Beginning Monday, April 3, 2023, Sinclair Broadcasting-WJLA-TV’s team of experienced meteorologists will begin providing round-the-clock weather reports every 10 minutes on Hubbard’s WTOP News.
“WTOP listeners rely on our traffic and weather reports on the 8s. We are excited to begin this partnership with our colleagues at WJLA and bring unprecedented live weather coverage to the D.C. region, especially on those days when it matters most,” said Julia Ziegler, WTOP’s Director of News and Programming.
Throughout the day, listeners will hear directly from WJLA’s team of experienced meteorologists, including Chief Meteorologist Veronica Johnson, Eileen Whelan, Brian van de Graaff, Steve Rudin, Jordan Evans and Mark Pena. WTOP can be heard on 103.5 FM, 107.7 FM and 103.9 FM throughout the Washington DC metro area.
“WTOP is Washington’s powerhouse news radio station, and we couldn’t be more excited for this multi-platform initiative to provide excellence in comprehensive weather coverage for listeners in the capital region. This is an amazing opportunity to elevate both of our news operations,” said WJLA 7News/ 24/7 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Todd Bernstein.
The collaboration with WJLA restarts a long-time partnership between the two news stations. WJLA previously provided weather coverage on WTOP for more than 10 years.
“Weather affects our everyday lives in many ways,” said 7News First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Veronica Johnson. “Our team of meteorologists will be providing the most accurate weather information plus First Alert severe weather coverage to help keep WTOP’s listeners safe.”
“We have the utmost respect for the team at WJLA and their outstanding weather coverage,” said Joel Oxley, Senior Vice President/General Manager for WTOP. “Together our promise will be to deliver the most impactful and helpful weather reports every day to listeners throughout the region.”