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Channel 3 News Santa Barbara, California Live

KEYT NewsKEYT News is a US TV broadcaster operating at Virtual CH 27, together with the affiliation of ABC Network. The Santa Barbara, California licensed TV channel serves the area of Central Coast, California. KEYT-TV works under the possession of News-Press & Gazette Company. The network offers Santa Barbara News, Santa Maria news, weather reports, traffic alerts, sports coverage, lifestyle events, and Contests. Furthermore, KEYT also features Political debates, health news, informative content, News Channel 3 investigates and national/international news. The KEYT News can be accessed on several cable networks in the region. Plus, it can also be watched over the satellite and internet via KEYT live stream. The ABC Santa Barbara uses the branding News Channel 3 and tagline Where the news comes first for its newscast.

Get to know about the education situation in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria with the station’s exclusive “Education” service. Tell the community your story that could be beneficial for society with the KEYT’s “What’s Right” service. It features the accomplishments of a person or a group to better society or help the ones in need. Explore different exciting stories with the “News Channel 3 Investigates” service. It helps to dig into such matters that can help the community to a great extent. Although the network doesn’t have a broad area in the weather section, still its “SkyCam Network” feature lets the audience take a peep into the weather conditions of different regions.

KEYT News Live Streaming

Enjoy the KEYT breaking news from Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, together with KEYT weather updates, sports transmission, crime reporting, investigative journalism, political shows, health-related content, and nationwide news here via KEYT live stream. In addition to this, it also features different entertaining shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, The View, Grey’s Anatomy, Live with Kelly and Ryan, What’s Cooking California, GMA3: What you Need to Know, TMZ, Shark Tank, Sea Rescue, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin and more.

KEYT News works alongside a sibling station, a Fox-affiliate LP Class A TV service KKFX-CD CH 24. News-Press & Gazette Company also manages a CBS-affiliate network KCOY-TV licensed to Santa Maria through SSA, though it is owned by VistaWest Media, LLC. The studios facility of KEYT lies at TV Hill towards 730 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara. Whereas KKFX-CD’s studios are situated at Skyway Drive, Santa Maria Public Airport, and KCOY’s studios are placed at West McCoy, Santa Maria. Meanwhile, KEYT’s antenna lies at the top of Broadcast Peak, in between Santa Ynez Mountains. All three channels share the same website, mobile app, and weather app for services.

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KEYT News Live Stream Schedule

Get the live stream schedule for KEYT News below here. However, it can be changed due to the special events, breaking news, and simulcasts.

Sr. Monday to FridaySaturday Sunday
1.11 am to 11:30 am 6 pm to 6:30 pm6 pm to 7 pm
2.5 pm to 5:30 pm11 pm to 11:30 pm11 pm to 11:30 pm
3.6 pm to 7 pm--
4.11 pm to 11:35 pm--

General Questions Asked by KEYT Fans

What Happened to Stacy Sakai on KEYT?

Stacey Sakai used to be a part of KEYT News, but she quit working there last year in 2019. The reason why she left the channel is still a mystery. Fans want to know desperately why she decided to leave the KEYT 3 all of a sudden. But no one knows the actual reason behind that.

Where is Danny Max from KEYT Going?

Danny Max was a Producer, Anchor, and reporter at KEYT News, KCOY, and Fox 11. However, in July 2019, Danny left the channel and decided to join TopTech Ventures as Senior Technical Recruiter in October 2019. Currently, he is working as a news anchor at KFI AM 640.

KEYT Santa Barbara News Team

KEYT Santa Barbara News Team, aka News Channel 3 Team, consists of professional anchors, reporters, and investigative journalists serving the area passionately. They know their audience and deliver them what they want the most. People also admire their dedication and trust in their journalism and reporting. Like a website and mobile app, KEYT News also shares the news team with the other two siblings KCOY and KKFX. Catch the channel’s news squad online at the official website via KEYT live stream. C.J. Ward, Tracy Lehr, Alys Martinez, Genella Padilla, Beth Farnsworth, and Joe Buttitta are the popular faces in media.

Genella Padilla: KEYT’s Trusted News Anchor

Genella PadillaGenella Padilla Patacsil hosts a newscast at 4 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm on KEYT 3 News and KCOY 12. Plus, she also anchors Fox 11 News at 10 pm. She can be watched over the web through the KEYT Live stream. Padilla is one of the most trusted news personalities providing her services to KEYT News as an Evening News Anchor since 2019. Genella did BA in Communication with Entertainment as a primary subject from the University of Southern California in 2004.

However, she started an internship in MTV Networks during her studies in August 2001. In September 2006, Padilla became a Rotating Talent in Newscene. Later, she started her regular career in journalism as News Writer in KUSI Television in January 2007. In June 2007, she decided to join WealthTV as a Host and Producer. But, after working there for two years and one month, she moved to as Examiner Writer in June 2009. After struggling for years, she ultimately found her way into KEYT 3 as Evening News Anchor in April 2009 and since then serving the Santa Barbara community.

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KEYT First Alert Weather Team

KEYT First Alert Weather Team logo

Same as the news team, the channel’s weather squad “KEYT First Alert Weather Team” also serves KCOY and Fox 11. KEYT-TV has a total of four meteorologists working all day long to help the community with a high level of expertise. They deliver the accurate weather forecast in the area predicted by the channel’s exclusive KEYT weather radar. People trust their reporting and rely on them for planning the weekend picnic with the family.

Kelsey Gerckens: KEYT’s Weather Girl

Kelsey GerckensGerckens is the chief meteorologist at KEYT News, KCOY-TV, and Fox 11. She became a part of the team in 2010 and since then has been dedicating her quality services to the people of Santa Barbara. Currently, Kelsey Gerckens leads the team and appears on-screen at 5 pm, 6 pm, 11 pm news. She started her career in KEYT News as a reporter. But later, Kelsey realized she has an interest only in weather-related stories. Therefore, she decided to pursue her career in the KEYT weather department and eventually became a chief weather personality.

KEYT-KCOY-KKFX News App and Weather App

With the tagline “Where the News Comes First,” KEYT-KCOY-KKFX News Mobile App is a source of local news headlines, up-to-the-minute traffic updates, accurate KEYT weather forecast, KEYT news today and live local sport. Get all the important stuff from the Coastal area of California, including Santa Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, and from Western Ventura County.

The app serves the community with a user-friendly experience. Furthermore, NewsChannel 3-12 offers the audience exclusive top stories about local society, exciting contests, and KEYT live stream just with a single tap. Right after opening the app, the user can get all the important stuff upfront on the homepage. As the name suggests, all three sister networks share the same mobile app for regular services. Additionally, the station also features a specific weather app, KEYT-KKFX First Alert,

just for the sake of Santa Barbara and nearby counties. The app is specifically designed to serve users with accurate climate reports. See the daily and weekly weather forecast with the channel’s HD Radar system. Plus, users can also get severe KEYT weather warnings from NWS before any storm or hurricane hits the area. Viewers can also get notifications of breaking news and severe weather warnings directly on their cellphone if push-alerts are enabled on the device.

KEYT News anchors covering news bulletin
KEYT News anchors covering news bulletin | Courtesy: official website

TV Shows Aired by KEYT News

KEYT News provides different variety of programs to the viewers in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo. The KEYT 3 carries news programs, informative shows, lifestyle content, and entertainment material to amuse the audience. Extra, 20/20, ABC News Nightline, KEYT News, Good Morning America, College Football, Sea Rescue, and Jimmy Kimmel Live are the worth-mentioning programs in the list. All these shows can be streamed online through KEYT live stream.

Comprehensive List of KEYT TV Programs

The following table depicts the complete list of shows to air on KEYT News. Viewers can also get to watch these shows online over the official website via KEYT live stream.

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir KEYT News Shark Tank Extra
20/20 TMZ Jimmy Kimmel Live Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin
ABC News Nightline Sea Rescue College Football Good Morning America Saturday
Nissan Pre-game Rush NCAA Football The Inn Crowd Behind the Scenes
Extra Weekend Design Santa Barbara with Michael Kourosh Major Crimes Castle
The Carbonaro Effect Hearts of Heroes Names, Not Numbers Forensic Files
Rock the Park At Home Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara Good Morning America Sunday Oh Baby!
At Home in Southern California Hames Beard Award Show This Week with George Stephanopoulous Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Cars.TV SportsCenter Access Hollywood Weekend Beautiful Homes and Great Estates
Wine Country America’s Funniest Home Videos Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Wipeout
To Tell the Truth Soul of a Nation Black-ish KEYT News 6:00 p.m.
Mixed-ish GMA3: What You Need to Know The Dr. Oz Show General Hospital
Dr. Phil The Drew Barrymore Show The Goldbergs American Housewife

About KEYT News

KEYT-TV first hit the air on 31 May 1953 with the same callsigns. The channel was initially owned by Santa Barbara Broadcasting & Television Corporation. However, Harry Butcher also happened to possess a 14 percent share in the channel. During the fifties, KEYT used to take content from all four networks, including CBS, ABC, DuMont, and NBC Network. In 1956 DuMont decided to move on; this left KEYT News with only CBS, NBC, and ABC. However, later NBC also discontinued its services.

In 2007, when News Channel 3 decided to adopt HD transmission, KEYT-TV wasn’t accessible at first to the cable customers on the Central Coast because of some local dispute. Later, KEYT 3 got in terms with Cox Communications to carry the HD services in Santa Barbara, Charter Spectrum to serve San Luis Obispo, and Comcast in Santa Maria.

Tel: 805-882-3930
Tower Location: atop Broadcast Peak, between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez in the Santa Ynez Mountains
Brand Name: Channel 3

Channel Coverage

KEYT News coverage map
KEYT News coverage map | Source:
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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