News 12 to Host Local Book Club Series This Summer

News 12’s Book Club Series, Curated by Amazon Books, Features Local Tri-State Area Authors and Settings 

Long Island, New York (May 20, 2024) - News 12 today announced an all-new local Book Club series that will air across all News 12 Networks beginning May 23 at 7:30 am ET. Each four-week long series will feature a new book curated by Amazon Books, written by local authors, and set in the local communities of News 12 viewers.   

As part of News 12’s Book Club series, which will air every Thursday from May 23 through August 15 as part of network’s morning shows, the authors of each featured book will be invited to join in-studio for firsthand discussions with News 12’s anchors and viewers.  

Specifically, on News 12 New Jersey and News 12 Connecticut, the News 12 Book Club series will feature three books with ties to New Jersey, starting with Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, written by Susannah Cahalan.  

On News 12 Long Island, News 12 The Bronx, News 12 Brooklyn, News 12 Hudson Valley, and News 12 Westchester, the series will feature three books with ties to New York, starting with The Vacation Rental, by Katie Sise. Other authors featured this summer include Ann Napolitano, James McBride, Madeleine Henry, and Marc Guggenheim.  

The series schedule across all networks is as follows: 

  • Book One: May 23 – June 13 
  • Book Two: June 20 - July 18 (skipping the week of July 4) 
  • Book Three: July 25 - August 15 

“News 12 is committed to providing compelling, newsworthy content for our local viewers, including expert ideas and recommendations to fuel their entertainment and lifestyle needs,” said Kristin Malaspina, Chief Content Officer, News 12. “The News 12 Book Club series is a great opportunity for our viewers to engage in the art and culture that comes from our local communities, furthering our mission to provide the hyperlocal connections our viewers want and need.”  

The News 12 Book Club series will also be available on News 12 NY, its national OTT platform.   

About News 12    

News 12 is the preeminent hyperlocal news source committed to delivering unparalleled coverage for residents across The Bronx, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. Through its focus on best-in-class hyperlocal news, News 12 empowers our neighbors with up-to-the-minute coverage of breaking news, weather updates, traffic reports, community news, and more. News 12 is committed to keeping local communities connected and informed no matter how they consume their news and can be accessed on seven dedicated channels available on local cable TV lineups as well as on streaming apps and platforms such as Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. News 12 New York, News 12’s regional OTT network that showcases top stories and events from across the tri-state area, can be streamed for free on platforms like Optimum Stream, Samsung TV Plus, Pluto TV, VIZIO Watch Free+, LG Channels, Tubi, Amazon Fire TV, Sling and more.