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KNDO is the NBC affiliate serving the Yakima, Washingtonmarker, USA, area. It is owned by the Cowles Publishing Company of Spokanemarker as part of The KHQ Television Group. It is sister station to KNDUmarker in the Tri-Cities, which is considered a semi-satellite of KNDO even though the two stations produce separate newscasts.

History

KNDO debuted on the air on October 15, 1959 as an ABC (primary) affiliate. It was owned by Hugh Davis and his Columbia Empire Broadcasting Corporation. During this time it also showed occasional programs from NBC, as well as a few CBS programs turned down by KIMA-TVmarker, including Laramie and Andy Griffith. In 1965 KNDO became a primary NBC affiliate, but showed some ABC programming until KAPPmarker debuted in 1970 to take the ABC affiliation.

Davis sold KNDO and KNDU to Cowles Publishing in 1988.

KNDO 50th Anniversary

On October 15, 2009, KNDO will celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the Yakima Valley. Leading up to that date, KNDO is airing stories of local businesses that have also been around for 50 years or longer. To check out some of these videos, follow the link to the KNDO 50th Anniversary page on their website.

Digital Television

KNDO and KNDUmarker have been digital-only since February 17, 2009. NBC Weather+ had been carried on digital subchannel 23.3; the originating national network ceased operation on December 1, 2008.

Digital channels
Virtual

Channel
Video Aspect Programming
23.1 1080i 16:9 Main KNDO programming / NBC HD
23.2 480i 4:3 Universal Sports
23.3 480i 4:3 SWX Right Now - Sports and Weather


Current Newscasts

  • KNDO Local News Northwest Today - 5-7am (Weekdays)
  • KNDO Local News @5pm - 5-5:30pm (Weekdays)
  • KNDO Local News @6pm - 6-6:30pm
  • KNDO Local News :11@11 - 11-11:35pm
  • KNDO Local News Saturday - 8-8:30am


News Team

Current personalities

Anchors
  • Kevin Shaub - KNDO Northwest Today & Northwest Today Saturday Co-Anchor
  • Melanie Falcon - KNDO Northwest Today Co-Anchor
  • Christine Brown - KNDO Local News at 5:00 and 6:00 Co-Anchor
  • Scott Stovall - KNDO Local News at 5:00, 6:00 Co-Anchor, and 11 @ 11 Anchor
  • Adam Harding - KNDO Local News at 6:00 and 11 @ 11 Weekend Co-Anchor


Reporters
  • Aaron Cagwin (Northwest Today)
  • Shawn Chitnis (Northwest Today)
  • Katie Utehs
  • Ileana Diaz
  • Nick Paradise


Weather Anchors
  • Jordan Youngs - Northwest Today Forecaster
  • Tim Adams - Chief Forecaster
  • Aaron Cagwin - Weekend Forecaster


Sports Anchors
  • Patrick Noland - Weekday Sports Anchor
  • Joe Gorchow - Weekend Sports Anchor


Other Staff

  • Larry Forsgren - General manager
  • Matt Funk - Executive producer
  • Christine Brown - News director
  • Lara Harmon - Northwest Today producer
  • Scott Stovall - Evening producer
  • Garrett Shawstad - News producer
  • Megan Cross - Web Producer


Former Staff

News Anchors
  • Heather Hays - Currently Anchor at KDFWmarker in Dallas, TX
  • Dave Ettl - Currently KIT Radio Anchor
  • Jamie Kern - Currently CEO of IT Cosmetics
  • Jay Frank - Currently Anchor at KOHDmarker, Bend, OR
  • Whit Johnson - Currently Reporter at KSL-TVmarker, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Faye Hoffman - Currently Anchor/Reporter at WGGBmarker, MA
  • Dave Erickson - Currently evening anchor for KXLY-TVmarker in Spokane, WA
  • Jade Jordan - Currently weekday reporter/Saturday anchor for sister station KHQ-TVmarker in Spokane, WA
  • Ruth Johnson - Currently Anchor at KIMA-TVmarker/KEPRmarker; Pasco, WA
  • Stephanie Stricklen - Currently Anchor at KGWmarker Portland, OR
  • Rob Piercy - Currently reporter at KING 5marker Seattle
  • Natalie Hurst - Currently evening anchor for KBCI-TVmarker in Boise, ID
  • Kate Callaghan - Whereabouts unknown


News Reporters
  • Andrea Nguyen - Currently Reporter at KIAHmarker, Houston, TX
  • Kim Holcomb - Currently reporter at KING 5marker Seattle
  • Julie Haener - Currently main anchor at KTVUmarker Oakland, CA
  • Jenny Hansson - Currently anchor at KOIN Portland, OR
  • Joe Vithayathil - Currently feature reporter at KPTV Portland, OR
  • Amy Frazier - Currently reporter KOIN Portland, OR
  • Greg Nieto - Currently reporter at KWGN-TVmarker Denver


Weather Forecasters
  • Harry Bounds - Returned to the insurance profession


Sports Reporters
  • Derek Deis - Worked for sister station KHQ-TVmarker from 2002-2009. Currently sports director for KXLY-TVmarker in Spokane, WA.
  • Anish Shroff - Currently Anchor at ESPNews, Bristol, CT


News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

  • KNDO Local News (2000-present)
  • News 23NBC


Station Slogans

  • Live, Local & Up to the Minute
  • Your LOCAL News Station
  • More Local News. More Often. (2004-2008)
  • Right Now. (2008-present)


References



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