NBC4 Washington and 103.5 FM WTOP are joining to create a news partnership for D.C.-area viewers, radio listeners and social media users. The multi-platform initiative, which launches March 25, will provide comprehensive coverage of news, weather and traffic on television, radio, and on digital and mobile devices. In addition, NBC4 and WTOP will team up to cover breaking news in a collaborative way that is described as “unprecedented” in the D.C. area.

NBC4’s Storm Team 4 meteorologists will provide forecasts every ten minutes on the eights on WTOP, which will also be featured on WTOP.com and on WTOP’s social properties.  Reporters from both NBC4 and WTOP will be showcased on each other’s newscasts.

“The combined forces of two dynamic, cutting-edge newsrooms working together on all platforms will be powerful,” said Jackie Bradford, president and general manager of NBC4. “This partnership will serve people throughout the Washington-area well by delivering them the most up-to-date local news, information and weather.”

Joel Oxley, WTOP senior vice president and general manager, stated, “The Washington region is the most educated and information-hungry market in America. WTOP and NBC4 are committed to serving the needs of our community with timely, accurate news from the most trusted teams of journalists in the nation’s capital.”

The move ends WTOP’s longtime partnership with WJLA-TV, an ABC affiliate.

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