YNN began cablecasting as News 10 Now on November 7, 2003—we are part of a network of twelve 24-hour local news channels owned and operated by Time Warner Cable nationwide. YNN operates from its headquarters building in downtown Syracuse, the historic former New York Central train station. YNN has a huge coverage area, a 15,000+ square mile chunk of Upstate New York, and to cover that well we provide two separate program feeds. YNN for Central and Northern New York covers the metropolitan Syracuse area, Utica and the Mohawk Valley, the Adirondack Tri-Lakes area, plus Watertown and the St. Lawrence Seaway/Canadian border region. YNN for New York’s Southern Tier, which launched in early 2007, covers the area from western Steuben County, across the Elmira/Corning area, to Greater Binghamton, and along the Interstate-88 corridor through Oneonta, plus portions of the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.
YNN has the region’s largest local TV news team, with seven regional newsrooms and four satellite newsgathering trucks. YNN features a local weather forecast every ten minutes. Eight meteorologists operate from our “Weather on the 10s” forecast center, using the very latest weathergathering and severe storm-tracking technology. YNN’s hourly program wheel includes local sports twice an hour, 16 hours a day, plus a wide variety of “news you can use” lifestyle features, including Cooking at Home, Pet Pointers, Garden Journeys, the Getaway Guy, and Techbeat.
YNN is at the center of a statewide network of Time Warner Cable 24-hour newschannels, including our sister channels YNN in Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, Hudson Valley, and our flagship channel NY1 in New York City. That means every Time Warner Cable customer across the state enjoys 24-hour local news, available only on cable. Our statewide reach puts our viewers at the forefront of major news events affecting all New Yorkers. Every weeknight at 8:00 and again at 11:30, our statewide program Capital Tonight keeps you completely on top of New York government, politics and statewide issues of importance.
Many of YNN’s team members are native Upstate New Yorkers who have chosen to stay in or return to this region to be part of one of the most technologically advanced newsgathering and production systems in the nation.