Local News Close-Up: What Happens In Vegas? A Lot

Big-league sports have given Sin City a major-metropolis distinction. The Golden Knights joined the NHL in 2017, and the Oakland Raiders shifted to Vegas in 2020. TV is a hard-hitting game as well. Gray closed on its acquisition of market leader KVVU, a Fox affiliate, late last year. Sinclair owns KSNV-KVCW-KVMY, an NBC-The CW-MyNetworkTV trio. Nexstar has CBS affiliate KLAS and Scripps owns ABC outlet KTNV. Telemundo has KBLR and Entravision owns Univision affil KINC. Estrella TV airs on Sinclair’s KSNV dot-two subchannel.

Jeff Kiernan Named VP-GM Of KTNV Las Vegas

Scripps moves him from senior director of news at its WXYZ-WMYD Detroit to oversee its Nevada ABC affiliate.

Todd Quinones Leaving KTNV Las Vegas After 6 Years

Kay McCabe Joins KTNV Las Vegas As Reporter


KTNV Turns To Stephen Arnold Music To Raise Goosebumps

KTNV in Las Vegas collaborated with Stephen Arnold Music to create a custom music image campaign with a message of hope and inclusiveness for post-pandemic audiences.


KTNV’s 65th Anniversary Special Reels Off Las Vegas History

KTNV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate, produced an hour-long special for its 65th anniversary of broadcasting that’s uniquely Las Vegas. It follows the Sin City’s history of colorful characters, Hollywood celebrities and mobsters through the boom times and the busts, from Elvis and the Rat Pack in the 50s to today. The one constant? The principles of journalism “haven’t changed throughout the decades,” says Emily Atuna, KTNV’s executive producer.

KTNV Las Vegas Adds Anchor Dave Courvoisier

KTNV Sets Coverage Plans For Raiders’ Inaugural Season

Las Vegas Stations Launch 3.0 Broadcasts

Powered by ATSC 3.0, Sinclair’s KSNV (NBC) and KVCW (CW), Nexstar’s KLAS (CBS) and Scripps’ KTNV (ABC) are now broadcasting with the new NextGen TV technology.

Stephen Arnold Music Helps KTNV Promote ‘Good Morning Las Vegas’

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas television station used this year’s Academy Awards broadcast to launch a spirited promotional campaign for its a.m. talk show Good Morning Las Vegas. Set to an upbeat, original anthem produced by Stephen Arnold Music, the campaign pays tribute to the community of Las Vegas and the morning show’s role in helping […]


News & IT Openings In Highly Desired Cities

New Jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for news producers at various Scripps stations acros the country, including an assistant news director for KUSI in San Diego and an IT network administrator for WINK in Fort Myers, Fla.


KTNV Las Vegas Is Looking For Local Heroes


KTNV Las Vegas Adds Reporter Jeremy Chen

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 39) has hired reporter/MMJ Jeremy Chen beginning Sept. 3. He comes to Las Vegas after working three years at KESQ Palm Springs, Calif., as a morning reporter and fill-in anchor, where he covered various national stories including the Turpins torture case, the Pinyon Pines triple murder trial and the […]


KTNV Holds Winning Hand On Vegas Social

E.W. Scripps’ KTNV bests its local competition on social media according to Shareablee data. Finding the local, human-interest angle on nationally trending stories is helping give it the edge.

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Chris Way Named KTNV Las Vegas GM

Scripps is moving the broadcast and digital media veteran from KMTV Omaha to lead its Nevada ABC affiliate beginning next month.


GM Jim Prather Gone From KTNV

Prather left the Scripps-owned ABC affil in Las Vegas last Monday after working there for more than 25 years. Scripps wouldn’t say why he left.


Justin Bruce Joins KTNV As Morning Meteorologist

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 40) has hired meteorologist Justin Bruce to be morning weather anchor on Good Morning Las Vegas beginning Jan. 9, 2017. He comes to KTNV from WKRN Nashville, where he has been the morning meteorologist since 2004. Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Penn State […]


Anchor Carla Wade Joins KTNV News Team

Anchor and reporter, Carla Wade joins the 13 Action News team at Scripps-owned KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 40), effective immediately. She will anchor 13 Action News Live @ 3, plus co-anchor, with Steve Wolford, 13 Action News Live @ 3:30. She will also anchor the breaking news desk for the evening newscasts at 5, 6 […]


Former KTNV Meteorologist Mike Tsolinas Dies


KTNV Anchor Ricki Cheese Arrested For DUI


KTNV Adds Todd Quinones As Morning Anchor

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 40) has hired Todd Quinones as news anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas. Quinones joins Beth Fisher, Dayna Roselli, Jessica Janner and Greg Bennett on the weekday morning news program. He comes to KTNV from KYW Philadelphia where he was the lead nightside reporter and a fill-in anchor. […]

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Dayna Roselli Joins ‘Good Morning Las Vegas’


KTNV Taps Mike Dello Stritto As News Director

The former managing editor of KPIX San Francisco will lead news operations at the Scripps ABC affiliate in Las Vegas.


KTNV Adds Karla Huelga As Meteorologist

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 410 has named Karla Huelga to its Action News’ Weather First team. She joins meteorologists Bryan Scofield, Greg Bennett and Carlo Falco on as a fulltime staff meteorologist. Huelga comes to KTNV from KVIA El Paso, Texas. She is a University of Texas, El Paso graduate with a […]

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KTNV Las Vegas Adds Three Reporters

E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 41) has added three new journalists to its Action News team: Mahsa Saeidi joins as a general assignment reporter. She comes from NY1, Time Warner’s 24-hour cable news channel in New York where she was a freelance general assignment reporter. She is a University of Virginia graduate […]

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KTNV Las Vegas Hires Prize Fight Specialist

Journal Broadcast Group-owned ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 41) has hired national sports reporter Jon Saraceno as exclusive analyst for coverage leading up to what’s being billed as “The Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2.  “We’re extremely excited,” said Jim Prather, EVP-GM of KTNV. “Jon will […]


KTNV Fined For Fake ‘Special Reports’

Owner Journal Broadcast Corp. admits violating FCC rule that requires broadcasters to disclose the identity of program sponsors and will pay $115,000.


‘Valley View Live!’ To Premiere This Fall On KTNV

Journal Broadcast Group’s ABC affiliate KTNV Las Vegas (DMA 42) will introduce a new daily, locally produced entertainment and information program starting this fall. Valley View Live! will premiere Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. “We want to do something different,” said KTNV EVP-GM Jim Prather. “Every station is doing lots of local news in the […]

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KTNV Targets Teens And Their Advertisers

KTNV, Journal Broadcast Group’s Las Vegas ABC affiliate, has launched a multiplatform initiative to tap teens, people like parents who have a vested interest in the teens and advertisers who want to reach all of them. For Our Teens includes digital features as well as special on-air elements.

Journal Shifts Rep Biz From Petry To Katz

That’s according to a Katz memo to its staff. Eight stations in six markets, including Milwaukee and Las Vegas, are involved in the move. Journal’s WTVF Nashville is already a Katz client. All the station will be attached to Katz’s Eagle unit.


Rikki Cheese Returning To KTNV Anchor Desk

Journal Renews Four ABC Affiliations

The broadcaster reups with ABC in Boise Idaho; Las Vegas; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Tucson, Ariz.

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KTNV Chopper Helps Police Nab Robbery Suspect