FOX 11 or KTTV, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Fox Broadcasting Company and located in Los Angeles. It started in 1949. When they are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of earlier broadcasts.
Fox 11 LA 1 or KTTV Details
KTTV, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Los Angeles, California, United States, serving as the network’s West Coast flagship outlet. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV West Coast flagship KCOP-TV (channel 13). The two stations share studios at the Fox Television Center in West Los Angeles; KTTV’s transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.
In a few areas of the Western United States where a Fox station is not receivable over the air, KTTV is available on satellite television through DirecTV.
KTTV presently broadcasts 49 hours of local newscasts each week (with nine hours each weekday and two hours each on Saturdays and Sundays); this gives KTTV the second-largest local news output of any television station in the Los Angeles market, behind CW affiliate KTLA’s 82 hours, 5 minutes of weekly newscasts. As is standard with Fox stations that carry early evening weekend newscasts, KTTV’s Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. newscasts are subject to delay or preemption due to network sports coverage. KTTV operates a Eurocopter A-Star 350 B-1, branded on-air as “SkyFox HD” (pictured right/above), to provide aerial coverage of breaking news stories. KTTV previously operated two helicopters; one of them (known as “Sky Fox 2”) was destroyed after it crashed at Van Nuys Airport in 2000.
Throughout its history, the station has always operated a news department, partly owing to its former ties to the Los Angeles Times (which has been owned by the Tribune Company, owner of rival KTLA, since 2000). KTTV aired an 8 p.m. newscast from 1984 to 1987; it also briefly moved its 10 p.m. newscast to 11 p.m. in 1986, in order to compete with existing local newscasts in that same timeslot on KABC-TV, KNBC and KCBS-TV; the newscast’s format initially was unchanged, but the 8 p.m. edition was later dropped while the 11 p.m. newscast reverted to its previous 10 p.m. slot shortly after News Corporation took over Metromedia in 1986. During this time period, the station also experimented with newscasts at midday and midnight.
In June 1993, the station launched a new morning news program called Good Day L.A., a program that was inspired by sister station WNYW’s Good Day New York, which debuted in 1988. On July 14, 2008, KTTV launched a half-hour 10 a.m. newscast, following Good Day L.A., as the station’s first midday newscast since the mid-1980s; KTTV is currently the only station in Los Angeles to have a local newscast in that timeslot. KTTV and KCOP began producing its local newscasts in high definition on October 15, 2008. On December 1, 2008, KTTV fully took over production of KCOP’s 11 p.m. newscast, which was reduced from an hour to 30 minutes and retitled Fox News at 11, marking the end of a KCOP-produced and branded newscast. The newscast on channel 13 then became anchored by KTTV’s 10 p.m. anchors Carlos Amezcua and Christine Devine, as it was considered an extension of the earlier newscast (in the case of KCOP, all of its newscasts on that station were eliminated on September 22, 2013).
On December 8, 2008, KTTV debuted a half-hour midday newscast at noon on weekdays. On April 27, 2009, KTTV introduced Good Day L.A. Today, a recap program airing at 12:30 p.m. weekdays that featured select segments featured on that day’s edition of Good Day L.A.; that show has since been replaced by TMZ on TV. On April 12, 2010, the station expanded its weekday morning newscast by a half-hour to 4:30 a.m. Until September 12, 2011, KTTV was one of only two Fox owned-and-operated stations (the other being Chicago’s WFLD) that did not have an early evening newscast on weeknights and/or weekends; this changed when KTTV launched an hour-long 5 p.m. newscast on that date called Studio 11 L.A. On June 30, 2014 KTTV expanded its noon newscast from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
On April 28, 2016, KTTV changed the name of its 5 p.m. newscast to Fox 11 5:00 News using the same anchors from Studio 11 L.A. Weekend early evening newscasts became known as Fox 11 Weekend News.
In September 2018, KTTV canceled its half-hour 10 a.m. newscast.
On December 10, 2018, Fox 11 Morning News adopted the Good Day L.A. branding, expanding the newscast from 7 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
On April 1, 2019, Good Day L.A. expands from 4:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.