WTNH News 8, an ABC affiliate, began airing June 15, 1948 and holds the distinction as Connecticut’s first television station. News 8 is proud to be Connecticut’s “Voice of the People”. The station’s focus is to vigilantly cover stories that impact lives and bring about change. Through this commitment WTNH has received Peabody, Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards.
The WTNH vision is to be Connecticut’s leading local multimedia company and advertisers preferred choice for unique, relevant content on all platforms. The station’s market leading website and mobile apps provide clients with innovative opportunities to help grow their business. WTNH also serves as a caring partner in the community. High profile commitments include Giving Day, the signature multi-million dollar fundraising event for the American Red Cross, the Vets Rock expo that supports and celebrates thousands of veterans and Operation Save a Life, a fire and CO safety campaign that distributes 5,000 fire alarms across Connecticut.
About Nexstar Media Group
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest multimedia companies that operates or services 171 television stations in 100 markets along with the industry’s leading digital media business. We offer consumers and advertisers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. Our robust portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 38.9% of U.S. TV households and Internet audience.
Nexstar Media Group offers superior audience engagement across all media devices and local broadcast television’s unrivalled influence on consumers’ purchasing and political decisions.
Add Your School or Business to WTNH Closings and Delays
Here’s how you can have your daycare, business, religious group or organization listed on WTNH’s automated Storm Closing System.
Please send an e-mail to News 8 with the name of the person who is authorized to cancel or close your office. Once News 8 receives your e-mail you will be added to the closure database. You will receive a reply from us with specific entry codes and how to use them.
This process can take a week to ten days to complete.
Send your E-MAIL to email@example.com (Jen Ruggiero, Newsroom Coordinator WTNH-TV)
If you have any other questions contact Jen at 203-784-8888 during regular business hours.
Please Note: On both News 8 and MyTV9, we will ONLY display school closings on screen in the early hours of each day during a severe weather situation. After 9:00 AM churches and community activities will be added to the list displayed on television. All closings, including businesses, will always be listed on our website at wtnh.com. In the event of extreme emergencies all closings may be listed on both television and the website.
Individuals with disabilities may contact the captioning hotline or speak with our stations representative for assistance with the public inspection file.
WTNH Captioning Hotline: (203) 784-8956
Station Representative: Judi Mickmac, (203) 784-8944
Concerns about our closed captioning?
For immediate concerns contact us at
To file a formal complaint about our captioning, contact:
Nexstar Media Group
By email: PrivacyAdministrator@nexstar.tv
By phone: (855) 997-2470
By mail: Digital Privacy Administrator
Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
545 E. John Carpenter, Suite 700
Irving, Texas 75062