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About KABC-TV Los Angeles

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ABC7 is the most-watched television station in Southern California. As the leader in HD programming, Eyewitness News were the first newscasts broadcast in high-definition in Southern California.

   News team

Read bios for the ABC7 Eyewitness News team!


   Jobs at ABC7

If you are interested in employment opportunities with ABC7, please visit abc7jobs.com

   About the station

ABC7 is the West Coast flagship of the ABC television network. The station's offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

  • ABC7 Broadcast Center
    500 Circle Seven Drive
    Glendale, CA 91201
  • Main Line: (818) 863-7777
  • Breaking News Tips: (877) 777-NEWS (6397)
  • ABC7 Job Line: (818) 863-7JOB (7562)

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   Station history at a glance
  • Sept. 16, 1949: ABC7 begins on-air operations as KECA-TV
  • Feb. 1, 1954: KABC-TV replaces the KECA call letters
  • 1962: The "Circle 7" logo is introduced
  • Dec, 2000: ABC7 leaves the ABC Television Center (The Prospect Studios) in Los Feliz
  • Dec, 2000: ABC7 moves into its state-of-the-art facility, designed by Cesar Pelli, in Glendale, California
  • Feb. 4, 2006: Station debuts broadcasts in HD
  • June 12, 2009: ABC7 drops analog signal, switches to DTV

   Additional questions

   How do I contact ABC7?

Click here for contact information.

   Where should I send press releases?

Click here to send a press release to the ABC7 assignment desk.

   How do I send pictures, video, or news tips to ABC7 Eyewitness News?

Click here to send pictures, video, or news tips to ABC7 Eyewitness News.

   How do I get tickets for 'Live,' 'Jeopardy!,' and 'Wheel of Fortune?'

  • 'LIVE! With Kelly and Michael'

    For tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
    LIVE! Tickets
    P.O. Box 777
    Ansonia Station
    New York, NY 10023-0777

    Please include your name, address, telephone number and the number of tickets you want, up to a maximum of four (4) tickets. There may be a wait for tickets, up to several months, and no one under the age of 10 years will be allowed to attend the show.

    There is also a standby line each day the show is broadcast. You need to arrive no later than 8 a.m. at West 67th Street and Columbus Avenue (7 Lincoln Square). After the regular ticket holders are seated, standbys are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • 'Jeopardy!'

    If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area, to request tickets call (800) 482-9840, or write to:
    Jeopardy! Tickets
    P.O. Box 3763
    Hollywood, CA 90028

  • 'Wheel of Fortune'

    For tickets, call (213) 520-5555. To be a contestant, send a postcard to:
    Wheel of Fortune Contestant Auditions
    10202 W. Washington Blvd.
    Suite 5300
    Culver City, CA 90232

   How do I request a satellite waiver?

The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act requires that all waivers be requested directly from your satellite provider.

You would need to call them and request the waiver. Your satellite provider will evaluate your request. If they believe you qualify for a waiver they will grant it. If they are unsure, they will forward your request to KABC-TV for evaluation. We have 30 days to respond to that evaluation request.

   How do I order a tape or transcript?

The policy of ABC7 does not allow us to make copies of tapes or transcripts for viewers of ABC7 shows. You can contact LA CLIPS at (323) 962-2029. They retain the information for one year after broadcast and do charge a fee.

ABC News has a separate service to order videocassettes and written transcripts of news programs. You should call (800) 225-5222. You must know the title and date of the program. If you don't have that information, call (212) 456-7477. Videos are not available for World News segments.

   How do I request an ABC7 personality for an event?

To request an ABC7 personality to speak or appear at your event, you should send a letter on your organization's stationery or letterhead requesting the individual you would like to have speak at the particular event.

  • Mail your request:

    • ABC7 Broadcast Center
      (Name of ABC7 personality you are requesting)
      C/O Diane Medina
      500 Circle Seven Drive
      Glendale, CA, 91201
  • Fax your request: (818) 863-7227
  • Phone your request: (818) 863-7230

Make sure to include the type of event, date and time of event, and contact information.

   How do I advertise on ABC7 or abc7.com?

To find out about the outstanding sponsorship opportunities available on ABC7 or abc7.com, please contact an advertising representative:

  • To advertise on abc7.com:

    Spencer McCoy
    V.P. & General Sales Manager
    500 Circle Seven Drive
    Glendale, CA 91201
    Phone: (818) 863-7801
    E-mail Spencer McCoy

  • To advertise on ABC7:

    Fran Viesti
    Local Sales Manager
    500 Circle Seven Drive
    Glendale, CA 91201
    phone: (818) 863-7815
    E-mail Fran Viesti

    Tom Levee
    Local Sales Manager
    500 Circle Seven Drive
    Glendale, CA 91201
    (818) 863-7821
    E-mail Tom Levee

  • National advertisers:

    ABC National Television Sales has offices in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles

    ABC National Television Sales
    77 W. 66th St.
    New York, NY 10023
    E-mail National advertisers

  • National TV sales:

    Jeremiah Tachna
    National Sales Manager
    500 Circle Seven Drive
    Glendale, CA 91201
    (818) 863-7865
    E-mail Jeremiah Tachna