About Us

The first television station in the state of Ohio, and the most awarded in Cleveland, News 5 Cleveland (WEWS) is owned by Scripps, is a part of the Scripps News network, and is Cleveland's ABC affiliate.

We take a different approach. Too often in TV news reporting, viewers don’t know what happened after the initial story, how the victims or communities coped in the days and weeks after, or what resolutions to issues were ever reached. Our "We Follow Through" promise means that News 5 not only shows up when news breaks but comes back again and again with in-depth reporting. News 5’s entire team of anchors, reporters, investigators, and photographers are part of this effort, and the style of storytelling extends to all platforms.

The “We” in We Follow Through extends to viewers. At the bottom of every individual “We Follow Through” story page on the News 5 website is a feedback form. Viewers are encouraged to tell News 5 if they want more coverage of a story, give possible story ideas, and provide tips.

In addition to our station in Cleveland, we have bureaus in Akron and Columbus. We are media partners with the Akron Beacon Journal, Marshall Project Cleveland, Ohio Capital Journal, Ideastream Public Media, and we're the official TV partners of the Cleveland Browns.

The news department has collected numerous Emmy, Murrow, and other prestigious journalism awards through the years.

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