KVEW, digital channel 44, is the ABC affiliate television station for the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick, Washington. It is a semi-satellite of KAPP in Yakima, Washington, airing its own newscasts and commercials. The two stations are owned by Morgan Murphy Media, who also owns KXLY-TV in Spokane, Washington.

Kennewick/Richland/Pasco, Washington
Branding KVEW ABC 42 (general)

KVEW Local News(newscasts)

Slogan See The Difference Every Day
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
Translators K14HT Walla Walla
Affiliations ABC

MyNetworkTV (DT2)

Owner Morgan Murphy Media

(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)

First air date October 1970[1]
Call letters' meaning sounds like k-view
Former channel number(s) Analog:

42 (UHF, 1970-2009)

Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 404 m
Facility ID 2495
Transmitter coordinates 46°6′12″N119°7′57″W

On satellite, KVEW is only available on Dish Network, while DirecTV carries KAPP instead. Both carriers do not carry either stations' MyNetworkTV subchannel.


The station began serving the Tri-Cities region in October 1970. Before KVEW's existence, KEPR-TV had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until 1959; KNBS-TV operated briefly in nearby Walla Walla, Washington as an ABC affiliate in 1960; KNDU signed on in 1961 and became the area's primary ABC affiliate until 1965, when it switched its primary affiliation to NBC. Both KEPR-TV and KNDU shared ABC programming from that point until KVEW signed on and all ABC programming moved to KVEW.

It began airing Spokane's MyNetworkTV affiliate KXMN-LP on a digital subchannel in September 2006. KVEW is one of a few stations that still sign-off at night.

Starting December 22, 2008, KVEW discontinued its 6 pm newscast in favor of a 6:30 broadcast. The 11pm newscast is 5 minutes long and weekend newscasts have been discontinued. In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP, were laid off.[2][3]

News teamEdit

Current on-air staffEdit


  • Kristi Paulus - Local News @ 5 and 6:30 Anchor, Local News @ 11 Newsbrief
  • Kevin Uretsky - Local News @ 5:00 and Local News @ 6:30 Anchor
  • Crystal Costa - Good Morning Northwest Anchor
  • Jason Valentine - Good Morning Northwest Weather & Co-Anchor


  • Ian Cull
  • David Mance
  • Josh Peterson
  • Anusha Roy
  • Collin Sullivan


  • Dan Thesman - Local News @ 5 and Local News @ 6:30


  • Kris Crocker - Local News @ 5:00 and Local News @ 6:30

Former on-air staff

  • Dana Cowley - Local News Hour, Local News @ 5, 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 Co-Anchor/Anchor

News/station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • News 42/K-View News
  • KVEW Local News (2005-present)

Station slogansEdit

  • Where the Forecast Comes First (1997-2000)
  • Local Coverage You Can Count On (2005–2008)
  • New. Now Next (2008-2009)
  • See The Difference Every Day (2010-present)

Digital televisionEdit

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Programming
42.1 / 44.1 Main KVEW Programing
42.2 / 44.2 MyNetworkTV from KXMN-LP

External linksEdit


  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says October 30, while the Television and Cable Factbook says October 29.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

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