About Us

Action News Now is the shared news brand for television stations: KHSL, KNVN, the CW, and Telemundo in the Chico-Redding DMA. Action News Now is dedicated to delivering “Coverage You Can Count On” to the nearly 175,000 Northern California households who watch Action News Now every month, with an additional 2 million+ monthly mobile & online pageviews.

Action News Now is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of viewers and advertisers, alike, with live, breaking, local news & weather, plus national news, live sports & programming from major networks: CBS, NBC, The CW, and Telemundo.

Action News Now produces over 65 hours of local news content every week including:

~ Chico-Redding’s longest-running local newscast on CBS-12
~ The area’s ONLY 4PM live newscast on NBC-24
~ LIVE, local news at 10PM on the CW
~ The region’s ONLY local Spanish newscast on Telemundo
~ Updates & Facebook Live events on the most followed local news Facebook page at nearly 100,000 “Likes”

PLUS every local newscast is streamed Live on ActionNewsNow.com & the Action News Now mobile app!

History of the Action News Now stations

KHSL TV 12

KHSL TV 12 signed on Aug. 26, 1953 under ownership of the Golden Empire Broadcasting Company, which was led by Ruth "Mickey" McClung, one of the first women in the country to own a television station. The station remains the longest TV station in Northern California.

From the beginning as a local CBS affiliate, KHSL TV 12 has evolved, under shared services agreements, as a major television operation in Northern California. Under its one roof at its Silverbell Road location in Chico, KHSL TV 12 is also headquarters to NBC affiliate KNVN TV 24, as well as local CW and Telemundo affiliates.

Its transmitter is located in Cohasset, California. The station is now owned by California TV LLC, part of the Heartland Media Group.

KNVN TV 24

KNVN TV 24 first hit the airwaves on September 24, 1985 as KCPM, making the northern Sacramento Valley one of the last regions of the country with full network service. It also brought a full NBC affiliate to the area for the first time since 1978.

In 1998, KCPM would change its call letters to KNVN with a new slogan, "KNVN Means North Valley News." Two years later, the station would be sold and its operations would be moved from its downtown Chico location on 4th Street to the Silverbell Road home of CBS affiliate KHSL TV, operating under a shared services agreement with KHSL TV.

KNVN TV 24 is now owned by Maxair Media LLC, which also operates the local Telemundo affiliate.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
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Chico
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Chico
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