WMTW Channel 8 Raises Broadcast Commitment With 'Live for the Tri'
PORTLAND (July 20, 2017) – WMTW is committing its morning broadcast to total coverage, live from the campus of SMCC on Sunday, July 23rd From 5:00 am to Noon. Anchors Tracy Sabol and Meghan Torjussen, along with Maine’s Chief Meteorologist Roger Griswold and Meteorologist Sarah Long, will cheer on more than 1,000 athletes swimming, biking and running to fight the battle against cancer.
Maine’s Total Weather & News resources will be positioned along the course, bringing viewers nearly 7 hours of race course action, emotional fan reaction, impactful stories of volunteers and the latest donation tally making a difference. Viewers will also experience exclusive digital coverage as WMTW expands its broadcast commitment on WMTW.com, our WMTW mobile app and on Facebook Live.
Morning team anchors Christina Frank and David Charns, along with live field reports, give our viewers Maine’s Total Weather & News from sunrise preparations through opening ceremonies and as runners cross the finish line.
“WMTW is truly honored to join the 10th anniversary as the official media partner for Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure; elevating our support, utilizing all of our digital platforms so that viewers across Maine and the country can experience the courag
e these women and families demonstrate in fighting cancer,” said WMTW President and General Manager Dave Abel.
“Maine’s Total Weather & News team is proud to dedicate this production to the women and families impacted by this disease. We are forecasting an emotional day filled with heartwarming stories and coverage that our viewers will enjoy and be inspired to donate. Also, look for our own Meteorologist Mallory Brooke as she joins all the brave women along the course,” said News Director Amy Beveridge.
“We are overjoyed to be celebrating our 10th year of the Tri for a Cure in partnership with WMTW. Over the years, the station has been deeply committed to sharing the stories of the long-time athletes, volunteers, and supporters telling people across Maine about these courageous women, the generous people who support them, and the ways that together, we can challenge cancer in our state. We are looking forward to the next 10 years of our partnership!,” said Maine Cancer Foundation Executive Director Tara Hill.