October 18, 2012
We hope you can join us this Saturday, October 20th 10AM to 4PM, for the first ever WDBJ7 Hometown WeatherFest. Join WDBJ7 meteorologists for a day of all things weather. Exhibits include everything from storm chasers and gliders, to VIP studio tours and hot air balloon displays. We will also have games and crafts for the younger crowd. It's an event for all ages, and it's FREE. WHEN IS WEATHERFEST? WeatherFest will be held Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at WDBJ7 Studios on Hershberger Road in Roanoke.
September 24, 2012
Requests for newscast DVDs can be made by telephone: Call 540-344-7000 during our business hours M-F 8:00am to 5:30pm to place an order. You will need the specific date of the newscast, specific time of the newscast (Mornin', WDBJ7 at 6, WDBJ7 at 11, etc.), and the specific topic of news items you are interested in receiving. Frequently asked questions: 1. How much are the DVDs? DVDs are $35 each and this includes shipping and tax. 2. How can I pay for the DVD?
February 27, 2012
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December 12, 2012
Google announced its top searches for 2012 on Wednesday. So here at WDBJ7, we decided to take a look at our top searchers so far this year. Here are the top local-related searches for WDBJ7.Com. They are not in any particular order: WDBJ7 TOP SEARCHES IN 2012 - Friday Football Extra - School closings - Virginia Aftershocks - F-22 Raptor - Aurora Borealis - Crumb and Get It - Chase Prasnicki - Survivor recap - Wesley Earnest - high school football scores TOP GOOGLE SEARCHES IN 2012 Whitney Houson Gangnam Style Hurricane Sandy 4. iPad 3 Diablo 3 Kate Middleton Olympics 2012 Amanda Todd Michael Clarke Ducan BBB12 Click here to see more on Google's top searches.
May 19, 2012
Eastern Divide made their debut on WDBJ7 Saturday morning. They've been playing together for about four years and are from the Roanoke Valley. For more information on the band and how to order a CD, contact Donna Francisco at 384-6118 or 598-8390. You can also check out the band's Facebook page here . They performed the songs "Wagon Wheel" and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown. " To see their performances, see the videos above.
April 1, 2010
Former WDBJ President and General Manager, Bob Lee is one of six people inducted into The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame Thursday in Richmond. Bob held the reins here at Your Hometown Station for almost two decades and we are extremely proud of him. He is a former president of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters and served on the National Association of Broadcasters television board for five years. Thursday night's ceremony also honored Roanoke journalist Dan Smith.
July 15, 2010
Email Elizabeth Follow Elizabeth on Facebook Elizabeth Harrington joined the WDBJ7 team in June 2010 as a reporter. She previously reported for WBOC in Salisbury, Maryland, for 6 years. She also anchored and produced newscasts at WBOC. Elizabeth is a lifelong resident of Maryland but excited to continue her adventures in the Commonwealth. Elizabeth graduated with honors from Towson University where she earned a degree in mass communications. When she's not working, Elizabeth enjoys going to the movies, taking walks, spending time with family (including her dog, Mindy)
December 27, 2012
E-Mail Brent Follow Brent On: Blog | Facebook | Twitter A native of Botetourt County, Brent Watts grew up watching Your Hometown News Leader, so it seemed only fitting that WDBJ7 was his only choice when searching for his first job in television. Brent joined WDBJ7 in 1997, working behind the scenes as photojournalist, and eventually moved into the role of weekend weathercaster. Brent is a graduate of Old Dominion University and Mississippi State University's Broadcast Meteorology Program.
May 21, 2010
E-Mail Leo Follow Leo on Facebook Follow Leo on Twitter Leo Hirsbrunner joined WDBJ7 in 2000 from Attleboro, Massachusetts. A proud native of New England, Leo is a 1997 graduate of Lyndon State College located in Lyndonville, Vermont. There he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and a minor in Physics. While at college Leo interned at WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island. After graduating, his first job was as fill-in Meteorologist at WVNY in Burlington, Vermont.
May 21, 2010
E-mail Jean Follow Jean on Facebook Follow Jean on Twitter Jean Jadhon is Co-Anchor of WDBJ7 at Six, Anchor of WDBJ7 at 5, and a reporter. Jean began at WDBJ7 as anchor of News 7 at Eleven . One year later, she helped inaugurate News 7 at Five. In 2005 Jean took over the duties as co-anchor of the staion's flagship 6 p.m. newscast. Jean spends mornings reporting stories in the field and afternoons working on News 7 at Five and News 7 at Six. Jean is a native of central New York State and started her career as a reporter in Binghamton, New York, before heading to Syracuse, New York, as a reporter for the ABC affiliate there. Jean's work then brought her to the Gulf Coast of Florida where she anchored the weekday 10 o'clock news in the Fort Myers-Naples market.