"Chronicle" can be watched weeknights from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on WCVB, and 7:30 to 8 p.m. on WMUR. Episodes of the show typically feature news updates, with each episode often focusing on a specific theme or subject, ranging from general news to lifestyle and popular culture.
"Chronicle" airs exclusively in New England, and the WCVB edition of the show broadcasts the show in high definition and converts all story segments to letterbox format, which the WMUR edition does not. WTAE, a channel based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has produced a series of television specials inspired by "Chronicle" since 2013. All three of these channels are owned by Hearst Television, which was founded in 1997 and is owned by the Hearst Corporation.
"Chronicle" premiered on Jan. 25, 1982, on WCVB, located in Boston, Massachusetts, and expanded to WMUR in Nashua, New Hampshire in September 2001. The series features many recurring segments, with some of the longest-running including Main Streets & Back Roads, which profiles different rural towns in New England, and On the Road, which feature correspondent Peter Mehegan driving his Chevrolet Impala to different locations in Maine, interacting with the local population, exploring local culture and taking in the scenery. Other "Chronicle" correspondents include Anthony Everett, JC Monahan and Fritz Wetherbee.