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Channel 6 Beaumont Live

KFDM News LogoKFDM News is an American TV station licensed to Beaumont Texas and operating at Virtual CH 15. KFDM 6 News works under the ownership of Sinclair Broadcast Group and provides services to the Golden Triangle area in southeast Texas. The station’s primary affiliate partners are CBS,  CW+, and Fox network. View the KFDM’s continuous coverage at local cable networks, satellite networks, over-the-air via antenna, and official website/mobile app. KFDM News goes with the brand name KFDM 6 News for its newscast. KFDM News is home to News, KFDM Weather, Sports Telecast, Coronavirus Updates, Traffic Reporters, 6 On Health, and several other features. Its news category includes Beaumont News, Entertainment, Guests, National/International News, The Morning Show, Special Report, Tracking Terror, Inside Your World, Armstrong Army Strong, Election, and more. The channel’s weather sections include KFM Weather news, Maps, Hurricane Center, Hurricane Maps, WeatherNET, and Cameras.

KFDM News Live Stream

Get the latest Beaumont TX News, KFDM Weather, Sports telecast, traffic coverage, investigative stories, and exciting entertaining shows with KFDM live sports. Traveling somewhere? Want to access the station? No problem, you can stream the channel online here in full HD with only a laptop and internet connection. If you don’t have a laptop, you can still get the KFDM live on your mobile device. It is compatible with both Android devices and iOS devices.

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General FAQs

Why did Kerry Cooper leave KFDM?

Kerry Cooper was a meteorologist at KFDM Weather. He left the station because he found a better opportunity at CBS Channel 6 which he joined in April 2020. Kerry used to cover the area’s weather with state-of-the-art weather equipment. From regular forecasts to severe weather alerts, Cooper reported pretty much everything.

Did Melissa Daigle leave?

Melissa Daigle Story

Yes, Melissa Daigle has left the KFDM News. She worked as a Morning News Anchor at the channel from February 2015 to March 2017. Her whereabouts after that are unclear since there aren’t any digital footprints of her after that. She didn’t even update her LinkedIn after leaving KFDM 6 News. During her stay at KFDM News, Melissa was responsible for anchoring a morning show of 4.5 hours from Monday to Friday. Her duties also include assisting producers in creating shows and gathering content for news, conducting interviews with the guests, posting news to the social media handles and official website.

Daigle completed her education at The University of Texas at Austin in BS Journalism and Public Relations in 2011. The other TV channels where she worked are KYTC CBS19 as a Morning News Producer/Anchor/Reporter, KXAN Austin News as Promotion and Creative Services Intern, and Texas Newswatch as a Student Reporter/Producer/Anchor Summer.

How to submit story ideas in KFDM News?

If you have any story ideas that you want to share with the KFDM Beaumont you can send them to the following email addresses. The station’s concerned party will immediately review the story and let you know whether it is eligible to go on-air or not.

News Desk: [email protected]

Comments: [email protected]

Programming Viewer Comments: [email protected]

Corporate Comments: [email protected]

Is Quentin Hope leaving?

Quentin Hope Story

Yes, it seems Quentin Hope isn’t a part of the KFDM News team anymore. He worked as a reporter at the station from October 2017 to October 2019. His LinkedIn account and other social media platforms don’t say where he went after that. Whether he is pursuing the same broadcast journalism career or decided to switch the industry, there isn’t any information about that available publicly. While working for KFDM News, he was responsible for researching and creating copy for the channel’s breaking news sections including human-interset, crimes, and disasters stories. Moreover, Hope used to maintain important deadlines for writing packages, manage written, visual, and audio content for the website, and work together with Communication Specialists and Public Relations to manage social media pages.

Hope completed his BS in Journalism at The University of Houston in 2017. The first TV channel where he started his career was KHOU 11. Quentin worked there from September 2016 to September 2017 as a Sports Producer. KFDM Beaumont TX was Hope’s second TV channel.

Where is KFDM Channel 6?

KFDM Channel 6 is located in Beaumont’s I-10/US69 interchange. The channel shares its place with a sister station KBTV  News, a DabI affiliate TV channel licensed to Port Arthur and operating at Virtual CH 4. Whereas, KFDM transmitter lies in Vidor, Texas.

KFDM News Team

KFDM 6 is being run by an experienced team of news anchors and reporters who provide the most accurate piece of information to the public. From local news Beaumont TX to a crime report, political discussion, celebrity interviews, and on-field reporting, the KFDM News team makes sure they never miss the important news that matters to you and your family. Their effective communication skills make them ideal for presenting stories that can change lives. Moreover, each member of the team is hardworking and gives their 100 percent both in the studio and out in the field.

Jillian Fertig: Morning Anchor at KFDM 6 News

Jillian FertigJullian Fertig is a Morning News Anchor, Reporter, and Senior Producer and at KFDM Channel 6 News. She joined Beaumont’s leading squad of news journalists in January 2016 as a Reporter, Weather Anchor, and Fill-in Anchor. After 1 year and 7 months of her joining, Jillian Fertig was promoted to the Morning Anchor desk in July 2017, which she has been handling till today. Fertig’s duties include writing content for 4.5 hours of newscast daily, editing videos, acting as a fill-in anchor, investigating stories, building effective communication, and providing training to the newbies for reporting roles. Jillian completed her education at the Arizona State Unversity in BS Journalism from 2009 to 2012.

Jillian’s Career

Before joining Sinclair, Fertig was an Anchor and Reporter at News-Press & Gazette Company where he worked for 2 years and 10 months. From March 2013 to December 2015, Jillian covered many integral parts of the coverage such as co-hosted a 5 pm news telecast for the station from Monday to Friday and reported various newscasts.

She was also responsible for constructing stories on regular basis, acting as a fill-in producer when needed, and serving as the investigative reporter. Prior to News-Press & Gazette Company, Fertig was a Student Intern at KTVK-TV 3 On Your Side from August 2012 to December 2012. During this 5 months internship, he worked alongside the Chief Consumer

Investigative Producer and Reporter. Furthermore, she was responsible for handling the emails from fans, sorting out complaints, and researching stories to investigate. Fertig completed her other internships at Know99 Television and Glendale 11. He served the Know99 Television from May 2011 to August 2011 and Glendale 11 for 5 months from August 2010 to December 2010.

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KFDM Weather Authority

KFDM Weather Authority LogoWeather varies from area to area and one needs an expert team of meteorologists to cover it. KFDM Weather team makes sure that no one misses the important weather-related updates. From rainfall to severe weather events, the skilled team of meteorologists consisting of Greg Bostwick and Chad Sandwell covers everything. Their reporting skills are highly trusted by the people and they always rely on them before planning a trip, a family picnic, or a little detour to the countryside. The team members are highly qualified who have forecasted more than 100 tropical storms and hurricanes and find it great pride in helping the Southeast Texas people.

Chad Sandwell: Meteorologist at KFDM Weather

Chad SandwellChad Sandwell is a weather anchor who has been in the weather field for more than 20 years. He started working at Sinclair Broadcast Group in June 2007 as a Chief Meteorologist @ Siouxland News. He was a team lead for both Fox and CBS affiliates in Sioux City. His duties also include staffing, coordinating, and on-air content coming from the station’s weather department. Moreover, he used to maintain and update all weather-related content. In July 2018, Sandwell joined KFDM Weather, a Sinclair Broadcast channel. He is still a part of the channel. Chad did BA in Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology in 1995. Prior to KFDM Weather, Chad was a Meteorologist at KGBT from 1999 to 2007. He also served KBTV from 1997 to 1999 as a Weather Anchor and Reporter. Sandwell was also a Chief Meteorologist at KLAX News from November 1995 to April 1997.

While working there, he used to conduct graphic preparations and weather forecasts, along with managing and monitoring the weather system. Sandwell completed an internship at KTKA News from 1994 to 1995. Before that, he was a Meteorological Intern at WEHT News, which was also his first step in meteorology.Sandwell has been married to Stephanie for over twenty years. Together, they are raising a beautiful daughter Eryn who just started college. If you are curious about weather and want to know some answers about severe weather or any type of weather. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

KFDM Radar

KFDM weather section features a powerful KFDM Radar that offers updated weather information on a regular basis. With KFDM Radar, viewers can watch different types of weather conditions in multiple layers. From radar map to satellite map, temperature, precipitation, wind speed, snow 24hr, UV index, dew point, and feels like temperature, KFDM weather radar layers include it all. Furthermore, the overlays featured by KFDM radar give information about current conditions, lightning summary, active model track, storm tracks, earthquakes, and more. Meanwhile, viewers can also get severe weather warnings of marine conditions, tropical conditions, severe winter, tornadoes/storms, and flood in their respective areas based on their location with the KFDM radar.

KFDM 6 Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are the future of TV channels. Other than on-air content, the stations understand the need for digital content. Like other stations, KFDM News is also focusing on its digital content and tries to present all the content in digital form as well. Apps are making everyone’s life easier. Explore news and weather now on your mobile devices with KFDM News 6 and KFDM WX apps.

KFDM News 6 App

KFDM News 6 offers Beaumont TX News, KFDM Weather, the latest sports telecast, national news, traffic updates, KFDM live stream, and exciting top stories. Moreover, get alerts for the breaking news, traffic, and local events on KFDM 6 News app.

Live Coverage Studio for KFDM News
Live Coverage Studio for KFDM News | Source: Facebook Page
  • The app features the following services:
  • Notifications for Breaking News and latest top stories
  • Updated weather section with KFDM weather forecast both hourly and daily
  • An exclusive reworded app that is user-friendly and faster to use

Weather is important in everyone’s life and keeping an eye on it is even crucial. With the KFDM WX app, the weather is no stranger to you. You can always keep track of it whether you are traveling, or spending a day away from the TV. KFDM Weather app features a range of services from severe weather alerts to live weather videos. Moreover, users can get current weather conditions, hourly/7-day/10-day weather forecasts, live interactive KFDM radar, and much more.

KFDM WX App includes the following features:

  • Mobile users can easily find the channel’s weather content on the homepage
  • Future interactive KDFM weather radar to see the weather conditions and where it is heading
  • Current weather conditions are updated frequently
  • Capability to add or save the location as a favorite
  • Hourly forecast as well as a daily forecast delivered by the computer models
  • A GPS providing weather forecasts based on the person’s location
  • Push-alerts notification system to keep a person safe from severe weather conditions

KFDM Programming

KFDM News includes shows like Houston Texans: Inside the Game, The Morning Show, Live at five, Tough as Nails, and 6 News Tonight. Viewers can also watch these shows via KFDM live on Youtube TV.

Texas Country Reporter Star Trek 6 News Tonight Good Taste With Tanji Patton
Face the Nation Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson The Morning Show CBS Morning News
CBS Overnight News The 700 Club News at Noon The Young and the Restless
The Price Is Right Let’s Make a Deal The Bold and the Beautiful Live at Five
Dr. Phil Come Clean to Get Clean Wheel of Fortune National Parks Channel 6 News Bob Hearts Abishola Dud
The Neighborhood NCIS: Hawai’i Houston Texans: Inside the Game 6 News Tonight
The Morning Show The Talk FBI Trauma FBI: Most Wanted Tough Love
The Late Late Show With James Corden The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 6 News Tonight The Price Is Right
Survivor My Million Dollar Mistake CSI: Vegas Legacy Tough as Nails Ready for Battle Young Sheldon
United States of Al Ghosts Hello! Live at Five S.W.A.T. Madrugada
Blue Bloods Times Like These Magnum P.I. The Harder They Fall America’s Black Forum Today’s Homeowner With Danny Lipford
Good Taste With Tanji Patton Texas Music Scene The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Lucky Dog
CBS Saturday Morning` Hope in the Wild Mission Unstoppable Drag Boat Racing

About KFDM News

KFDM TV initiated its operations on 24 April 1955. It was the oldest on-air TV channel to begin telecast in the Beaumont-Port Arthur Market. UGHF CH 31 KFDM began a year before but then went off-the-air in a few months. KDFM News boasted to be the first TV channel on the right side of Texas for many years. The channel was locally possessed by Beaumont Broadcasting that used to own a radio channel KFDM 560 AM. However, its founder was a Magnolia Petroleum Company.

KFDM News Anchors
KFDM News Anchors | Courtesy: Twitter

The station’s calls KDFM mean Kall For Dependable Magnolene, which was Magnolia’s moto oil’s branding at that time. Despite the fact that the station’s sister radio KFDM 560 was always an ABC affiliate, KFDM TV has been taking its primary content from CBS since the beginning. KFDM Beaumont TX works alongside KBTV CH 4 that operates in the Porth Arthur region under the affiliation of DabI CH 4 under Shared Service and Joint Sales. The sister channel was possessed by Deerfield Media.

KFDM News Operations

The channel’s 1970 news team included Burandt, Beaulieu, sportscaster Cy Hurst, and weatherman Gary Powers. KFDM Beaumont has been honored with an Associated Press award by the Texas Chapter for their remarkable reporting on 2005’s Hurricane Rita. The station again claimed a regional Emmy award in 2006 for the same reporting. The channel’s Chief Meteorologist Greg Bostwick has been attached to the station for more than 30 years. His excellent coverage for Rita Hurricane along with a weeknight journalist Bill Leger made it happened.
The channel’s previous manager Larry Beaulieu was hired by the company as a station’s manager in 1974. He worked together with Cecile Brandt for over 15 years and handled the station’s task effectively. Cecile Burandt was the area’s first female anchor who was hired by any news channel in Beaumont. Larry stepped off from his News Director position on 29 September 2011 and decided to retire from the Journalism career for good. Soon, he was replaced by one of the channel’s oldest employees Rix Garey. KFDM News became the Southeast Texas second TV station to launch its news service in HD in April 2011. The first one was KBMT that started HD broadcast in the area.
Tel: 409.892.6622
Tower Location: Vidor, Texas
Brand Name: KFDM Channel 6

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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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