For 42 years, WWOR-TV Channel 9 had it's news department.

In 1971, the station was the first in the New York City market to launch a midday newscast, which was called the News at Noon.

In 1983, following the station's move to Secaucus, New Jersey, Channel 9 launched a nightly 8 p.m. newscast called News 9: Prime Time.

After the MCA takeover in 1987, the 8 p.m. newscast was moved two hours later to 10 p.m., and expanded to an hour.

The noon newscast, which was later merged into 9 Broadcast Plaza, ended in 1993.

On July 13, 2009, the 10 p.m. newscast was moved to 11 p.m., and was shorted to a half-hour due to budget cuts. In addition, weekend newscasts and a Sunday Night sports highlight program were dropped.

On June 27, 2011, WWOR-TV returned their newscast to 10 p.m. timeslot, and renamed it The 10 O'Clock News; it remained a half-hour in length and continued to air on weeknights only.

On September 10, 2012, WWOR-TV began broadcasting its local newscasts in High-Definition.

The 10 p.m. newscast was cancelled after its July 2, 2013 broadcast, ending 42 years of newscast production by Channel 9, 30 years of primetime newscasts.