13News Now (WVEC) is made up of storytellers, innovators, content creators, and idea generators. We stand for passion: passion for our people, passion in our product, and, above all, passion in our community. We value honesty, accuracy, and solutions. We serve as the local ABC affiliate for Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. We strive for interaction with our audience and constantly are working on our presentation so that you have the best experience when consuming our products. Whether on air, online, or on the go, we are everywhere you go. Digitally we lead the market by more than a million actions over our nearest competitor. We invite you to join the conversation with us and help us tell the Stories of Now.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 television stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
Our story began on September 19, 1953 with our first broadcast signal on UHF channel 15. We were the NBC affiliate for Hampton Roads then. The station originally was headquartered in Hampton, which remains the station's city of license. Thomas P. Chisman, a Hampton businessman, led our first ownership group.
In 1959, the station switched from UHF to VHF and from channel 15 to channel 13. That same year, the station switched from an NBC affiliate to and ABC affiliate.
In 1980, the local ownership group sold the station to Corinthian Broadcasting, a subsidiary of the Dun and Bradstreet company. In 1984, Belo purchased Corinthian. In late 2013, Gannett purchased Belo. In 2015, Gannett spun off its broadcast and digital properties from its publishing properties, and 13News Now (WVEC) became part of the newly formed TEGNA Media, one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasting and digital media companies in the U.S.