Northwest Cable News

Northwest Cable News
Northwest Cable News (NWCN)
Launched December 18, 1995
Owned by Belo Corp.
Picture format 480i
Slogan NW News and Weather 24 Hours a Day
Country United States
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, with KING 5
Sister channel(s) KING-TV, KONG-TV, KGW, KREM, KSKN, KTVB
Boise, Idaho area KTVB-DT3
Dish Network Check local listings
On most Pacific NW cable systems Check local listings

Northwest Cable News is a regional 24-hour cable news network based in Seattle, Washington, U.S. It is similar to New England Cable News, which operates out of Boston and covers the New England area.

The service is owned by Belo, and operates out of the KING-TV building in Downtown Seattle.

NWCN covers news in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. It is available to 2.9 million cable TV and over-the-air users in those principal states, and, to a lesser degree, California, Alaska, and Montana.

The network uses material from co-owned stations KING in Seattle, KGW in Portland, KTVB in Boise and KREM in Spokane. Content-sharing agreements are in place with several other stations.

The network features news and weather programming throughout the day, plus NorthWest Sports Tonight each evening, and Gardening with Ciscoe LIVE call-in show each Friday. Fone Zone is a live call-in show which airs shortly after each Seattle Seahawks game ends on Sundays. The network re-airs Evening Magazine from sister-station KING-TV each evening. Also from KING-TV, Up Front, Gardening with Ciscoe (different from the live show), Northwest Backroads, Sounders FC Weekly, and The Pete Carroll Show re-air each weekend. In addition, KGW-TV provides Straight Talk to the Sunday evening line-up.

Some of the network's programming airs on the KTVB channel 7.3 in Boise. Prior to 2003, the entire network aired on Boise cable systems; it returned to Boise via KTVB-DT3 on August 28, 2009; it was re-added to CableOne on February 12, 2010.




  • Keisha Burns - Weather Anchor
  • Don Carson - Meteorologist
  • Greg Copeland - Anchor
  • Meg Coyle - Weekend Anchor and reporter for sister station KING-TV.
  • Jim Guy - Meteorologist for sister station KING-TV.
  • Cam Johnson - Anchor
  • Shaniqua Manning - Anchor
  • Ed Muir - Meteorologist
  • Andrea Nakano - Sports Reporter for sister station KING-TV.
  • Rob Piercy - Primary Evening Anchor, Reporter/Fill-in Anchor for sister station KING-TV.
  • Paul Silvi - Sports Director for sister station KING-TV.
  • Lisa Van Cise - Weather Anchor


  • Nick Allard 2006-2009. Currently meteorologist for sister station KGW.
  • Wilson Chow (KREM reporter) 2000-2004 and (KGW reporter) 2004-2008. Currently works for Boeing.
  • Scott Fralick 1998-2001. Currently correspondent for the CBC.
  • Lisa Gangle 2006-2009. Former sports reporter for sister station KING-TV.
  • Mary Loos 2005-2008. Currently relief weather anchor at sister station KGW.
  • Jeff McAtee 1996-2004.
  • Craig McMorris Prime Time Launch anchor. Currently Anchor/reporter for WNEM-TV in Saginaw, MI.
  • Dana Middleton 1995-2000.
  • Shannon O'Donnell 1995-2001, 2007-2009. Currently weekend evening meteorologist for KOMO-TV.
  • Erik Sandoval ?-2009. Currently Digital Content Director for KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, CA.
  • Renay San Miguel 2008-2010.
  • Julia Sandstrom 1999-2003. Currently weekday morning/noon meteorologist for WRTV in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Rebecca Stevenson 2001-2008. Currently chief meteorologist for KIRO-TV.
  • Charlotte Starck 2008-2010.
  • Diana Sullivan 1995-2000. Was noon/5pm anchor at KPHO in Phoenix, now in real estate in Phoenix.
  • Chris Swanson 2007-2010. Currently freelance sports producer for NWCN and KING-TV.
  • Gaard Swanson Late 1990s-2002. Currently evening news for WKMG-TV in Orlando, FL.
  • Chris Warren ?-2009. Currently relief meteorologist for The Weather Channel.

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