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Local Over-the-air HDTV News Stations

Caveat: This list is based on reports from viewers, who in turn rely on the stations' own representations. Some stations that were added to this list because they claimed their news was in HD did not deliver the minimum of 720p resolution in their studio shots, let alone in remote reports. However, those stations are likely to improve; some day all news cameras, even those in the field, may be true HD cameras.

Additions or corrections? Please post them in the Is your local news in HD? thread where others may see them and comment on them.

You may also be interested in a set of tables started by DBSTalk's Newshawk in September 2006 and completely reworked by DBSTalk's bamaweather in July 2010. In the first post at DirecTV Locals - City By City What's Available (v2) you'll see a coverage map and links to 3 tables, sorted 3 different ways, listing DirecTV Local Channels and RSNs. Part-time/overflow RSN information is still a work in progress.

Here's a very helpful U.S. DMA map containing links to individual maps: Designated Market Areas: DMA map of U.S. media markets. You can click on any of the 210 DMAs to see an individual map where the counties are labeled.

The ranks assigned to the Designated Market Areas, generated by The Nielsen Company, apply to the 2010-2011 TV season. Copies of the DMA list can be found online at many sites; Nielsen's own Comparisons of 2009-10 and 2010-11 Market Ranks [URL updated 1/17/2011] is my current favorite.

Stations with 16:9 (widescreen) SD or ED (not HD) news are included in the tables, but with their names in lower case. (Standard Definition is 480i, while Extended Definition, at least in the U.S., is 480p; both are treated alike here.)

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DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
  1  New York         NY    WABC  WCBS  WNYW  WNBC  WPIX              TWC:NY1
  2  Los Angeles      CA    KABC  KCBS  KTTV  KNBC  KTLA  KCOP  KCAL
  3  Chicago          IL    WLS   WBBM  WFLD  WMAQ  WGN               PBS:WTTW
  4  Philadelphia     PA    WPVI  KYW   WTXF  WCAU  WPSG  WPHL  WFMZ
  5  Dallas-Ft.Worth  TX    WFAA  KTVT  KDFW  KXAS  KDAF        KTXA
  6  San Francisco    CA    KGO   KPIX  KTVU  KNTV  KBCW  kron  KICU  KOFY
  7  Boston           MA    WCVB  WBZ   WFXT  WHDH  WLVI        WSBK  Comcast:NECN
  8  Atlanta          GA    WSB   WGCL  WAGA  WXIA        WATL
  9  Washington       DC    WJLA  WUSA  WTTG  WRC
 10  Houston          TX    KTRK  KHOU  KRIV  KPRC  KIAH
 11  Detroit          MI    WXYZ        WJBK  WDIV
 12  Phoenix          AZ    KNXV  KPHO  KSAZ  KPNX              KTVK
 13  Seattle-Tacoma   WA    komo  KIRO  KCPQ  KING        KZJO  KONG
 14  Tampa-St.Pete    FL    WFTS  WTSP  WTVT  WFLA                    Bright House:Bay News 9
 15  Mpls-St.Paul     MN    KSTP  WCCO  KMSP  KARE              KSTC
 15  Bemidji          MN                                              PBS:KAWB
 16  Miami-Ft.Laud    FL    WPLG  WFOR  WSVN  WTVJ        WBFS
 17  Denver           CO    KMGH  KCNC  KDVR  KUSA  KWGN  KTVD
 18  Cleveland-Akron  OH    WEWS  WOIO  WJW   WKYC        WUAB
 19  Orlando          FL    WFTV  wkmg  WOFL  WESH  WKCF        WRDQ  Bright House:Central Florida News 13
 20  Sacramento       CA    KXTV  KOVR  KTXL  KCRA  KMAX  KQCA
 21  St.Louis         MO    KDNL  KMOV  KTVI  KSDK  KPLR

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 22  Portland         OR    KATU  KOIN  kptv  KGW   KRCW  kpdx
 23  Charlotte        NC    WSOC  WBTV  WCCB  wcnc  WJZY        WAXN  TWC:news 14 carolina
 24  Pittsburgh       PA    WTAE  KDKA  WPGH  WPXI  WPCW
 25  Raleigh-Durham   NC    WTVD  WRAL  WRAZ  WNCN                    TWC:news 14 carolina
 26  Baltimore        MD    WMAR  WJZ   WBFF  WBAL  WNUV
 27  Indianapolis     IN    WRTV  WISH  WXIN  WTHR        WNDY
 28  San Diego        CA    KGTV  KFMB  KSWB  KNSD              KUSI
 29  Nashville        TN          WTVF        WSMV
 30  Hartford-N.Haven CT    WTNH        WTIC  WVIT  WCCT  WCTX
 31  Kansas City      MO    KMBC  KCTV  WDAF  KSHB  KCWE  KSMO
 32  Salt Lake City   UT    KTVX  KUTV        KSL
 33  Cincinnati       OH    WCPO  WKRC  WXIX  wlwt
 34  Columbus         OH    WSYX  WBNS  WTTE  WCMH
 35  Milwaukee        WI    wisn        WITI  WTMJ
 36  Greenville-Spart SC    WLOS  WSPA  whns  wyff  WYCW  WMYA
 37  San Antonio      TX    KSAT  KENS        WOAI
 38  West Palm Beach  FL    WPBF  WPEC  WFLX  WPTV
 39  Harrisburg-York  PA                WPMT  wgal
 40  Birmingham       AL          WIAT  WBRC  WVTM
 41  Grand Rapids     MI    wzzm        WXMI  wood
 41  Battle Creek     MI    wotv
 42  Las Vegas        NV    KTNV  KLAS  KVVU  KVBC

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 43  Norfolk          VA    wvec  WTKR  WVBT  WAVY
 44  Austin           TX    KVUE  KEYE  KTBC  KXAN  KNVA
 45  Oklahoma City    OK    koco  KWTV        KFOR        KAUT        PBS:KETA,KWET
 46  Albuquerque      NM    koat  KRQE  KASA  kob
 47  Greensboro       NC          wfmy  WGHP  wxii                    TWC:news 14 carolina
 48  Memphis          TN          WREG  WHBQ  WMC
 49  Jacksonville     FL    WJXX  WTEV  WAWS  WTLV              WJXT
 50  Louisville       KY    whas  wlky  WDRB  WAVE
 51  Buffalo          NY                      wgrz                    twc:ynn buffalo
 52  New Orleans      LA    wgno  wwl   WVUE  wdsu        wupl
 53  Providence       RI
 54  WilkesB-Scranton PA    wnep
 55  Fresno-Visalia   CA    KFSN        KMPH  KSEE
 56  Little Rock      AR          KTHV
 57  Richmond         VA          WTVR        WWBT  WUPV
 58  Albany-Schy-Troy NY          WRGB              WCWN
 59  Knoxville        TN          WVLT
 60  Mobile-Pensacola AL-FL WEAR  WKRG
 61  Tulsa            OK          kotv  KOKI  KJRH  kqcw              PBS:KOED,KOET
 62  Dayton           OH          WHIO
 63  Lexington        KY    WTVQ  WKYT  WDKY  WLEX
 65  Ft.Myers-Naples  FL    WZVN  WINK        WBBH  WXCW

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 66  Roanoke-Lynchbrg VA          WDBJ        WSLS
 67  Tucson           AZ          KOLD        KVOA
 68  Wichita-Hutchins KS          KWCH  KSAS  ksnw  KSCW
 69  Flint-Sag-Bay C  MI    wjrt  wnem
 70  Toledo           OH    WTVG
 72  Honolulu         HI          KGMB        KHNL        KFVE
 73  Des Moines-Ames  IA    WOI   kcci        WHO
 74  Springfield      MO    KSPR  kolr  ksfx  KYTV
 75  Spokane          WA    KXLY  krem        KHQ   kskn
 76  Omaha            NE    ketv  kmtv  KPTM  WOWT
 78  Columbia         SC    WOLO  WLTX  wach  WIS
 79  Huntsvll-Decatur AL          WHNT        WAFF                    AntennaTV:whnt2
 80  Paducah          KY    WSIL
 81  Rochester        NY    WHAM                    WHAM2
 82  Syracuse         NY    WSYR  wtvh        wstm  wstq
 83  Shreveport       LA    KTBS  KSLA  kmss        KPXJ
 84  Sprngfld-Decatur IL                      WAND                    PBS:WEIU
 85  Madison          WI    WKOW  WISC        WMTV
 86  Chattanooga      TN          WDEF
 87  Brownsvl-McAllen TX    KRGV        XHRIO KVEO
 88  Cedar Rapids     IA                      KWWL
 89  Waco-Templ-Bryan TX          KWTX  KWKT  KCEN

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
 90  Jackson          MS                WDBD  WLBT
 91  Tri-Cities       TN-VA       WJHL  WEMT  WCYB
 92  Colorado Springs CO    KRDO  KKTV  kxrm  KOAA
 93  South Bend       IN          WSBT        WNDU
 94  Baton Rouge      LA    WBRZ  WAFB        wvla        WBXH
 95  Burlington       VT    WVNY  WCAX  WFFF
 96  Savannah         GA    WJCL  WTOC  WTGS
 97  El Paso          TX    KVIA  KDBC  KFOX  KTSM
 98  Charleston       SC          WCSC  WTAT
 99  Davenport-Moline IA-IL       WHBF        KWQC
101  Greenville-Wash  NC    WCTI        WYDO
101  Morehead City    NC                WFXI
102  Johnstwn-Altoona PA    WATM        WWCP  WJAC
104  Myrtle Beach-Flo SC    wpde  wbtw  wfxb  WMBF
105  Tallahassee-Thom FL-GA WTXL  WCTV  WTLH
106  Lincoln-Hast-Kea NE    KLKN  KOLN
106  Grand Island     NE          KGIN
107  Ft.Wayne         IN    wpta              wise
108  Reno             NV    KOLO  ktvn  krxi  KRNV
109  Tyler-Longview   TX    KLTV  KYTX        KETK
111  Youngstown       OH    WYTV  WKBN  WYFX
113  Boise            ID          kboi  KTRV  ktvb

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
114  Augusta          GA          WRDW
115  Lansing          MI                      WILX
116  Peoria-Bloomingt IL    whoi              week
117  Montgomery-Selma AL    WNCF              WSFA
118  Eugene           OR    KEZI  kval  klsr
124  Monterey-Salinas CA          KION  KCBA  KSBW
125  Bakersfield      CA          KBAK  KBFX  KGET
126  Yakima-Pasco     WA          kima
127  Columbus         GA                      WLTZ
129  Corpus Christi   TX                      kris
131  Amarillo         TX          KFDA
132  Wilmington       NC    WWAY  WILM  WSFX  WECT                    TWC:news 14 carolina
133  Columbus-Tupelo  MS                WLOV  WTVA
134  Rockford         IL          WIFR        WREX
137  Columbia-Jeffers MO                      KOMU
139  Duluth           MN    wdio  kdlh        kbjr
141  Beaumont-Pt.Arth TX    KBMT              K-JAC
143  Salisbury        MD          WBOC
145  Palm Springs     CA    KESQ
149  Sioux City       IA    KCAU  kmeg  kpth
150  Anchorage        AK                KTBY
151  Panama City      FL                      wjhg

DMA  City            State  ABC   CBS   Fox   NBC   CW    MyTV  Ind.  Others
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ------
153  Rochester-MasonC MN-IA       kimt
154  Bangor           ME          WABI
157  Bismarck         ND          KXMB
157  Dickinson        ND          KXMA
157  Minot            ND          KXMC
157  Williston        ND          KXMD
159  Wheeling         WV                      WTOV
160  Gainesville      FL    WCJB  WGFL  WOGX  WNBW
161  Sherman-Ada      TX-OK       KXII
162  IdahoF-Pocatello ID    KIFI
169  Dothan           AL                WDFX
176  Watertown        NY    WWTI
183  Charlottesville  VA    wvaw  wcav  wahu  WVIR
184  Grand Junction   CO    KJCT  KREX        KKCO
189  Bend             OR                      KTVZ
195  Casper-Riverton  WY    KTWO
198  Mankato          MN    KSTP        KMSP  KARE              KSTC
209  North Platte     NE          KGIN
Noticias HD [Alta Definición] en Español
Uni Univision (acquired by a consortium in a highly leveraged buyout)
Tel Telemundo (part of Universal Television Group)
AzA Azteca América (Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca)
TFT TeleFutura (owned by Univision)


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DMA  Ciudad         Estado  Uni   Tel   AzA   TFT   Ind.
---  -------------  ------  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
  1  New York         NY    WXTV              WFUT
  2  Los Angeles      CA    KMEX  KVEA  KAZA
  4  Philadelphia     PA                            WFMZ
 10  Houston          TX    kxln
 16  Miami-Ft.Laud    FL    WLTV  WSCV
 55  Fresno-Visalia   CA    KFTV
 87  Brownsvl-McAllen TX    KNVO
 97  El Paso          TX          KTDO
.
Canada
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
City Citytv
CTV CTV Television Network
Global Global Television Network


Code:
DMA  City            Prov.  CBC   City  CTV   Global
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----  ------
  1  Toronto          ON    CBLT  CITY  CFTO  CIII
  2  Montreal         QC
  3  Vancouver        BC    cbut        CIVT  CHAN
  4  Ottawa           ON
  5  Edmonton         AB          ckem
  6  Calgary          AB
  7  Quebec City      QC
  8  Winnipeg         MB
.
Nouvelles HD [haute définition] en français
SRC Société Radio-Canada (owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
TVA Téléviseurs associés or Télédiffuseurs associés (owned by Groupe TVA Inc.)
V V (privately owned)


Code:
DMA  Ville           Prov.  SRC   TVA   V
---  --------------  -----  ----  ----  ----
  2  Montreal         QC    CBFT
  7  Quebec City      QC    cbvt
Looking for the list of Not HD News stations (broadcasting 16:9 EDTV or SD news)? All the stations in that list have been added to the main list of HD News Stations, but with their names or call letters changed to lower case.

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