|Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Branding||NewsChannel 13 HD|
|Slogan||Where The News Comes First (general)
Always Tracking. Always Alerting. (weather)
|Channels||Digital: 24 (UHF)
Virtual: 13 (PSIP)
|Owner||News-Press & Gazette Company
(Pikes Peak Television, Inc.)
|First air date||September 21, 1953|
|Call letters' meaning||Kolorado’s [sic]
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
13 (VHF, 1953-2009)
|Former affiliations||NBC (1953-1960)|
|Transmitter power||200 kW|
KRDO-TV, virtual channel 13, is the ABC-affiliated television station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The station broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 24. The station is owned by Pikes Peak Television, a subsidiary of the News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) of St. Joseph, Missouri, and is sister station to KRDO-AM and KRDO-FM.
KRDO-TV is carried on channel 12 on Colorado Springs Comcast cable; Comcast channel 13 is instead occupied by Telemundo affiliate KTLO, which is on virtual channel 13.2 over the air.
 Digital television
|13.1||24.1||720p||16:9||KRDO-DT||Main KRDO/ABC HD programming|
|13.2||24.2||480i||4:3||Telemundo||KTLO-LP Spanish-language entertainment programming|
KRDO-TV first went on the air on September 21, 1953 as an NBC affiliate. At that time, KVOR (now KKTV) channel 11 was a primary CBS affiliate with a secondary affiliation with ABC, and KCSJ-TV (now KOAA) channel 5 was the NBC affiliate for nearby Pueblo. As such, during much of the 1950s, Southern Colorado was served by two full-time NBC affiliates and a CBS affiliate that also carried ABC programming.
By 1960, the formerly separate Colorado Springs and Pueblo TV markets melded into one single market serving the Pikes Peak region and surrounding areas. At that point, each of the three commercial TV stations became "exclusive" network affiliates with KKTV 11 retaining CBS, KCSJ-TV 5 (now KOAA-TV) continuing with NBC and KRDO-TV 13 becoming a full-time ABC affiliate. KRDO was one of the few ABC affiliates that didn't clear The Dick Cavett Show during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
KRDO-TV had been locally owned by Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company since the station signed on. In April 2006, the company announced that it was selling KRDO-TV (along with KRDO-AM and KJCT-TV in Grand Junction) to the News-Press & Gazette Company. News-Press & Gazette officially took over operations of KRDO-TV on June 26, 2006; in honor of Pikes Peak Broadcasting, it changed the name of its Colorado broadcast group to Pikes Peak Television.
 News operation
KRDO-TV's news operation was rebranded from News 13 to NewsChannel 13 on the same day that NPG took over the station's operations. Under NPG, KRDO expanded its newscasts starting with 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts replacing the single early evening 5:30 p.m. newscasts. It added weekend morning newscasts (currently airing from 6-7 a.m. & 8-9 a.m. both on Saturdays and Sundays) that started in the final week of December 2006. In June 2007 it started a midday newscast that airs from noon-1 p.m. Both were first anchored by former KKTV anchor Eric Singer who now anchors KRDO's 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.
On July 23, 2008, KRDO-TV began broadcasting Southern Colorado's first local newscasts in high definition (HD), beginning with "NewsChannel 13 at Noon."
On October 10, 2011, KRDO-TV added an early evening newscast at 4:30 p.m. The early evening newscast was moved up to 4:00 p.m. during September 2012.
KRDO has been much more competitive with KKTV and KOAA in the local news ratings since News Press & Gazette bought the station in 2006.
 News/station presentation
 Newscast titles
- Your Esso Reporter (1953–1958)
- The Big News (1958–1964)
- Newscope (1964–1967)
- Eyewitness News (1967–1975)
- Channel 13 News (1975–1978)
- 13 News (1978–1979)
- News 13 (1979–2006)
- NewsChannel 13 (2006–present)
- NewsChannel 13 HD (2008–present)
 Station slogans
- "Southern Colorado's Color Station" (1960s)
- "Channel 13, Your Neighborhood Station" (early 1970s)
- "The Best in Southern Colorado, TV-13!" (mid 1970s)
- "Count on the Channel 13 News" (mid 1970s)
- "You're in 13 Country" (late 1970s)
- "TV-13, Just Look at Us!" (late 1970s–early 1980s)
- "You and Me and TV-13" (1980–1981; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Now is the Time, TV-13 is the Place" (1981–1982; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Come on Along to TV-13" (1982–1983; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- "That Special Feeling on TV-13" (1983–1984; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- "We're With You on TV-13" (1984–1985; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Feel the Spirit Come Alive on TV-13" (1985–1989)
- "Colorado Springs is Watching KRDO" (1990–1991; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- "A Part of Your Life" (early 1990s)
- "Everywhere Everyday" (1996–2003)
- "We Love TV, on News 13" (1998–1999; local version of ABC ad campaign)
- "Your World at Home" (2003–2006)
- "Where The News Comes First" (2006–present)
- Samantha Anderson - weekends at 5:00 and 10:00 and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
- Joe Dominguez - weekends at 5:00 and 10:00 and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
- Jon Karroll - weekday mornings on Good Morning Colorado (4:30-7:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon
- James Jarman - weeknights at 4:00, 4:30 and 10:00 p.m.; also "Target 13" investigative reporter (National Edward R Morrow Award-winning reporter)
- Eric Singer - weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
- Heather Skold - weeknights at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Mireya Garcia - Telemundo anchor (KRDO-DT2 and KTLP 34/KTLO 45); also reporter
StormTracker 13 Weather
- Matt Meister (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Anders Nelson - meteorologist; weekend mornings on Good Morning Colorado (6:00-7:00 and 8:00-9:00 a.m.) and Saturdays at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also reporter
- Rachael Plath - meteorologist; weekdays at 4:00 and 4:30 and Sundays at 5:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also reporter
- Marty Venticinque (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday mornings on Good Morning Colorado (4:30-7:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon
- Rob Namnoum - sports director; weeknights at 4:30, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Josh Williamson - sports anchor; weekends at 5:00 and 10:00 and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.; also sports reporter
- Laurie Cipriano - general assignment reporter
- Fred Halstied - general assignment reporter
- Scott Harrison - general assignment reporter
- Jaclyn Rostie - general assignment reporter
- Lindsay Watts - "Target 13" consumer reporter
 Former on-air staff
- David Brody - news director (now serves as a correspondent for the CBN News segment on The 700 Club)
- Bios, KRDO.com.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KRDO
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KRDO-TV