|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)
2.2 Antenna TV
|Owner||Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.|
|First air date||June 4, 1967|
|Call letters' meaning||TeleVision Nevada|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
2 (VHF, 1967-2009)
|Former affiliations||ABC (1967–1972)|
|Transmitter power||16.1 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
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.
|This section requires expansion with: further information on the history of KTVN. (November 2011)|
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.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|2.1||1080i||16:9||KTVN-DT||Main KTVN programming / CBS|
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. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 2.
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.
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.
|This section requires expansion with: further information on the history of KTVN's news operation. (November 2011)|
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.
- (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)
- "Take Two" (1967–1970)
- "2 Power" (1980–1982)
- "Your 24 Hour News Source" (1991–1997)
- "Coverage You Can Count On" (1997–present)
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- "RabbitEars TV Query for KTVN". Rabbitears.info. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- "CORRECTION – No Probation Violation or DUI Arrest for Ryan Rhea". KTVN. October 18, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- Federal Communications Commission - FCC (June 16, 2009). "Station Profiles « Federal Communications Commission". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- "News Team". KTVN. April 17, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- KTVN.com – Official Website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KTVN
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KTVN-TV