KFMB-TV was the first television station in San Diego to go on the air when it flipped the switch in 1949. KFMB-TV News, also known as CBS News 8, has been the top-rated news station for most of its history, with local weekday newscasts at 4:30 a.m., 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. Weekend newscasts air at 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. KFMB-TV is the only station in the city to have maintained the same network affiliation (CBS) throughout its history.
Some famous CBS News 8 alumni include former weather girl Raquel Welch, talk-show host Regis Philbin, TV host Sarah Purcell and CNN and former CBS anchor Paula Zahn. KFMB-TV has been home to such anchors as Ray Wilson, Harold Keen, Michael Tuck, Allison Ross and sportscaster Ted Leitner.
Other notable KFMB alumni include Larry Himmel, Dawn Fratangelo, Marty Levin, Margaret Radford, Susan Lichtman (Taylor), Jim Laslavic, Stan Miller, Pamela Davis, Loren Nancarrow, Denise Yamada and Hal Clement.
Through the years, CBS News 8 has won hundreds of awards including local Emmys® and Golden Mikes. News 8 also won two Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards for our coverage of the 2003 wildfires.
KFMB-TV airs top-rated daytime programming including Dr. Phil, Judge Judy, The Price Is Right, Young and the Restless and The Talk. Primetime includes such CBS hits as The Big Bang Theory, Survivor, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden air late night.
Our premier sports properties are the NFL, Southeastern Conference (SEC) football, NCAA basketball including the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (March Madness), and PGA golf, including The Masters and the PGA Championship. In 2007, KFMB-TV became the first San Diego station to broadcast local news in High Definition.