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 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 Allen Media Broadcasting Group.


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.