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How to watch local news and weather in your area

Tuning in to local news while getting ready for the day is a common routine. Whether you have a television or are looking to cut the cord, there are several options for watching local news and weather live. Find out which networks, websites, apps and streaming services offer access to programming below.  

Watching live news & weather

Watch the news on cable TV

Watch the news before you go to work or catch up on current events at the end of the day on your TV. If you have cable, these will be your go-to networks for community coverage and weather (channels will differ depending on your area):

  • ABC

  • CBS

  • Fox News

  • NBC

  • CNN

  • The Weather Channel
Watching live storm coverage

Stream local news and weather online

Some networks will either stream or post episodes of their shows on their corresponding websites. If you have internet service, you can access the same coverage and weather updates online that you would on TV. Just pick your favorite news station and find their website or search from the following networks:

Install local news and weather apps

Most major networks have apps you can install for free. They also provide more than just local news, instead offering all programming, including special events, award shows and live TV. However, you may need a TV subscription to log in. Cox subscribers can easily watch the news from the comfort of their living room or take it on the go via the Contour app*. No matter where you are, if you’ve got an internet connect, you’ll be informed on the latest news updates.

Weather apps are another popular way to access local weather and keep track of updates to your local weather.

*If you are a Cox subscriber using the Contour app outside of your home, open the menu on your mobile device and click “TV Go Channels” to see which weather channels are available.  

Subscription to any level of Cox Contour TV or Contour Stream Player service and Internet connection required for streaming with Contour App.  Not all channels and shows available for out-of-home streaming on Contour App; available programming also depends on subscribed package, and may require additional subscriptions. Third party data rates may apply for app streaming away from home. All third party marks are the property of their respective owners.  

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