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Channel 12 News Beaumont Live

KBMT News LogoKBMT News is a US Television service running at Channel 12 and providing coverage to Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, in Texas, as well as the Golden Triangle area of Southeast Texas. 12newsnow is an ABC/NBC affiliate TV channel that works under the management of Tegna Inc. Watching KBMT live is easy since it can be accessed through multiple means including cable, satellite, antenna, official website, and mobile app. Cable users, especially the ones with Charter Spectrum subscriptions, can get KBMT-DT 1 services at CH 5. Whereas, KBMT-DT 2 aka K-JAC NBC comes at CH 11 on Spectrum. Channel 12 News Beaumont goes by with the branding 12 News.

12newsnow covers a variety of services including News, Sports, KBMT Weather, Investigative Stories, and more. In its news section, explore Beaumont Texas news, sports coverage, power city, health report, national/international news, political discussion, Vote 2020 Texas, entertainment, and more. KBMT Weather offers hourly forecasts, gas prices, KBMT weather radar, traffic updates, 10-day forecast, Hurricane Headquarters, weather maps, and Skycam Network. Other features include the COVID-19 update, Olympics, Ask The Judge, contests, the beat, and few others.

KBMT News Live Stream

Now receive the real-time video of the channel on your laptop or mobile with the KBMT live stream. In spite of distances, live streaming has become a very important part of a business’s marketing strategy because it allows the company to connect with customers. TV channels like KBMT New are gradually shifting their focus on live streaming of the station’s transmission since the availability of the channel on the internet has become crucial. Enjoy the local news Beaumont Tx, KBMT weather, and TV series while being away from the Television.

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General FAQs

Is KBMT TV offline?

No, KBMT News isn’t offline and continuously running its operations in the Beaumont market. The station, however, sometimes goes off the air (rarely) due to facing some technical faults in the transmitter. But as soon as the problem is fixed, it comes back online and starts providing coverage to the respective area.

What channel is KBMT News?

KBMT TV appears at CH 12 in Beaumont, Texas. The network also runs three digital subchannels: K-JAC HD at CH 12.2, COZI at CH 12.3, and MeTV at CH 12.4. Each sub-channel carries programming from its respective affiliate partners.

What is the KBMT Facebook page?

KBMT Facebook Page

Like others, KBMT also focuses on its social media presence. KBMT’s Facebook page 12NewsNow is one of its major social handles where viewers can track the channel’s social activities. In addition, fans can also interact with the station’s team members, watch behind the scene activities, and send news tips.

What is KBMT signal VHF or UHF?

12newsnow Beaumont only carries its signal on a VHF antenna. Those with the UHF antenna will not be able to get KBMT News signals on their TV sets, instead, they will have to change their antenna.

Where is Greg Picazo?

Greg Picazo Story

Greg Picazo currently serves as an instructor at Port Neches-Groves High School. He was a news anchor at the KBMT News from December 2009 to March 2018. He served the station for almost 9 years before moving to the KFDM News in May 2018. Greg worked there for approximately two years as an Executive Producer until he decided to leave behind the TV career and started a career as an instructor.

Who owns 12newsnow?

12newsnow Beaumont has been working under the ownership of Tegna Inc since 29 June 2015, the date when it was split from Gannet. Before Tegna, 12 News Now remained an entity of London Broadcasting from August 2009 to May 2014. Prior to that, it was owned by Texas Telecasting, Inc.

KBMT News Team

KBMT News team is among the most reliable sources of news and stories. The squad consisting of anchors and reporters include Jordan Williams, DeJonique Garrison, Nick Canizales, Latisia Keahey, Tracy Kennick, and James Grant. These are some of the station’s renowned personalities who have gained their reputations through enormous hardship work and trustworthiness. They offer insightful stories on a variety of topics, and each one of them specializes in some specific niche such as finance, business, politics, etc. They thoroughly research the story, prepare it for a report, and interview the concerned party with effective communication. KBMT News team reports either at the scene or from the TV studio.

Nick Canizales: KBMT News Anchor

About Nick Canizales

Nick CanizalesNick Canizales is a Morning News Anchor at 12 News Beaumont Tx who joined the squad in November 2020. He has extensive experience in anchoring and featuring news content. Before that Nick was a Sports Director at KCEN News, where he served the station for around 8 years from November 2012 to November 2020. While working there, Canizales produced, edited, and hosted local sports transmissions from 6 pm to 10 pm from Monday to Friday. He also covered the hames from Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Rockets, the Astros, the Super Bowl, NCAA Basketball, high school state championships, and Baseball tournaments. Not to mention, the 2008 coverage of Hurricane Ike in Southeast Texas.

Prior to that, Canizales used to be a part of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. He started working as a Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter in January 2006. His duties as a weekend anchor involve anchoring, producing, and managing local weekend sportscasting. Moreover, Nick produced and hosted a 30-minutes long Sunday program with local/state/countrywide sports telecast. He was also responsible for keeping the audience engaged with social media handles such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

He was then promoted to Play by Paly Announcer in January 2011. Canizales once before has served the KBMT News in November 2002. It was Nick’s first TV channel and he was a Photographer and Production Assistant there. Canizales was responsible for creating general news and sports content, conducting multiple breaking news live shots, operating the camera during the morning program, and controlling the Master Control Board. Nick only served the station for 3 years and 2 months.

James Grant: News Reporter at Channel 12 News Beaumont TX

James GrantJames Grant has been a part of the KBMT News team since September 2020. He conducts the reporting tasks and is a specialist in General Assignment Reporting. James Grant completed his degree in BS Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Before KBMT News James completed a sports internship at KEYE News from January 2020 to March 2020. From September 2019 to December 2019, Grant was a High School Football Play-by-Play Announcer at VYPE Media. Prior to that, James completed another sports internship at KHOU 11 from June 2019 to August 2019. His other internships include Radio Intern at ESPN 97.5 Houston from June 2019 to July 2019 and News Intern at KPRC from June 2018 to August 2018.

KBMT 12 Weather Team

Does it feel so hot outside and do you want to know when the rain will fall? Or does it feel so cold that you’d like to see the sun? The station’s weather KBMT weather presents an accurate weather forecast to the Beaumont community. With the meteorologists Patrick Vaughn and Jeff Gerber, the KBMT weather team constructs a weather forecast based on the data collected by KBMT weather radar. Furthermore, severe weather isn’t a problem anymore since Jeff Gerber is always keeping an eye on Beaumont’s unstable climate. Whether it is extreme weather or a hurricane, KBMT 12 weather team always remains one step ahead and alerts the citizens on an early basis.

Patrick Vaughn: Chief Meteorologist at KBMT Weather

Patrick VaughnPatrick Vaughn works as a Chief Meteorologist at KBMT Weather who joined the team in 2002. Vaughn has extensive knowledge of weather and covered many severe weather events over the years. Patrick completed his education at Texas A&M University in 1995. Before KBMT Weather, Vaughn was a Morning Weather Anchor at the NBC affiliate TV channel KPLC 7 from May 1997 to May 2001. He started his professional career as a Meteorologist at KJAC 4 in October 1995. He worked there for 1 year and 7 months. Patrick is a Houston native who was brought up in Beaumont, the place where he completed his graduation. Vaughn knew he wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid because he was always in Southeast Texas with his parents exploring different places while camping and fishing.

Patrick has a beautiful wife whom he met at the University. She is also passionate about weather. Both Patrick and Katrina are spending a happy life together along with their son, Connor.

Channel 12 News Beaumont App

Although the station only has one mobile app, unlike other TV channels, it offers extensive news and coverage. Keep yourself updated with the Beaumont TX News and KBMT Weather along with sports transmission, traffic conditions, and KBMT live stream at 12NewsNow – KBMT & KJAC. Channel 12 News Beaumont TC app brings breaking news latest stories, interactive KBMT weather radar, and KBMT live video from the station’s local broadcasts.

Anchors of KBMT News
Anchors of KBMT News | Courtesy: Official Website

Make sure you never miss news again by installing this app on your device. 12NewsNow – KBMT & KJAC includes the following features:

  • Get real-time alerts for breaking news
  • Browse through inclusive top stories
  • Read the news as soon as it occurs in your area
  • Go through different pictures, raw videos, and news clips
  • Hourly/daily/10-day forecast from the station’s expert weather team
  • Weather forecast based on your location
  • Severe weather warnings automatically sent to the users
  • Interactive KBMT radar
  • Ability to save favorite topics
  • Watch KBMT live news & weather from KBMT 12 News
  • See what are your favorite journalists doing behind the scenes
  • Share the news and video with your family and friends via the KBMT Facebook page, email, or Twitter account.

12 News Beaumont TX TV Programming

12newsnow Beaumont offers a range of shows from political desk talk to traveling shows, reality shows, TV series, celebrity interviews, and more. Viewers can watch KBMT live services on various digital platforms including Sling TV, Fubo TV, Youtube TV, and Apple TV. Big Sky, Grey’s Anatomy, 12 News Daybreak, The People’s Court, and The American Athlete, and Beautiful Homes and Great Estates are some exciting shows aired by KBMT News.

12 News at 10:00 p.m. The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World Jimmy Kimmel Live 409 Sports on 12 News
TMZ Last Man Standing 20/20 Young Sheldon
Last Man Standing Cars.TV Live With Kelly and Ryan Beautiful Homes and Great Estates
The American Athlete Small Town Big Deal Cars.TV The Texas Bucket List
Outback Adventures With Tim Faulkner Oh Baby! Hearts of Heroes Good Morning America Saturday
Free Enterprise Wildlife Nation With Jeff Corwin College Football Scoreboard S.W.A.T. Radical
Young Sheldon Impractical Jokers Last Man Standing Seinfeld
The Carbonaro Effect Wipeout Modern Family Sunday’s Kind of Country
MyDestination.TV This Week With George Stephanopoulos Full Court Press With Greta Van Susteren Westgate Memorial Baptist Church
Inside Texas Politics In Touch Ministries Good Morning America Sunday Cathedral of Faith
In-Depth With Graham Bensinger Crazy in Texas Celebrity Wheel of Fortune WNBA Basketball
The Rookie Dancing With the Stars ABC World News Now Supermarket Sweep

About KBMT News

Channel 12 News Beaumont first hit the waves on 9 May 1954 on UHF CH 31 as the first TV channel to start operations in the Golden Triangle area. KBMT News originally belonged to Television Broadcasters run by R.C. Reed and H.D. Williams. Initially, it used to take content from four networks ABC, NBC, and DuMont, and CBS However, the station gave away CBS affiliation when KFDM News launched its services in April 1955. On 1 August 1956, KBMT News terminated its services because the FCC did not mandate UHF signals for TV channels.

Later, KBMT News applied for CH 12 and after obtaining the allocation, started airing again with the calls KBMT on 18 June 1961. The station started taking its primary content from ABC Network, which it has been taking till now. KBMT News studios are situated on I-10/US 69/ US 96/ US 287 in Beaumont. Whereas, the network’s transmitter lies in Mariceville, Texas.

Tel: (409) 833-7512
Tower Location: Mauriceville, Texas
Brand Name: KBMT ABC

Coverage Map

KBMT News Coverage Map
KBMT News Coverage Map | Source:
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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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