call_letters = KMIZ
city =
station_slogan = The Spirit of Missouri
station_branding = ABC 17
analog = 17 (UHF)
digital = 22 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = ABC
K38II Fox (DT2)
KZOU MyNetworkTV (DT3)
K02NQ "StormTrack 24/7" (DT4)
network =
founded =
airdate = December 5, 1971
location = Columbia/Jefferson City, Missouri
callsign_meaning = MIZ-Missouri, Mizzou
former_callsigns = KCBJ-TV (1971-1985)
former_channel_numbers =
owner = JW Broadcasting, LLC
licensee =
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = ABC (1971-1981)
NBC (1982-1985)
effective_radiated_power = 1580 kW (analog)
53.4 kW (digital)
HAAT = 348 m (analog)
318.9 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 63164
coordinates = coord|38|46|32.1|N|92|33|24.8|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = []

KMIZ ("ABC 17") is the ABC network affiliate serving the entire Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri metropolitan area. KMIZ ABC 17 is owned and operated by JW Broadcasting. Its transmitter is located near Jamestown, Missouri.


KMIZ began its broadcasting operation on December 5, 1971 with the call letters KCBJ-TV. The station was the market's original ABC network affiliate, but in 1982, KCBJ and KOMU-TV (NBC) switched network affiliations. The stations eventually reverted to their original affiliations in 1986, and in the process, KCBJ changed its call letters to KMIZ.

KMIZ also owned KJWB from 1998-2002. In 2002 KMIZ's parent company Benedek Broadcasting went bankrupt. KJWB went to KOMU. KMIZ was sold to Chelsey Broadcasting, who in turn sold the station to JW Broadcasting, LLC in May 2003.


KMIZ currently carries all ABC programming, with the exception of America This Morning. KMIZ stays with ABC's World News Now until 5AM, when the station begins its early morning local news. Syndicated programs on KMIZ include Live with Regis & Kelly, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and Jeopardy! (since 2003, prior to that it aired on KOMU, which also airs sister show "Wheel of Fortune").

Digital channels



*Ryan Tate - News Anchor
*Stephanie Schaefer - Anchor/Medical Reporter
*Brynn Gingras - Anchor/Reporter
*Michelle Linn - Anchor
*Beau Baehman - Sports Director
*Greg Dingrando - Reporter
*Jacqueline Lapine - Reporter
*Kevin Lewis - Sports Anchor
*Erica Nochlin - Reporter/Weekend Anchor
*Sharon Ray - Chief Meteorologist
*Jeff Huffman - Meteorologist
*Trent Magill - Meteorologist
*Ron Widbin - "Widbin's Way" reporter


*John Bassford - Anchor
*Teresa Snow, Anchor (Now at KRCG-TV)
*Manuel Quinones, Reporter (Now at WSET-TV)
*Travis Ford, Meteorologist (Now with the Missouri Attorney General's office)
*Savannah Guthrie, Weekend Anchor/Reporter (Now at NBC News)
*George Brown, Anchor/Reporter (Now at WREG-TV)
*Arica Robbins, Meteorologist (Now at ONN and WBNS-TV)
*Shannon Kettler, Reporter (WCPO-TV)
*Dawn Kendrick, Anchor (now at WOIO-TV)
*Kent Harell, News Director (now at WMC-TV)
*Vic Faust, Sports Director (Now at WXYZ-TV)
*Greg Hunter, PM Magazine Co-host (Now at CNN)
*Chris Gervino, Sports Director (Now at KOMU)
*Daniel Grazier, Reporter (now a Marine Corps Officer)
*Jodie Shpritz, Reporter (now publicist at JSH&A Public Relations)
*Bridget Blevins, Anchor/Reporter (now News Director at KQTV in St. Joseph, MO)
*John Fougere, Sports Anchor/Reporter (now spokesman for Mo. Attorney General Jay Nixon)
*Jason Simpson, Meteorologist (now at WBMA)
*Melissa Cuttone, Reporter (Now at Fox Chicago)
*Henry Rothenberg, Meteorologist (Now at WPTY-TV in Memphis, TN)
*Ryan Yamamoto, Reporter (Now at KXTV in Sacramento, Ca
*Mark Welp, Weekend Anchor/Reporter (Now at WHOI-TV)
*Rajah Maples, Anchor/Reporter (Now at KHQA TV-7)
*Lindsey Rendlen, Anchor/Reporter (Now a Law Student, Saint Louis University School of Law)

External links

* [ KMIZ Website]

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