Fox 5 Las Vegas (KVVU), is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. It first aired in 1967. It shows mainly News and Weather updates on the Internet.
KVVU-TV, virtual channel 5 (VHF digital channel 9), is a Fox-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, United States that is licensed to Henderson. The station is owned by the Meredith Local Media subsidiary of Des Moines, Iowa-based Meredith Corporation. KVVU’s studios are located at the Broadcast Center on West Sunset Road in Henderson (using the 25 TV 5 Drive street address), while its transmitter is located on Black Mountain, just southeast of the city.
KVVU-TV presently broadcasts 63½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 11½ hours each weekday and three hours each on Saturdays and Sundays); in regards to the number of hours devoted to news programming, it is the highest local newscast output among Las Vegas’ broadcast television stations; in addition, the station’s sports department produces Fox 5 Sports Plus+, a 15-minute sports highlight program that airs on Sunday evenings after the 10:00 p.m. newscast.
Prior to affiliating with Fox, KVVU’s news programming consisted solely of daily news updates featured during the station’s syndicated programming between the late 1970s and 1986. Meredith Corporation eventually started a news department for KVVU-TV; it began producing a 10:00 p.m. newscast in June 1998, the Las Vegas market’s first local newscast in primetime, the program originated as a weeknight-only half-hour newscast; the broadcast expanded to Saturday and Sunday evenings in June 2002, followed by the expansion of the newscast to an hour-long long program in 2003. For the first couple of years, the newscast was solo-anchored by Angelica Urquijo; the station originally did not have a weather anchor or full-time sports anchor; the sports segments were pre-recorded with voice-over work done by boxing analyst Al Bernstein.
In July 1999, the station added a morning newscast that originally aired from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. The following year, the program was expanded by 90 minutes with the addition of a news block from 5:30 to 7:00 a.m. News programming on channel 5 would not expand again until September 10, 2007, with the debut of an hour-long block of newscasts during the 5 p.m. hour; with the expansion, KVVU-TV became the only local station in Las Vegas carrying a newscast in the 5:30 p.m. timeslot. One year later on August 4, 2008, KVVU debuted a half–hour weeknight–only newscast at 11:00 p.m. On March 7, 2011, the weekday morning newscast (which consisted of the pre–7:00 a.m. Fox 5 News This Morning and the 7:00–9:00 a.m. Fox 5 News: Live in Las Vegas until 2013, when the program uniformally rebranded under the former title) expanded to 4½ hours, with its start time moved to 4:30 a.m. On July 9, 2012, KVVU debuted a half-hour 6:00 p.m. newscast.
On April 6, 2020, KVVU added a half-hour 1 p.m. newscast on weekdays, making it one of a few stations airing a 1 p.m. newscast alongside Los Angeles’ CW affiliate KTLA and San Diego’s Fox affiliate KSWB-TV. On that same day, KVVU added a hour-long 11 p.m. late night newscast; this made KVVU among the very few stations to extend its late newscast to midnight, and one of six Fox affiliates (Kansas City’s WDAF-TV, Washington, D.C.’s WTTG, Atlanta’s WAGA-TV, Tampa’s WTVT and Phoenix’s KSAZ-TV being the others) to air a two-hour late local news block.