Station Profile

KTXL-TV signed on October 26, 1968 and made a name for itself by producing programs such as “Captain Mitch”, “Big Time Wrestling” and “The Bob Wilkins Double Horror Show.” On October 9, 1986, it became an affiliate of the FOX network and branded itself as FOX40. FOX40’s commitment to “News That Matters” is a promise to our viewers that they matter to us. The station’s mission is to focus on the issues affecting our viewers by not just covering the story, but by digging deeper. Our drive for excellence includes producing award winning journalism and offering our viewers creative and engaging content on all platforms. The station has won Associated Press awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, SPJ awards, and Emmys. “FOX40 Focus” dives into stories that affect our viewers, and issues that need more time and attention…calling for action. We are dedicated to covering local sports in our area with a special emphasis on young athletes which includes our high school football show, “Final Quarter”, with sports director Chris Tavarez. FOX40 proudly partners with local organizations such as the Salvation Army Del Oro Division, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Autism Speaks, and several others by hosting blood drives, collecting toys and financial donations during the holiday season. FOX40 is also home to a one-of-a-kind hour-long lifestyle show entitled “Studio 40 Live” and features what is going on with area businesses and events. Our approach clearly demonstrates our passion to lift, support and directly impact the families in our area. FOX40 and its website, fox40.com provide viewers in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market local content across multiple platforms and provide our advertisers unmatched reach and custom marketing solutions. FOX40 is your home for hit shows such as “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Master Chef” and “The Masked Singer” plus NFL Football, NASCAR and Major League Baseball. You’ll also find episodes of some of your favorite syndicated shows like “Seinfeld” and “Two and a Half Men”. If celebrity gossip is what you’re after, “Sherri”, “Daily Mail” and “TMZ” have all the latest hot topics.

Market Profile

Sacramento, CA is in the 20th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 4 million people and 1,525,760 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

It’s a diverse area in Northern California, covering everything from metropolitan to rural and agricultural communities. With the capital city of Sacramento holding the largest population of the DMA, government plays a key role. The top three employers in the market are the State of California, the County of Sacramento and the United States Government. Healthcare, tech and finance are major employers as well. Top corporate headquarters in the market include: Aerojet, Blue Diamond Growers and Raley’s Supermarkets. The market is home to the Sacramento Kings (NBA), the River Cats (Triple-A Minor League Baseball), Sacramento Republic FC (USL Championship), the Stockton Ports (Minor League Baseball), and other sports teams.

Source: Nielsen Media

Station Contact Information

4665 Fruitridge Road Sacramento Sacramento, CA 95820 P: (916) 454-4422


Station Contacts

Cathy Gunther, VP & General Manager

Paul Scutari, Director of Sales

Lisa Burger, News Director

Victor Ayala, Director of Technology and Production

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