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|Starring||Susan Bridges (Host) and Andrew Tropeano (Host)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||1,065(as of August 25, 2014)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||History Channel
FYI (TV network)
|Original release||March 1990 – present|
NewsWatch is an American weekly national television program with a news and entertainment format, primarily featuring consumer electronic reviews, mobile app reviews, breaking medical and government news, and public service announcements. NewsWatch also features on-location satellite media tour (SMT) interviews, video news releases (VNRs), and national non-profit awareness campaigns submitted to the program by various providers. It is usually broadcast during morning news hours on Monday and Thursday on The History Channel, FYI (TV network) and all Ion Television affiliates, as well as independently syndicated local stations. NewsWatch is based in Washington, DC and has offices in Fairfax, VA and New York City.
NewsWatch began airing in March 1990 as a monthly program with a primary focus on financial issues. In the 1990s, it expanded its scope to become more of a TV news magazine covering a wide variety of topics of interest to the general public.
NewsWatch is an editorial news show that also features some paid segments where companies can market and promote their brand after an editorial approval process from the NewsWatch standards and practices team.
NewsWatch is hosted by Susan Bridges, an in-studio host, Andrew Tropeano, the host of AppWatch, and Mallory Sofastaii, who introduce individual stories and consumer oriented product/service reviews. All stories are either pre-produced segments, VNRs, or Satellite Media Tours, booked through third party providers and found on news feeds and international press releases. Segments within the program typically run one-to-two minutes in length and are usually self-contained reports.
The host also conducts interviews with newsmakers in remote locations throughout the U.S. These interviews cover a multitude of topics and often include well-known celebrities who may have a personal involvement in the issue being discussed.
Starting May 2012, NewsWatch began featuring AppWatch, a segment focused on finding and reviewing new and upcoming mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Window devices. AppWatch is hosted by Andrew Tropeano and runs weekly. Recent AppWatch reviews included Intel RCN Mobile App, Jurassic Park III: Park Builder, MoWeather, AZ Pest Control, n8State, Lord of the Dragons, Baby's Brilliant, CallSnap, and RainAware.
Social Media Presence
In addition to the nationally syndicated show, NewsWatch has an online social media presence including a YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the NewsWatch Blog.
The YouTube channel was started in May 2012 and has over 2,468,058 views as of August 2014.
Between July 2010 and July 2014, celebrities including Carrie Underwood, Brooklyn Decker, Cee Lo Green, Tom Skerritt, Julie Bowen, Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, Alison Sweeney, and Julianne Moore have appeared in the show. In that same time period, celebrity athletes including Phil Mickelson, Joe Montana, Jerry West and Jeff Burton have appeared on the show.
- NewsWatch Television Listings on History Channel and FYI - TVGuide web page
- AppWatch web page
- Intel® tablets showcased on the History and Bio Channel feature, NewsWatch web page
- MoWeather on NewsWatch - AppWatch web page
- PCTOnline - AZ Pest Control on History Channel web page
- Consumer Electronics Net - NewsWatch Recently Featured the N8 State Mobile Application on National Television web page
- CallSnap NewsWatch TV Segment Broadcast on the History and ION CHannel web page
NewsWatch TV Airs its 850th Episode, 13 April 2010, retrieved 30 July 2011
ChargePoint on NewsWatch TV, 28 February 2014, retrieved 25 August 2014
As Seen On NewsWatchTV: TheFind’s patented search technology, 30 September 2013, retrieved 22 August 2014
New GraphicAudio Access® Mobile Apps Featured On Newswatch TV, 27 March 2014, retrieved 18 August 2014