KATU 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.
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.
Keaton Thomas: Investigative Reporter at KATU 2 News
Keaton 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.
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
Weather 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 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
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.