December Out and About TV Airs Wednesday

WRAL's Out & About December 2016

The December edition of Out and About TV, a monthly TV series inspired by our popular website, airs Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 7 p.m. on WRAL. This month, take a tour inside a local coffee roaster, perfecting the perfect cup of joe. Visit a new neighborhood bar that has all your favorite North Carolina […]

WRAL-TV Makes Impact with Social Media

WRAL Social Media Ratings

WRAL-TV is known for news excellence and now the station is getting attention for its excellence in using social media.  NetNewsCheck posted the article “WRAL Leads Raleigh Social Media Scene” on Monday, December 5, 2016. NetNewsCheck’s Paul Greeley leads off the piece, writing, “WRAL’s enterprising approach to Facebook powers its robust lead among local media […]

Durham Lights Lucky Strike Tower on American Tobacco Campus

American Tobacco Tower Lighting

In downtown Durham, the American Tobacco Historic District welcomed the holiday season with the 12th annual lighting of the Lucky Strike Tower on December 2, 2016. The festivities included musical entertainment and area school choirs will performed a variety of Christmas songs before Santa and Wool E. Bull take to the stage to help light […]

Voting Now Open for American Tobacco’s Triangle Tree Challenge

Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Trees Means a Merry You & Prizes for Nonprofits! The Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge is back for holly, jolly prize awarding fun for nonprofits and the companies that support them!  The 2016 trees were unveiled at the American Tobacco Tower Lighting on Friday, December 2. Here’s how to cast your vote: View […]

WRAL-TV Tower Now Aglow for Holidays

2016 WRAL Tower Lighting

WRAL-TV’s tower became a beacon for the holidays as is annual tradition on Thursday, December 1, 2016.  The first day of December always marks the WRAL Tower Lighting.  WRAL-TV Anchors Debra Morgan & David Crabtree hosted the event alongside WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel during the newcasts between 5:00-6:30pm.  The 58th Annual Tower Lighting did […]

WRAL-TV’s Lamb Honored for Reporting on Prison Systems

Amanda Lamb

WRAL-TV Reporter Amanda Lamb often covers stories featuring the North Carolina prison system in her work at the Big 5.  Recently she received special recognition from a criminal justice organization for her work reporting in that field. The North Carolina Correctional Association honored Lamb with its 2016 Outstanding Journalism Award.  The award recognizes her for […]

Fishel to Host Town Hall Meeting at NC Museum of Natural Science

Greg Fishel

Greg Fishel will host the next meeting in his series of quarterly town hall meetings at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, December 1st at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. will livestream the event. He will be joined by Paula J. Ehrlich, president and CEO of the E.O. […]

Light Up That Tower!

WRAL Tower old light bulb

Today, December 1, we celebrate the annual WRAL tower lighting for Christmas. During the evening newscast, that giant metal structure behind the building will be transformed into a dazzling tower of power Christmas tree. Over the years, elements of entertainment have been added to create a jolly mood for the viewers. Intermixed throughout the evening […]