Contact Us - Community Contact Us - Community Copyright 2015 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:30:44 -0800 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:30:44 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC 7 Holiday's at Liberty Station ]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:51:22 -0800*120/722x406+Holidays+Liberty.jpg

Join NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap and Jodi Kodesh for NBC 7’s Holidays at Liberty Station!

Wednesday, December 2nd we’re broadcasting LIVE from 4-7pm at the Fantasy On Ice Rink now located at Liberty Station-2640 Historic Decatur Rd San Diego, Ca. 

Come down and Ice Skate and Meet & Greet with Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse from Disneyland Resort from 7am-9pm! Bring your cameras or smart phones to have your picture taken with Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse!

To purchase tickets for Fantasy on Ice Rink Visit:

<![CDATA[Toys For Tots: Where To Drop Your Donations Around San Diego]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:22:50 -0800*120/thumbnail_T4T2.jpg

Don't Miss San Diego's Toys for Tots Events!

**Please donate NEW & UNWRAPPED toys!

December 4th 6AM-6PM- NBC 7 Toy Drive, our annual toy drive, stop by the station with your donation all day long!

December 5th 10AM- 3PM- USS MIdway Party on the Pier!  A fun-filled day complete with Santa Claus, raffle prizes and kids activities!  It's a party aboard the USS Midway Museum! Drive by the midway parking lot on the pier to drop off your donation. A donation of two toys will recieve a free guest pass to the musuem!

Drop donations to these locations throughout December:

  • NBC 7 San Diego Lobby - 225 Broadway San Diego, 92101
  • USS Midway Museum - 910 N. Harbor Drive San Diego, 92101

For a full list of drop locations throughout the county CLICK HERE

<![CDATA[San Diego Food Bank Holiday Food Drive 2015]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:00:32 -0800*159/FS+Food+Bank+597x592.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Millions of Airline Miles Needed for Make-A-Wish San Diego]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:55:32 -0800*120/planegeneric2.jpg

Last year the Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon on NBC7 collected over 2 million airline miles for Make-A-Wish San Diego.

In 2016, Make-A-Wish San Diego estimates it will need more than 25 million airlines miles to fulfill the more than 140 wishes that will involve travel this year.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a unique program that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

  • Impact of Wishes – based on a 2011 study conducted by Make-A-Wish America…
  • 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers and child life specialists say they believe that the wish experience can influence wish kids’ physical health.
  • 74% of wish parents observed that the wish experience marked a turning point in their own children’s response to treatment.

Friday, December 18th from 6A-7P Make-A-Wish and NBC 7 will again partner to collect as many airline miles as possible from US Airways, Delta Airlines, United Airlines (includes Contintental OnePass). The Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon kicks off a year of collecting donated miles to keep sending Wish Kids on the trips of their dreams.

Donating to the Mile-A-Thon is easy, just have your frequent flier number ready and know how many miles you have to donate. Call 619-237-0700 to talk with us about donating your miles. NBC 7 will cover the Mile-A-Thon all day long during newscasts and donors can expect some exciting giveaways throughout the day.

The miles donated will never expire and will be used to grant wishes to children in San Diego.

You can also donate your miles anytime online on the Make-A-Wish website. Make sure you know your frequent flier account number and the number of miles you want to donate when you log on.

This year's Wishes in Flight campaign on NBC7 features two Wish Kids from San Diego that have been through the experience of having a wish granted from Make-A-Wish, meet Josiah and Hannah.

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<![CDATA[Fantasy on Ice]]> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:57:53 -0800*120/2015-FOI-Color-logo_380+%281%291.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[NBC 7 SAN DIEGO AND NBCUNIVERSAL FOUNDATION AWARD $100,000 TO THREE LOCAL NONPROFITS IN SAN DIEGO AREA]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:28:12 -0800*120/21stCenturyGrantAd_2015.jpg


SAN DIEGO, CA– (November 16, 2015) –NBC 7 San Diego in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation today announced that three San Diego area nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $100,000 as part of the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.

In San Diego, the following organizations are the recipients of a 21st Century Solutions grant:

• Elementary Institute of Science- EIS Outpost- $50,000
Ocean and Earth Expedition Field Trips are the result of a STEM education partnership between EIS, Diamond Neighborhood teachers/schools and UC San Diego Scripps Ocean Institute's STEM researchers that deliver a compelling Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) curriculum to local underserved students.
• Friends of The Water Conservation Garden-Ms. Smarty Plants Grows Water Wise Schools
Friends of the Water Conservation Garden work with school districts to transition landscapes by training a School Garden Champion through their “Ms. Smarty-Plants Grows Water Wise School” education program for K-12 students.
• San Diego Air & Space Museum- $25,000
The San Diego Air & Space Museum adheres preserves, interprets, educates and shares its rich aviation and space resources. BEAMPro cutting edge programs inspire an interest in science, technology, engineering, math and innovation with schools that lack transportation funding.

“We are dedicated to harnessing the power of all of our platforms to make a positive difference in the communities we serve,” said Richard Kelley, President and General Manager, NBC 7 San Diego. “We’re proud to once again partner with the NBCUniversal Foundation to support these impactful programs through our innovative 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.”

For the fourth consecutive year, the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is awarding a total of $1.2 million to 30 nonprofits in 10 markets across the country served by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, including in San Diego. Each of the stations promoted the initiative locally and created a community panel to review and select the final grant recipients. One winning organization and two runners-up are being awarded grants in each city.

The grants support impactful programs that offer bold, new ideas that move communities forward. Winners are being awarded in the following categories: Media Arts and Technology, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Education and Environment.

More information about the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is available at

About NBC 7 San Diego
NBC 7 San Diego (KNSD) provides coverage San Diego counts on with more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week. Including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. We also provide special offers from The GOODS and our digital channel COZI TV airs classic television shows from decades past. NBC 7 is San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience. And, NBC 7 proudly partners with many local non-profit organizations and campaigns to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve.

Charisma Deberry

<![CDATA[NBC 7 Celebrates 50 Years of Serving San Diego]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:30:06 -0800*120/NBC7+50th+FLAT.png

San Diego has changed a lot since KNSD broadcasted its first newscast, but our commitment to telling stories through quality journalism hasn’t. Join us as we journey back through the decades this November to remember and honor past milestones while ushering in the future for many more years to come.

The station first signed on the air November 14, 1965 as KAAR on Channel 39 in San Diego. It was the first independent television station in the market. The station originally operated from a building that was once occupied by the National Pen Company, located in the neighborhood of Kearny Mesa. In 1966, a fire destroyed the KAAR transmitter, and the station was knocked off the air for more than a year. Channel 39 was sold to Western Telecasters Inc. and returned to air in January 1968 as KCST.

Between 1972 and 1973, KCST took over the ABC affiliation from XETV. At the time KGTV was the NBC affiliate. Within that transition, Western Telecasters sold KCST to Storer Broadcasting. The sale was completed on September 30, 1974. The switch and sale transformed the small independent into a major player in the market.

On June 27, 1977, ABC moved its San Diego affiliation from KCST to KGTV, causing an affiliation swap where KCST took the NBC affiliation and rebranded as "39 Alive."

In 1985, the Storer stations were acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.. Two years later, KCST was sold to Gillett Communications. On September 16, 1988, the station changed its call letters to KNSD, and adopted the on-air brand "Channel 7/39" (7 being the cable channel positon and 39 being the over the air channel position). In 1992, the station was sold to New World Communications.

NBC acquired KNSD in 1996, making it the only network owned station in San Diego. KNSD modified its on-air branding to "NBC 7/39" and later changed its brand promise to "Coverage You Can Count On."

In 2001, KNSD left the old National Pen Company in Kearny Mesa and moved into the renamed “NBC Building” in downtown San Diego. The offices were completely redeveloped to include a state-of-the-art street side studio in the heart of downtown. The high-rise would be KNSD’s home for the next 15 years.

In 2011, Comcast Corporation purchased NBCUniversal from General Electric Co.. The new owners believed strongly in the local television business and made significant investments in their newly-acquired local stations around the country, including in San Diego. KNSD rebranded as NBC 7 San Diego dropping the over-the-air channel number as more homes were migrating to cable and satellite services. KNSD evolved into “Coverage You Count On,” dropping the “can” and symbolizing that we’ve been here for our community… it's more than a station you “can” count on… it’s the station you count on.

In June 2014, KNSD announced the purchase of a two-story, 50,000 square foot building back in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood where it began. Fifty years later, the station may be going back to its roots location wise, but it’s being built for the future.

“The move is an opportunity to build the newsroom our quickly-evolving industry demands,” said NBC 7 San Diego President and General Manager Richard Kelley, “It allows for growth and the tools needed to provide the best local news coverage that our community expects and deserves.”

KNSD plans to start broadcasting from the new studios in early 2016.

From humble beginnings, KNSD is now a media powerhouse in the San Diego market. The station broadcasts 34 hours of local news each week on NBC 7 while simultaneously providing news and content 24/7 on (the #1 media website in San Diego), the NBC 7 App for iPhone and Android and all NBC 7 social pages (which have the largest social audience in San Diego). After 50 years of service, KNSD is the “Coverage You Count On."

<![CDATA[NBC 7 Community Advisory Board ]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:48:33 -0800*120/Community-Advisory-Board-logo+V3.jpg

NBC 7 has a strong commitment to making difference in the San Diego Community. Through the Community Advisory Board we partner with San Diego County businesses to maximize community impact. The Community Advisory Board helps shape NBC7’s community initiatives throughout the year. To learn more about the Community Advisory Board contact us here.

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