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Broadcast information
Call lettersWVEC
Branding13 News
SloganYour Local News Leader
Digital13 (VHF)
Affiliations13.1 ABC (secondary 1953-1957, sole affiliate since 1959)
13.2 Live Well Network
OwnerBelo Corporation
LicenseeWVEC Television, Inc.
First air dateSeptember 19, 1953
Call letters' meaningWe
Former channel numbersAnalog:
15 (1953-1959)
13 (1959-2009)
41 (1997-2009)
Former affiliationsNBC (1953 1959)
Transmitter Power35 kW
Height363 m
Facility ID74167

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WVEC is the ABC affiliate television station for the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, which includes Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, and the surrounding area. It is licensed to Hampton, with its main studio in downtown Norfolk. Its transmitter is located in Suffolk, Virginia. The station broadcasts on channel 13, and is owned by the Belo Corporation.

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Man killed in early-morning crash in Hampton - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--Hampton Police spokesperson Cpl. Paula Scheck told that Jackson made a sharp turn at the corner. The driver then lost control of the car, ... - Date : Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:35:26 GMT+00:00
Police: Rape crisis counselor accused of rape in Newport News - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--He is in jail without bond and is due in court on December 21, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kathleen Carey told This investigation remains ongoing ... - Date : Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:02:54 GMT+00:00
Gunman robs clerk at Newport News motel - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--There have been similar robberies in some Southside cities, so we're checking to see if they are connected, police spokesman Harold Eley told ... - Date : Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:44:15 GMT+00:00
NASA astronaut is Hampton parade's grand marshal - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--The parade will be held at 7 pm Saturday and will be seen live on -WVEC--TV. Fisher became the first mother to go on an American space mission when she flew ... - Date : Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:58:32 GMT+00:00
Gunman carjacks shopper in Portsmouth - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--John Doyle told the suspect asked for a couple of dollars. He then pulled a gun and carjacked the victim. The vehicle was found abandoned a short ... - Date : Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:06:12 GMT+00:00
Several taken into custody in bottle bomb investigation in Norfolk - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--Several people from the converted home on W. 42nd Street have been taken into custody, Battalion Chief Harry Worley told ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:50:34 GMT+00:00
A year after smoking ban began, restaurants have adjusted - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--"I am from a smoking family," she told "Avid smokers... love my cigarettes... hahahaha!" But last year her family wasnt laughing when the smoking ... - Date : Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:37:55 GMT+00:00
Newport News school playground equipment damaged by fire - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--The plastic slide was set on fire and other areas of the structure also melted," Newport News Schools spokeswoman Michelle Price told ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:51:20 GMT+00:00
Hampton obscenity case reversed on appeal - Daily Press Tweet this news
Daily Press--And he told the anchor Regina Mobley of -WVEC- TV-13 to write him back "if she liked what she saw." But Newby instead got a visit from the Hampton cops, ... - Date : Fri, 27 Aug 2010 21:35:03 GMT+00:00
Channel 13 to start morning news at 4:30 am - The Virginian-Pilot Tweet this news
The Virginian-Pilot--Early risers can get their first scoop of news from -WVEC--TV (Channel 13) starting Aug. 30. -WVEC- announced today that it will push the start ... - Date : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 20:00:03 GMT+00:00

Channel Programming
13.1 main WVEC/ABC programming
13.2 Live Well Network

Branding and image : Spirit of Hampton Roads
Newscast title Years used Slogan
'Telescope' 1950s
'13 News' (also used 13 Newshour for the 5:30pm newscast for a time in the early 1980s) 1960s?-present The Spirit of Hampton Roads (1980s-96, 2004 08)

Current on-air staff : Weather titles
Position Year Joined
Alan 5:30, 6 and 11pm 2000
Blanks Daybreak and Noon 1997
Bustamante 5pm 2010
Coria Daybreak 2003
Flanagan Weekend mornings 1985
Kim Weekend evenings 2005
Mobley 6 and 11pm 1992
Parker Noon 1990
Roach 5 and 5:30pm 2002

Current on-air staff : Weather titles
Year Joined
Adams Traffic 2003
Bustamante 2010
Coria 2003
Farrell 2004
Flanagan Features 1985
Ham 2010
Hopkins 2010
Gooding Military 1985
Kim 2005
Leimer 2003
Rau 2010
Scaife Peninsula Bureau Chief 1986
Townsend 2010

Current on-air staff : Weather titles
13 News Weather Authority
Position Year Joined
Lawson Chief Meteorologist, weeknights 1990
Moeller Daybreak and noon 1997
Stewart Weekend evenings 1995
Wilcox Weekend mornings 2002

Current on-air staff : Weather titles
Position Year Joined
Cash Sports Director, weeknights 1986
Smith Reporter, weekend anchor 1993

ABC Network Affiliates in the Commonwealth of Virginia

WHSV 3 (Harrisonburg) - TV3 Winchester 3 (WHSV-DT3) (Winchester/Harrisonburg) - WRIC 8 (Petersburg) - WSET 13 (Lynchburg) - WVEC 13 (Hampton) - WVAW-LD 16 (Charlottesville)

Belo Corporation

Corporate staff
Robert W. Decherd (Chairman of the Board) * Dunia A. Shive (President and CEO) * Carey P. Hendrickson (CFO and Tresurer) * Peter Diaz (President/Media Operations) * Kathy Clements (SVP) * William Mosley (VP) * Paul Fry (VP/Investor Relations and Treasury Operations) * Guy H. Kerr (EVP) * W. Craig Harper (VP/CIO) * Richard Keilty (SVP)
Cable news channels
24/7 * Arizona NewsChannel * Local News on Cable * NewsWatch 15 * NorthWest Cable News * Texas Cable News
Television stations
ABC affiliatesKVUE * WFAA * WHAS * WVEC
CBS affiliatesKENS * KHOU * KMOV * KREM * WWL
CW affiliatesKASW * KSKN
Fox affiliateKMSB
Independent stationsKONG-TV * KTVK
MyNetworkTV affiliatesKTTU * WUPL
NBC affiliatesKGW * KING * KTVB * WCNC
This TV affiliatesKMSB * KTVK * WFAA
Wazoo Sports Network affiliatesWHAS

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