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KSEE
Ksee.jpg
Fresno, California
Branding KSEE 24
Slogan Central Valley's News Station
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Affiliations NBC
KSEE Weather Plus (DT2)
LATV (DT3)
Owner Granite Broadcasting Corporation
(KSEE License, Inc.)
First air date June 1, 1953
Call letters’ meaning pronounced "K-SEE"
Former callsigns KMJ-TV (1953-1981)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
24 (UHF, 1953-2009)
Transmitter Power 326 kW
Height 601.1 m
Facility ID 35594
Transmitter Coordinates 37°4′19″N 119°25′48″W / 37.07194°N 119.43°W / 37.07194; -119.43
Website www.ksee24.com
KSEE is also the ICAO identifier for Gillespie Field.

KSEE (on-air, referred to as KSEE 24, pronounced "K-SEE") is the NBC affiliate in Fresno, California, broadcasting on digital channel 38. KSEE is owned and operated by Granite Broadcasting Corporation. Granite owns and operates 8 network-affiliated television stations nationwide. KSEE is an NBC network affiliate and a member of the National Association of Broadcasters.

Contents

History

KSEE started transmitting on June 1, 1953, as KMJ-TV. It was the first station to go on-air in Fresno and the first to use color film and network color in 1954. The station was affiliated with NBC, but also carried independent programming.[1]

KMJ-TV was originally owned by the McClatchy family whose assets included KMJ radio and three Californian newspapers called The Bee, in Fresno, Sacramento and Modesto.

In 1981, McClatchy retired from television station ownership by selling KMJ-TV to San Joaquin Communications, which changed the station's call letters to the present-day KSEE (as McClatchy would hold on to KMJ radio until 1987). San Joaquin Communications, in turn, sold KSEE to Meredith Corporation in 1984.

Granite Broadcasting purchased KSEE, along with Syracuse, New York's CBS affiliate WTVH, from Meredith Corporation on December 27, 1993.

The station may have changed its call letters once, but its network affiliation hasn't; it is 1 of the 2 Central California television stations that has never changed its affiliation, and has been since the mid-1980s the region's second rated television station behind longtime leader KFSN. The other station to keep its affiliation is KMPH.

Digital television

The station's digital signal is UHF 38, multiplexed:

Channel Programming
24.1 main KSEE-TV/NBC programming
24.2 KSEE Weather Plus
24.3 LATV
Advertisements

Analog-to-digital conversion

KSEE remains on its current pre-transition channel number, 38. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display KSEE24's virtual channel as 24.1.

Newscasts and local programming

KSEE currently produces more local original programming than any other station in the Fresno Market in addition to its morning, noon, 4, 5, 6, 6:30, 7:00 and 11 PM newscasts.

On July 31, 2006, KSEE 24 produced a 10 PM primetime newscast every Monday through Friday on My Network TV affiliate KAIL until September 11, 2009 after three years with struggling ratings against KMPH 10 PM newscast. Since March 31, 2008, KSEE 24 is the only station to start a 4:30 AM newscast for KSEE 24 Sunrise, earlier than any other station. Since September 21, 2009, KSEE 24 is the first and only station to launch a 7 PM newscast with a different kind of format and is hosted by Carolyn Bruck.

KSEE produces a local oriented show MedWatch which airs every Saturday at 6:30 PM with former KFSN anchor Cindy Suryan. MedWatch talks about health topics and concerns as well as featuring the latest in medical technology.

In September 2005, Sports Central was launched. The show went more in-depth about local sports teams as well as national sports topics. The KSEE sports department also launched The Bulldog Insider to air on Sundays at 6:30 PM, this series goes in-depth with California State University, Fresno's athletic teams .

In September 2007, a new business-entertainment show Central Valley Today was launched and airs at 11 AM after the fourth-hour of Today. The daily 1-hour long show features former Sunrise/4 PM news anchor Alex Delgado as host. Producing credit along with Alex is Monica Favila.

News Team

Current on-air talent

Current Anchors

  • Stefani Booroojian - weekdays at 4, weeknights at 5, 6 and 6:30 PM (also health reporter)
  • Theresa Freed - weekends at 6 and 11PM (also court reporter)
  • Carolyn Bruck - weeknights at 7PM
  • Faith Sidlow - weekday mornings "KSEE Sunrise"
  • Pamela Prado - weekdays at noon

Reporters

  • Richard Morales - general assignment reporter
  • Lindsey Pena - general assignment reporter
  • Jobin Panicker - general assignment reporter
  • Justin Willis - general assignment reporter
  • Joe Ybarra - general assignment reporter
  • Adam Yingling - general assignment reporter

KSEE 24 Weather Plus

  • A.J. Fox (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weekdays at 4, weeknights at 5, 6, 6:30 and 11PM
  • Colin Jackson (AMS Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekday mornings "KSEE Sunrise" and noon
  • Carolyn Bruck - Weather Anchor; fill-in
  • Pamela Prado - Weather Anchor; fill-in

Sports Central

  • Anthony Flores - Sports Director; weeknights at 6, 6:30 and 11PM
  • Ralph Gaston - sports reporter (and fill-in anchor)
  • Senerey de los Santos - sports reporter

Contributors

  • Alex Delgado - Central Valley Today host
  • Cindy Suryan - "MedWatch" host
  • Alicia Tyler - "KSEE Sunrise" real-time traffic 24
  • Robb Johnson - fill-in traffic reporter
  • Margaret Carrero - fill-in traffic reporter
  • Ray Appleton - KMJ radio anchor
  • James Ward - movie critic
  • Ron Edens - movie reviews

Management

  • (position open) - News Director
  • Mike Hartman - Managing Editor
  • Larry Johnson - Executive Producer
  • Brian DiFuria - Assignment Manager

KSEE 24 Alumni

  • Alicia Acuna - 5 PM anchor/nightside reporter (1995-1997; now at Fox News DenverBureau)
  • Zara Arboleda - noon weekdays & KSEE Sunrise Saturday anchor/reporter (1997-2003; now at KGPE)
  • Angela Astore - anchor/reporter (later at CNN and CNN Headline News)
  • Alexan Balekian - Sports Central anchor (2004-2009; moved to KMPH as weekend sports anchor in early 2009; now at KMJ-FM as host of "No Static Sports")
  • Laura Berry - weather anchor /weekend sunrise co-anchor/ reporter (2003-2005; now at KLAS in Las Vegas)
  • Debra Beyer - KSEE Sunrise, then 5 PM anchor/reporter (1992-2003)
  • Sean Boyd - chief weathercaster (1988-1998
  • Earl Bradley - “On The Map” video photograhper
  • Jon Brent - Main co-anchor 6:00,6:30 and 11:00...contract not renewed
  • Jennifer Brice - 4-5-6:30 PM anchor/nightside reporter (2005-2008; now living in Denver)
  • Andrea Cantu - south valley bureau reporter (2002-2005; now at KDRV in Medford, Oregon)
  • Brent Cannon (aka Brent Schweigert) - 5 PM anchor/reporter (1994-1997; now at KNTV in San Francisco; co-anchors the morning/midday news with wife Laura Garcia-Cannon)
  • Kelly Carr - sports anchor/director 1999-2003
  • Paul Chaderjian - reporter (1998-2000)
  • Ted Chen - reporter (now at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles)
  • Patricia Chung - weekend anchor/reporter (1995-2000)
  • Luis Cruz - reporter (2000-2002)
  • Brent DeMonte - anchor/weathercaster (1964-1993; retired after 29 years at KSEE; On January 23, 2002 DeMonte was the only KSEE legend to appear on Bob Long’s final newscast; On March 22, 2007 DeMonte, once again appeared on Stefani Booroojian’s 25 years on KSEE)
  • Bud Elliott - anchor/reporter (1987-2007; now at KJWL-FM and KYNO-AM as news anchor)
  • Olivia Fernandez - reporter (1995-1999)
  • Dick Fitzwell - reporter
  • Monte Francis - reporter (2000-2005; now at KNTV in San Francisco as a freelance reporter; while at KSEE, Francis covered and made daily blogs of “The Marcus Wesson Trial” and has recently written a book about the case)
  • Enoch Gamoian - webmaster/weathercaster
  • Jaime Garcia - reporter
  • Laura Garcia-Cannon (aka Laura Garcia) - 6/11 pm weekend anchor/reporter/“City Scene” reader (1995-1997; now co-anchors the morning and midday newscast with husband Brent Cannon at KNTV in San Francisco)
  • Mike Gleason - sports anchor/director
  • Michael Golden - nightside reporter (1995-1999; while at KSEE, Golden was awarded in recognition with “Reporter of The Year”)
  • Al Gonzalez - reporter
  • Liz Gonzalez - South Valley bureau reporter (2005-2007; now at KMPH)
  • Stephanie Guadian - [aka Stevie Guadian] 5 PM anchor/reporter (1994-1995, 1996-1997; later weekend anchor at KTRK-TV in Houston),now morning anchor at KFOX-TV in El Paso
  • Jim Guy - chief meteorologist (2006-2009; now weekday 12 PM weather anchor at KING 5 Seattle)
  • Ethan Harp - nightside reporter/substitute anchor (1998-2000; later at KNTV in11 San Francisco)
  • Loriana Hernandez (aka Lori Hernandez) - 5 PM anchor/nightside reporter (1998-2004; now weekend anchor at KTBC in Austin, Texas)
  • Mike Hill - weekend sports anchor/reporter (1995-1997; now at ESPN)
  • Dale Julin - KSEE Sunrise, then 5 and 6:30 PM anchor/reporter (1992-2001; now at KSBW-TV in Salinas/Monterey; returned to newscasting after 7 years)
  • Priscilla Kwan - weekend anchor/reporter (2000-2004; later at KPRC-TV in Houston)
  • Jason Laney - ams chief meteorologist (1998-2006; creator of KSEE Weather Lab; now meteorologist/weather producer with KRQE in Albuquerque)
  • Ronnie Loaiza - reporter (now anchoring news part time on KFI -AM 640 in Los Angeles and working as commercial and background actor)
  • Bob Long - noon and 5 PM anchor/“On The Map” features reporter (1962-2005; Was in the media business for 57 years, and spent 40 years as an anchor. Long died on November 26, 2008 after a two-week bout of pneumonia. Long holds the record for serving as the Central Valley's longest newsanchor)
  • Wisdom Martin - reporter (1995-1996; now at WTTG in Washington D.C.)
  • George Mason - weathercaster (later at KMPH; retired)
  • Raj Mathai'i (aka Roger Mathai) - weekend sports anchor/reporter (1997-1998; now at KNTV in San Francisco: sports anchor/director)
  • Chandrea Miller - KSEE Sunrise reporter (1998-1999; now producer with MTV Networks)
  • Charlie Minn - weekend sports anchor/reporter (2003-2004)
  • Dick Moody - reporter (1963-1988; retired in (1988, died in 1996)
  • Bill Murphy - "Letters" feature reporter/assignment editor (1966-2002; now is The Master Gardner on Central Valley Today occassional segments)
  • Catherine Mylinh - anchor/reporter/weathercaster (2005-2008; now freelance weathercaster at KNTV in San Francisco)
  • Mina Nguyen - KSEE Sunrise saturday anchor/reporter (2004-2005; now at the San Diego County Public Affairs)
  • Jack Noldon - weekend evening and noon weekday anchor/senior reporter (1977-2008; retired after 31 years at KSEE)
  • Matt Otstott - weekend weather lab/reporter (2001-2003; later at KGPE (2006-2009))
  • Laurie Penco - 6/11 PM weekend anchor/reporter (2002-2003 and 2008-2009; Laurie Penco has worked all four Fresno television stations: KSEE, KMPH-TV, KFSN-TV and KGPE-TV)
  • Pablo Pereira - reporter/substitute anchor/weather (now at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles)
  • Diana Pierce - noon, then evening anchor/reporter (now at KARE-TV in Minneapolis)
  • Preston Phillips - reporter/fill-in anchor (now with KGTV in San Diego)
  • Erika Razo - reporter (2006-2008)
  • Mary Ellen Resendez - anchor/reporter (now at KNXV in Phoenix)
  • Sarah Reyes - anchor/reporter (former California Assemblywoman; former head of a local food bank charity)
  • Beth Rivera - nightscope reporter
  • Stephanie Riggs - noon anchor/reporter (1988-1991; later at KCNC-TV in Denver from 1994-2006; now television producer of ABC Family's "Fitting In")
  • Joe Rosato Jr. - reporter
  • Diana Rubio - reporter/substitute anchor (1997-1999)
  • Emmett Russell - weekend weather lab meteorologist/reporter (1998-2001)
  • Rich Rodriguez - weeknight anchor (2001-2008; prior to joining KSEE, later 6 amd 11 PM anchor at KFSN-TV (1980-1985, 1988-1999); now 10PM weekend anchor at KMPH)
  • Mike Sanford - anchor/reporter (currently VP of Content Creation at KVIE in Sacramento, CA)
  • Paul Schafer - anchor/reporter
  • Adam Sexton - KSEE Sunrise saturday anchor/reporter (2005-2007; now at WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire)
  • Sharokina Shams - reporter (2003-2006; now Modesto Bureau Reporter at KCRA-TV in Sacramento)
  • Matt Skryja - weekend anchor/reporter (2002-2006; currently Northern California AAA media spokesperson based in San Francisco)
  • Valerie Stapleton (aka Valerie Staples) - anchor/reporter
  • Paul Swearingin - weekend sports anchor/reporter (1992-1995; now at KFIG Radio)
  • George Takata - [aka George Smith] producer/substitute sports anchor (now sports director at KGPE)
  • Nick Trujillo - reporter/producer/executive producer (????-2007)
  • Sean Michael Thomas - reporter (2007-2009; reporting for Russia Today in Moscow, Russia)
  • Jenny Toste (aka Jenny Ebbeling) - weekend weather plus/reporter/anchor (2004-2007; now morning/noon weathercaster at KGPE)
  • Wen Tung - KSEE Sunrise reporter/producer (2005-2006; now producer with KPIX-TV in San Francisco)
  • Cynthia Valdez - KSEE Sunrise Saturday weather (2007-2008; currently Public Information Officer, Fresno Police Department)
  • Zoua Vang - weekend anchor/reporter (1999-2004; now Communications Director at First 5 Fresno County)
  • Orin Winick - sports director (1990-1999), news reporter/substitute anchor (1999-2000)

News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

  • Newscenter 24 (1980s-1994)
  • KSEE 24 Hour News (1994-2000)
  • KSEE 24 News (2000-present)

Newscast Programming

Daily

  • KSEE 24 Sunrise (1992-present)
  • Central Valley Today (2007-present)
  • KSEE 24 News at Noon
  • KSEE 24 News at 4PM (2002-present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 5PM
  • KSEE 24 News at 6PM
  • KSEE 24 News at 6:30PM (1998-present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 7PM (2009-present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 10PM (2006-2009)
  • KSEE 24 News at 11PM (19??-1995, 2003-present)
  • KSEE 24 News 11 at Eleven (1995-2003)

Saturdays

  • KSEE 24 Sunrise Saturday (2000-2008)
  • Central Valley Today Weekend (2008-present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 6PM
  • Medwatch (2004-present)
  • KSEE 24 Sports Central (2005-2009)
  • KSEE 24 News at 11PM

Sundays

  • KSEE 24 News at 6PM - on hiatus prior to Sunday Night Football
  • KSEE 24 Sports Central Bulldog Insider (2007-present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 10PM (2006, 2008-2009) - during Sunday Night Football
  • KSEE 24 News at 11PM
  • KSEE 24 Sports Central (2005-present)

Station slogans

  • We Give You More (1983-1994)
  • Coverage You Can Count On (1994-2000)
  • People You Can Count On (2000-2003)
  • The People You Count On (2003-2006)
  • Big Stories & Breaking News, First, KSEE 24 Central Valley's News Station (2006-present)

References

  1. ^ Fresno Bee Republican: 19, 1953-06-10  

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