News 12 Long Island

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News 12 Long Island
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Launched December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
Network News 12 Networks
Owned by Altice USA (Altice USA)
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
Altice USA (Long Island) 12 (SD/HD)

News 12 Long Island is an American cable news television channel that is owned by the Altice USA. 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, 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[1] (covering an area estimated in 2010 to have a total population of 3.1 million residents).[2]

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.

Notable on-air staff[edit]


  • Doug Geed - weekday mornings; also East End reporter
  • Erin Colton - morning reporter
  • Andrew Ehinger - consumer and technology reporter; also fill-in anchor
  • John Henry Smith - anchor
  • Carol Silva - Anchor
  • Elizabeth Hashagen - Anchor
  • Kevin Maher - sports director/weeknight sports anchor
  • Jackie Lucas - weekend anchor/general assignment reporter
  • Danielle Campbell - morning co-anchor
  • Shari Einhorn - health reporter
  • Stone Grissom - primetime anchor
  • Bill Korbel - evening meteorologist
  • Drew Scott - Anchor/Senior Correspondent

Notable former on-air staff[edit]

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