DMA 124: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Joseph Heston To Retire As KSBW President-GM

The Hearst broadcaster caps a five-decade career, including 21 years leading its NBC-AABC-Estrella affiliate KSBW Monterey, Calif.

KSBW Raises $500,000+ For Central Coast Food Banks

Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 124), raised $528,400 in 24 hours via Project Community: A Day of Help and Hope. The fundraiser, to feed residents in need amid the Covid-19 crisis, is the largest for a single day in the station’s 66-year history. In partnership with the Pebble Beach Co., the virtual […]

DMA 124: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Jillian O’Brien Named KSBW News Director

The veteran Hearst Television journalist is tapped to lead news operations at the group’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.

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News, Weather Openings In Calif., DC, Texas, Va.

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJob Center include openings for an investigative producer, a news director, a chief meteorologist and a technical media producer.

KSBW Devotes A Day To Help Local Communities

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Calif. Stations Reexamine Devastating Earthquake

Thirty years ago, a 6.9 earthquake rocked California. The Loma Prieta earthquake killed 63 people and caused billions in damage, altering the future of the California coast to this day. On the 30th anniversary of the earthquake, two California TV stations are airing special programs Thursday night at 6:30.

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KSBW’s Holiday Drive Passes $2 Million Mark

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KSBW Sets All-Time Holiday Record

DMA 125: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

KSBW To Simulcast News On Estrella Subchannel

Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, Hearst Television-owned NBC affiliate KSBW Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, Calif. (DMA 125), will simulcast its 5 p.m. newscast with live Spanish closed captioning on its Estrella TV Costa Central subchannel that airs over the air on ch. 8.3, Comcast cable ch. 625 and Charter cable ch. 239. “We are excited to bring our […]

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KSBW’s Wildfire Coverage Earns Regional Emmy

DMA 125: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

KSBW Names Bianca Beltrán Weekend A.M.Anchor

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 125), today named Bianca Beltrán anchor of its KSBW Action News 8 Weekend Sunrise. Bianca joins meteorologist Ferdinand Holum Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 9 a.m. Beltrán earned her bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She began her broadcast career in Los […]

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KSBW’s ‘Share Your Holiday’ Breaks Record

DMA 125: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Drea Blackwell Named Sports Anchor At KSBW

Drea Blackwell on Tuesday was named sports anchor for Hearst’s KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. Blackwell succeeds outgoing sports director Dennis Lehnen, who announced his retirement after 35 years at the station earlier this year. Lehnen will pass the torch to Blackwell on Aug. 5, the opening night of the Rio Olympics. Blackwell will join the KSBW […]

DMA 125: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

KSBW To Launch Estrella TV On Subchannel

Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif., will debut the Spanish-language diginet from Liberman Broadcasting on ch. 8.3 on April 25.

 

DMA 125: MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA

Dennis Lehnen Retiring From KSBW After 35 Years

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate KSBW Salinas, Calif. (DMA 125) said today that it sports director, Dennis Lehnen, has announced plans for retirement after 35 years at the station. Lehnen made public his decision Monday during the 6 p.m. edition of KSBW Action News 8. Lehnen has the longest running broadcast career in the station’s 62 year […]

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KSBW Holiday Fundraiser Is A Record Breaker

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How KSBW Dominates News Ratings, Part 2

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How KSBW Dominates The News Ratings, Part 1

DMA 125 (MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA)

KSBW’s Vanderzwaan Retiring; Solomon To Succeed

NBC affiliate KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 125), announced today that Jim Vanderzwaan, its lead forecaster, plans to retire after 32 years at the station. KSBW meteorologist Lee Solomon will succeed him. Solomon is currently the weekday morning meteorologist on KSBW Action News 8 Sunrise, but will become chief meteorologist for KSBW this summer. “My decision […]

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KSBW Continues 61 Years Of Ratings Dominance

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KSBW Salinas Fundraiser Breaks Record

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KSBW Ups Brittany Nielsen To Weekday Mornings

Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 125), has named Brittany Nielsen as weekday morning anchor of its KSBW Action News 8 Sunrise, effective Oct. 29. She joins Anchor Dale Julin, Meteorologist Lee Solomon and Traffic Reporter Michele Allen Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 a.m. An alumna of Monte Vista Christian High […]

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KSBW Names Jillian O’Brien Asst. News Director

Hearst-owned KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 125), has appointed Jillian O’Brien assistant news director of the NBC affiliate. O’Brien first joined KSBW in 2002 as a line producer. Leaving in 2005, she worked at KRON San Francisco as executive producer. In 2009, she moved to CNN and for three years was a senior producer overseas at […]

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KSBW Monterey Supports Red Cross Relief Efforts

Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines last Friday leaving a trail of massive destruction. It was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year. Starting Wednesday, Hearst-owned KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 125) will launch “Help after Haiyan” combining both special on-air messages from its news team urging viewers to support the Red […]

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New Co-Anchor Michelle Imperato Joins KSBW

Michelle Imperato has joined Hearst’s KSBW Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 124), as co-anchor of Action News Sunrise with Dale Julin, Meteorologist Lee Solomon  and traffic reporter Michele Allen round out the weekday 5-7 a.m. news team. Prior to coming to KSBW, Imperato was an evening anchor and reporter for WLNY Long Island, N.Y., for the past […]

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KSBW Monterey Adding ABC Affiliation

The Hearst NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif., is creating Central Coast ABC, which will replace imported signals for KGO San Francisco in the market. “Unlike an out-of-town ABC station, you’ll get local news and emergency information on Central Coast ABC from sister station KSBW,” said KWBW GM Joe Heston. “Local businesses will also be able to advance their marketing messages to a previously unreached audience.”

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KSBW To Offer ABC On Subchannel

The Hearst NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif., will add ABC on its ch. 8.2 beginning next spring.