The WJLA news app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant. With the new and fully redesigned app you can watch live newscasts, get up-to-the minute local and national news, weather and traffic conditions and stay informed via notifications alerting you to breaking news and local events.

• Breaking news alerts and stories
• Live streaming
• New weather section with hourly and daily forecasts
• Live weather radar and traffic information
• Completely overhauled app that is faster and easier to use

What’s New

Version 7.8.0

Version 7.8.0

Thank you for downloading our app!
In this release we have fixed a few minor bugs

We welcome all of your comments. They are all read by us and we are committed to responding as often as possible.

Ratings and Reviews

Biscayne54 ,

The Worst News App in the Entire App Store

Channel 7 offers interesting stories that 4 and 9 neglect, but the app is so pathetically constructed the articles cannot be read as the words at the end of each line run off the page, leaving the reader trying to guess what the missing words are (I was hoping the updated version would correct this). Preceding every video, there is an Easterns Motor commercial which freezes repeatedly, taking a couple of minutes before the video can be viewed. In most cases, it's just not worth the necessary patience. In the typed text, an Easterns Motor logo floats over the words, forcing one to move the page up and down in order to be able to read around it. I don't know if it's a lack of programming aptitude or a lack of integrity that causes this app to be so very poor - what I am certain of, is that it is lacking tremendously.

Ja_87_FFX ,


UX is nice and clean and the weather function is great. I turned push notifications on for alerts regarding weather conditions but there are SO MANY and mostly news stories I’m not interested in. The app should allow users to select what categories they’d like to receive notifications from. I read under notifications that they promise not to send “too many” and I laughed out loud. I received an average of 2/hr yesterday! Update to allow customization and this definitely becomes a 4 Star app!


Managed Poorly

I have used the WJLA app for over a year and have reached a level of frustration to remove it and use another local DC news app. It is obvious that this app is poorly managed. Their business plan places a low priority on using mobile app technology to reach their customers. The videos and pictures are low resolution, the news feed is not updated often, the app sometimes restarts itself when trying to refresh for new stories and recently the in app mobile AD's have been excessive and become a real nuisance. I do not recommend this app.


77.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2017 Sinclair Broadcast Group


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