News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WRIC 8News mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time.

We are RVA’s go-to source for local news, weather, traffic, sports and stories about people impacting our community. StormTracker8 is the area’s No. 1 weather team – our meteorologists are measured, ranked and rated Richmond’s MOST accurate forecast. 8News is first to respond with severe and disruptive weather, and our reporters are first to alert you when news breaks in your neighborhood. We are Central Virginia’s top choice for local news online.
Our Taking Action investigative reporters uncover government corruption, question those in power and expose people who abuse their positions, ensuring consumers have a powerful voice to fight back against injustice. The 8News team covers the City of Richmond, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Tri-Cities and more communities throughout the region. With our mobile app, you can take 8News on-the-go and stay connected to the news where you live.


• Watch video of your trusted reporters on the scene, and read revealing articles on what's going on in your community.
• Plan your day and week with detailed weather conditions, live alerts of severe conditions, and an interactive radar map.
• Optional alerts on breaking news keep you in the know.
• On the go? Save stories for later to access at your convenience.

What’s New

Version 41.7.0

The radar map on our Weather screen now taps through to a full-screen interactive map so you can see more of the regional conditions and radar motion.
We improved compatibility with iOS' Voice Over feature to be better at reading articles out loud.
We added a share button to the Video screen so you can send video news clips via SMS, email, or on social.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

MsDLSmith ,

Love this News App

I 💜💜 this News app! Its on point and keep me updated with school closures, weather, sports, Breaking News and the News in general! I’ve told my friends about it! ABC has always been my favorite News station! Honestly, I downloaded the app because I was out of town and my youngest son is in Middle school. I wanted to keep abreast what was happening with the snow and school closings! I’m glad that I downloaded this app...ABC News 8 WRIC...🎉Happy Holidays to Everyone 🎉🎄✨

Joshua9035 ,

App Ignores Notification Preferences

This app is a fine news app, but if you’re someone who likes control of notifications, don’t get it. Within the settings on the app, you can pick what type of notifications you want to get — traffic, local news, weather, breaking news, sports, etc. However, the app ignores your selections in those settings and notifies you of everything. So it’s an all-or-nothing proposition with notifications. As a result, you will get about 10 notifications per day about everything from a new hot chocolate recipe to a traffic accident on a road you never travel, to a robbery at a nearby store. It’s all too much for me, uninstalled.

VTach359 ,

Best RVA Local News App

I just downloaded this within the last 2 weeks. It’s so much better than 12’s or 6’s app - both in design and content. In fact, it’s better than most of the national news apps I use. Nicely done!

App Privacy

The developer, LIN Television Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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