Listed alphabetically below are some of the on-air personalities of KPTV during the first 50 years. Click on an underlined name for biographical information and/or additional photographs.

Many of KPTV's on-air performers continued their careers at other Portland television stations. If you have additional information about anyone who appeared on KPTV regularly, please e-mail the webmaster.

LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY LAST NAME (click below to jump to specific letter).

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

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Ken Ackerman
Host, Good Day Oregon (August 1996 - August 2002)
Bob Adkins ("Addie Bobkins")
Host, Popeye's Pier 12 (August 1961 - August 1964)
Host, Casper and Friends with Addie Bobkins
Jim Allen ("Rusty Nails")
Host, Rusty's Hour (September 1958 - December 1959)
Host, Rusty Nails and the Three Stooges (January 1960 - March 1962)
Host, The Rusty Nails Cartoon Show (January 1967 - September 1972)
Host, Kids' Comedy Theater (September 1972 - March 1973)
Rod Anders ("Ramblin' Rod")
Host, Popeye's Pier 12 (August 1964 - September 1970)
Host, Touche Turtle and Friends (August 1964 - September 1966)
Host, Ramblin' Rod's Cartoons (September 1966 - September 1968)
Host, The Ramblin' Rod Cartoon Show (September 1970 - March 1997)
Host, 12 in the Morning (+/- August 1976 - September 1995)
Barbara Angell
Host, What's Cooking at Home? (April 1953 - May 1956)
Host, Northwest Home (June 1956 - May 1957)
Host, TV Show of Homes (January 1961 - November 1969)
David Apple
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News (September 1983 - September 1985)
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News (July 1992 - 1998)
Ed Arndt
Anchor, News Central (1960s)

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Sally Baker ("Hobo Kelly")
Hobo Kelly (1969 - February 1973 )
Tim Becker
Sports Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (January 1997 - present)
Duane Bock
Anchor, News Central (1964-68)
Frank Bonnema
Host, Frank Bonnema's Matinee 12
Host, Portland Wrestling (February 1967 - October 1982)

Gene Brendler
(1953-1992)
Host, The World on View ( - )
Host, See Hear ( - )
Host, Dialing for Dollars
Northwest Byline ( - April 1992)
Host, Viewer's Digest (May 1983 - April 1992)
News june 1957
Host, Wedding Belles (1953 - 1955+ )
Host, High Time (October 1957 - September 1960)
Host, For Teenagers Only
Host, TV Showcase of Homes

Host, 12 in the Morning (+/- July 1964 - February 1972 + )
Host, Wolfard's Supper Club (April 1957 - )
Host, Diner at Bart's (November 1955)
Host, TV Bingo (July 1963 - December 1963)
Fred Buller/Bullier
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News (1985-19 )

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Andy Carson
Weathercaster, Oregon's News 12 at Six (August 1996- August 1999)
Weathercaster, Good Day Oregon (August 1996- )
Phil Cassidy
Sports Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition (1990)
Dan Christopherson
Sports Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition ( - July 2002)
Bill Clayton
Sportscaster, News Central (April 1953- )

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Mike Darcy
Host, In the Garden with Mike Darcy (March 2000 - August 2002)
Mike Davenport
Host, A Friend of the Family ( - March 1954 - September 1954 +  )
Jim Donovan
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News (19 -1992)

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Pete Ferryman
News Anchor, Good Day Oregon (2000 - present)
Hector Flateau ("Heck Harper")
Host, Heck Harper's Bar 27 Corral (November 1953 - November 1956)
Host, Heck Harper's Jamboree
Chuck Foster
Anchor, Chuck Foster's News Scene (September 1953 - January 1954)
Victoria Fuller
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News (1970s)

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Fred Giermann
Host, The Toymaker (- October 1953 - April 1954 +)
Ed Gilbert
Host, High Time (August 1957 - October 1957)
Monica Guza
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition (19 -2002)

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Tom Halverson
Host, Gardening for Fun (1966 - September 1984)
Edwin Hart
Anchor, News Central (1960s)
Michael Hartfield
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (September 1970 - summer 1976)
Gary Hill
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (February 1984 - July 1992)
Rod Hill
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News (April 1999 - 2003)

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Linda Johns
Host, Viewer's Digest (19 - 1993)
Jimmy Jones
Sportscaster, News, (January 1960 - fall 1982)
Host, For Teenagers Only
Announcer, Portland Trailblazers Basketball
Announcer, Portland Timbers Soccer

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Kasey Kaufman
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (February 1983 - January 1984)
Anna Katayama
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition (December 1995-Present)
Pat Kirk
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (March 1993 - November 1994)
Anchor,
The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition (November 1994 - )

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Charlie LaFranchise ("Uncle Charlie")
news june 1957
Host, Uncle Charlie's Roundhouse (+/- March 1960 - +/- September 1961)
Host, Uncle Charlie's Den ( )
Host, TV Showcase of Homes
William Lambert
Lars Larson
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition
Anchor, Northwest Reports (September 1992 - September 1997)
Anchor,
The 10 O'Clock News (November 1994 - November 1998)
John Lewis
Host, High Time (September 1957)
Weathercaster, News Central (1960s)
Geri Lindsey 
Weathercaster (June 1957)
Host, Two O'Clock Playhouse (+/- May 1957)
Host, The Deep Show (November 1958)
Kurt Ludlow
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (April 1999 - October 2002)

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Tony Martinez
Traffic Reporter, Oregon's News 12 at Six (August 1996 - August 1999)
Traffic Reporter, Good Day Oregon (August 1996 - present)
Lori Matsakawa
The 10 O'Clock News (1980)
Kimberly Maus
Host, Good Day Oregon (1998 - Present)
Tom Lawson McCall
Panelist, Treasure Hunt (October 1953 - January 1954)
Anchor, Equitable Newsmaker of the Week (December 1955 - January 1956)
Trish Moss-Soika
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News (1970s)
Chris Murphy
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition 

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Jim Newman
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition (1970s)

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Michael O'Brien
Sports Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (1984 - 1996) 

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Shauna Parsons
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (October 2000-Present)
Pete Prlain
Host, How to... with Pete (December 1976 - December 1984) 

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Robyn Reed ("Miss Robyn")
Teacher, Romper Room (April 1962 - September 1963)
Modesto Rios
George Ross ("Dr. Zoom")
Dr. Zoom's Cartoons (1962 - 1966)

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George Sanders
Host, Eye Opener ( +/- March 1960)
Anchor, News Central ( +/- September 1961 +/- )
Kim Singer
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (February 1984 - February 2000)
Ivan Smith
Newspaper of the Air (1955 - December 1956)
Kathy Smith
Anchor, Oregon's News 12 at Six (August 1996 - August 1999)
News Anchor, Good Day Oregon (August 1996 - 2001)
Don Stellges
Anchor, The Stellges Report (+/- 1964 - +/- 1979)
Anchor, Don Stellges News Desk

Anchor, Weekend Morning News ( +/- Feb 1972 )
George Stephan
Weathercaster, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition (19 - 19  )
Laura Stephenson
Host, Good Day Oregon (August 1996 - February 1998)
Sylvia Stinson
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (1976 - 1980)
Bill Stout
Host, Sports Clinic

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Dave Thompson
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News - Weekend Edition (+/- November 1998 - +/-1999)
Ulysses Tucker Jr. 
Host, Dialogue (19 - 19 )

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Dorothy Venables ("Miss Dorothy") 
Teacher, Romper Room (September 1959 - April 1962)

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Norman Wallace
Newscaster, News (April 1953- )
Ted Warren
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (1976 - January 1984)

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Emerald Yeh
Anchor, The 10 O'Clock News (May 1980-January 1983)

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