NBC4 Announces The Wishing Tree, Grants Holiday Wishes Live On-Air December 11-15

Viewers Can Make Wishes Now Through December 15

Universal City, California – November 30, 2017 – NBC4 Southern California announced today its annual Wishing Tree holiday campaign inviting viewers to make a wish for someone deserving. Beginning today through Friday, December 15, viewers can submit wishes for friends or family in need at for a chance to have wishes granted by the station.

From December 11-15 during the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts, Weathercaster Fritz Coleman will announce a wish each night from a different location throughout Southern California. On December 14, viewers can tune in to the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. to watch the live wish reveal for that day. All week long, NBC4 will also grant multiple wishes to bring holiday cheer to viewers throughout the day, beginning on Today in LA from 4-7 a.m. and later on the NBC4 News at 11 p.m.

“NBC4 is pleased to bring back The Wishing Tree for the third year to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season by encouraging the community to pay it forward for people in need,” said Steve Carlston, NBC4 President and General Manager. “This year we bring The Wishing Tree to our viewers at several locations throughout Southern California to make more wishes come true.”

The Wishing Tree debuted in 2015 as part of NBC4’s longstanding commitment of giving back to the community and sharing stories of goodwill.

The public is welcome to join NBC4 and be part of the live wish reveals at the following shopping center locations:

  • Monday, Dec. 11 – The Americana at Brand (889 Americana Way, Glendale 91210)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Universal CityWalk (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 91608)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Plaza West Covina (112 Plaza Dr, West Covina 91790)
  • Thursday, Dec. 14 - Victoria Gardens (12505 N. Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga 91739)
  • Friday, Dec. 15 - Bella Terra (7777 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach 92647)

Those visiting the live events are encouraged to post photos and videos on social media by tagging @NBCLA and using #NBC4You. Viewers can tune in to NBC4’s newscasts throughout the day for daily highlights.

About NBC4 Southern California:

NBC4 Southern California is the West Coast flagship station of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, serving the vast region since 1949. NBC4 produces 43 hours each week of local news and weather, and the station features the largest award-winning investigative unit in Southern California. NBC4’s news operation has received nearly every industry award bestowed on local news, including numerous Los Angeles Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, two national and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award. NBC4 news is delivered across the main broadcast on channel 4, at, and through multiple interactive social media platforms 24/7. The NBC Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, also operates COZI TV (, a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies.

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