KXVA constantly seeks to perfect news operations and compete to become THE news source for the Big Country. Under the leadership of TEGNA, additional growth has taken place in the newsroom and technology has received a boost with emphasis on web and social media activities. Sales operations now have the full arsenal of G/O Digital offerings to provide to local clients and continue to grow revenue through an assortment of annual projects. The station is actively involved in numerous community oriented projects throughout the year and believe in giving back to the communities that we serve. These activities include the live broadcast of the FOX 15 Christmas Lights Parade and the West Texas Fair and Rodeo Parade, just to name a few.
KGW is owned and operated by TEGNA Inc., an innovative media company that serves the greater good of its communities. Across platforms, TEGNA delivers relevant and trusted content by telling empowering stories, conducting impactful investigations and providing innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities.
We will provide the news and information that people need to function as effective citizens.
We will seek solutions as well as expose problems and wrongdoing.
We will provide editorial and community leadership.
We will seek to promote understanding of complex issues.
We will be advocates for our communities.
At TEGNA, you will find people from all backgrounds, interests and abilities, united by a common purpose to make a difference in our work, our company and our community.
We are committed to making editorial decisions with input from a variety of voices that reflect our community. We seek sufficient understanding of the communities, individuals and stories we cover to inform the public. We are persistent in pursuit of the whole story.
At TEGNA, we believe that attracting a talented and diverse workforce is one of the keys to our success. We strive to create for our employees an environment which offers professional and intellectual challenges, which encourages innovation and creativity, and which rewards success and effective teamwork. Read our latest EEO Diversity Report.
TEGNA is committed to the highest ethical standards and dedicated to the principles of truth, independence, fair play and integrity. These principles apply to everything we do, from gathering content to reporting and producing content. Read TEGNA’s Principles of Ethical Journalism.
TEGNA journalists observe the following principles:
We will remain free of outside interests, investments, business relationships or personal relationships that may compromise the credibility of our news reports.
We will seek to avoid potential conflicts of interest and promptly disclose any that arise.
We do not accept gifts, meals or entertainment from any individuals or organizations that may be covered by our stations.
We do not allow sponsors of news to determine, change or restrict content.
We do not make political contributions, participate in political advocacy or publicly share political views.
We are transparent about paid or sponsored content.
We clearly identify and differentiate commentary from news.
We will explain our journalistic processes to our audience.
We will uphold and defend the First Amendment.
We will be vigilant watchdogs of government and institutions that affect the public.
We will fight to insure the public’s business is conducted in public.
We will treat people with dignity, respect and compassion.
We will be fair with people unaccustomed to dealing with the media. (*)
We will seek all sides relevant to a story.
(Also diverse voices)
We will act honorably, transparently and ethically in dealing with news sources, the public and our colleagues.
We will obey the law.
We will not skew facts, distort reality or sensationalize events (ETHICS).
We will not manipulate images or sound in misleading ways.
We will not present images that are reenacted without informing the audience.
We will use hidden cameras or similar techniques only if there is no other way to tell a significant story effectively, and only with news management approval.
We will respect the copyrights of others.
We report the news accurately, thoroughly and in context on all platforms. We vet sources, verify facts and challenge assumptions before reporting news. We hold factual information on all platforms to the same standards of accuracy.
We are honest. We do not mislead sources, story subjects or the public.
We attribute information received from others, and we are transparent with sourcing. We do not plagiarize.
We do not misstate our identity or intentions. We keep our word.
We do not intentionally slant the news.
We value being right over being fast.
We will use unnamed sources as the sole basis for reporting only as a last resort when it best serves the public’s right to know, and only with prior news management approval.
We will make corrections promptly and proportionate to the original reporting.
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We value feedback from our community, including story ideas as well as comments and corrections on our coverage. Click on the appropriate link below to route your feedback to the correct team in our newsroom.
TEGNA is proud to be a participant in the Trust Project. The Trust Project is an international consortium of news organizations collaborating to use transparency to build a more trustworthy and trusted press. For more information visit https://thetrustproject.org/.
Sage Broadcasting started KIDZ-FOX in Abilene under STAR Broadcasting. Later, STAR Broadcasting was dissolved and only Sage Broadcasting remained. In 2000, KIDZ-FOX in Abilene changed its call letters to KXVA-FOX in Abilene and KIDZ became a UPN network.
On January 1, 2008, Bayou City Broadcasting began operating the stations as LMA and on July 31, 2008, became the official owner of the stations.
The KXVA analog transmitter was turned off on Feb 17, 2009 and KXVA began digital transmission.
In 2011, the KABB-FOX San Antonio news was added at 9 p.m. on KXVA so the station would have a “news” presence. In late 2011, local 5-minute news updates were implemented to start the 9 p.m. newscast and the San Antonio news was joined in progress.
In 2012, Bayou City Broadcasting upgraded all operations for KXVA to HD.
On January 1, 2013 the station was acquired by London Broadcasting Company. Plans immediately went into effect to improve the physical location of the station, as well as prepare for a full local news launch and staffing was upgraded to achieve revenue goals. KXVA leased a new location on the Winters Freeway in Abilene and moved in just prior to Christmas.
In late 2013, the race was on to hire a full news and production staff to plan and launch local news programming on January 27, 2014 at 9 p.m. in Abilene. On July 8, the London Broadcasting stations were purchased by Gannett Company, Inc. In August, KXVA developed the concept and debuted a local high school football show: The West Texas Scoreboard. September 22 saw the launch of the 6:30 p.m. newscast in Abilene. When Gannett split in late June 2015, KXVA became part of the new broadcasting company, TEGNA.
Continued growth of our news offerings is always a priority. On October 5th of 2015, an all-new morning show debuted in the Big Country named Wake Up West Texas. This show airs 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and features a high level of current local news from the West Texas region, as well as the latest in regional and national news with a heavy emphasis on social media trending news, events, and activities.
On August 2nd 2016, KXVA was rebranded as the all new FOX 15. News was moved from 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the 9 p.m. news was moved to 10 p.m. to go head to
head against the other broadcast channels offering local news. An all new website, FOX15Abilene.com debuted as well.