NewsWatch (U.S. TV program)

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NewsWatch
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Starring Andrew Tropeano (Host), Susan Bridges (Host), Michelle Ison (Co-Host)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 1,262 (as of May 30, 2018)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network AMC Network
Ion Television
Original release March 1990 (1990-03) – present
External links
Website

NewsWatch is an award winning television program with a focus on technology, consumer and entertainment, specifically consumer news, celebrity interviews, mobile app reviews, editorial and sponsored consumer electronic 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 at 7am on Monday on AMC Network,[1] and all Ion Television affiliates, as well as independently syndicated local stations. NewsWatch is based in Washington, DC and has offices in Fairfax, VA, New York City, and Denver, CO. NewsWatch is owned and operated by Bridge Communications,[2] a video production and communications company.

Origins[edit]

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 a consumer and entertainment focused program that features both editorial and paid segments, where companies can market and promote their brand after an editorial approval process from the NewsWatch standards and practices team.

Celebrity appearances[edit]

Between July 2010 and July 2017, celebrities including Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Carrie Underwood, Brooklyn Decker, Cee Lo Green, Tom Skerritt, Julie Bowen, Chris Noth, Paul Sorvino, Alison Sweeney, and Julianne Moore have appeared in the program. In that same time period, celebrity athletes including Phil Mickelson, Joe Montana, Jerry West and Jeff Burton have appeared on the program.

Format[edit]

NewsWatch is hosted by Susan Bridges, Andrew Tropeano, and Michelle Ison, who introduce individual stories and consumer oriented product/service reviews. 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.

Tech Report[edit]

Beginning in April 2011, part of the NewsWatch program began a focus on the technology market, specifically new consumer focused technologies. Since April 2011, NewsWatch has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies to produce product reviews to air on the NewsWatch program. Recent Fortune 500 Technology reviews include Sony, Siemens[3] and Audi (part of Volkswagen Group).[4] Tech Report has featured other nationally recognized brands, including Outback Steakhouse,[5] Casio, Bang & Olufsen[6] and D-Link.

AppWatch[edit]

Starting May 2012, NewsWatch began featuring AppWatch,[7] 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[8] RCN Mobile App,[9] Jurassic Park III: Park Builder, MoWeather,[10] AZ Pest Control,[11] n8State,[12] Lord of the Dragons, Baby's Brilliant,

Awards and recognition[edit]

NewsWatch TV won a Gold and Platinum 2017 Marcom Award for their nationwide 30 minute television program.[13][14] NewsWatch TV won the national 2017 Videographer Award for excellence in 30-minute entertainment programming.[15][16] The program received a 2016 Silver Telly Award, and was nominated for one other.[17]

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