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KTVA
KTVA Logo.png
Anchorage, Alaska
Branding KTVA CBS 11 (general)
CBS 11 News (news)
Slogan Not Just What Happens, What Matters.
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
Affiliations CBS
Owner MediaNews Group, Inc.
(Alaska Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
First air date December 11, 1953
Call letters’ meaning TeleVision Alaska
Former channel number(s) Analog:
11 (VHF, 1953-2009)
Former affiliations Secondary:
DuMont (1953-1955), NBC (1965-1970), PBS (Sesame Street, 1970-1975)
Transmitter Power 28.9 kW
Height 60.6 m
Facility ID 49632
Transmitter Coordinates 61°11′31.5″N 149°54′8.5″W / 61.192083°N 149.902361°W / 61.192083; -149.902361
Website www.ktva.com

KTVA, channel 11, is a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska. The station is currently the only television station owned by the MediaNews Group newspaper chain.

KTVA is broadcast on over-the-air on digital channel 28, as well as on the local cable system, GCI.

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History

KTVA is Alaska's first TV station, having signed on the air on December 11, 1953. The station also carried a few NBC programs in the late 1960s, until KHAR-TV (Now KIMO) took the NBC affiliation in 1970. The station was also a DuMont affiliate in the early 1950s [1]. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[2]

KTVA even carried Sesame Street from 1970 until KAKM signed on in May 1975.

Digital television

The station currently has a single 1080i high definition feed.

Digital channels

Channel
(PSIP)
Programming Freq
(MHz)
Video
PID
Audio
PID
11.1 KTVA 557 49 52

Personalities

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Current on-air talent

Current Anchor/

  • Dianne Baker - weeknights at 6 and 10PM
  • Matt Felling - weeknights at 6PM (also reporter and host of View from the Hill)
  • Andrea Gusty - weeknights at 5PM (also "Eye Team" investigative reporter)
  • Grace Jang' - weekends at 5, 6 and 10PM (also reporter)
  • Lauren Maxwell - weekday mornings "CBS 11 News This Morning"
  • Dave Stroh - weeknights at 5PM

Reporters

  • Corey Allen-Young - general assignment reporter
  • Karina Petersen - general assignment reporter
  • Matthew Simon - senior reporter
  • Todd Walker - general assignment reporter

Skytracker Weather Team

  • Brett Shepard - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM
  • Christina Campbell (NWA Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekends at 5, 6 and 10PM
  • Mitch Sego - Meteorologist; weekday mornings "CBS 11 News This Morning" (also "Get Out" feature reporter)

Sports Team

  • The station does not currently operate a sports department.

Former on-air talent

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News/Station presentation

Newscast Titles

  • Eyewitness News 11 (1980s-2001)
  • CBS 11 News (2001-present)

Station slogans

  • You and 11, We've Got the Touch (1984-1985; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • First in Alaska (1990s-2006)
  • Not Just What Happens, What Matters. (2006-present)
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