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WVIR, virtual channel 29, a local NBC television affiliate founded in Charlottesville on March 11, 1973. WVIR-TV's studios are located on East Market Street in downtown Charlottesville, and its transmitter is located on Carter Mountain, south of the city.

The station is owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television. [1]

On April 13, 2021, more than a dozen news organizations, which include NBC29′s parent company Gray Television, each filed requests for records related to the tip line Gov. Glenn Youngkin established shortly after taking office in January 2022. [2]The lawsuit filed by 13 media organizations in Richmond Circuit Court alleges that Youngkin is violating the FOI Act by withholding the release of the emails sent to the tip line he set up for parents to report “divisive practices” in their children’s schools. [3]

In March 2018, anchor Ken Jefferson passed away after a brief and unexpected illness. [4]

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  1. Web. NBC29 Do you have an idea for a story you'd like to see covered on NBC29? Give us the details below! All fields are required. A valid email address is necessary in order to follow up or more details for the story you have submitted., Staff reports, News Article, WVIR NBC29, retrieved April 14, 2022.
  2. Web. Media organizations suing Gov. Youngkin for ‘tip line’ emails, News Article, WVIR NBC29, retrieved April 14, 2022.
  3. Web. News organizations sue Youngkin over emails sent to ‘divisive practices’ in schools tip line, News Article, WSLS.com, Denise Lavoie, Associated Press, retrieved April 14, 2022.
  4. Web. NBC29 Family Mourning the Loss of Anchor Ken Jefferson, Staff reports, News Article, WVIR NBC29, March 5, 2018, retrieved March 5, 2018.

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