FOX40 History
KTXL hit the airwaves on October 26, 1968 and made a name for itself by producing programs such as “Captain Mitch,” “Big Time Wrestling” and “The Bob Wilkins Double Horror Show.”

On October 9, 1986, it became an affiliate of the FOX network and branded itself as FOX40. FOX40’s commitment to “News That Matters” is a promise to our viewers that they matter to us. The station’s mission is to focus on the issues affecting our viewers by not just covering the story, but by digging deeper.

Our drive for excellence includes producing award-winning journalism and offering our viewers creative and engaging content on all platforms. The station has won Associated Press awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, SPJ awards, and Emmys including an Emmy in June of 2019 for its podcast, “Exposed.”

FOX40 Investigates dives into stories that affect our viewers, expose the truth and hold people accountable. FOX40: In Your Neighborhood is a station franchise that celebrates local communities we serve by highlighting the history and charm of the places so many of us call home. We are dedicated to covering local sports in our area with a special emphasis on young athletes which includes our Friday night high school football show, Final Quarter as well as on Sunday evenings.

FOX40 proudly partners with local and national organizations such as the Salvation Army, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and several others by hosting blood drives and collecting toys during the holiday season. Our approach clearly demonstrates our passion to lift, support and directly impact the families in our area. FOX40 and its website, provide viewers in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market with local content across multiple platforms and provide our advertisers unmatched reach and custom marketing solutions.

FOX40 is your home for hit shows such as “The Masked Singer,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Master Chef” and “9-1-1.” You’ll also find episodes of some of your favorite syndicated shows like “Seinfeld” and “Two and a Half Men.” If celebrity gossip is what you’re after, “The Wendy Williams Show,” Daily Mail TV and TMZ have all the latest for you.

Watch FOX40
To see what’s on now, tonight, and tomorrow on FOX40, AntennaTV or THIStv, visit our TV Listings Page

FOX40 Jobs
FOX40 is about creating the future of news, and we are looking for wildly creative, highly skilled, aggressive journalists to be part of that.  To see all of our job openings, please visit our Jobs Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
KTXL, an equal opportunity employer, is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants. Organizations that wish to receive information about vacancies at the station should contact regional human resources director Margarita Red-Horse at

KTXL FCC EEO Public File Reports

Advertise With FOX40
To purchase on-air or online advertising, visit our Advertise With Us Page

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FOX40 Talent at Events
If you are interested in having FOX40 talent at your event, please email

Contact FOX40
To contact FOX40 through mail, phone, fax, or e-mail, visit our Contact Information Page

For Public File questions, contact the station at 916-733-3130.

For accessibility issues pertaining to the Online Public File, visit the FCC Website Help Page

For commercial, paid licensing of news video content and archive searches (not private viewer requests), please send a detailed request to our commercial video licensing team.