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WTOP and WJLA Announce Joint Traffic Venture

Tuesday - 4/30/2013, 3:24pm  ET

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Washington, D.C. WTOP 103.5 FM and ABC7/WJLA-TV today announced a new joint traffic partnership to reach even more DC area commuters with real time traffic information. Under the arrangement, WTOP will become the exclusive morning traffic home to ABC7.

ABC7 Reporter Amanda Meadows will be reporting live for ABC7 from the WTOP "Glass- enclosed nerve center" during ABC7's Good Morning Washington. The reports will air six times an hour from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and two times an hour from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekday mornings. Meadows' reports will be produced by veteran traffic reporter/producer Rob Woodfork.

"This new traffic partnership will provide ABC7 viewers with up-to-the-minute traffic information before they get behind the wheel, while reinforcing WTOP's image as the traffic authority in the region" says WJLA-TV General Manager Bill Lord.

WTOP Program Director Laurie Cantillo adds, "WTOP Traffic is everywhere: on the radio, mobile, the web, Twitter, and now on morning television with our great partners at ABC7."

ABC7's Amanda Meadows comes to the D.C. area from WTVR-TV in Richmond. Prior to that, she was a traffic and news reporter in Hampton Roads. A graduate of High Pointe University in North Carolina, she has logged 7 years reporting traffic on television and radio.

"We've had great success partnering with WTOP on weather reporting. Now we're doing the same with traffic," continues Lord.

The new traffic reports will began on Tuesday April 30th.