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Digital channel 65
|Signal Radius||Southern California|
TeleVision (originally owned by the Los Angeles Times)
|Former Affiliations||CBS, Independent|
KTTV was originally the Los Angeles area affilliate of the CBS television network. The station signed on the air in 1948. The station was co-owned by CBS and the Los Angeles Times newspaper, but that relationship lasted until 1951, when CBS sold its 50% stake in Channel 11 back to the Times, and CBS moved its programming to KTSL Channel 2 (now KCBS-TV) on January 1, 1951, From that point, KTTV carried many of the programs from the Dumont network until the network's demise in 1956.
KTTV began its status as an independent television station, and the Times sold the station to Metromedia in 1963. In 1958, Channel 11 became the flagship television station of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, lasting until the 1992 season, when they moved to arch-rival KTLA Channel 5 the following year. Austrailian newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch purchased the Metromedia television stations in 1986, and those stations formed the basis for his new Fox television network, in which KTTV would become the network's West Coast flagship station.
In 1997, the station's longtime home on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Metromedia Square (renamed the Fox Television Center in 1986) was vacated, and KTTV relocated to new studios a few miles away in West Los Angeles. The historic television studio, once home to hit programs such as All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Mama's Family, and the groundbreaking sketch comedy In Living Color, was demolished in 2003 to make for a new middle school being built by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Jillian Barberie co-hosts its morning program, Good Day, L.A. .
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