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KFTV-TV logo 2006.jpg
Fresno, California
City of license Hanford, California
Branding Univision 21
Noticias 21
Channels Digital: 20 (UHF)
Affiliations Univision
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(KFTV License Partnership, GP)
First air date 1972[1]
Call letters’ meaning Futura de TeleVisión
Sister station(s) KTFF-DT
Former channel number(s) Analog:
21 (UHF, 1972-2009)
Former affiliations SIN (1972-1987)
Transmitter Power 350 kW
Height 580 m
Facility ID 34439
Transmitter Coordinates 37°4′22″N 119°25′53″W / 37.07278°N 119.43139°W / 37.07278; -119.43139
Website Univision 21

KFTV-DT is a full-power television station in Hanford, California, serving the Fresno area as a Univisión-owned and operated station. KFTV broadcasts locally on digital channel 20, and airs Spanish-language entertainment programming.



In 1962, Fresno's Channel 21 was home to an English-language independent station, KDAS-TV. The station survived for two years before leaving the air in 1964. In 1965, Channel 21 briefly returned to the air as the short lived English language independent KSJV-TV. After KSJV ceased broadcasting, Channel 21 would not return to the air until 1972, after Univisión acquired a construction permit and began broadcasting as KFTV.

Sharing studios in Fresno, California with sister-station KTFF, KFTV serves California's central valley with its full-power signal, and several low-power translator stations.

KFTV Noticias 21 has won two Edward R. Murrow Award from RTNDA for best newscast in 2001 and 2007 and in May 2009 KFTV Noticias 21 won an EMMY for Best Newscast


  • Noticias 21 Univision a las 6PM (Mondays thru Fridays 6:00 PM-6:30 PM)
  • Noticias 21 Univision Solo a las Once (Mondays thru Fridays 11:00 PM-11:30 PM)
  • Noticias 21 Univision Fin de Semana (Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 PM-11:30 PM)

News Team

News Director

  • Sandy Sirias


  • David Ibarra
  • Sayra Vasquez
  • Francisco Mireles


  • Guillermo Quiroz
  • Angelica Campos


  • William Bonilla


  • Caro Rico
  • Reina Cardenas
  • Vanessa Ramirez
  • Irma Cervantes

Arriba Valle Central (local affairs program)

  • Lupita Lomelli

External links


  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says July (no date given), while the Television and Cable Factbook says September 20.


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