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NBC 8 Portland KGW from Portland, Oregon

KGW News, (also known as NBC 8) is a TV station in Portland, OR. It’s a station that focuses on Portland local news and entertainment, with breaking news, Portland weather, traffic, and sports. In addition to being known by its FCC call sign of KGW and NBC 8 Portland, locals also know it simply as Channel 8 News. You can watch the station online via the KGW live stream, and its collection of videos, updated regularly. See our Portland KGW review below, done with an emphasis on its streaming.

Name: KGW News – NBC 8 Portland
Call Sign: KGW
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: NBC 8 Homepage

KGW News was created as an offshoot of KGW AM radio station by the Oregonian Newspaper. The radio station actually began broadcasting Portland news all the back in 1922. Needless to say, KGW has a long history in this part of the Pacific Northwest, and it has deep roots in the area.

KGW TV also has some notable alumni that includes Ann Curry (formerly of the Today Show before Matt Lauer had her axed), John Stossel (from ABC’s 20/20, and now with FOX), and Colin Cowheard (the controversial sports host, formerly with ESPN, and now with FOX Sports). Also, the KGW radio station had Mel Blanc, “the man with a thousand voices”.  [If you watched any cartoon from the 1930s to the 1980s, then you’ve heard Mel Blanc).

Review of NBC 8 Portland KGW

Review of NBC 8 Portland KGW


  • Video On Demand
  • Live Streaming
  • A great overall site

Portland KGW News gets an ‘Outstanding’ rating of 9.1 out of 10 is based on a number of factors. First, is the KGW live stream, which brings breaking Portland news, as well as the regularly scheduled KGW news broadcasts. Also, NBC 8 has an excellent video collection, where viewers can watch the day’s news on demand.  More about our rating method.

If you want to learn more about KGW than what’s in our review, use the buttons in the ‘Visit this station around the web’ box. Also, if you want a direct link to the highly respected KGW weather team, click our ‘Extras’ button above.  Finally, if you just want a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

NBC 8 is bow owned by Tenga after a recent acquisition from Sander Media. It is an affiliate of the network NBC network. As an affiliate, Portland KGW tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. KGW News currently airs an impressive 38 hours of locally produced newscasts each week. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by NBC.

Check out how NBC 8 Portland KGW compares to other local stations in the Portland area.

See KGW’s FCC Profile

NBC 8 has a public information file maintained by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To go directly to KGW’s FCC file, click the FCC button above.

The FCC’s station profile will contain important information about Portland KGW that falls within the public domain. For example, it may disclose such details as political advertisement time the station has sold (or given away), ownership particulars, or pending applications for programming changes.

Available Job Opportunities at Portland KGW

To see the opportunities available at NBC 8, from internships and entry-level jobs up to high-ranking roles, click the Jobs button above. Given the diversity of positions the organization needs to operate successfully, there are usually several openings.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch—
By mail: 1501 SW Jefferson St Portland, OR 97201-2566. Phone: 503-226-5000. Fax: 503-226-5059. Email: newsdesk@kgw.com




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