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.

Confirmed Cases: 779491

Reported Deaths: 14893
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2585166330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino51750858
Orange516461123
San Diego44007757
Kern31148340
Fresno27487355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20364370
Santa Clara20129295
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16229329
Contra Costa15640198
Tulare15517256
Ventura12167142
Imperial11534312
San Francisco1064096
Monterey933765
San Mateo9332142
Santa Barbara8803109
Merced8719133
Kings715877
Sonoma6987114
Marin6522112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer340741
San Luis Obispo333227
Yolo273253
Butte272033
Santa Cruz21758
Sutter163110
Napa159213
San Benito127211
Yuba11127
El Dorado10584
Mendocino82218
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5483
Nevada5035
Colusa5026
Tehama4874
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2204
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1600
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
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A disturbance moved over northern California and the rest of the Pacific Northwest this afternoon. It brought more gusty wind like yesterday, and cooler air, but only isolated rain showers. It will be much quieter this weekend with a late summer warmup.
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