Living, working and playing in Rochester, Minnesota
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Based in Rochester, Minnesota, KTTC (NBC 10) is the market-leading, award-winning, NBC-affiliated, local television station serving southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa in the Nielsen designated Rochester-Austin-Mason City television market. KTTC also operates the market’s FOX affiliate, KXLT-TV FOX 47 (owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting), through a shared services agreement.
KTTC News produces 32 hours of local news broadcasts each week, including a daily one-hour primetime newscast on FOX 47. In addition, NBC 10.2 is home to Rochester’s CW network, and we also have our multicast networks of 10.3 H&I, 10.4 CourtTV, and 10.5 JusticeTV. KXLT also provides 47.2 MeTV, 47.3 LAFF, 47.4 CourtTV Mystery, 47.5 Quest, and 47.6 GRIT.
Whether it’s for our viewers or our advertising partners, our operations cast quite a large net over the market.
At KTTC, you’ll find a professional culture where the sharing of ideas is not just OK, it’s encouraged! We love to work hard, but we like to work smart even more. Whether you’re a journalist, a production or marketing professional, a sales account manager, or engineer, every team member in every department has their own job to do, so we hire great professionals and give them the tools and framework to excel at their individual craft. Getting better at what we do each day is a daily mantra. No matter what your individual career goals may be, our management team strives to help you achieve those within the framework of our team and station goals. We also offer paid internships.
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Our Approach to Journalism
KTTC News believes journalists hold an important role in a democratic society. Here at KTTC, we are accurate and fair. We hold the powerful accountable while giving a voice to the voiceless. We gather news and information and present it, assisting people in making important decisions about their lives. We are curious but objective, providing facts, not our opinions. The responsibility is great, the reward is personal. We are courageous as the messenger is not always welcome, the message not always what one wants to hear. The importance is not how we say it, but that we say it. And we get it right. The First Amendment protects us to do nothing less.
With KTTC News’ long-standing tradition of market-leading news and weather coverage, the station has been honored with many Regional Upper Midwest Emmy Awards, Eric Sevareid Awards, and recognitions and awards from the Minnesota Broadcasters Association and Associated Press.
Winning the day is not just something we do; it is who we are.
KTTC was the first television station in southern Minnesota to sign on the air in July 1953, known first as KROC-TV as a sister station to KROC Radio. In 1976, Quincy Newspapers Inc., now known as Quincy
Media Inc., purchased the station from Southern Minnesota Broadcasting and changed the call letters to KTTC, meaning “Total Tri-State Coverage,” referencing the station’s broad coverage area ranging from southeastern Minnesota to northern Iowa to parts of western Wisconsin. Even now, KTTC’s significant viewership extends beyond Nielsen’s defined Rochester designated market area to the north and east.
Announced in January 2021, Quincy Media and KTTC have been acquired by Gray Television, with the close of the sale in 2021. KTTC will be a part of Gray’s media portfolio serving 102 television markets around the country, 77 of which include the No. 1 rated station in the market.
Our Community Involvement
KTTC prides itself on a very active role in our community. KTTC has raised tens of millions of dollars over the years for local cancer research as it produces the annual KTTC Eagles Cancer Telethon, currently in its 67th consecutive year and holding the distinction of being the longest running locally produced telethon in the United States.
In addition to supporting literally dozens of area nonprofits in various ways, KTTC also conducts the annual KTTC Toy Drive for Christmas Anonymous, annually supports the United Way of Olmsted County through an employee giving campaign, and partners in the Empty Bowls Fundraiser for the Channel One Food Bank serving 14 counties in our viewing area.
Why Live in Rochester, MN?
KTTC is based in northwest Rochester, MN, affectionately known as the “Med City” and home to around 120,000 residents and rapidly growing. Rochester is best known as the home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and is consistently rated as one of the best cities to live in the United States. With Mayo as the base, the Destination Medical Center has become a regional draw for many companies in the medical field and a welcoming destination for 3 million+ visitors each year. Because of those additional visitors, residents also get to enjoy a wide array of hotels, restaurants, and bars that may not otherwise be in a city of this size.
Festivals & Events
Rochester’s culture of caring, spirit of innovation, and fascinating history makes it an interesting place to call home. The Rochester Downtown Alliance plans and coordinates all sorts of great festivals and events, many that KTTC has a long history of sponsoring. Summers are highlighted by the weekly “Thursday’s Downtown,” a live music and food street fest, and the annual wintertime event, “Social ICE,” where Rochester’s downtown is lit up with ice sculptures, DJ’s, and Ice Bars.
Dining, Shopping & Recreation
Enjoy Rochester’s scenic beauty at one of the city’s 100 parks, or visit only-in-Rochester restaurants, breweries, shops, year-round farmer’s market, and attractions to experience the true flavors of our vibrant upper Midwest city. We truly get to enjoy all four seasons of the year with many golf, hiking, and boating options in our mild summers and downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, and sledding in our snowy winters.
The Twin Cities
Perhaps you’d like to take advantage of the unique perk of working in the Rochester market and make the one-hour drive up Highway 52 to the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the 15th largest television market in the country. There you can also enjoy major metropolitan amenities, museums, concerts, NFL Vikings, MLB Twins, NHL Wild, and NBA Timberwolves games. MSP, the region’s main airport and Delta Airlines hub, is consistently rated as one of the top airports in the country offering many direct and affordable flights.
Other destinations for a day trip or weekend getaway include:
Bloomington, MN – 1 hour
Brooklyn Park, MN – 1 ½ hours
Duluth, MN – 3 hours
Des Moines, IA – 3 hours
Sioux Falls, SD – 3 ½ hours
Milwaukee, WI – 4 hours
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