FIRST ON THE BLOG: If so that you need more local news coverage in Phoenix, then look no further because KTVK has done just that on weekends.
Since Saturday June 4th, 2016, KTVK 3 has expanded its weekend news coverage by adding an hour of late night coverage and now airs a full hour of late night news at 9:00pm on weekends with 3TV News at 9:00 and it goes a step further by adding an extra half-hour of local news at 10:00pm with 3TV News at 10:00. With this addition, KTVK, which is more effectively known as 3TV, now airs local news from 9:00-10:30pm, 7 nights a week.
The extra half-hour at 9:30pm now makes KTVK 3 able to full compete against KSAZ 10 (FOX)’s weekend hour-long newscast at 9:00pm while at 10:00pm, KTVK 3 now not only competes against KSAZ 10 but the BIG Three as well… KPNX 12 (NBC), KNXV 15 (ABC) and ironically, its own sister station KPHO 5 (CBS) which airs its own 10:00pm news.
I don’t know who anchors the weekend late night newscasts (since I don’t live in the Phoenix market) but I can tell you that 360* Weather is delivered by Meteorologist Kim Quintero and Sports from Mark McClune.
So yes, an Independent station that now delivers more local news coverage on weekends. Just shows you how much KTVK 3 is committed to the Valley.