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NewsCenter (NotiCentro in Spanish) is the name given to a number of local-news operations at Americanmarker television stations.

The name was first used in 1967 by WAPA-TVmarker in San Juanmarker, Puerto Rico as NotiCentro, and later in 1972 on ABC affiliate WCVBmarker in Boston when it began operations. The name later spread to several NBC owned-and-operated stations, which then encouraged other affiliates of NBC (and other networks) to use the title.

As implemented by WNBCmarker (and copied by its sister stations and affiliates), the format combined features and hard news, and attempted to compete with its competitors' old movies and syndicated programming.

Similar titles to NewsCenter were also used on newscasts in other countries. Brazilmarker's SBT used Noticentro (a Portuguese derivation of NewsCenter) for its national newscast from 1981 to 1988. The Spanish name Noticentro was used in many Latin American countries. In Australia, the name News Centre was used by the Nine Network in the 1970s (as News Centre Nine) in Sydneymarker and Melbournemarker, and by BTV-6 in Ballaratmarker, now a part of WIN Television, in the 1980s (as News Centre Six). In Canadamarker, the NewsCentre title was used by Vancouvermarker's CBUTmarker in the 1980s, and by Saskatoonmarker's CFQC-TVmarker in the 1990s. It was also used in Italymarker by Canale 5 for its national newscast (as News Centro 5) when it began operations in the early 1980s . In Japanmarker, public broadcaster NHKmarker launched News Center 9 (NC9) in 1974. NC9 achieved tremendous popularity as the first of its kind newscast in Japan. NC9 aired from Monday to Friday at 9 pm, and ran until 1988.

Stations that use or have used the NewsCenter name

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Currently Uses Other Notes
1. New York Citymarker WNBC-TVmarker NBC No In 1980 identified as "News 4 New York" and again in 1995 as "NewsChannel 4". WNBC brought back "News 4 New York" along with the 1992 "4 New York" branding in 2008.
WRNN-TVmarker Ind No 5-7pm Programming identified as The Hudson Valley's NewsCenter Now, which was canceled on September 27, 2008
2. Los Angelesmarker KNBCmarker NBC No Has identified as "Channel 4 News" since 1985
3. Chicagomarker WMAQ-TVmarker NBC No Has identified as "NBC 5 News" since 2000
4. Philadelphiamarker WCAUmarker CBS (now NBC) No Has identified as "NBC 10 News" since 2000
Atlantic City, NJmarker WMGM-TVmarker NBC No Has identified as "News Channel 40 NBC" since 2003, serves South Jersey
6. San Franciscomarker KRONmarker My Network TV, formerly NBC No Used from 1974-2001; has identified as "KRON 4 News" since 2001
7. Bostonmarker WCVBmarker ABC Yes Identified as "NewsCenter5" since 1972 & as News Center 5 HD since 2007
9. Washington, D.C.marker WRC-TVmarker NBC No Identified in 1975 as "The NewsCenter" and in 1978 as "NewsCenter 4"; has identified as "News 4" since 1987
10. Houston, Texasmarker KHOU-TVmarker CBS No Used from 1979-1984; has identified as "11 News" from 1984-1987 and again since 1991
12. Phoenix, Arizonamarker KTSP (now KSAZ-TVmarker) CBS (now Fox) No Currently identifies as "Fox 10 News"
13. Tampa, Floridamarker WTSPmarker ABC (now CBS) No Currently identifies as "10 Connects News"
14. Seattlemarker KING-TVmarker NBC No Has identified as "KING 5 News" since 1990
16. Miamimarker WCKT (now WSVNmarker) NBC (now Fox) No Used from 1980-1988; has identified as "7 News" since 1993
17. Cleveland, Ohiomarker WJWmarker CBS (now Fox) No Currently identifies as "Fox 8 News"
18. Denver, Coloradomarker KCNCmarker NBC (now CBS) No Used from 1979-1988; has identified as "CBS 4 News" since 2005
19. Orlando, Floridamarker WESHmarker NBC No Used from the 1970s-1990; has identified as "WESH 2 News" since 2005
WKMG-TVmarker CBS No Used from 1998-2001; has identified as "Local 6 News" since 2002
21. St. Louis, Missourimarker KTVImarker ABC (now Fox) No Used from 1975-1981; has identified as "Fox 2 News" since 1995
22. Pittsburghmarker WPXImarker NBC No Used from 1981-1987; has identified as "Channel 11 News" since 1984-85
23. Portland, Oregonmarker KOINmarker CBS No Used from 1994-1997; has identified as "KOIN Local 6 News" since 2008
26. Indianapolismarker WTHRmarker NBC No Identified as "Eyewitness NewsCenter 13" from 1976–1981 and "NewsCenter 13" from 1981-1992; has identified as "Channel 13 Eyewitness News" since 1996
27. San Diegomarker KNSDmarker NBC No Used from 1981-1987; has identified as "NBC 7/39 News" since 1995
32. Columbus, Ohiomarker WSYXmarker/WTTEmarker ABC/Fox No Identified as News Center on ABC 6/Fox 28 from 1999-2006; identified as ABC 6 News/Fox 28 News since 2006; co-owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
35. Salt Lake City, Utahmarker KTVXmarker ABC No Used from 1975-1981; was the first newscast title under the current call letters; has identified as "ABC 4 News" since 2003
36. Greenville, SCmarker WYFF-TVmarker Formerly WFBC-TV NBC No Used from 1980-1990; has identified as "WYFF News 4" since 1996
37. San Antoniomarker WOAI-TVmarker Formerly KMOL-TV NBC No Used from 1970s-1984; has identified as "News 4 WOAI" since 2009
39. Grand Rapids, Michiganmarker WOOD-TVmarker NBC No Used from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s; has identified as "24 Hour News 8" since 1995
41. Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniamarker WHTMmarker ABC No Identified as "WHTM NewsCenter" in the 1990s, has identified as "ABC 27 News" since 1999
Lancaster, Pennsylvaniamarker WGALmarker NBC No Has identified as "WGAL News 8" since 2000
50. Buffalo, New Yorkmarker WGRZmarker NBC No Used from the 1970s-1987; has identified as "Channel 2 News" since 1987
53. New Orleansmarker WDSUmarker NBC No Has identified as "WDSU News" since 2009
55. Fresno, Californiamarker KSEEmarker NBC No Currently identifies as "KSEE 24 News"
56. Albany, New Yorkmarker WRGBmarker CBS, formerly NBC No Used from 1974-1998; has identified as "CBS 6 News" since 2004
57. Little Rock, Arkansasmarker KTHVmarker CBS No Currently identifies as "Today's THV"
61. Mobile, Alabamamarker WKRGmarker CBS No Has identified as "WKRG News 5" since 1998
62. Dayton, Ohiomarker WHIOmarker CBS Yes In 1976, it took on the name NewsCenter 7
65. Huntingtonmarker/Charleston, West Virginiamarker WSAZmarker NBC No Has identified as "WSAZ NewsChannel 3" since 1993
66. Saginaw, Michiganmarker WEYImarker NBC No Currently identifies as "NBC25 News"
67. Roanoke, Virginiamarker WSET-TVmarker ABC No Used from 1987-1990; has identified as "ABC 13 News" since 2000
68. Tucson, Arizonamarker KGUNmarker ABC No Has identified as "KGUN 9 News" since 1998
69. Wichita, Kansasmarker KSNWmarker NBC No Currently identifies as "KSN News"
70. Green Bay, Wisconsinmarker WLUKmarker NBC (now Fox) No Used from the 1980s-1992; has identified as "Fox 11 News" since 1995
71. Des Moines, Iowamarker WHO-TVmarker NBC No Has identified as "Channel 13 News" since 2001
73. Honolulu, Hawaiimarker KITVmarker ABC No Identified as "NewsCenter Four" from 1975-1983; currently identifies as "KITV 4 Island Television News"
76. Portland, Mainemarker WCSHmarker NBC Yes Most newscasts simulcasted on WLBZ (#152)
75. Omaha, Nebraskamarker KMTVmarker CBS No Currently identifies as "ACTION 3 News"
80. Syracuse, New Yorkmarker WTVHmarker CBS No Used from the 1970s to the late 1980s; has identified as "CBS 5 News" since 2002
82. Shreveport, Louisianamarker KTAL-TVmarker NBC No Used from 1974-2001; has identified as "NBC 6 News" since 2009
83. Huntsville, Alabamamarker WHNTmarker CBS No Used in 1990s; Currently identifies as "WHNT News 19"
Huntsville, Alabamamarker WAAYmarker ABC No Identified as "31 NewsCenter" for about a year from 1976-1977; has identified as "31 News" since 2007
84. Champaign, Illinoismarker WCIAmarker CBS No Currently identifies as "WCIA 3 News"
86. Chattanooga, Tennesseemarker WDEF-TVmarker CBS No Has identified as "News 12" since 2002
88. Harlingenmarker/Weslacomarker/[[Brownsville, Texas|Brownsville]]/McAllenmarker, Texasmarker KVEOmarker NBC Yes Operated as NewsCenter 23 in the 80's prior to the news department folding; news operation restarted in 2007, once again, as NewsCenter 23
88. Harlingenmarker/Weslacomarker/[[Brownsville, Texas|Brownsville]]/McAllenmarker, Texasmarker KGBTmarker CBS No Used from the 1970s-1992; has identified as "Action 4 News" since 2005
90. Jackson, Mississippimarker WJTVmarker CBS No Identified as "WJTV NewsCenter 12" from the 1970s-1987 and as "WJTV: The NewsCenter" from 1987-1994; has identified as "NewsChannel 12" since 1996
89. South Bend, Indianamarker WNDU-TVmarker NBC Yes Has identified as News Center 16 since the late 1980s
91. Bristol, Virginiamarker WCYB-TVmarker NBC No Used from the 1970s-October 2008; identifies as "News 5" since October 2008
93. Colorado Springsmarker KKTVmarker CBS No Used from the 1970s until the mid-1980s; currently identifies as "11 News"
95. Waco, Texasmarker/College Station, Texasmarker KBTXmarker CBS No Currently identifies as "News 3"
96. Davenport, Iowamarker KWQCmarker NBC No Currently identifies as "KWQC TV-6 News"
97. Savannah, Georgiamarker WSAV-TVmarker NBC No Identified as "NewsCenter 3" from the 1970s-1990 and as "WSAV NewsCenter" from 1990-1995, has identified as "WSAV News 3" since 1995
99. Johnstown, Pennsylvaniamarker WJAC-TVmarker NBC No Used until shortly after purchase by Cox Communications in 2000, identified as Channel 6 News around 2000. Identified as WJAC-TV News since August 2008.
102. Fort Smith, Arkansasmarker KHBSmarker/KHOGmarker ABC No Has identified as "40/29 News" since 2006
105. Greenville, North Carolinamarker WNCTmarker CBS No Has identified as "Eyewitness News 9" since 1998
107. Fort Wayne, Indianamarker WPTAmarker/WISE-TVmarker ABC/NBC Yes Has identified as "Indiana's NewsCenter; since 2005; WISE, formerly WKJG, once identified as "NewsCenter 33"
108. Tallahassee, Floridamarker WTXLmarker ABC No Has identified as "ABC 27 News" since 2006
109. Springfield, Massachusettsmarker WWLPmarker NBC No Has identified as "22 News" since 2001
112. Lansing, Michiganmarker WLNSmarker CBS No Currently identifies as "6 News"
113. Boise, Idahomarker KTVBmarker NBC No Used from the 1970s-1995; currently identifies as "Idaho's NewsChannel 7"
117. Peoria, Illinoismarker WMBD-TVmarker CBS No Currently identifies as "WMBD 31 News"
119. Fargo, North Dakotamarker WDAY-TVmarker ABC No Identified as "NewsCenter 6" during the early 1990s; currently identifies as "WDAY 6 News"
Grand Forks, North Dakotamarker WDAZ-TVmarker ABC No Identified as "NewsCenter 8" during the early 1990s; currently identifies as "WDAZ News"
125. Bakersfield, Californiamarker KGET-TVmarker NBC No Identified as "The NewsCenter" from 1981-1984 and as "17 NewsCenter" from 1984-1991; has identified as "17 News" since 1998
127. Eau Claire, Wisconsinmarker WEAUmarker NBC No Identified as "WEAU 13 News" since 2008
128. Columbus, Georgiamarker WRBLmarker CBS No Has identified as "News 3" since 2006
WLTZmarker NBC No Once produced a newscast identified as NewsCenter 38; current newscast identifies as WLTZ NBC 38 News
129. Corpus Christi, Texasmarker KRISmarker NBC No Has Identified itself as "KRIS 6 NEWS" since 2001
135. Wilmington, North Carolinamarker WECTmarker NBC No Used NewsCenter 6, then WECT NewsCenter until 1993, has identifies as "WECT News" since 2005
137. Columbia, Missourimarker KOMUmarker NBC No Currently identifies as "KOMU 8 News"
138. Duluth, Minnesotamarker KBJRmarker, KRIImarker, KDLHmarker, KWBDmarker CBS , NBC, The CW, My Network TV, NBC Weather Plus+ Yes Collective name for all stations is "Northland's NewsCenter"
139. Topeka, Kansasmarker KSNTmarker NBC No Has identified as "27 News" since 1999
141. Beaumont, Texasmarker KBTV-TVmarker NBC (now Fox) No Under the old call letters of KJAC-TV, they were NewsCenter 4 back in the late 1970s-the 1980s. Now they are known as "Fox 4 News" since 2009
142. Erie, Pennsylvaniamarker WICU-TVmarker NBC No Has identified as "12 News" since 1999
143. Sioux City, Iowamarker KTIVmarker NBC No Used from the 1970s-the 1980s; has identified as "NewsChannel 4" since 2001
149. Albany, Georgiamarker WALBmarker NBC No Currently identifies as "WALB News 10"
149. Wichita Falls, Texasmarker/Lawton, Oklahomamarker KFDXmarker NBC No Identified as "Newscenter 3" from 1977-2005, has identified as "KFDX 3 News" since 2005
151. Terre Haute, Indianamarker WTHI-TVmarker CBS No Used from the late 1970s-the mid 1980s; has identified as "News 10" since 2006
WVUTmarker PBS Yes
152. Bangor, Mainemarker WLBZmarker NBC Yes Shares most newscasts with WCSHmarker in Portland
153. Rochester, Minnesotamarker KTTCmarker NBC Yes Used since the mid-1990s
157. Odessamarker-Midlandmarker, Texasmarker KOSAmarker CBS, UPN/My Network TV No Currently identifies as "CBS 7"
154. Panama City, Floridamarker WMBBmarker ABC No Has identified as "News 13" since 2003
161. Sherman, Texasmarker/Ada, Oklahomamarker KTENmarker ABC (now NBC) No Identified as Newscenter 10 from mid-1980s-early 1990s. Currently identifies as KTEN News.
165. Yuma, Arizonamarker KSWTmarker CBS No Used from 1973-1991; has identified as KSWT News 13 since 2006
169. Utica, New Yorkmarker WKTVmarker NBC No Used in the early to mid-1970s; has identified as NewsChannel 2 since 1992
175. Rapid City, South Dakotamarker KNBNmarker NBC Yes Identifies as "NewsCenter 1"
183. Bowling Green, Kentuckymarker WBKOmarker ABC No Used from 1973-2004; currently identifies as "WBKO News"
186. Meridian, Mississippimarker WTOKmarker ABC Yes Has identified as News Center 11 since the early 1980s
203. Fairbanks, Alaskamarker KTVFmarker NBC Yes Identifies as "NewsCenter 11" at 6PM and "NewsCenter Final" at 11PM
204. Victoria, Texasmarker KAVUmarker ABC Yes
Unranked San Juan, Puerto Ricomarker WAPA-TVmarker Independent Yes Identifies as "NotiCentro 4", which has been used since the 1970s.


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