News Reboots In Sunny San Diego

Improved local content operations offer the Southern California market another selling point.


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in upper station management, marketing and creative services, news, IT, digital sales and content, engineering and graphic design.

KFMB San Diego Ups Marcella Lee To Anchor Desk

Tegna’s CBS affiliate KFMB San Diego, Calif., has promoted Marcella Lee to main anchor for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.  She has been working in this role alongside anchor Carlo Cecchetto since last December, filling in for Barbara-Lee Edwards while she was on medical leave. A Detroit native, Lee graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of […]

KFMB San Diego Anchor Barbara-Lee Edwards Leaves To Focus on Her Health

DMA 29

Tegna Completes KFMB San Diego Purchase

After closing the deal with Midwest Television, Tegna adds KFMB-AM-FM-TV to its broadcast portfolio that now totals 47 TV stations.

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Sale, $325M

The sale of KFMB San Diego by Midwest Television to Tegna Inc. tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA/Kelsey.


Tegna Buying Midwest’s KFMB-AM-FM-TV

It’s paying $325 million in cash for Midwest Television’s San Diego CBS-CW affiliate plus an AM-FM combo there.

DMA 28

San Diego Stations Target News Viewers

With XETV, the Mexico-based former CW affiliate whose signal reaches the San Diego market, no longer offering local news, the other stations are circling the waters hoping to lure in viewers. KFMB, KGTV and KNSD began airing promos acknowledging the demise of XETV and encouraging viewers to tune into their newscasts.

DMA 28

KFMB San Diego Adding CW Affiliation

Midwest Television’s CBS affiliate KFMB San Diego (DMA 28) is adding the The CW on a subchannel, beginning Sept. 1. “We are thrilled to be adding the CW to the KFMB family,” said Alberto Mier y Terán, the station’s president-GM. “It enhances our strong multimedia platform in San Diego and helps us to better serve all San Diegans with compelling programming and award-winning local news.”


San Diego Sweep: KFMB Wins Despite Nielsen Change


Man Who Shot KFMB Sports Anchor Found Guilty


KFMB San Diego Is No. 1 In News In November


KFMB And DirecTV Strike Carriage Deal

DirecTV announced a new carriage deal with KFMB, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, and returned the station to its lineup after a nearly three-week blackout. The satcaster lost the station in mid-August when it could not reach a new agreement with the station’s owner, Midwest Television.

DMA 28

KFMB San Diego Off DirecTV In Retrans Fight

An estimated 150,000 DirecTV customers in the San Diego region have lost access to Midwest Television-owned CBS affiliate KFMB. The family-owned TV station’s signal was removed from the satellite giant’s systems at 5 p.m. Thursday — two hours before a preseason NFL contest that saw the San Diego Chargers defeat the Dallas Cowboys.

DMA 28

KFMB San Diego Latest Rentrak Client

Rentrak has signed a TV measurement agreement with Midwest Television-owned KFMB, the CBS affiliate in San Diego (DMA 28).   KFMB will use Rentrak’s measurement system that gathers data from more than 800,000 TVs in the San Diego market. Additionally, KFMB will employ Rentrak’s single-source auto and political advanced demographics to target commercial messages to […]

DMA 28

KFMB San Diego Available On CBS All Access

Midwest Television-owned CBS affiliate KFMB San Diego (DMA 28) today launched on CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription video on-demand and live-streaming service. For $5.99 a month, CBS All Access subscribers in the San Diego market are able to watch complete live streaming telecasts of CBS programming, CBS News 8 and other KFMB shows including Dr. […]

DMAS 44 & 28

KWTV Reporter Heather Hope Joining KFMB


KFMB Sports Anchor Kyle Kraska Out Of Coma

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego television sportscaster left the hospital Wednesday, eight days after he was shot outside his home in what prosecutors allege was a dispute with a house painter. Kyle Kraska released a statement through his station KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate where he has been the evening sports anchor since 2003 […]


KFMB Anchor Critical, Stable After Shooting

Kyle Kraska, the San Diego CBS affiliate’s sports director, was said to be in ‘critical but stable’ condition following surgery Thursday. He was shot 10 times outside his home Tuesday.


KFMB Anchor’s Gripe Lead to Shooting

Police say this week’s shooting of KFMB San Diego sports anchor Kyle Kraska was spurred by a gripe with the alleged shooter, a painter Kraska had hired to work on his home. The CBS affiliate said Kraska’s injuries were serious but his prognosis was good. He was recovering after surgery for 10 gun wounds, including shots to the leg and stomach.


KFMB Reporter Shot Outside His Home

Kyle Kraska, sports director at CBS affiliate KFMB San Diego, is recovering post-surgery today after being shot multiple times Tuesday outside his home.  His prognosis is good. The shooter surrendered to police Tuesday night.


Holiday Promos From Philly, Providence, San Diego

DMA 28

San Diego Sweeps: KFMB Wins Every Newscast


Longtime KFMB Journalist Larry Himmel Dies At 68

DMA 28

KFMB San Diego Refreshes Set Design

Two San Diego Stations Air Fake Shark Photo

DMA 28

San Diego Newspaper Makes $3M ‘TV’ Play

Daily newspaper U-T San Diego is making an ambitious move into the video space with an all-news TV station — streaming online and running on cable — that will soon run original programming 24-hours per day. The newspaper is hoping its $3 million investment in equipment and personnel will pay off in a big way.


KGPE Anchor Alicia Coates Goes To KFMB


KFMB Names Adam Weyne Sales Director

The former sales director of KNXV Phoenix will head sales efforts at Midwest Television’s San Diego CBS affiliate.

DMA 28

Drug Companies Adopt Tighter Ad Rules

Daily newspaper U-T San Diego is making an ambitious move into the video space with an all-news TV station — streaming online and running on cable — that will soon run original programming 24-hours per day. The newspaper is hoping its $3 million investment in equipment and personnel will pay off in a big way.