WCPO has the most experienced team covering Ray Tensing's trial

WCPO has the most experienced team covering Ray Tensing's trial
Posted at 8:38 AM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 08:38:54-04

When Ray Tensing shot and killed Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man, it put Cincinnati in the national spotlight.

Now, more than a year later, Tensing faces a murder trial. 

We know that this trial has massive implications and interest in our community. That’s why WCPO is devoting significant resources to covering the proceedings.

We will have the most experienced team covering the trial on nearly every platform you want information.

Our two lead reporters — Tom McKee and Greg Noble — have a combined 77 years of journalism experience in the Tri-State.

McKee covered dozens of major trials from the Shayna Hubers trial to the Bill Erpenbeck trial. Noble led coverage of the Pete Rose court battles and the Bengals rape case.

In addition to those two experienced reporters, we will have a full team live from the Hamilton County Courthouse.

Starting today, a 9 On Your Side anchor will be at the courthouse with daily live updates as the trial continues.

Chris Riva, Julie O'Neill, Tanya O'Rourke and Timyka Artist will all be part of the coverage team. We also have a team of legal experts who will be working with us to provide analysis.

Social media producer Libby Cunningham will be in the courtroom providing you with live updates. Follow @WCPOLibby or @WCPO for minute-by-minute updates of what is going on. All of those live Twitter and other social media updates will be collected for easy review on

There are a number of ways to watch the live video of the trial:

  • You can go to and look for the live video alert. 
  • You can watch on the WCPO mobile app wherever you go.
  • If you have the mobile app, turn on your notifications. We will send an alert each time we begin to stream the trial and when major witnesses are about to take the stand.
  • You can follow us on Facebook where we will be live-streaming.

Don’t have time to watch the trial or get our text updates?

We will be producing a quick summary video each day. We will also update a trial timeline so you can learn about key moments at a glance.

We will be collecting photographs and video clips from the trial so you can catch up on what happened.

You can see all of our coverage in one place, here.

“The Tensing trial captured the interest of people so raptly because of the climate in which it happened -- many cases of unarmed black men being shot by white police officers,” McKee said. “Emotions are running high as the trial unfolds.”

Noble said the city’s history of racial unrest also factors in to the national context.

“The whole world will be watching this trial and how we as a community respond – certainly to the verdict -- peacefully or with violence --  but also how and if we take steps to cure the conditions that seem to threaten the health, safety and peace of our city,” Noble said.