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WIRN
WIRN Logo

Location

Babson Park, Florida

Branding

ABC 2
NewsCenter 2

Slogan

Watching Out for You.

Channel(s)

Analog: 2 (VHF)
Digital: 2 (VHF)

subchannel(s)

2.1 WIRN HD - ABC
2.2 Me-TV
2.3 Trio Sports Network

Affiliation

ABC

First air date

May 6, 1952

Former call letters

none

Former channel number

none

Former Affiliation

NBC (1952-1995)

Owner

Media General
(sale to Nexstar Broadcasting Group pending)

WIRN is the ABC affiliate that serves Babson Park, Florida. It broadcasts on Channel 2. Syndicated programming on WIRN includes: The Dr. Oz Show, America's Court with Judge Ross, and Maury among others.

Logos

News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

  • The Babson Park Report (1952-1961)
  • The 11:00 Report (1961-1967)
  • The NewsScene (1967-1972)
  • NewsScene 2 (1972-1981)
  • Channel 2 News (1981-1987)
  • TV-2 News (1987-1992)
  • News 2 (1992-1996; WIRN kept this newscast title when switching to ABC in 1995)
  • NewsCenter 2 (1996-present)

Station Slogans

  • WIRN-TV, Your New NBC Station (1952-1965)
  • Broadcasting In Color (1965-1970)
  • Newswatching Out For You (1970-1975)
  • The News People! (1975-1983)
  • Channel 2, Proud as a Peacock! (1979-1981; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 2, Our Pride is Showing (1981-1982; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • We're Channel 2, Just Watch Us Now (1982-1983; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 2 There, Be There (1983-1984; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 2. Let's All Be There (1984-1986; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home to Channel 2 (1986-1987; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come on Home to Channel 2 (1987-1988; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home to the Best, Only on Channel 2 (1988-1990; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 2 is Babson Park's Place to Be (1990-1992; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It's A Whole New Channel 2 (1992-1993; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • The Stars are Back on Channel 2 (1993-1994; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It's Channel 2 (1994-1995; localized version of NBC ad campaign; this was the last slogan before switching to ABC in 1995)
  • Watched By More Babson Parkers, Channel 2, ABC (1995-1996; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • We're the 11:00 News Team Leader (1983-1990)
  • Your 24-Hour News Source (1990-1996; WIRN kept this slogan when it became an ABC affiliate in 1995)
  • Stories that Matter To You (1996-2002)
  • Nobody Does It Like Channel 2 (1996-1997; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • TV is Good on ABC 2 (1997-1998; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • We Love TV on ABC 2 (1998-1999; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Watching Out For You (2002-present)
  • ABC 2, Start Here (2007-2014; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • The Only Place to Be, ABC 2 (2014-present; localized version of ABC ad campaign)

Current On-Air Staff

Ryan Miller - News Director

  • Chloe Turner - anchor; weekday mornings "NewsCenter 2 Early Edition" and "NewsCenter 2 at Noon"
  • Tyler Sanders - anchor; weekday mornings "NewsCenter 2 Early Edition"
  • Amanda Underwood - anchor; weeknights at 4, 4:30, 5, 6, and 11
  • Mario Beard - anchor; weeknights at 4, 4:30, 5, 6, and 11
  • Nia Stark - anchor; weekend evenings

NewsCenter 2 FirstAlert Meteorologists

  • Steve Frankel - meteorologist; weekday mornings "NewsCenter 2 Early Edition" and "NewsCenter 2 at Noon"
  • Allan Thompson - chief meteorologist (AMS Seal of Approval); weeknights at 4, 4:30, 5, 6, and 11
  • Wes Thurmond - meteorologist; weekend evenings

NewsCenter 2 Sportsdesk Team

  • Andy Wallace - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 11
  • Tierra Spencer - sports reporter; weekend evenings

Current On-Air Reporters

  • Ashley Duval - general assignment reporter
  • Frank Zbornak - general assignment reporter
  • Colette Harris - general assignment reporter
  • Abby Sturd - general assignment reporter
  • Denise Arch - general assignment reporter
  • David Shaw  - general assignment reporter
  • Holly Landes - general assignment reporter


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