WATE-TV Knoxville - Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic in East Tennessee with the WATE app. We're on your side with the information you need to know to keep your family safe.

Get the top headlines for the Knoxville area, as well as news from around the U.S. and the world. Sign up for push notifications for alerts.

Best of all, the app is free and gives you unlimited access.

App features & highlights
Watch live streaming of broadcasts from the app.

See current weather conditions, hourly and extended forcast and radar map.

Browse a list of school closings and delays.

Plan your commute with updated traffic information

Sign up for alerts for the stories most important to you. Don't want to receive alerts in the middle of the night? No problem, you can set a quiet time.

Easily share interesting articles via email, Facebook and Twitter

What’s New

Version 400.33.530045747

New and improved article view with related content and easy navigation to the next story.

Improved stream view with video previews and photo gallery mode.

Updated and improved podcast playback control.

Fixed a intermittent issue that would cause the app to freeze on app startup.

Squashed bugs, fixed leaks and improved performance throughout the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Meme6452 ,

WATE News app Review

I love the app & getting all the minute by minute news stories, but I work night shift & the alert prompt sound is rather annoying when you r trying to sleep during the day, However I love all the WATE News/Weather Team & wouldn’t get my local new or weather from any other source. Very accurate & reliable. Love them all.

No other weather man I trust and love to hear weather reports from more than Matt Hinkin, with Ken Weathers with the weather coming in 2nd. For the news, love Lorie Tucker, Kristen, and Bo. Always so professional yet friendly down to earth with a Great Love for East Tennessee. No other channel for news & weather in Knoxville for me.

InevitableLogic ,

Sort of a news app...

To say this app has problems is a courteous understatement. The notifications that pop up on your lock screen don’t always take you to the story in question, and invariably you’ll have to swipe to dismiss at least one ad (and maybe more) to actually get to the story. The Traffic notifications are the worst. The notification often isn’t long enough to include all of the necessary information enabling you to avoid the area, but if you tap the notification, it doesn’t take you to a longer story, it takes you to a traffic map that is usually so out of date as to be useless, if it even opens on the location involved. Usually, it just opens a screen showing the entire five county area, and YOU have to figure out what part to zoom in on. It’s also obvious that the newsroom is doing cut-and-paste to flesh out stories, and don’t bother to catch grammatical or spelling mistakes, and even sometimes inconsistent factual information. My favorite example is a headline saying the identity of a body found earlier has been released, but the first paragraph of the story says the identification is still being withheld pending notification of relatives, and then the second paragraph goes ahead and names the victim! Do these people even HAVE an editor?

Nursetalley ,


The only thing I would like to see you change is to put Matt Hinkin back on the evening time slot. I have watched him for years. He is an icon at the station. And since he has shared his story about his diagnosis of Parkinson’s, he can be a source of hope and encouragement to others. The evening time slot would give him greater exposure to those also dealing with the disease.


LIN Television Corporation
60.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


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