Photos
Videos
Waffle House shooting suspect arraigned on charges for quadruple murder
29
40
Senate panel votes on Pompeo nomination
15
38
LIVE: NC9 Producer Briefing 4/23
17
29
Posts

MEDICAL FIRST: A Johns Hopkins medical team has performed the world's first penis & scrotum transplant on an injured war veteran.

HAMILTON COUNTY ROADS UPDATE:
-Montlake Road (pictured below) CLOSED through sunrise due to a downed tree.
-Part of W Road is closed also because of a tree
-So is Beason Dr @ Henderson Ave -- closed
-Roberts Mill Rd. closed ...
-Boy Scout Road near Hwy 153 under water
-Ramps off I-24 near Cummings Highway closed

Use our new & improved Traffic Tracker to help you get around: http://newschannel9.com/news/traffic

Live updates here: http://newschannel9.com/watch

See More
Image may contain: outdoor and nature
Reviews
3.7
1,224 Reviews
Tell people what you think
Heather Landry
· April 2, 2018
As scary as it is, it’s pretty hilarious that you’re under the control of the conservative media giant, Sinclair Broadcasting, and being forced to read their Trump-esqe propaganda pieces, yet the majo...rity of complaints in the reviews are from Trump-lovers who are mad that you’re so liberal. I know most of the reporters are probably liberal, because non-billionaire, intelligent, educated, caring people usually are. So I feel sad for you that you managed to get the job of your dreams, but now it’s been corrupted by Trump and his wicked supporters. You were my favorite local news team, even if I never actually watched the news. This *was* my go-to page for local stories though. My husband and I always sent our car accident videos and other newsworthy clips to you. I guess I’ll have to send them to Channel 3 or 12 now. � I’m sorry things had to end this way between us, but I can’t support any company that promotes Trump’s lies and tries to brainwash the masses in his favor. See More
James R. Joyner
· April 4, 2018
Sinclair Media Group, one of the largest local TV station owners, is requiring its anchors to read “pro-Trump propaganda” promotional messages on air.

The script, which is required to be read during ...news time rather than using commercial spots, includes anchors saying they’re “extremely proud of the quality, balanced journalism that [proper news brand name of local station] produces.” The anchors are then supposed to follow by saying, “But I’m concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country.”

The message continues: “The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media. More alarming, national media outlets are publishing these same fake stories without checking facts first. Unfortunately, some members of the national media are using their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think’. This is extremely dangerous to our democracy,

This is nothing more than Trump and his supporters using the media in the same way Putin uses Pravda to spread fake news in Russia.
See More
Danielle Mitchell
· April 4, 2018
Investigative journalism should be just that: investigating and going through a process where you find information to help answer complex issues facing the community. Using prepared statements reduces... your organization to nothing more than a vehicle for propaganda. It is sad that the talent of the anchors and reporters is now tainted by the agenda of Sinclair broadcasting. Integrity and authenticity is what gains trust and I’m disappointed to say that News Channel 9 has lost mine. It is my hope that you find your roots again, embrace truth through a process of investigative journalism and restore integrity to your organization. See More
Daniel Chenn
· April 2, 2018
Oh, WTVC. You were supposed to be the chosen one! You were supposed to have me "depend on you"! (cue overdramatic music).....Now with me being dramatic aside, I used to watch you guys for years, even ...just for five minutes. But after learning that the station is owned by Sinclair after seeing the other stations saying the exact same script, I can no longer watch you. That video of the stations saying the same script from Sinclair was one of the most dystopian things I've seen. Now I definitely feel like I'm in a real life "Black Mirror" episode. It was fun while it lasted. I'll just "depend on myself" from now on. See More
Bill Pardue
· April 4, 2018
The moment you compromised yourself by allowing Sinclair to make you puppets of the alt right is the day your TV station died. Your credibility and past history of outstanding unbiased reporting has b...een thrown out the window. Each of us has a job to do but you passed up the opportunity to take a stand for fair and balanced reporting and instead embraced the pro-Trump propaganda machine. I have zero respect for your fake news outlet. Word of mouth cuts like a knife and hopefully it make your ratings tank. The next step is for the residents of this city and your viewers to start gathering a list of your sponsors during your news programming and boycott them. See More
Cheryl Lynn Curtis
· April 4, 2018
It’s a damn shame that you are owned by a media group which forces you to run what they tell you to run and is now forcing you to educate, I mean brainwash, your viewers. I have known the station is o...wned by Sinclair for awhile, but the forced statements for all Sinclair stations has crossed a journalistic ethics line. I genuinely feel sorry for the anchors being penalized. See More
Allan Boyd
· April 4, 2018
Biased and slanted views promoting a pro-drump agenda combined with radical GOP propoganda is beyond nauseating. Josh has no personality injected and we tire of being reminded daily of his service whi...ch is appreciated but the point has been made. Be fair, be impartial and give us unbiased news. You have a long way to go. Being FOX in disguise is not a quality trait. See More
Sue Miller
· April 9, 2018
It is no wonder why your ratings have dropped. Mine dropped from five stars to a one. One of my early jobs was as secretary to Reeve Owen, General Mgr of Channel 9 under Martin Theaters when their ...offices were in the lobby of the old Patten Hotel. With that beginning, I have been a loyal Channel 9 supporter all of my adult life and I am now of retirement age. But this all changed as I, shocked and bewildered, listened to your talented news anchors reading scripted 'Sinclair news'. I do miss tuning in at 6 and 11. It is difficult to change one's daily routine after so many years but I know that I did the right thing. I cannot support the free press and media in my country being suppressed and scripted...... Hitler did the same thing. Your station still has the best 'storm' and 'snow' reports, so I will probably continue to tune in for those events. Your station has some great, talented reporters. Sinclair stole your integrity and that is sad. See More
Deanna Webster
· April 4, 2018
People want to know who Sinclair is and what they do. Until I see a story coming up explaining this, and declaring your position as an independent news source, you have lost my support and viewership.... The hijacking and maligning of journalism by moneyed interests is contributing to the rapid decline of our democracy. Please take a strong stand for your integrity and that of our nation! See More
Sam Gibson
· April 2, 2018
Funny how you read the current reviews blasting the channel for their ownership by Sinclair while reading pass poor reviews by right-wingers crying about them being liberal because they dare to say so...mething less than glowing about Trump.

I think that WTVC is doing a great journalistic job, even more so considering the kind of anti-American propogandists at corporate head office.
See More
Mickey Mollica
· April 4, 2018
Too bad that you are a sheep instead of a leader in the industry. Im disgusted by the “statements” that your owners are making you read. If you cannot stand up for free thought and truth you will not ...be getting my business. See More
Rick Waters
· April 8, 2018
Telling people you believe in fair news because you are told too! Lol is just a joke right! When the media is stop being controlled by the far left maybe we will believe You! Then again you support ki...ds trying to take away our rights. Wait to they come after the 1st amendment and news channels that push an agenda! See More
Angela Knight Couch
· 6 hours ago
On 4-1-18, during Deception (irony), news channel 9 aired one of the Sinclair "must air" propaganda speeches. No one wants another Nazi Germany. Let Sinclair know that we don't like their propaganda ...and we know their lies, because we have information at our fingertips, from hundreds of sources. I feel sorry for your news staff. Stop forcing good journalists to pander to the lowest denominator. See More
Melissa Joy
· April 8, 2018
It's about time we are finally seeing equal Tv time for both sides! In reading all the reviews here, it's obvious that the liberals are all now saying they're banning you simply because you are giving... the Republican party air time! How ridiculous ! They were all okay when the news was all about how great the crooked swamp was doing... there's too much evidence coming out now about them to cover it up and hide it anymore and I'm glad WTVC news channel nine is finally going to report on it and quit hiding it! TY!
#MAGA #LOCKHERUP #HESMYPRESIDENT #POTUS #REALDONALDTRUMP
See More
Susan Miller Thurman
· April 4, 2018
I have never been unhappy with their news. I think they are fair. I stopped watching "brand X" channel because of their disrespect for Trump. he is our President like it or not. but their tones i...n the news say otherwise. See More
Laura Croy Sanders
· April 4, 2018
Was making your anchors read scripted propaganda worth losing viewers? Does the president endorsing this propaganda, because it validates his continual attacks on the news media, make your station mor...e credible? You forced your anchors to do something that is contrary to what they do; present the news with honesty and integrity. Shame on you. See More
Lisa K. Shander
· April 2, 2018
My family and I will never watch your news broadcasts again because you can't be trusted as part of the Sinclair Media Group. Their agenda is ruining our country. If I worked at WTVC, I'd quit in orde...r to protect my personal integrity. Yes, it's that bad. See More
Jake Brown
· April 3, 2018
Unfortunately, WTVC only loosely qualifIes for the designation of “news.” No longer a locally owned or reputable news source, but rather an unabashed outlet of Fox-news like political commentary, clic...k-bait, and general mediocrity parading as informative television.

Employees, contractors, and vendors of WTVC should think about how history will reflect on their work. Exercise your rights, and maintain your journalistic integrity by disassociating with this ethically corrupt institution. Better yet, make Chattanooga proud by openly refusing to air the “must run” propaganda provided by Sinclair.
See More
Ann Ploetz
· April 6, 2018
I am very disappointed in NewsChannel 9 News. I have been a faithful viewer for many years, but after discovering that you are part of the Sinclair family I no longer can watch. To have to be forced t...o read propaganda generated by the idea that there is "fake news" is appalling to me and many others in our area. You have lost many viewers. It is just a real shame. See More
Herb Pettit
· April 2, 2018
I will not watch a station that reads a prepared speech by its conservative owner with the intent of influencing public opinion. Just call this group state run medi.