NCTV17’s Past, Present, & Future

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In this segment, Spotlight host and NCTV17’s Community Development Director, Jane Wernette, sits down with Executive Director, Elizabeth (Liz) Spencer, to discuss NCTV17’s Past, Present, & Future.

Liz, discusses the big anniversaries coming up both for her and the station, as she celebrates 20 years at NCTV17 and the channel turns 35.  Their conversation explores how NCTV17 has evolved over the years to continue to meet the needs of the growing community, all while staying true to its mission to inform, connect, and engage.

This special edition of Spotlight focuses on Naperville’s nonprofit television station, NCTV17,  and introduces you to some of the fantastic people, spaces, and production tools that help our nonprofit bring you the great Naperville content you’ve come to trust. 

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17)

Founded in 1987, Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to telling local stories on-air and online! The station delivers hyper-local news coverage of the people, places, and perspectives that matter to Naperville area residents. From a local perspective on national news to what’s being discussed at Naperville’s City Hall, Naperville News 17 keeps residents informed about what’s happening in their community.

The television station covers local elections, puts viewers curbside at parades, and showcases a wide variety of community events, performances, and presentations. NCTV17 also produces a wide variety of talk shows discussing social issues, business, philanthropy, lifestyle topics, and much more. And on Naperville Sports Weekly the sports reporters cover both boys’ and girls’ varsity sports from all six local area high schools bringing fans the highlights, interviews, and stories not seen anywhere else.

Tune in to Channel 17 on Comcast and WOW!, or Channel 99 on AT&T. You can also view our programming via simulcast and video-on-demand at To stay in the know, sign up to receive NCTV17 News Update or subscribe to our YouTube channels or get social with us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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Spotlight Guest

Elizabeth Spencer, Executive Director