Spectrum Networks has partnered with Valley News Group in the launch of its Spectrum News App, introduced this week.

The app combines reporting from existing newsrooms and weather teams, original content from dedicated digital journalists and curated content from partner news organizations, of which Valley News Group is one of four in California.

      Valley News Group will provide local breaking news of the valley to Spectrum, which will be showcased on the new app available to all 28 million residential Spectrum customers.

       The app will also feature content from CalMatters, a nonprofit and nonpartisan news site dedicated to coverage of the California state capitol, dot.LA, an online news outlet covering innovation in the startup and tech communities in Los Angeles, and LA Taco, an independently-owned digital news and information platform covering  food, culture and community.

Localized coverage also features a variety of original content produced specifically for the app. Consistent with Spectrum Networks’ approach to investing in more ‘boots on the ground’ local reporting, dozens of digital journalists have been hired in nearly every local news community and teams were reimagined to meet the changing demands of news gathering and reporting in a digital world.

The Spectrum News App is a one-stop shop for local news, general-interest stories, state and local political content, and comprehensive weather reports.

       The app also showcases the linear feeds of all Spectrum News networks, giving customers the ability to read, watch or listen anytime, anywhere, based on their geographic preferences.       The Spectrum News App is free to anyone for the first 30 days, and after the trial period will be available to all Spectrum residential video, internet and mobile customers at no additional charge.

    The Spectrum News App is available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Find it at spectrumnewsapp.com.