KTVU is the
Fox network affiliate for the Bay Area, and has
been since 1986, when the Fox network first hit
the airwaves. KTVU iis also the Bay Area's
solid late-night news ratings leader. Channel
2's "The Ten O'Clock News" beats every
single 11:00pm newscast in the ratings. Together
with the power anchor team of Dennis Richmond and
Leslie Griffith, and Emmy-winning reports,"The
Ten O'clock News" is recgonized by the Project
for Excellence in Journalism as the best local newscast
in the country.
KTVU recently launched
the half-hour "The Six O'clock News,"
with Dennis Richmond anchoring it solo. However,
ratings were not as good as the 10:00pm broadcast,
and the management brought in Julie Haener from
the weekend news to be a co-anchor for Dennis Richmond.
But still, many, including myself, still do
not remember that KTVU has local news on at 6:00pm.
Even with its fledgling
6:00pm news show, KTVU is still considered a ratings
powerhouse and is one of the Fox network's highest
rated affiliates. And when NBC came to them
asking if they wanted to take on the Bay Area's
NBC affiliation which KRON would be dumping in 2002,
KTVU said that they were "completely happy
with Fox." After all, channel 2 did just
sign a ten-year affiliation agreement with Fox.