WNYW Channel 5 is an American television station in New York. WNYW is part of the FOX Network. The station received on 2 May 1944 as third television station of the east coast city of his license, then still under the symbol WABD Channel 4

September 11, 2001 WNYW began at 8:48:08 local time clock 1 minute and 28 seconds after the first plane was the first TV station with live coverage of the terrorist attacks. For this breaking news a commercial was interrupted. The first words of the reporter Dick Oliver denominated (original sound): Jim, just a few moments ago, something Believed to be a plane crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.