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Channel 2 News Portland Live

KATU News LogoKATU News provides local news, weather, and is part of the ABC Network. The station works under the ownership of Sinclair Broadcast Group and serves Portland/Salem, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. Various local cable service providers carry KATU 2 transmission in the area. Moreover, it can be viewed over-the-antenna, as well as on the official website/mobile app via KATU live stream. Channel 2 News Portland runs with the brand name KATU News for its newscast. KATU features News, Sports, KATU Weather, Lifestyle, AMNW, Traffic Updates, Coronavirus, Afternoon Live, and Features. KATU Weather includes Hurricane Tracker, KATU Radar, Weather App, KATU Weather Forecast, Cameras, Blog, Ski Reports, and more. Its Afternoon Live feature covers Cooking & Recipes, Special Guest Appearances, books & Authors, and Lifestyle & Health.

Don’t forget to explore the station’s exciting features such as Family Matters, Sinclair Cares, Contests, The At Home Chef, Travel & Outdoor, Everyday Heroes, Summer Guide, Kind is Better, Travel Oregon, KATU Innovation Challenge, Act Aginst Hunger, and more.

Watch KATU News Live Stream

Stream the news and weather live on your laptop or mobile with the KATU live stream. Whether it is KATU breaking news or severe weather, you can access KATU anytime and anywhere around the world. Live News Globe delivers the seamless stream with no buffer time. Plus, users don’t even need a fast internet connection to watch their favorite shows. However, for a better experience, it is highly recommended to watch KATU live on high-speed internet since it provides HD coverage.

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General FAQs

What channel is ABC in Portland?

Those living in the Portland area can enjoy ABC programming including news, weather, and thrilling TV series on KATU News. KATU Portland appears at Virtual CH 2 on your cable networks, satellite networks, or even on the antenna.

Is Lincoln Graves Leaving?

Yes, Lincoln Graves announced on 8 October 2021 that he is leaving KATU soon after 10 years of service. Lincoln has been working for Channel 2 News Portland since May 2011. Graves is now joining KUTV News Salt Lake City, Utah. KUTV is also an entity of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Lincoln earned a degree in BS Journalism at the University of Utah in 2001. Prior to joining KIVI as an Anchor from February 2008 to May 2011. He started his journey in Broadcast Journalism in November 2005 at NBC Montana as a News Anchor. He worked at that station for more than 2 years and 4 months. Lincoln always looks for new opportunities and that’s what makes him successful in the journalism industry.

How old is Steve Dunn KATU? Where is Steve Dunn?

Steve Dunn KATU Age

Steve Dunn is a news anchor at KATU 2 who is around 67 years old. It is, however, a rough guess and not official information since Dunn never exposed his date of birth on digital media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Steve is among the oldest team members at KATU 2 News as he has been working at the station since 1986. Other than journalism, you can find Steve Dunn participating in different charities in Portland including Northwest Medical Teams, Loaves & Fishes, Oregon Special Olympics, Doernbecher Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis, The American Cancer Society, and Big Brothers-Big Sisters.

Steve Dunn also conducts a golf tournament Dunns’ Duffers every year for the sake of local charitable organizations. Over the years, Dunn has claimed many awards in Journalism for his remarkable performance. He has been honored with multiple Associated Press Awards and got 9 nominations in Television Emmy Awards. Steve acquired an Emmy in 2004 for being the Top Anchor in Northwest. He continued to receive them in 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Is KATU Steve Dunn married?

Steve Dunn is married to a beautiful wife Deborah Knapp. Both Steve and Deborah are raising a son together named Logan who loves to play basketball and baseball. Steve loves to spend time with his family during weekends. Dunn is also an anchor and reporter at KATU News Portland.

Steve Dunn completed his graduation at Central Michigan University with a Broadcast Journalism degree in Hands. Plus, he also earned a BS degree from the same college. After finishing his studies, Dunn started an internship at WXYZ News.

How old is Deborah Knapp?

Deborah Knapp Age

Deborah Knapp is 66 years old and she was born on 1 December 1954. She has been a part of the channel since March 2002. Deborah completed her education at Eastern Washington University. Knapp began her career as an Anchor and Reporter in Montana. While working for KATU News, Deborah has been actively participating in Making a Wish of Oregon. She helps kids with grave medical conditions as a wish granter. Moreover, you can also see Knapp taking part in Oregon’s preemie campaign The March of Dimes. Deb loves classical ballet and she practiced that for more than 17 years. Knapp was an avid supporter and board member of the Oregon Ballet Theatre. In addition, she is passionate about Arts.

Before KATU News, Deb was a part of the KSAT weather team where she was a weekend weather meteorologist for the channel. Moreover, Deb also worked at KENS TV as an anchor of 4 pm and 5 pm Eyewitness News. Knapp attended Garner Middle School before taking admission in a High School. After High School, Deb joined Eastern Washinton University where she acquired a degree in Journalism.

How old is Mary Loos?

Mary Loos Age

The information pertaining to Mary Loos’ age isn’t publicly available to anyone. She currently works as an Anchor and Reporter at KXL AM/FM Radio which she joined in August 2020. She used to be a part of ABC News Portland as a Meteorologist from November 2010 to March 2020. Mary was responsible for research and gathering facts, compiling daily news stories, and analyzing weather data to craft accurate weather forecasts.

Prior to joining KATU News, Loos worked at KPAM 860 AM as a News Anchor from June 2012 to February 2013. She started her career at 1190 KEX as an Anchor in March 2008. Mary completed her degree in Meteorology at Mississippi State University in 2003.

Is Nate Bynum still at KATU?

No, Nate Bynum has left KATU News Portland Oregon since 2019. He is currently working as a Communications & Content Manager at Filter, A Merkle Company which he joined in October 2020. Before that, Bynum was a Nike Marketplace Partners Communications at Nike from January 2019 to October 2020. Nate Bynum joined KATU 2 as a Sports Anchor and Reporter in June 2010. He spent more than 8 years serving KATU News. Nate started his career as a Sports Clerk at The Oregonian in December 2000.

KATU News Team

Delivering news is an art. It requires a lot more than just reading a script. A good news host must have the charm to deliver the news, especially the morning anchors. Each member of the KATU Team exhibits extraordinary talent and provides trusted news. Also, they respond quickly to breaking events and construct a top-notch story for the public. The team consists of Joe English, Hannah Olsen, Kelle Azar, Helen Raptis, Katherine Kisiel, Kara Mack, and Wesleigh Ogle. Together,  they form a great team and present the stories that matter to you and your family.

Now, you can never miss important news since the KATU News team is always standing by your side. Ogle became passionate about the news during her high school years when she reported and anchored the School’s news telecast. Whether it is a street crime or a big political conspiracy, the channel’s prestigious news team covers everything.

Wesleigh Ogle: News Anchor KATU News

Career of Wesleigh Ogle

Wesleigh Ogle Wesleigh Ogle has been a news anchor and reporter at KATU TV since April 2016. In her 5 years of experience, Ogle covered a lot of exciting stories ranging from live concerts to outdoor activities. Though Ogle belongs to Southern California, she loved her time here in Oregon. She has been attached to this place and can’t afford to leave. Wesleigh completed BA in Journalism & Religious Studies in 2012 at Southern Methodist University.

Before starting a job at Channel 2 News Portland, Wesleigh was a News Anchor and MMJ at KVAL News in April 2013. Other than anchoring, she was also responsible for production and editing. Wesleigh also worked at KCBY News as an anchor and MMJ in August 2012. She also served The Daily Update as a Producer, Reporter, Anchor, and Crew Member from August 2008 to May 2012. He completed a couple of news internships before starting a proper career in journalism such as a 4-month News Department Internship at WFAA News in January 2012 and a 2-months Multimedia Internship at Dulwich OnView in June 2011.

Keaton Thomas: Investigative Reporter at KATU 2 News

Keaton ThomasKeaton is a popular TV news personality who has been working as an Investigative Journalist at KATU Portland since July 2016. During his tenure, Thomas has introduced the station’s Following the Money segment, centered on accountability reporting and public spending. Keaton Thomas also produced multiple stories every week on the area’s unemployment crisis during the COVID crises by developing a dialogue with state leaders and community members to address the issues and inspire action. Keaton also covered top stories in Northwest and Oregon including storms, wildfires, and protests. He also cultivated a strong brand with the help of leadership in order to be recognized by the community members. Not to mention Thomas’ ability to develop robust rapport with successful and influential leaders through cooperative communication to help refine complex data in a way that is easy to grasp. Thomas earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University in 2014.

Thomas is always looking for new opportunities. He is an excellent team player and a communication specialist. Keaton depicted extensive experience in working with internal staff, community members, and government officials. Thomas believes that he has exclusive experience and skills that would be well suited to a role in marketing or communications.

Live Coverage Studio KATU News
KATU News Studio | Credits: Twitter

Before starting a job at KATU TV as a Reporter in July 2016, Keaton was a Reporter at KGUN 9 News from June 2014 to June 2016. During these two years, Thomas reported local news, top stories, and content related to the US & Mexico border. He also compiled and edited news content under strict deadlines during working days. Keaton also appeared on camera on CNN when immigration protests took place, covered season floodings, and reported on presidential rallies. Thomas started his journey in Journalism as a Reporter at WLNS News in September 2013.

Storm Tracker 2 Team

Storm Tracker 2 TeamWeather is an important component of KATU News. Other than general Portland news, KATU local news, and international reporting, ABC News Portland also puts a lot of focus on its weather coverage. Together with Dave Saelsky, Rhonda Shelby, and Niki Torress, Storm Tracker 2 makes a perfect weather team. They work round the clock and deliver the most accurate weather reports in town based on the information collected from the channel’s exclusive interactive radar Portland Weather KATU Radar. Never miss a rainfall or a severe weather update with the KATU Weather Team.

Rhonda Shelby: Meteorologist at KATU Weather

Rhonda ShelbyRhonda Shelby has been working as a Meteorologist at KATU Weather since September 1993 as a Community Relations Director in September 1993 and then as a Meteorologist in the same year. While working there, she handled community service and public service campaigns. Rhonda was also responsible for managing the PSA air schedule, overseeing the department’s small group of employees, and handling the channel’s annual donation budget. As a meteorologist, Shelby constructed daily climate analysis and daily forecasts for on-air products. Additionally, she has been giving public speaking on behalf of Fisher Broadcasting related to science and meteorology. Over the years, Rhonda has claimed multiple awards for her explicable work.

Rhonda acquired a BA degree in journalism at Brigham Young University in 1986 and a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University in 1998. Shelby also received a Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. Rhonda is also a participant of (JDRF) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Plus, she is one of the founders of the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center’s Advisory Council at OHSU. When not forecasting, Rhonda can be seen golfing, fishing, baking, and exploring the area’s northwest region.

Other than being a part of KATU Weather, Shelby has also been a Morning Meteorologist at Clear Channel Radio since March 2010. Before Portland Weather KATU News, Rhonda was a Show Producer and Special projects at KOMO TV from February 1988 to September 1993. She worked there for 5 years and 8 months. During that period she produced and compiled news content for the station’s newscast and claimed a local Emmy for her wonderful work at faith healing series. She started her career as a Weekend Producer at KVBC News in March 1987.

Channel 2 News Portland Apps

Viewers don’t have to rely on just the Television service for the KATU Portland telecast. They now have a mobile app to deliver everything about the channel’s news section and weather section. On the go? Can’t get to your television? Not a problem since you can install the channel’s both apps on your mobile devices such as smartphone or tablet and enjoy the services first hand.

With the channel’s news app KATU News Mobile app, explore Portland Breaking News, KATU Power outage, KATU news Today, KATU Traffic, and Kattu News Fire. The app is fully loaded with easy-to-use and convenient features such as Portland Breaking News and Alerts, the Latest weather section with regular updates, and in-depth articles with live videos.

Its weather app KATU Weather introduces a state-of-the-art KATU radar providing the most accurate, latest, and precise information about the weather to the users. Furthermore, the app offers current weather conditions, local/national KATU Radar image, satellite image, customized weather experience based on the GPS location, current temperatures, hourly KATU weather forecast, and immediate severe weather warnings.

KATU TV Programming

Jimmy Kimmel Live, A Night in the Academy Museum, KATU News This Morning, and Dancing with the Stars are the top-rated shows in KATU TC Schedule. These programs can also be watched over Sling TV and Hulu.

Wheel of Fortune KATU News at 6:00 p.m. ABC News Nightline KATU News at 11:00 p.m.
Dancing With the Stars The Dr. Oz Show ` ABC World News Now ` Good Morning America
Live With Kelly and Ryan KATU News This Morning The View America This Morning
AM Northwest ABC World News Tonight With David Muir Afternoon Live GMA3: What You Need to Know
The Conners The Wonder Years The Workplace A Million Little Things Pinocchio The Goldbergs The William Penn Years
Home Economics General Hospital The Drew Barrymore Show Station 19 Too Darn Hot
Big Sky You Have to Play Along Grey’s Anatomy Hotter Than Hell KATU News First at 4:00 p.m. Teen Kids News
College Football Scoreboard Good Morning America Saturday Today’s Homeowner With Danny Lipford Gametime With Boomer Esiason
20/20 Shark Tank Jeopardy! NCAA Football Purdue vs. Iowa
KATU News Special Edition Ring of Honor Wrestling MyDestination.TV Castle
The Armstrong Williams Show Your Voice, Your Vote In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Wildlife Nation With Jeff Corwin
Good Morning America Sunday KATU News This Morning Sunday Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson 30 for 30

About KATU 2 News

KATU TV began telecasting on 15 March 1962 as an independent service. However, after only one month of its inauguration, Channel 2 News Portland got itself affiliated with ABC Network. It made KATU Portland the fourth TV network to get full ABC affiliation in the area in less than a decade. The channel operates alongside a sister station KUNP CH 16. Together, they both share the same location for studios at NE Sand Boulevard, Portland. However, ABC News Portland transmitter lies in Sylvan-Highlands, in the city’s section. Viewers can follow the channel on the KATU Twitter account.

Tel: 503.231.4222
Tower Location: Sylvan-Highlands section of the city
Brand Name: KATU 

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KATU News Coverage Map
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Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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