Northwest Cable News

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Northwest Cable News
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Launched December 18, 1995
Owned by Gannett Company
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan NW News and Weather 24 Hours a Day
Country United States
Broadcast area Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Sister channel(s) KING-TV, KONG-TV, KGW, KREM, KSKN, KTVB
Website www.nwcn.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Boise, Idaho area KTVB-DT3
Satellite
Dish Network Check local listings
Cable
On most Pacific NW cable systems Check local listings

Northwest Cable News is a regional 24-hour cable news network based in Seattle, Washington, U.S. It is similar to New England Cable News, which operates out of Boston and covers the New England area.

The service is owned by Gannett Company, and operates out of the KING-TV building in Downtown Seattle.

NWCN covers news in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and northwest Montana. It is available to 2.9 million cable TV and over-the-air users in those principal states and regions, and, to a lesser degree, California, Alaska, and elsewhere in Montana.

Programming[edit]

The network uses material from co-owned stations KING in Seattle, KGW in Portland, KTVB in Boise and KREM in Spokane. Content-sharing agreements are in place with several other stations.

The network features news and weather programming throughout the day, plus NorthWest Sports Tonight each evening, and Gardening with Ciscoe LIVE call-in show each Friday. Fone Zone is a live call-in show which airs shortly after each Seattle Seahawks game ends on Sundays. The network re-airs Evening Magazine from sister-station KING-TV each evening. Also from KING-TV, Gardening with Ciscoe (different from the live show), Northwest Backroads, and The 5th Quarter Show(seen only during the NFL season)re-air each weekend. In addition, KGW-TV provides Straight Talk to the Sunday evening line-up.

Some of the network's programming airs on the KTVB channel 7.3 in Boise. Prior to 2003, the entire network aired on Boise cable systems; it returned to Boise via KTVB-DT3 on August 28, 2009; it was re-added to Cable One on February 12, 2010.

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[1][edit]

+ denotes personnel also seen on KING-TV
Anchors

  • + Meg Coyle - weekend evenings
  • + Cam Johnson - weekday mornings
  • + Shaniqua Manning - weekday mornings and afternoons
  • + Greg Copeland - weeknight anchor and overnight loop
  • + Rob Piercy - weekend mornings and afternoons
  • + Meg Coyle - weekend evenings and weekend overnight loop


Weather team

  • + Jim Guy (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • + Keisha Burns, weekday mornings
  • Ed Muir - meteorologist; weekend mornings and afternoons
  • + Lisa Van Cise - weather anchor middays on cable, weekend mornings KING

Sports team

  • + Paul Silvi - sports director; weekday evenings and overnight loop
  • + Chris Egan - sports reporter; weekend evenings and overnight loop

Evening Magazine

  • Ciscoe Morris - host
  • Michael King - reporter
  • Jim Dever - reporter
  • Kim Holcomb - reporter
  • Saint Bryan - reporter
  • Eric Riddle - producer

Former on-air staff[edit]

  • Nick Allard (2006-2009; now meteorologist for sister station KGW)
  • Wilson Chow (KREM reporter, 2000-2004 and KGW reporter, 2004-2008; now works for Boeing)
  • Scott Fralick (1998-2001; now correspondent for the CBC)
  • Lisa Kearney(nee Gangel) (2006-2009; former sports reporter for sister station KING-TV, now at ESPN)
  • Mary Loos (2005-2008; reporter/weather anchor at KATU-TV in Portland)
  • Jeff McAtee (1996-2004; formerly worked as an anchor for WWMT-TV in Grand Rapids and commander for the Navy over in Italy; now Communications Director, Office of Criminal Enforcement at U.S. EPA)
  • Craig McMorris (primetime launch anchor; formerly an anchor for KAYU-TV in Spokane; now anchor/reporter for WNEM-TV in Saginaw, MI)
  • Dana Middleton (1995-2000; also former KOMO-TV Northwest Afternoon host)
  • Shannon O'Donnell (1995-2001, 2007-2009; now weekend evening meteorologist for KOMO-TV)
  • Erik Sandoval (?-2009; now reporter at WKMG-TV in Orlando, FL)
  • Renay San Miguel (2008-2010; now host/managing editor for Spark360.tv, technology reporter for KING-TV and KONG-TV)
  • Julia Sandstrom (1999-2003; now weekday morning and noon meteorologist for WRTV in Indianapolis, IN)
  • Rebecca Stevenson (2001-2008; previously chief meteorologist for KIRO-TV from 2008-2012)
  • Charlotte Starck (2008-2010)
  • Diana Sullivan (1995-2000; was noon/5 p.m. anchor at KPHO-TV in Phoenix, now in real estate in Phoenix)
  • Chris Swanson (2007-2010)
  • Gaard Swanson (late 1990s-2002; now reporter for UWTV's UW 360)
  • Chris Warren (?-2009; meteorologist for The Weather Channel)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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