Channel 7 in the Odessa/Midland television market is the CBS
affiliate for the Permian Basin
area of West Texas. KOSA and its transmitter are both located in Odessa
with the station being housed inside the Music City Mall
. A secondary studio and bureau are located in downtown Midland
. ICA Broadcasting I Ltd locally owns KOSA. The station also owns and operate a MyNetworkTV
affiliate, MyTV 16
, under the call letters NOSA. It is available on cable channel 16 and 7-2 on the digital signal.
The station also operates a low-power translator, K10HH in Big Spring.
KOSA signed on the air January 1, 1956, and has been a CBS
affiliate since its debut.
KOSA was also the first station to bring HDTV and a digital signal to the Midland/Odessa Market.
In June 2006, KOSA began to produce a nightly 9pm newscast for MyTV 16. This newscast is unique in the sense that the news is delivered bilingually in english and spanish.
Making News: Texas Style
KOSA was the setting for a TV Guide Network reality series called Making News: Texas Style, which revolved around the inner workings, staff, and personalities of the station's news department. The show aired Mondays from June 11, 2007 to September 23, 2007.
However, KOSA was not the only station featured. Rival station KWES-TV (the local NBC affiliate on channel 9) was featured in small segments in at least one episode.
- Tatum Hubbard, anchor 6 and 10 pm weekdays
- Jay Hendricks, anchor 6 and 10 pm weekdays
- Craig Stewart, senior weather director 5, 6 and 10pm weekdays
- Krista Lander, sports director 5, 6 and 10pm weekdays
- Mike Barker, anchor 5pm weekdays
- Krista Escamilla, morning news anchor and midday anchor
- Greg Morgan, chief meteorologist morning and midday
- Mike Moritz, meteorologist weekends 6 and 10pm
- Bill Warren, reporter/anchor
- Greg Sherman, reporter
- Eddie Garcia, reporter
- Hal Combs, reporter
- Melissa Correa, reporter
- Catherine Collins, reporter, MyNews16 anchor
- Kyle Scott, sports reporter
- Beau Berman, reporter
- Stephanie Rivas, anchor/reporter