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Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
Branding K-JAC: Your NBC
12 News HD
Channels Digital: KBMT-DT 12.2 (VHF)
Affiliations NBC
Owner Gannett Company
(KMOV-TV, Inc.)
Founded January 1, 2009
Call letters' meaning see KBMT
Transmitter power 160 kW (digital)
Height 301 m (digital)
Facility ID 10150 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 30°11′26″N 93°53′8″W / 30.19056°N 93.88556°W / 30.19056; -93.88556 (digital)

KBMT-DT2 is the NBC-affiliated television station for Southeast Texas. The station is a second digital subchannel of ABC affiliate KBMT that is owned by the Gannett Company. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 12.2 from a transmitter in Mauriceville.

Known on-air as K-JAC: Your NBC (a nod to the former call letters of ex-NBC, now Fox, affiliate KBTV-TV), it can also be seen on Time Warner channel 11 and in high definition on digital channel 860. It uses the "NBMT" calls in a fictional manner and the parent station has studios along I-10/U.S. 69/U.S. 96/U.S. 287 in Beaumont. Syndicated programming on KBMT-DT2 includes: Anderson, The Doctors and How I Met Your Mother. There is no separate website for this NBC channel.


On January 1, 2009, KBMT added NBC programming on a new digital subchannel. This comes after KBTV which previously held the affiliation switched to Fox. This in turn caused former affiliate KUIL-LP to go Independent. On September 16, 2009, several changes occurred in KBMT's newscast lineup. Their weekday morning show, Good Morning Texas, began to be simulcast on both channels. There was a half-hour newscast weekday mornings at 11:30 added to KBMT-DT2. The NBC channel also launched a weeknight show at 6:30 and begin to simulcast the main channel's weeknight 10 o'clock news. Originally, there was only a separate short news and weather update at that time. KBMT-DT2 does not offer local newscasts on weekends unlike the main channel. On April 28, 2010, KBMT became the first in the market to air local news in high definition. [1]

News team[2][edit]


  • Greg Picazo - weekday mornings and 11:30 a.m.
  • Erika Harris - weekend evenings
  • Tracy Kennick - weekday mornings
  • Angel San Juan - weeknights at 6:30 p.m.
  • Jackie Simien - weeknights at 10 p.m.
  • Kevin Steele - weeknights at 6 p.m.
  • Mary Sturgill - weeknights at 6:30 p.m.

Weather team

  • Patrick Vaughn - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 6:30 and 10 p.m.
  • David Wolter - meteorologist; weekend evenings
  • Jeff Gerber - meteorologist; weekday mornings and 11:30 a.m.

Sports team

  • Dave Hofferth - sports director; weeknights at 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m., also host of Sports Blitz
  • Ashly Elam - sports anchor; weekend evenings


  • Adam Wright - Multi-Media Journalist
  • Vanessa Holmes
  • Agustin Garfias - Nightside Reporter
  • Brittany Rainville


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