About Us - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

WOWK-TV is the West Virginia Media station in Huntington, West Virginia. Broadcasting on channel 13, it is the CBS affiliate for the Charleston–Huntington market, the second largest television market (in terms of area) east of the Mississippi River. It is owned by West Virginia Media Holdings and serves 61 counties in central West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.

The station went on air on October 2, 1955 as WHTN-TV (for HunTingtoN), an ABC affiliate. It swapped affiliations with WCHS-TV and became a CBS station for the first time in 1958. It went back to ABC in 1962 and stayed with that network for 24 years. In 1975, it changed its call letters to WOWK to reflect the three states it served--Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. In 1986, WOWK changed affiliations again, returning to CBS.

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    WOWK is an equal opportunity employer is dedicated to providing a broad outreach regarding job vacancies at the station.
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    WOWK-TV Internship Program Internships at WOWK-TV are for full-time Juniors and Seniors in 2-4 year colleges and universities. Interns receive college credit and are without financial compensation. We
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News Philosophy:

WOWK-TV's vision is to be the No. 1 news resource for our viewers. Our mission is to report about our state and surrounding communities fairly, accurately and completely with the best informed and most professional news staff.

As professional journalists, we will:

  • Assure fair and balanced coverage of all perspectives.
  • Focus on meaningful stories that have an impact on our viewers' lives.
  • Seek background information and conduct research to present the most accurate and in-depth stories possible.
  • While examining the specific, offer a broader context.
  • Treat interviewees with respect.
  • Ask the tough, but fair question.
  • Report on what's good about our community, as well as expose wrongs.
  • Expect to be held accountable for producing fair and accurate reports.

In fulfilling our public trust to observe and report the news, WOWK-TV hopes to improve the quality of life for all those people who call this area home.

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P.O. Box 11848
Charleston, WV 25339-1848
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Charleston, WV 25339-1848

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