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KNDU is an NBC affiliate serving south-central and southeastern Washington statemarker. The station, which broadcasts on digital channel 26, is based in the Tri-Cities region of Pascomarker, Richlandmarker and Kennewickmarker. The station is licensed to Richland, but its studio is located in Kennewick. It is a sister station to KNDOmarker in Yakimamarker. Both stations are owned by Cowles Publishing Company of Spokanemarker as part of The KHQ Television Group.

Though identifying as a station in its own right, KNDU is considered a semi-satellite of KNDO. It clears nearly all of KNDO's syndicated programming, though it airs separate identifications and a separate newscast.

History

KNDU first took the air in 1961 as a primary ABC affiliate, which also carried some NBC programming. In 1965, KNDU became a primary NBC affiliate, but continued to air some ABC programs until 1970 when KVEWmarker went on the air as a full-time ABC affiliate.

Current Newscasts

  • KNDU Local News Northwest Today - 5-7am (Weekdays)
  • KNDU Local News @ 5:00 - 5-5:30pm (Weekdays)
  • KNDU Local News @ 6:00 - 6-6:30pm
  • KNDU Local News :11 @ 11 - 11-11:35pm
  • KNDU Local News Saturday - 8-8:30am


News Team

Current personalities

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


Tri-Cities Newsroom Reporters
  • Aaron Cagwin (Northwest Today)
  • Chris Hurst
  • Chris Holmstrom
  • Hilary Whittier


Yakima Newsroom Reporters
  • Shawn Chitnis (Northwest Today)
  • Nick Paradise
  • Katie Utehs
  • Ileana Diaz


Media Partner Reporters
  • Gracie Campos - Tú Decides Newspaper
  • Melanie Schmitt - Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
  • Blanca Torres - Tú Decides Newspaper


Weather Anchors
  • Jordan Youngs - Northwest Today Forecaster
  • Tim Adams - Chief Forecaster (Weekday Evenings)
  • Aaron Cagwin - Weekend Forecaster


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


Behind-the-Scenes Staff

  • Larry Forsgren - General manager/website manager
  • Jim Tippett - Production manager
  • Christine Brown - News director
  • Matt Funk - Executive producer
  • Lara Harmond - Northwest Today producer
  • Scott Stovall - Evening producer
  • Tiffany Flager - Advertising
  • Emily Estes - Sales department
  • Karla Beck - Engineering department
  • Megan Cross - Web producer
  • Tim Kelly - Photojournalist
  • Garrett Shawstad - News Producer


Former Staff

News Anchors

News Reporters
  • Casey Casseday - Currently Professional Camera Operator
  • Crestina Chavez - Currently Main Anchor at News 8; Austin, Texasmarker
  • Anthony Gomes - Currently Reporter at sister station KHQ-TVmarker; Spokane, Washington
  • Brian van Kleef - Currently Executive Producer at KPTVmarker; Portland, Oregonmarker
  • Melissa Luck - Currently Executive Producer at KXLY-TVmarker; Spokane, Washington
  • Andrea Nguyen - Currently at KIAHmarker; Houston, Texasmarker
  • Duane Shimogawa - Currently Reporter at KHNL-TVmarker; Honolulu, HI


Weather Forecasters
  • Meteorologist Jeremy Baker - Currently Meteorologist at KLRT-TVmarker; Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Meteorologist Harry Bounds - Returned to the insurance profession
  • Drew Jackson - Currently Meteorologist at KPTVmarker; Portland, Oregon
  • Meteorologist Jason Stiff - Currently Meteorologist at KOATmarker; Albuquerque, New Mexicomarker


Sports Reporters

News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

  • NewsCenter 25 (1980s-early 1990s)
  • KNDU Local News (2006-present)


Station Slogans

  • More Local News. More Often (2004-2007)
  • Right Now (2007-present)


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