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Victoria, Texas
Branding ABC 25
Newscenter 25
Slogan Your Hometown News
Channels Digital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
Subchannels 25.1 ABC
25.2 NBC
25.3 CBS
25.4 25 Now
Owner Saga Communications, Inc.
(Saga Broadcasting, LLC)
First air date July 1, 1982
Sister station(s) KVCT
Former channel number(s) Analog:
25 (UHF, 1982-2009)
Former affiliations NBC (1982-1994)
ABC (secondary, 1989-1994)
Transmitter power 900 kW
Height 312 m
Facility ID 73101
Transmitter coordinates 28°50′42″N 97°7′33″W / 28.84500°N 97.12583°W / 28.84500; -97.12583
Website Official site

KAVU-TV, known locally as ABC 25, is a full-service television station in Victoria, Texas. Serving the entire Victoria metropolitan area as an ABC network affiliate, this station is owned and operated by Saga Broadcasting, as part of a group of six television stations serving the Victoria market. Its transmitter is located in Victoria.


KAVU was founded on December 7, 1981, but did not take to the air until July 1, 1982. At the time, it began as an NBC network affiliate, but then joined ABC as a secondary affiliate from 1989 to 1994, after the previous affiliate, KVCT (now a Fox affiliate), dropped the ABC affiliation to become a religious station.

In 1994, KAVU became solely an ABC affiliate. Today, KAVU and KVCT operate as sister stations, and also operate the market's NBC, CBS, Univision, and Telemundo affiliates via low-power stations and/or digital subchannels.

News operation[edit]

News/station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

Station slogans[edit]

  • Your Community Leader in the Crossroads (1990s–1999)
  • Your Hometown News (1999–present)
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News team[edit]


  • Emily Collins - weeknights at 5 p.m. (on KAVU ABC-25) and 9 p.m. (on FOX-19 KVCT)
  • Shawna Currie - weekday mornings Newscenter 25 Sunrise
  • Nicole Hickl - weekends at 10 p.m. Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m.; also general assignments reporter
  • John Estrada - weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Rissa Shaw - weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m.

Weather team

  • Bill Alexander - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, 9 (on KVCT) and 10 p.m.
  • Kate McKenna - weekday mornings Newscenter 25 Sunrise
  • Trey Meynig - meteorologist; Saturdays at 6, Sundays 5 and weekends at 10 p.m.

Sports team

  • Don Brubaker - sports director; weeknights at 6, 9 (on KVCT) and 10 p.m.
  • Travis Clark - sports anchor/reporter; Saturdays at 6, Sundays 5 and weekends at 10 p.m.


  • Brian Wilk - general assignments reporter
  • Amanda Brown - general assignments reporter
  • Janelle Bludau - general assignments reporter
  • Maleeha Kamal - general assignments reporter

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