Nexstar Acquires Sacramento Station, Adds 7 P.M. Show

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

After acquiring KTXL, the Fox affiliate in Sacramento, Calif., from Tribune, Nexstar has announced it will add a 7 p.m. show.

The Fox 40 News at 7 will launch exclusively on the station weeknights from 7-8 p.m.

“Nexstar’s television stations are committed to serving their local communities with informative, engaging, and exclusive local content. We’re extremely proud to be offering more local news programming Monday through Friday than any other stand-alone TV station in the Sacramento television market. Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton are critically important markets in the state of California and expanding local news programming and deepening the station’s connection to the area’s viewers and advertisers is core to the mission of both Nexstar Broadcasting and KTXL-TV,” said Tim Busch, president of Nexstar broadcasting.


KTXL’s main anchors Eric Harryman and Nikki Laurenzo, chief meteorologist Kristina Werner, and sports reporter Jim Crandell will be the main talent on the show. It’s the same team that currently anchors the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. shows.

It will be the only news show in the market during that time slot.