KTVN

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Not to be confused with KTNV. ‹See Tfd›
KTVN
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Reno, Nevada
United States
City of license Reno
Branding Channel 2 (general)
Channel 2 News (newscasts)
Slogan Coverage You Can Count On
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Subchannels 2.1 CBS
2.2 Antenna TV
Affiliations CBS (1972–present)
Owner Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.
First air date June 4, 1967; 47 years ago (1967-06-04)
Call letters' meaning TeleVision Nevada
Former channel number(s) Analog:
2 (VHF, 1967-2009)
Former affiliations ABC (1967–1972)
Transmitter power 16.1 kW
Height 876 m
Facility ID 59139
Transmitter coordinates 39°18′57″N 119°53′2″W / 39.31583°N 119.88389°W / 39.31583; -119.88389
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.ktvn.com

KTVN, virtual channel 2, is the CBS–affiliated television station serving Reno and Lake Tahoe. KTVN is owned by Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. The station's digital signal operates on VHF channel 13. Syndicated programming on KTVN includes The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and Inside Edition, among others.

History[edit]

KTVN signed on the air on June 4, 1967, originally as an ABC affiliate, but took over CBS affiliation in 1972, after disputes between the CBS network and its affiliate at the time, KOLO-TV.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
2.1 1080i 16:9 KTVN-DT Main KTVN programming / CBS
2.2 480i 4:3 KTVN-2 Antenna TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KTVN shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, 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 VHF channel 13.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 2.

Controversies[edit]

KTVN aired a controversial report about Ryan Rhea related to the death of KTVN Sports Director J. K. Metzker. KTVN later apologized for the incident with an updated report.[3]

As of June 16, 2009, although the license is still active until October 1, 2014, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) reported that the license expired on October 1, 2006. As of December 14, 2013, the FCC and KTVN have not yet responded to the allegations about operating a station with an expired license.[4]

News operation[edit]

Currently, KTVN broadcasts a total of 20½ hours of local newscasts each week (with 3½ hours on weekdays and one hour and thirty minutes on weekends). Unlike most CBS affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, the station does not carry newscasts in the noon timeslots on weekdays or nightly in the 6 p.m. timeslot.

KTVN's news slogan is "Coverage You Can Count On." In 2005, KTVN hired veteran Reno market anchor Bill Brown from rival KRNV to anchor many of its evening newscasts.

News/station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

  • (Channel 2) News (1967–1972)
  • TV-2 News (1972–1977)
  • NewsWatch 2 (general) / NightWatch 2 (11 p.m. newscast) (1977–1984)
  • News 2 (1984–1991)
  • News Source 2 (1991–1997)
  • Channel 2 News (1997–present)

Station slogans[edit]

  • "Take Two" (1967–1970)
  • "2 Power" (1980–1982)
  • "Your 24 Hour News Source" (1991–1997)
  • "Coverage You Can Count On" (1997–present)
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News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[5][edit]

Anchors

  • Arianna Bennett – weeknights at 11:00 p.m.
  • Jennifer Burton – weekends at 5:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Wendy Damonte – weeknights at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Andi Guevara – weekday mornings on Channel 2 News This Morning (4:30–7:00 a.m.)
  • John Potter – weekday mornings on Channel 2 News This Morning (4:30–7:00 a.m.)
  • Kristen Remington – weeknights at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

StormWatch Weather

  • Mike Alger (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) – chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Chloe Beardsley – forecaster; weekends at 5:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Jeff Martinez (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) – meteorologist; weekday mornings on Channel 2 News This Morning (4:30–7:00 a.m.)

Sports Team

  • Dallas Colodny – sports anchor; weekends at 5:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Garrett Dearborn – sports director; weeknights at 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Paul Nelson – part-time sports / photographer / reporter / anchor

Reporters

  • Erin Breen – video journalist; weeknights at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Ryan Canaday – video journalist; weekends at 5:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Landon Miller – video journalist; weekday mornings on Channel 2 News This Morning (4:30–7:00 a.m.)
  • Adam Varahachaikol – video journalist; weeknights at 11:00 p.m.

Segment Host

  • Christopher "Chris" Abts – Redefining Retirement host (Sundays at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Gregory "Greg" Newman – The House Detective host (Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.)

Notable former on-air staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KTVN". Rabbitears.info. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  3. ^ "CORRECTION – No Probation Violation or DUI Arrest for Ryan Rhea". KTVN. October 18, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Federal Communications Commission - FCC (June 16, 2009). "Station Profiles « Federal Communications Commission". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "News Team". KTVN. April 17, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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