KENS Television has been the trusted news and entertainment television station for generations of San Antonians, stretching all the way back to its first day on the air: February 15, 1950. The station, which was originally known as KEYL and later briefly became KGBS, was the second to go on air in San Antonio.
When it was purchased by the Express-News Company in late 1954, the call letters were permanently changed to KENS, which stood for 'K-Express-News-Station.' The newspaper and TV station were bought by Harte-Hanks Communications in 1962, and KENS was part of Harte-Hanks for decades before being sold to Belo Corp. in 1997 and then to Gannett Corp. in 2013. Gannett spun its publishing properties from its broadcast and digital properties in 2015, making KENS5 part of TEGNA Media, one of the largest most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S.
KENS 5 is building on a decades-long tradition as the news leader in San Antonio. Trusted names on the newscasts included longtime anchor Chris Marrou and folksy sportscaster Dan Cook, among others. Today's KENS 5 news team is continuing their legacy by providing San Antonians with 'KENS 5 Eyewitness News: Coverage you can count on.
KENS 5 now provides San Antonians with multiple platforms for receiving news and information. In addition to five hours of news programming every weekday, you can receive immediate news updates online at Kens5.com and via the KENS 5 app on your mobile device. KENS 5 also provides news via social media on Facebook and Twitter. Regardless of how you follow KENS 5 Eyewitness News, we remain committed to serving San Antonio by providing news coverage you can trust.
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