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|City of license||Reno|
|Branding||Fox 11 (general)
Fox 11 News (newscasts)
KTVU Channel 2 News (during newscast simulcasts)
RTV 11.2 (on DT2)
|Slogan||So Fox 11 (general)
Local News. Your World. (newscasts)
Complete Bay Area News Coverage. (KTVU Channel 2 News)
|Channels||Digital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
|Translators||17 K17CA-D Carson City
21 KRXI-TV1 Reno
35 K35FL-D Silver Springs
|Owner||Sinclair Broadcast Group
(KRXI Licensee, LLC)
|First air date||January 1, 1996|
|Call letters' meaning||Reno and XI
(Roman numeral 11)
|Sister station(s)||KAME-TV, KENV-DT, KRNV-DT, KVCW, KVMY|
|Former callsigns||KRXI (1996–2002)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
11 (VHF, 1996–2009)
|Transmitter power||1,000 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KRXI-TV, virtual channel 11, is the Fox–affiliated television station for Northwestern Nevada's Truckee Meadows licensed to Reno. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 44 (virtual channel 11.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Peavine Peak. The station can also be seen on Charter channel 11 and in high definition on digital channel 781. Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, KRXI operates MyNetworkTV affiliate KAME-TV, owned by Deerfield Media, and NBC affiliate KRNV-DT, owned by Intermountain West Communications Company, through local marketing agreements (LMA). KRXI and KAME share studios on Brookside Court in Reno next to Reno–Tahoe International Airport. Syndicated programming on this station includes Bethenny (5:00–6:00 p.m.), Modern Family (6:00–7:00 p.m.), The Big Bang Theory (7:00–8:00 p.m.), The Arsenio Hall Show (11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.) and TMZ on TV (12:30–1:00 a.m.), among others.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channels||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|11.1||720p||16:9||KRXI-HD||Main KRXI-TV programming / Fox|
|11.2||480i||4:3||RTV||Retro Television Network|
KRXI-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 44. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 11.
The station began operations on New Years Day 1996, taking Fox affiliation from KAME which was owned by a separate subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. KRXI-DT2 added RTV on January 7, 2008. The station was depicted in the episode "Drive" of The X-Files as part of a police chase that took place during the show.
On July 20, 2012, one day after Cox Media Group purchased four television stations in Jacksonville, Florida and Tulsa, Oklahoma from Newport Television, Cox put KRXI-TV (along with the LMA for KAME-TV) and sister stations in Steubenville, Ohio, Johnstown, Pennsylvania and El Paso, Texas (all in markets that are smaller than Tulsa), plus several radio stations in medium to small markets, on the selling block. On February 25, 2013, Cox announced that it would sell the four television stations and the LMA for KAME to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The sale was approved by the FCC on April 29. The sale was finalized on May 2. Sinclair would subsequently purchase the non-license assets of a third Reno station, KRNV-DT, on November 22, 2013.
KRXI simulcasts newscasts from former sister station and fellow Fox affiliate KTVU in Oakland, California. This includes that outlet's entire weekday morning show (from 4:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.), half-hour broadcast (weekdays at noon) and hour-long prime time news (weeknights at 10:00 p.m.). All newscasts are presented in high definition from KTVU's studios at Jack London Square in Downtown Oakland. During the nightly news at 10:00 p.m., there are local weather cut-ins provided by AccuWeather meteorologists (weeknights at 10:40 p.m. and weekends at 10:40 p.m.). These forecast segments, taped in advance, originate from headquarters on Science Park Road in State College, Pennsylvania.
On October 4, 2010, KRXI partnered with the Independent News Network (INN) to produce a weeknight newscast known as Fox 11 News: Eleven at Eleven. Promoted on-air as "Local News. Less Time.", it aired in an abbreviated format for fifteen minutes (including commercials). This was unlike traditional broadcasts seen in the time slot on Reno's big three stations. The newscast then changed to a half-hour format, in addition to altering the slogan to "Local News. Your World." The newscast is taped in advance from INN's facilities on Tremont Avenue in Davenport, Iowa. The news anchors, meteorologist, and sports anchor are provided by the centralized news operation and other personnel from INN can fill-in as needed.
KRXI maintains two local reporters based in Reno who contribute content to the show. This is the first time the station has ever had a news department of its own even though it is very small with a skeleton crew based out of the station's studios. Fox 11 News Eleven at Eleven is streamed live on KRXI's website and there is also on demand video of the weeknight broadcasts.
Following the sale of KRXI to Sinclair and the company's subsequent acquisition of the non-license assets of KRNV-DT, Sinclair stated its intention to end KRXI's news share agreement with KTVU in favor of locally-produced newscasts.
+ denotes KRXI-TV personnel
- Tori Campbell – weekday mornings on Mornings on 2 (7:00–9:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon
- Pam Cook – weekday mornings (4:30–7:00 a.m.); also business reporter
- Dave Clark – weekday mornings (5:00–7:00 a.m.) and Mornings on 2 (7:00–9:00 a.m.)
- Brian Flores – weekday mornings at 4:30 a.m.
- Julie Haener – weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Heather Holmes – weekends at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also weekday reporter and fill-in anchor
- Mike Mibach – weekend mornings on Mornings on 2 (7:00–10:00 a.m.)
- Gasia Mikaelian – weeknights at 5:00 p.m.
- Frank Somerville – weeknights at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Ken Wayne - weekends at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also weekday reporter and fill-in anchor
- Claudine Wong – weekend mornings on Mornings on 2 (7:00–10:00 a.m.)
- + Amanda Decker – weeknights at 11:00 p.m.
- + Phil Doherty – weeknights at 11:00 p.m.
Storm Tracker 2 Weather
- Bill Martin (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and NWA Seals of Approval) – chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Rosemary Orozco – meteorologist; weekend mornings on Mornings on 2 (7:00–10:00 a.m.)
- Steve Paulson – meteorologist; weekday mornings (4:30–7:00 a.m.), Mornings on 2 (7:00–9:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon
- Mark Tamayo (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and NWA Seals of Approval) – meteorologist; weekends at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- + Eric Garlick – meteorologist; weeknights at 11:00 p.m.
- Mark Ibáñez – sports director; weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Joe Fonzi – sports anchor; weekends at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
- Fred Inglis – sports reporter; also fill-in sports anchor
- + Unknown – sports anchor; weeknights at 11:00 p.m.
- Sal Castaneda – weekday morning traffic anchor (4:30–9:00 a.m.)
- Rosy Chu – general assignment reporter
- Janine De la Vega – general assignment reporter
- John Fowler – general assignment reporter; also health and science editor
- Robert Handa – general assignment reporter
- Craig Heaps – general assignment reporter
- Jana Katsuyama – general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
- Amber Lee – general assignment reporter
- Patti Lee – general assignment reporter
- Tara Moriarty – general assignment reporter
- Maureen Naylor – general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
- Ken Pritchett – general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
- Allie Rasmus – general assignment reporter
- Eric Rasmussen – special assignment reporter
- Rob Roth – general assignment reporter
- John Sasaki – general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
- Alex Savidge – general assignment reporter
- David Stevenson – general assignment reporter
- Katie Utehs – general assignment reporter
- Tom Vacar – consumer editor; also occasional general assignment reporter
- Debora Villalon – general assignment reporter
- + Ryan Kern – general assignment reporter; weeknights at 11:00 p.m.; also KRNV News 4 Reporter
- + Jaime Hayden – general assignment reporter; weeknights at 11:00 p.m.
Cox Media Group's Washington D.C. Bureau
- Kristine Frazao – national correspondent
- Kai Jackson – national correspondent
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- FoxReno.com – Official KRXI-TV Website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KRXI-TV
- Query the FCC's TV station database for K17CA-D
- Query the FCC's TV station database for K35FL-D
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KRXI-TV