 800,000 cable television subscribers (mainly those subscribing to Cablevision) throughout Long Island as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties[2] (covering an area estimated in 2010 to have a total population of 3.1 million residents).[3]

On April 9, 2011, News 12 Long Island 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). In addition, the channel became the second News 12 Networks service (behind News 12 New Jersey) to begin broadcasting in high-definition.

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

  • Mary Mckenzie - weekend mornings and afternoons (6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  • Danielle Campbell - weekday mornings (8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.)
  • Doug Geed - weekday mornings (8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.); also East End reporter
  • Stone Grissom - weekday afternoons and evenings (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; 5:00-8:00 p.m.)
  • Elizabeth Hashagen - weekday mornings (5:00-8:00 a.m.)
  • Jackie Lukas - weekend evenings (5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)
  • Colleen McVey - weeknights (5:00-8:00 p.m.)
  • Drew Scott - weekend evenings (5:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Carol Silva - weekday mornings and afternoons (5:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
  • Lea Tyrrell - weekdays (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.); weeknights (8:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
Weather team[4]
  • Rich Hoffman (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday mornings and afternoons (5:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
  • Samantha Augeri - meteorologist; weekend mornings and afternoons (5:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
  • Norm Dvoskin (member, AMS) - meteorologist; weekend evenings (3:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Bill Korbel (member, AMS) - meteorologist; weeknights (3:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Bruce Avery (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; fill-in
  • Chris Nallan - freelance meteorologist
  • Patrick Calvan - freelance meteorologist
  • Matt Hammer - freelance meteorologist
Sports team[4]
  • Kevin Maher - sports director; weeknights (5:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Jamie Stuart - sports anchor; weekend evenings (5:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.), also sports reporter
  • Bob Wolff - sports anchor/reporter
  • Jason Kurtz - sports anchor/reporter
  • Daniel Jacobsen - sports anchor/reporter
  • Rich Barrabi - general assignment reporter
  • Antoinette Biordi - general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
  • Erin Colton - general assignment reporter
  • Elisa DiStefano - weekday morning traffic, entertainment and feature reporter
  • Andrew Ehinger - consumer and technology reporter; also fill-in anchor
  • Shari Einhorn - health reporter
  • Ken Grimball - feature reporter
  • Virginia Huie - general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
  • Christine Insinga - general assignment reporter
  • Eileen Lehpamer - general assignment reporter
  • Lily Stolzberg - general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor

Notable former on-air staff[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Media in New York City
  • News 12 Networks – a group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Cablevision, of which News 12 Long Island serves as its flagship.
  • 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
  • NY1 - a similar 24-hour regional cable news channel operated by Time Warner Cable.
  • FiOS1 - a similar group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Verizon FiOS.
  • Time Warner Cable News - a group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Time Warner Cable; NY1 is the only regional news channel operated by TWC in the state of New York that does not utilize the TWCN brand using the same stricter branding standards as its sister channels.


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