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KGTV is the ABC television affiliate in San Diego, Californiamarker. It broadcasts as a digital only station on VHF channel 10 also using VHF channel 10 (its historic analog channel position) as its virtual channel through the use of PSIP . The station can be seen on Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T U-verse on cable channel 10 in standard definition. Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable carry its high definition signal on cable channel 710, while AT&T U-verse carries its HD signal on channel 1010. The station is also available on its customary channel 10 position (in both standard defintion and in high definiton) on both of DirecTV and Dish Network's Local Channels packages. It is currently owned by McGraw-Hill. Its transmitter is located atop Mount Soledadmarker above La Jolla, Californiamarker.

News History

KGTV first began to challenge KFMB's dominance in the mid-1970s when anchormen Jack White and Harold Greene, along with popular weatherman "Captain Mike" Ambrose and sportscasters Al Coupee and Hal Clement, led The News to popularity albeit briefly.

Even with the brief return of Greene following his stints in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the station fell back to second place behind KFMB in the early 1980s. However, management succeeded in acquiring the services of popular anchorman Michael Tuck from KFMB in 1984; the move resulted in KGTV reclaiming first place and giving the station credibility by way of Tuck's infamous nightly commentaries titled "Perspectives."

KGTV also made history by being the first station in San Diego with a female anchor team with its 11 p.m. newscast featuring Carol LeBeau and Bree Walker. After Walker left in 1987, Kimberly Hunt would team with LeBeau and form the city's longest-running anchor duo (15 years, the veteran team is that of former KGTV anchor Marty Levin and Susan Taylor at KNSD). During that time LeBeau and Hunt would anchor alongside Tuck (who left for Los Angeles in 1990 only to return to San Diego on KFMB), Stephen Clark (now at WXYZ in Detroit), Steve Wolford, and a returning Hal Clement (who had switched from sports to news in 1983 while at KFMB).

Eventually, KGTV would decline after Hunt left to anchor the news at KUSI alongside Tuck, at one point falling to third as KNSD rose to #1 at 11 p.m. The Hunt-Lebeau team reunited in early 2008 before LeBeau retired the following year.

KGTV is among the few United States television stations that broadcast local news programs at 7:00 p.m. on weeknights. The newscast finished 2nd in its time period during the May 2008 sweeps, trailing only Wheel of Fortune on KNSD.

Personalities

Current

Anchors
  • Steve Atkinson - 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 11:00pm Weeknights
  • Alejandra Cerball - 4:30am, 5:00am, 6:00am, 11:00am
  • Hal Clement - 6:00pm Weeknights; also reports
  • Bill Griffith - 4:30am, 5:00am, 6:00am, 11:00am
  • Kimberly Hunt - 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 11:00pm Weeknights
  • Preston Phillips - 6:00pm, 11:00pm Weekends; Fill-in 5:00am, 6:00am, 11:00am; also reports
  • Angele Ringo - 6:00pm, 11:00pm Weekends; also reports


Reporters
  • Allison Ash
  • Rachel Bianco
  • Mitch Blacher - I-Team
  • John Carroll
  • Michael Chen
  • Ariana Duarte
  • Steve Fiorina
  • Jennifer Jensen
  • Jennifer Kim
  • Bob Lawrence
  • Joe Little
  • Claudia Llausas - Azteca (in Spanish)
  • Itica Milanes
  • Lauren Reynolds - I-Team (Fill-in Anchor)
  • Antonio S├ínchez - Azteca (in Spanish)
  • Carole Sullivan
  • Charisse Yu
  • Juliette Vara


Weather
  • Byron Miranda - 5, 6, 7 & 11pm Weeknights
  • Kerstin Lindquist - 5am, 6am, 11am Weekdays
  • Robert Santos - Weekends, Fill-in 5am, 6am, 11am Weekdays


Sports
  • Ben Higgins - early evening weekdays and 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursdays
  • Steve Smith - early evening weekends, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday


Traffic
  • Jennifer Correia - Sky10 traffic
  • Gianna Suter


Newsroom Operations
  • Jeff Block - Vice President & General Manager
  • Joel Davis - News Director
  • Sean Kennedy - Assistant News Director
  • JW August - Managing Editor; I-Team
  • Doris Lewis - Dayside Executive Producer
  • JR Mahon - Morning Executive Producer
  • Brad McLellan - News Assignment Manager
  • Melissa Alexander - News Assignment Editor
  • Geoff Dietrich - News Assignment Editor


News Producers
  • Ramon Galindo - 10News This Morning 5am
  • Jeff Farley - 10News This Morning 6am
  • Allison Horn - 10News Midday
  • Rose Arslan - 10News at Five
  • Stephanie Miranda - 10News at Six
  • Michael Rozzen - 10News at Seven
  • Sarah Cowan - 10News at Eleven
  • Audra Stafford - 10News at Six and Eleven (Weekends)


Former

  • Adrienne Alpert - Anchor/Reporter (1978-1997, now at KABC-TVmarker in Los Angeles)
  • "Captain" Mike Ambrose - weather anchor (1973-2001; died in 2008 at age 69)
  • Fred Blankenship - Evening weekends and 11 p.m., (now at WSB-TVmarker in Atlanta Ga.)
  • Geni Cavitt - Weathercaster/Reporter, "10 News Leadership Award" (2001 - 2009)
  • Herb Cawthorne - Reporter (1990-2002)
  • Phoebe Chongchua - Anchor/Reporter (1990-2000, now a speaker, fitness host and realtor [120665])
  • Stephen Clark - Anchor (1989-1997, later WCBS New York, now at WXYZ-TVmarker in Detroit)
  • John Culea - Reporter/Anchor (1975-1977)
  • Elsa Sevilla - now at [XETV] in San Diego
  • Kim Edwards - Reporter/digital [120666]
  • Jim Estrada - Reporter/Anchor (1969-1972)
  • Bill Gaines - Anchor/Reporter (now at WGCL in Atlanta [120667])
  • Gene Gleeson - Anchor (1976-1980, now at KABC-TVmarker in Los Angeles)
  • Harold Greene - anchor/reporter (1974-1977 and 1980-1982, later at KCBS-TVmarker in Los Angeles, has since retired.)
  • Byron Harlan - Reporter (1986-1994, now at WFLD-TVmarker in Chicago)
  • Gary Kelly - [120668]
  • Brooke Landau - Traffic reporter (2006-2008) (currently at [XETV] in San Diego)
  • Lee Ann Kim - Anchor (1995-2008) [120669]see link
  • Lisa Kim - Anchor (1986-1994), now at KNTVmarker in San Jose/San Francisco)
  • Lisa Lake - Morning Anchor (1995-2008) see link
  • Carol LeBeau - Anchor for 28 years (Retired on 5/20/09)
  • Marty Levin - Anchor/Reporter (1970s, now at KNSDmarker)
  • Paul Magers (1981-1983, now at KCBS-TVmarker in Los Angeles)
  • Mark Matthews (1987-2003, now at KGO-TVmarker in San Francisco)
  • Susan McBride - Anchor/Reporter (1979-1987, now Susan McPeters at WQPT-TVmarker in Moline, IL)
  • Loren Nancarrow - Weathercaster (1998-2009)
  • Kent Ninomiya - Reporter (1991 - 1993)
  • Regis Philbin - Talk show at KGTV (1961-1964, Now a talk and game show host-- Live with Regis and Kelly, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire)
  • Sarah Purcell - Talk show host (late 1970s, later co-hosted NBC's Real People)
  • James Quinones - see link [120670]
  • Margaret Radford - Reporter (1986-1991, retired)
  • Salvador Rivera - Reporter/digital correspondent
  • Larry Roberts - Anchor/Reporter (1982-1989)
  • Danny Romero - Weathercaster (1994-1995, now at KABC-TVmarker in Los Angeles)
  • Larry Sacknoff - Sportscaster (1978-1992)
  • Sally Sherry - [120671]
  • Billy Ray Smith - Sportscaster (1993-1997, now at XX Sports Radio)
  • Mike Smith (1982-1986, now a partner in Ad-Lib Productions)
  • Michael Tuck - Anchor (1984-1990)
  • Leonard Villareal - Reporter/Anchor (1976-2004)
  • Bree Walker - Anchor/Reporter (1980-1987)
  • Jack White - Anchor (1967-2002)
  • Melanie Wingo - Reporter (2004-2006, now at Katu in Portland)
  • Steve Wolford - Anchor (1998-2000, now at KTNVmarker in Las Vegas)


See also



Digital television

After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion on February 17, 2009 , KGTV moved its digital signal from channel 25 to channel 10 following analog shutdown. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will still display KGTV's virtual channel as 10.

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