Thursday, December 7, 2023

KTLA 5 News

L.A.’s Very Own TV Channel for Local News.

KTLA Logo LAKTLA 5 is a commercial news TV channel, licensed to Los Angeles, lifornia. It is one of the most-watched TV stations and the largest market station of Nexstar Media Group. Channel 5 News LA is well praised for its comprehensive coverage of community news, weather, traffic and local politics of the city. The CW Television Network is the main affiliate of KTLA 5 News. Nexstar Media Group owns and operates the broadcaster via licensee Tribune Media Company. KTLA 5 News broadcasts its transmission from its studios located at the Sunset Bronson Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The broadcaster is allowed to operate on 1,000 kW of transmitter power.

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Channel Overview:

After receiving the launch license by the Federal Communications Commission in 1939, the experimental broadcast of the station was started using the calls W6XYZ on VHF channel 4. The station went offline and resumed in September 1942 from Paramount Studios. The commercial operations of the channel were started on 22nd January 1947, making it the first commercial TV operated in the market of Los Angeles and the eighth TV operator in the entire US. The original callsign and broadcast channel were the same as it uses today; KTLA and channel 5.

Channel 5 is marketed by the slogan “L.A.’s Very Own” as the station aims to keep the audience of Los Angeles informed with the community news. The calls of the channel also mean “Television Los Angeles.” You can report your pictures, videos, and story tips to Channel 5 News Los Angeles with the hashtag of #ktla. Also, get updates from KTLA News Live on the go by following social media accounts of the station or downloading its official apps for Android and iOS devices.

News Team of KTLA
News Team – KTLA | Courtesy: official website

Consider Watching: ABC 7 News Los Angeles

KLTA 5 News has a very clear policy for hiring employees. The employees at KTLA 5 are only prioritized based on job qualifications without any favoritism of religion, sex, race, age, disability, or national origin. You can find job and internship opportunities by visiting the web portal of KTLA News Live.

Transmission Mediums:

The public from the licensed coverage areas can tune KTLA News on virtual channel 5 and UHF digital channel 35. The cable subscribers can watch the live stream on channel 5. The viewers from the non-licensed region can enjoy the live stream of the station through its web portal. The station also has several rebroadcasters which help the Channel 5 News Los Angeles to serve more domestic audience.

Live Studio in Los Angeles
Live Studio in Los Angeles | Source:
Rebroadcasters for the state of California:

KTLA 5 is rebroadcasted in the other areas by the below channels.

  • K35BQ airs in Daggett
  • K25QB-D and K48AD airs in Lucerne Valley
  • K03EK airs in Newberry Springs
  • K05FO airs in Ridgecrest
  • K29GK airs in Twentynine Palms


KTLA 5 is famous for its latest and quality news coverage. KTLA Local News, Sports, Technology, KTLA Breaking News, Food, KTLA Morning News, Nation and World, and Politics are dedicated news topics discussed and updated on hourly basis.

Liberte Chan weather girl
Liberte Chan | Credits: James Pratt Photography

The accurate weather forecasting of the station helps you plan your weekend trips. The Interactive Radar of the station provides precise weather conditions. The weather team of the channel consists of skillful meteorologists. KTLA News Live updates immediately in-case of any severe weather condition. You can also get weather updates by downloading the dedicated weather app of the station, which provides you 250-meter radar, integrated GPS, current weather updates, and much more. The weather team of the broadcaster consists of following members.

Henry DiCarlo (Meteorologist) Kaj Goldgerg (Weather Reporter) Vera Jimenez (Meteorologist)
Mark Kriski (Weather Reporter) Liberte Chan (Weather Reporter)


KTLA Morning Anchors
KTLA Morning Anchors | Source: official website

The station is affiliated with

  • The CW
  • Antenna TV
  • TBD
  • Court TV

Anchors and News Team

The WTVR news team is composed of well experienced news casters, weather experts, meteorologist, reporters, correspondents and editors. We have tried to compile a list of complete staff below.

Affiliations History:

Paramount Television Network was the first affiliate of the channel, which left it after a year in 1948. After that, KTLA 5 made an affiliation agreement with “The WB” 1995. “This TV” became the affiliate in 2008 and left the broadcaster in 2019. Another affiliate, “The Tube,” was an affiliation partner from 2005 to 2007.

Ownership History:

KTLA 5 News Banner

Gene Autry, also popular by his nickname “The Singing Cowboy,” bought the station in a deal of $12 million. An investment firm “Kohlberg Kravis Roberts” acquired the broadcaster at $245 million in November 1982. Three years later, in May 1985, this firm was acquired by Tribune Broadcasting. The ownership rights transferred to the current owner on 3rd December 2018, as Nexstar Media Group purchased all assets of “Tribune Broadcasting” in a deal of $6.4 billion.

Program Schedule

Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley Mom “Fireballs and Bullet Holes”
Family Guy “Da Boom” The Mel Robbins Show “Friendship Break Up” KTLA 4 Morning News
Jerry Springer “Love Stranglehold” The Steve Wilkos Show DailyMailTV
Two and a Half Men Whose Line Is It Anyway? Rosewell, New Mexico
KTLA 5 Sports Final The Goldbergs “Just Say No” Last Man Standing “Haunted House”
The Mel Robbins Show Marina Franklin: Single Black Female Burden of Truth “Crisis of Faith”


KTLA weather update
KTLA weather update | credits:
Tel: 323-460-5500
Tower Location: Mount Wilson
Brand Name: KTLA 5

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  1. I have changed my Tv from AT&T Uverse, to AT&T tV, which is a streaming TV. Apparently KTLA Channel 5 does not stream on this service. I have all the local channels but KTLA, which is my favorite for news. How do I get your channel to stream on AT&T’s new tv service? I have already complained to them about it.