Lockdown Turns Highways Into Speedways

With most people staying home because of coronavirus lockdowns, the nation’s roads and highways have emptied. Instead, they are being taken over by an assortment of speeders, students, skateboarders and birds, leaving traffic reporters little to do.

KTVU Airing School District’s Original Educational Program

As part of its effort to reach all students, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is partnering with Fox O&O KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) to provide an hour-long television episode every weekday especially for preschool-2nd grade students in San Francisco, called SF Loves Learning. The show on the stations KTVU Plus subchannel will […]

KTVU Has The Cure For 49er’s Fever

DMA 8: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Rolls Out Set Inspired By Bay Area

DMA 8: SAN FRANCISCO

Mellynda Hartel New Fox San Francisco GM

After serving as VP-sales director at KTVU-KICU for the past four years, she is tapped to succeed Gregg Kelley as leader of the Fox-independent duopoly.

DMA 8: SAN FRANCISCO

Gregg Kelley To Retire As KTVU-KICU GM

The veteran Fox Television Stations exec will step down at the end of the month after 28 years with the company.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 8: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Collects And Gives Away 23,000 Coats

MARKET SHARE | DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU’s Hidden Cam Reveals Mental Hospital Hell

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Parades Big Ratings For Warriors Celebration

The Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Celebration Parade that aired Thursday on most San Francisco stations from 10 a.m. to a little after 2:30 p.m. was a ratings winner for Fox O&O KTVU. Here are the adults 25-54 ratings, supplied by KTVU. KTVU — 2.6 KGO — 0.8 NBC Sports Bay Area Cable — 0.6 […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO)

KTVU Drives Facebook Traffic With 1870s Mystery

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Story Gets 16.3M Facebook Hits

The Fox O&O in San Francisco posted a disturbing story about a preserved child found in a small glass, cast-iron casket from the 1870’s at San Francisco’s Odd Fellows Cemetery. The story was posted on the station site and social platforms. It was also shared across the Fox Television Stations group. It has since received an overall reach of 16.3 million on Facebook and 1.1 million article views on the station’s website.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO)

KTVU Is No. 1 At 11 P.M. After April Debut

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

Amber Eikel Named KTVU News Director

She moves up from assistant ND to oversee news at the Fox San Francisco O&O. 

 

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU News To Expand With 11 P.M. Newscast

Effective Monday, April 17, Fox-owned KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6)will add an 11 p.m. newscast. This Sunday-Friday half-hour will follow the station’s 10 p.m. News. In making the announcement, VP-GM Gregg Kelley said: “This expansion promises to build on the legacy of the 10 p.m. News, with the same commitment to excellence in journalism that […]

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Newsroom Jobs In CA, TX And SC

Fox O&O KTVU is searching for a VP-news director in Oakland-San Francisco. Tegna ABC affiliate WFAA Dallas is looking for an assistant news director. Raycom’s CBS affiliate in Charleston, S.C., needs an executive producer. To see all job openings, visit our Media Job Center here.

DMA 6

KTVU’s Frank Somerville Tops In San Fran Social

Top Social News Performers Share Strategies

Share Rocket recently released its Social Standouts. Here, it talks with four of the honorees for anchors and reporters and asks questions about what they think about when it comes to social media and how they have found success. The interviewees: Curt Autry with WWBT in Richmond, Va.; Nick Beres with WTVF in Nashville; John Gray with WTEN in Albany, N.Y.; and Frank Somerville with KTVU in San Francisco.

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

News Director Dana Hahn Leaves KTVU

Dana Hahn, news director at Fox O&O KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) has resigned. Hahn joined KTVU in 2014. Fox spokesperson Erica Keane said Hahn resigned for personal reasons and added: “We want to thank Dana for all her contributions with FTS and we wish her the best in all her future endeavors.”

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Adds Investigative Reporter Candice Nguyen

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU’s Somerville Dominates Bay Area Social

KTVU San Francisco anchor Frank Somerville is so effective at social media that his share number, according to Share Rocket, is better than three local stations combined — KPIX, KSTS and KDTV..

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU News Adds Alyana Gomez On Weekends

Fox-owned KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) has hired Alyana Gomez as a weekend anchor and reporter, Effective Oct. 10, she will anchor weekend evenings and report for various newscasts on KTVU and KTVUPlus throughout the week.  Most recently, Gomez was a weekend morning anchor at WVIT Hartford, Conn., where she also led the launch of […]

NETNEWSCHECK SOCIAL SCORECARD

KGO Smashes Local SF Media On Social

ABC/Disney-owned KGO is the juggernaut among local media on social in San Francisco according to Shareablee data. It holds a comfortable lead in both total actions and fans/followers with Fox’s KTVU as its most viable competitor.

DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Reporter John Sasaki Leaves Station

DMA 6

Two Reporters Leaving KTVU San Francisco

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

KTVU Expands News With More Morning Show

Mornings on 2 at 9 a.m. will debut on Sept. 14 on Fox-owned KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) and will be hosted by Bay Area natives Gasia Mikaelian, Mike Mibach and Sal Castaneda. It’s the station’s latest news addition; in June, KTVU also launched a 4 p.m. newscast, The Four on 2. After two months […]

Suspect In Bay Area TV Camera Thefts Arrested

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

KTVU News Van Broken Into As Crew Covers Story

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

Ross Palombo Joins KTVU As Weekend Anchor

Ross Palombo will join Fox O&O KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) as weekend co-anchor for KTVU’s Mornings on 2, effective Aug. 5. He will also serve as a political and investigative reporter for other station newscasts. Most recently, Palombo was an investigative reporter at WPLG Miami. Prior to that, he worked with CBS News as […]

DMA 6

Two News Crews Robbed in San Francisco

News crews from NBC’s KNTV and Fox’s KTVU were robbed of cameras Thursday morning and a camera operator was pistol-whipped as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-SAN JOSE)

Keba Arnold Joins KTVU News Desk

DMA 60

More Upheaval At KTVU San Francisco

DMA 6

KTVU San Francisco Debuts ‘Sports Wrap’

Fox O&O KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) launched a 30-minute, weekly sports program Sports Wrap on Sunday, June 7. Hosted by KTVU Sports Director Mark Ibanez and sports anchor Joe Fonzi, Sports Wrap aims to go beyond the traditional highlights of the day and provide an in-depth look at teams, players, games and industry news, […]

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

Mike Mibach New KTVU 4 PM Co-Anchor

DMA 6

KTVU San Francisco Adds Anchor Keba Arnold

Fox-owned KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) has named Keba Arnold anchor of Fox 2 News at 4 p.m. and Fox 2 News at 7 p.m. Arnold will also contribute regularly to the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Most recently, Arnold was co-anchor of News10 Good Morning and News10 at 9 on KXTV Sacramento, Calif.

KTVU NEWS EXPANDS IN A.M., ADDS 4 P.M.

KTVU News Expands In A.M., Adds 4 P.M.

With these two moves, the Fox O&O in San Francisco-Oakland adds 7.5 hours of local news per week.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

KTVU-KICU Adds Lewis As Local Sales Manager

Fox Television Stations has hired Kerry Lewis as the new local sales manager at its KTVU (Fox)-KICU (ind.) San Francisco (DMA 6). She came on board March 30. Lewis has worked in sales with Fox Television Stations for more than 15 years, at four of the group’s stations, most recently as the local sales manager […]

(DMA 6) SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-SAN JOSE

KTVU Crew Attacked, Robbed While on Story

Two men in masks assaulted a reporter and photographer from the Fox O&O before taking a live transmission unit and a microphone.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

Fox’s KTVU Deal To Close; GM, ND Named

The Bay Area station sale is expected to close this week. In an email obtained by TVSpy, Abernethy told staffers WFXT Boston GM Gregg Kelley will be named VP-GM of KTVU-KICU while Dana Hahn from Fox’s WTTG Washington will be named VP-news director.

DMAS 6 & 7

KTVU ND Lee Rosenthal Moves To WFXT

Lee Rosenthal, currently news director at Cox Media Group’s KTVU San Francisco-Oakland, is being transferred by Cox to WFXT Boston. Cox is acquiring that station (and WHBQ Memphis) from Fox, in exchange for KTVU.

Fox And Cox To Swap 4 Stations In 3 Markets

Fox gets Cox’s KTVU-KICU duopoly in San Francisco, with Cox taking over WHBQ Memphis and WFXT Boston, both of which will remain Fox affiliates.