WJLA-TV originally launched using the callsign WTVW on October 3, 1947. It would change its call letters to WMAL-TV a few months later.
In 1977, WMAL-TV changed its call sign to WJLA-TV after the owner & Houston-based businessman Joe Louis Albritton.
Station ID (1977)
News 7promo (1977–1978)
Station ID (1978–1979)
News 7 5:30PM open (1978–1979)
ABC Network ID w/WJLA-TV Byline (1977-1978)
ABC Network ID w/WJLA-TV Byline (1978–1979)
Station ID (1978-1982)
Station ID (1980-81)
ABC Network ID/WJLA-TV Byline (1981–1982)
News 7: The 6:00 Report open (1982–1984)
News 7 Update open (1982–1984)
News 7 Update close (February 10, 1984)
News 7 5:30PM open (1983–1984)
News 7: The 6 O'Clock Report open from 1983–1984
Notice the "7" in this version has a slight notch on it and is squared off as opposed to rounded off previously. Australia's Seven Network would use a logo similar to that of WJLA from 1989 to 1999.
Station ID (1984-1987)
News 7 5PM open (1984-1987)
News 7 6PM open (1984-1987)
"That Special Feeling! on Channel-7" (1984-1985)
"You'll Love It! on Channel-7" ID (1985–1986)
Station ID (1986-1987)
"Together on Channel-7" ID (1986–1987)
Station ID (1987-1988)
"Something's Happening" ID (1988–1989)
News 7 Morning Report bumper (January 17, 1988)
Station ID from ABC's "America's Watching" campaign (1990-91)
Station ID (1992)
"It Must Be ABC" ID (1992–1993)
WJLA's local version of ABC's "Watched By More People Than Any Other Network" campaign from 1993-1994
Station ID (1995-1996)
The station adopted the ABC O&O 'circle 7' logo.
ABC 7 News logo (2001)
ABC 7 "On Your Side" logo (2001)
Live Super Doppler 7 Logo
Alternate logo 2007-present
"ABC 7 News" 4PM open (January 2015–2019)
"ABC 7 News" 6PM open (January 2015–2019)
"Happy Holidays" ident (December 2016)
"Good Morning Washington" open (January 3, 2017)
ABC 7 "On Your Side" logo (2019)
with the 2021 ABC logo.
For the first time since 2001 when the ABC network logo was added to the station's logo, the ABC network logo is moved from the center left to the bottom left of the circle, following suit of two of ABC's owned and operated stations, KGO-TV and its West Coast flagship station, KABC-TV.
1Owned by Tennessee Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair under an outsourcing agreement. 2Nominally owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. However, trusts belonging to members of Sinclair's founding Smith family control almost all of Cunningham's stock. 3Operated by Nexstar Media Group under an LMA. 4Owned by Second Generation of Iowa, Ltd. and operated by Sinclair under a LMA. 5Owned by Manhan Media and managed by Sinclair. 6Owned by Howard Stirk Holdings, operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 7Owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company and operated by Sinclair. 8Owned by Deerfield Media and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 9Owned by Roberts Media, but operated by Sinclair. 10Owned by Mitts Telecasting and operated by Sinclair. 11Owned by GOCOM Media and operated by Sinclair. 12Owned by Waitt Broadcasting, but operated by Sinclair under an SSA. 13Owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation and operated by Sinclair through a JSA and SSA. 14Owned by New Age Media and operated by Sinclair under an MSA. 15Owned by MPS Media, but operated by New Age Media under an LMA. 16Owned by Diamond Sports Group, a joint venture of Sinclair and Entertainment Studios. 17Co-owned with Yankee Global Enterprises, The Blackstone Group, Amazon, RedBird Capital and Mubadala Investment Company. 18Co-owned with Chicago Cubs. 19Owned by Sinclair and operated by Jukin Media. 20Owned by Palm Television, L.P. and operated by Cunningham Broadcasting under an LMA.