The station presently broadcasts 40½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 6½ hours on weekdays, 4½ hours on Saturdays and 3½ hours on Sundays).
On May 8, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that it would acquire Tribune Media for .9 billion, plus the assumption of .7 billion in debt held by Tribune.
The station also currently produces Live at 9, a weekday morning program that maintains a talk show-style format and the public affairs program Informed Sources, which airs on Saturday evenings and sometimes Sunday nights and discusses current local issues.
Throughout the early 1960s into the late 1980s, WREC/WREG claimed to possess the largest feature film library of any television station in the United States, which was evidenced in its daily (late afternoons and late nights) and weekend programming lineup at the time.
Its third digital subchannel serves as an owned-and-operated station of the classic TV network Antenna TV.
The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company.