WFAA is the callsign for the ABC affiliate in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas market. It is licensed to Dallas and broadcasts on digital channel 8. It is owned by Tegna Media, the broadcast division of Gannett.
Channel 8 analog signed on in 1949 as NBC affiliate KBTV, until 1950 when the call letters and the affiliate were changed to WFAA-TV and ABC. Around that time, on November 22, 1963, WFAA was the first station to break the news that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated about two blocks north of the television station near Dealey Plaza outside the Texas School Book Depository. The station became the first station in America to broadcast a digital channel back in 1998.
A screenshot of Jay Watson and Jerry Haynes covering the Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963.
|8.1||8.1||WFAA-DT||Main WFAA (ABC)|
|8.2||8.2||WFAA-DT2||News 8 Now|
Current ABC Prime-Time Schedule (Ch. 8)
|Monday||News 8 at 6||Entertainment Tonight||Dancing with the Stars||The Good Doctor||News 8 Update|
|Tuesday||News 8 at 6||Entertainment Tonight||The Conners||The Kids Are Alright||black-ish||Splitting Up Together||The Rookie||News 8 Update|
|Wednesday||News 8 at 6||Entertainment Tonight||The Goldbergs||American Housewife||Modern Family||Single Parents||A Million Little Things||News 8 Update|
|Thursday||News 8 at 6||Entertainment Tonight||Grey's Anatomy||Station 19||How to Get Away with Murder||News 8 Update|
|Friday||News 8 at 6||Entertainment Tonight||Fresh Off the Boat||Speechless||Child Support||20/20||News 8 Update|
|Saturday||News 8 at 6||Inside Edition||Saturday Night Football||News 8 Update|
|Sunday||America's Funniest Home Videos||Dancing with the Stars: Juniors||Shark Tank||The Alec Baldwin Show||News 8 Update|