CBS Launches Streaming News Service CBSN Baltimore

By Kevin Eck 

CBS News and Stations has added its 12th CBSN streaming news service today with CBSN Baltimore.

The ad-supported channel runs programming and live breaking news produced by local owned station WJZ.

CBSN Baltimore is available through CBSN, on and on the CBS News apps for mobile and connected TV devices. In addition, the service is available through and the CBS Local mobile app. Viewers can also watch the channels on ViacomCBS streaming services Paramount+ and Pluto TV.


Audra Swain, the vice president and general manager of WJZ, said the company was excited to debut the 24/7 news service.

“As our audience viewing patterns continue to evolve, WJZ will be at the forefront of the ever-changing digital space with original content and programming on CBSN Baltimore,” Swain said. “We plan on using this platform to present extended versions of news stories and community specials that are hyperlocal and of great importance to our audience. In addition, we will be expanding our franchise of ‘Purple’ programming on CBSN Baltimore, and will feature more hours of Ravens news coverage than any other station in the market.”

CBS, which first started its digital channel in 2018, plans to eventually have 13 local direct-to-consumer streaming news services in major markets across the country. So far, CBSN has launched in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Denver, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Sacramento. Next up will be CBSN Miami.