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  • In return to Louisiana, Jonathan Shelley tapped to lead News at WBRZ, WBRZ Plus in Baton Rouge

    September 14, 2022 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ has named Jonathan Shelley its Director of News. Shelley was appointed to oversee the station's news operations from a similar job in the Midwest. Shelley is returning to Louisiana, where his sons were born and where he and his wife have family. In Louisiana,... more »
  • Longtime WBRZ executive, Rocky Daboval, announces retirement; Trey Schmaltz named station General Manager

    August 15, 2022 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are exciting similarities to Rocky Daboval’s first day at WBRZ and today: An industry on the cusp of change, a locally-owned television station innovating and leading the future, and a lot of life to live in the years ahead. Only tomorrow won’t be the same as... more »
  • WATCH: Kindhearted FedEx driver picks up trash on stranger's porch Play Video

    January 5, 2021 6:58 PM

    ST. ROSE - A FedEx driver went above and beyond for someone on their delivery route. Sherry Fontenot shared video of the delivery driver's small act of kindness Tuesday. Fontentot, who lives in St. Charles Parish, captured the whole thing via the Nest camera on her front porch. ... more »
  • THE LATEST: After Cocodrie landfall, Zeta racing away from Louisiana Play Video

    October 26, 2020 7:10 AM

    After making landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana just after 4pm Wednesday, Zeta continues pulling away from the region. Zeta was the strongest hurricane to strike the U.S. this late in the season since Halloween 1899 in South Carolina. Zeta also set U.S. records as the 11th named storm and 6th hurricane... more »
  • Governor announces Tuesday COVID briefing, expected to discuss state's reopening plan

    August 24, 2020 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a news conference Tuesday, March 2, at 1:00 p.m. The governor is expected to discuss the ongoing coronavirus health crisis and take questions from reporters. He's also expected to discuss the state's current phase 2 order, which expires March 3.... more »
  • CONGRATS! WBRZ anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon ranked 225's 'Best'

    July 2, 2020 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sylvia Weatherspoon was voted Best TV personality in the Baton Rouge area in the 2020 Best of 225 awards. The annual program from 225 Magazine ranks readers' favorites among TV presenters, radio personalities, businesses and food. Sylvia bested Pat Shingleton for the top-ranked TV personality.... more »
  • Warm weather and COVID-19: hope on the horizon?

    March 12, 2020 7:43 PM

    A common idea circulating—will the coming spring and summer warmth curtail spread of the novel coronavirus? Assumptions are being made. Social media aggravates misinformation at times when facts are most important. The greatest enemy to scientists in crises is the spread of rumors and innuendo during situations that require clear,... more »
  • Friday's Health Report Play Video

    February 7, 2020 5:52 PM

    Watch the 2 Your Health report for Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. more »
  • Dentist who extracted tooth while riding hoverboard found guilty on 46 counts

    January 20, 2020 12:43 PM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A dentist in Alaska is convicted on dozens of charges after a video surfaced of him extracting a tooth while standing on a hoverboard. Dentist Seth Lookhart joked that the oral surgery was simply performed in a "new standard of care," according to the lawsuit... more »
  • Young girl installs cameras to prove alleged abuse when no one would believe her

    January 15, 2020 2:01 PM

    OKALOOSA COUNTY: A 14-year-old girl installed video cameras in her bedroom to record alleged physical abuse because no one believed her, according to authorities and her mother. The young girl provided video evidence to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office in Florida, prompting the arrest of 47-year-old Damon Becnel on... more »
  • Cancer Services hosts holiday event for children directly affected by cancer

    December 20, 2019 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Cancer Services recently hosted its annual ‘Cocoa & Donuts with Santa’ event on Saturday, Dec. 14 for children in the Baton Rouge area who have been directly affected by the disease. Over 60 children attended the event at Quarters, along with their families. In addition... more »
  • Locals take proactive health measures at Gonzales event

    November 21, 2019 12:59 PM

    Gonzales, LA -- More than 200 Ascension Parish residents took proactive measures to protect their health recently by participating in Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Live Well Ascension event at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales. In conjunction with the Gonzales Area Foundation for the third year in a row, screenings for... more »
  • Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge gets new transportation van

    February 14, 2019 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge recently got a new transportation van that will bring area shelter dogs to the Dog Adoption House. The animals will be brought over daily to be viewed by potential adopters. Additionally, the van will be used to transport dogs to... more »
  • A Halloween twist on 'Da crane' and the Sunshine Bridge

    October 28, 2018 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Halloween costumes are always a challenge, to be the goriest of them all or to be cutest but this couple went the wittiest. Nicole Jackson and her husband Ron Jackson got creative this Halloween dressing as a current event. They dressed as the Sunshine bridge and the... more »
  • WBRZ LIVE: Here's where to get live news, forecasts today and tomorrow

    December 7, 2017 4:05 PM

    Newscast times WBRZ's 2une-In, 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. WBRZ News 2 at Noon WBRZ News 2 at 4:00 WBRZ News 2 at 5:00 WBRZ News 2 at 6:00 WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 WBRZ News broadcasts on television Live on... more »
  • Stream WBRZ election coverage live here tonight

    October 7, 2017 9:53 PM

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH EVENING NEWSCASTS AND ELECTION SPECIAL REPORTS Saturday WBRZ Morning News at 9 a.m. WBRZ News 2 at NINE WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Sunday WBRZ Morning News at 9 a.m. WBRZ News 2 at 5:30 WBRZ News... more »
  • Here's how to watch WBRZ on any device, anywhere

    October 5, 2017 1:20 PM

    Here is how to watch WBRZ: WBRZ 2.1 - News 2 newscasts and ABC programming; Found with an antenna on 2.1 and on all area cable and satellite systems WBRZ + - 24-hour news channel with breaking news, WBRZ 2une-In from 7 a.m. to nine a.m. weekdays... more »
  • BRPD releases new info in 2017 murder on Thomas Delpit Drive Play Video

    September 8, 2017 10:58 AM

    UPDATE: Police have released vehicle information connected to a murder that occurred on September 8, 2017 on Thomas Delpit Drive. BRPD detectives received information that multiple people exited a silver-colored SUV and began firing at two men. Both men died from their gunshot injuries. Anyone with information on... more »
  • WBRZ newscasts available anytime on new cable channel 11

    August 29, 2017 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A low-tier, HD replay of WBRZ newscasts is now available to Cox subscribers. Tuesday evening, WBRZ will also be available on channel 11 or 1011 and feature the most recent newscast and weather report. Live breaking news will be covered on the channel, too. The... more »
  • WBRZ says farewell to Kylie Dixon, welcomes Malary Pullen

    August 16, 2017 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new face officially joined the WBRZ team Thursday morning as journalists and viewers bid farewell to a familiar one. Beginning Thursday, Malary Pullen became the new co-anchor of WBRZ's long-running morning news program, 2une-In. Pullen joins John "JP" Pastorek on the news desk and interact... more »
  • WBRZ wins five awards in Mississippi-Louisiana AP Competition

    March 25, 2017 11:28 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. — WBRZ News won five awards in the 2016 Mississippi-Louisiana Associated Press competition. Winners of the 2016 Mississippi-Louisiana Associated Press broadcast, newspaper college competitions were announced Saturday at an awards presentation in Jackson. AP-member broadcasters and newspapers in both states submitted nearly 2,000 entries in the... more »
  • This fall, Michael Strahan joins GMA every day on WBRZ

    April 19, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Michael Strahan will become a full time staple of "Good Morning America," weekdays on WBRZ this fall. Strahan will leave his seat on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," ABC executives said Tuesday morning. The morning talk show will begin a search for a new co-host in... more »
  • October 30, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    October 30, 2015 7:43 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Fire marshal investigating accident at GBR State Fair Baton Rouge Halloween Parade moved up due to weather concerns BRPD investigating deadly park shooting Heavy rain, strong storms expected on Halloween Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK |... more »
  • Students learn about digital and broadcast media

    October 2, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Galvez Middle School learned from WBRZ chief investigator Chris Nakamoto and sports anchor Chris Price about how the news industry works Friday morning. Nakamoto and Price told the students about what it's like gathering news, filming and editing stories, and putting them online as... more »
  • World News Tonight - Weekends @ 5:30 p.m.

    September 25, 2015 2:51 PM

    ABC World News Tonight provides viewers the latest news and analysis of major events from around the country and around the world on the weekend. The broadcast draws upon an award-winning team of correspondents, producers and off-air reporters stationed around the globe. With unparalleled resources, ABC News and "World News"... more »
  • Good Morning America - Weekdays @ 6 a.m.

    September 25, 2015 12:02 PM

    ABC News' popular morning program, Good Morning America , is anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Amy Robach is the News Anchor, Lara Spencer is Co-Anchor and Ginger Zee is the Meteorologist. Now in its 38th year, Good Morning America is watched by millions of people who wake up... more »
  • Hostage suspect shot, killed when he began to threaten hostage

    January 21, 2013 8:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A kidnapper was shot and killed by authorities in West Baton Rouge Monday night, after threatening to shoot and kill the hostage he snatched at gunpoint earlier in the evening. The man's name has not been released. The hostage is recovering from injuries sustained after a car... more »

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