NewsChannel5 photographer Tom Livingston digs through the archives for video from Cleveland's big stories over the years.
As I listened to "Taps" being played in the closing moments of Sunday's 9/11 ceremony, I thought of the families returning home, resuming their lives without that special loved one.
Monday’s debut on 92.3 The Fan will mark Andy Baskin’s return to where it all began. He grew up just blocks away from the radio station in Cleveland Heights, now he will co-host a daily talk radio show.
|NewsChannel5's First 60 Years Ohio's First Television Station Still Strives To Be First|
"This is television station WEWS, your Scripps Howard station, first in Cleveland. WEWS operates on Channel 5 from 76 to 82 megacycles and maintains studios on East 13th Street in downtown Cleveland. On this, the first telecast in Ohio, we take you to Public Hall, for the annual Cleveland Press Christmas party with Jimmy Stewart."
This is a quote from the first broadcast of WEWS NewsChannel5 in December 17, 1947. That was pretty much the way it happened over 50 years ago on the streets of E. 13th Street and Chester Avenue. The idea of WEWS became a reality when Jack Howard, the president of Scripps Howard radio, planned on building a television station. But not just any station; the first television station in Ohio. The home of WEWS was the biggest television studio in the country and the old home of the Women's City Club.
Where did the famous WEWS call letters came from? These last three letters were the initials of the founder of the Scripps Howard newspaper chain, Edward Willis Scripps. Television was something new to the company and to Cleveland, so the name had to be a good one. One that signified the best.
Award Winning Journalists
NewsChannel5 received a big honor Thursday for our Building Better Neighborhoods campaign.
NewsChannel5 is honored with five awards at the Cleveland Press Club’s Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.
WEWS won eight awards Saturday night at the 44th Annual Emmy Awards Gala.
WEWS picks up trio of accolades at the 2013 Associated Press Awards banquet, including a first place finish for the "Justice for Lynn" coverage.
NewsChannel5's Ron Regan is recognized by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists alongside the newsnet5.com team.
WEWS NewsChannel5 has received two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for the newsroom’s work on an in-depth investigation and its website.
The Press Club of Cleveland named NewsChannel5's newsnet5.com the best website in Ohio.
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