Nicknamed “Weatherman J” by his teammates while playing football and pursuing a degree in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, Jaden Knowles wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist as far back as he can remember.
On Sept. 27, 1948, KXAS/NBC 5 became the first television station to go on the air in the State of Texas and the entire Southwest. A detailed history of the station’s 75 years can be found at NBCDFW.com.
Two TV stations — KXAS, the NBC O&O in Dallas-Ft. Worth, and KING, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Seattle — were awarded Walter Cronkite Awards in 2023 from the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
KXAS, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, will broadcast an investigation into how a former high-ranking leader of the Oath Keepers, who teaches sheriffs that they are above the FBI and the President of the United States, has been able to conduct trainings for Texas law enforcement officials.
The 2023 Alfred I duPont-Columbia University Awards have been announced and among the winners are five local TV stations. The Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, established in 1942, honors excellence in broadcast and digital journalism in the public service and is considered one of the most prestigious awards in journalism.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a multimedia journalist/reporter, a news producer, a director of engineering and an account executive.
Junteenth, a national holiday since 2021, commemorates emancipation of enslaved Black Americans. KXAS in Dallas-Ft. Worth, will stream a two-hour walk by Dr. Opal Lee, a 95-year-old considered the grandmother of Junteenth.
Stan Melton Jr. died on Dec. 29 while returning from a ski trip in Colorado with his family. Melton is best known as the creative services director at WJLA, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., where he worked for almost 11 years.
Nexstar will once again broadcast Lone Star NYE 2021 from KXAS, the NBC-owned affiliate in Dallas, December 31, 2020 from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. CST. The program will be carried by 23 Nexstar TV stations across 6 states.
Nexstar Media is co-hosting a New Year’s Eve special with KXAS, the NBC O&O in Dallas, that will air across 21 Nexstar markets throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma reaching nearly eight million U.S. households. This is the third annual exclusive programming partnership between Nexstar and KXAS.