Maria Downey To Retire From KTUU Anchorage After 38 Years

Gray Appeals FCC Fine Over Alaska Duopoly

“No finding of liability and no fine is appropriate in this case,” Gray says in its 48-page filing involving its Anchorage stations.

FCC Proposes Fining Gray $518,283

In a first for an acquisition of a network affiliation, the FCC says Gray Television has “willfully and repeatedly” violated the commission’s prohibition on owning two of the top-four rated full-power TV stations in a market. The FCC has proposed a half-million-dollar fine. The commission said that the proposed fine stemmed from its acquisition of the CBS affiliation of KTVA — which went dark — when it already owned NBC affiliate KTUU, both in Anchorage, Alaska.

Syncbak Partners With Gray To Carry Iditarod On SBTV Streaming Platform

Syncbak, a platform for live local OTT, on Friday announced it will stream long-time station partner KTUU Anchorage’s coverage of the Iditarod Sled Dog race on its streaming platform, SBTV. […]


Earthquake Knocks Anchorage Stations Off Air

Gray-owned NBC affiliate KTUU said that Friday’s magnitude 7.0 quake took it off the air and CNN reports all area TV and radio stations were off the air. KTVA’s Cassie Schirm posted a picture of the damage to her station’s newsroom. Numerous aftershocks continue to hit the region — some felt up to 350 miles away.


KTUU Forecaster David George Retiring

7 Stations Among Sigma Delta Chi Winners

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of its 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. TV stations honored were WJZY Charlotte, N.C.; KGAN-KFXA Cedar Rapids, Iowa; KMGH Denver; WHP Harrisburg, Pa.; KTUU Anchorage, Alaska; WCAU Philadelphia; and KPIX San Francisco.

DMAS 147 & 202

Gray Names New Leaders For Alaska Stations

Nancy Johnson, Chris Fry and Deedee Caciari are promoted to lead the group’s five stations in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

DMA 148

Anchorage Sweeps: Ratings Fight Rages On

DMA 148

Gray Fighting Complaint Over KYES Purchase

The station group says opposition to its proposed deal for Anchorage MNT affiliate KYES Anchorage, Alaska, by telecom provider General Communication Inc. is “erroneous” and is an attempt to avoid competition.


Watch The Longest, Toughest 2,000-Mile Race


Local News, The Real Alaska Reality Show

There is no shortage of reality shows profiling life in the 49th state. The subjects are as diverse as the people, the terrain, the climate and the wildlife, both the animal and human kinds. But if you really want to know what life is like when you live in Alaska, try watching the local news in Anchorage on KTUU, the NBC affiliate owned by Northern Lights Media.


KTUU Debuts New Studio, Set, Motion Graphics

KTUU, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska (DMA 147), debuted a new studio today. It was created by FX Design Group. “Every local market is unique. However, KTUU’s reach spans […]


Longtime KTUU Anchor Sheila Balistreri Signs Off


Media Battle Pits KTUU Against Cable Rival

A telecommunications company’s bid to offer TV content raises questions about fairness and monopoly.


KTUU Reporter Fired For ‘Inappropriate’ Online Chat

6 TV Stations Take Home 8 SDX Awards

Among the winners of the annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards for execllence in journalism given by the Society of Professional Journalists are WRIC Richmond, Va.; KTRK Houston; KARE Minneapolis; KTUU Anchorage (two awards); WVUE New Orleans; and KING Seattle (two awards). Other TV winners included NBC Nightly News, PBS Frontline, 60 Minutes (two awards), CNBC, NET News and Central Florida News 13.