FOX 5 San Diego History

FOX 5 San Diego is the local FOX network TV station proudly serving San Diego television viewers and our advertisers with high-quality news, entertainment, sports and more.

Broadcasting locally in high definition on digital TV channel 69.1 and cable channels 705 and 5, the station is known by the call letters KSWB, and our signal began broadcasting in San Diego on September 30, 1985. The station started broadcasting as FOX 5 San Diego on August 1, 2008.

Over the years the station has seen many changes and improvements to our programming and technology. Today as a top-rated FOX television network affiliate, FOX 5 San Diego produces 12 hours of local news every weekday, and another 4 ½ hours each weekend, all of it in high definition. Additionally, the station carries programming from “Antenna TV,” “Ion Television” and “Court TV” on our digital sub channels and operates FOX 5 San Diego branded online, mobile and social platforms.

Contact FOX 5

FOX 5 Studios

7191 Engineer Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111

FOX 5 Phone: 858-492-9269


FOX 5 Fax: 858-268-0401

Phone: 858-573-6500
Fax: 858-573-6600

Video Copies
Looking for a copy of a news story from FOX 5 News?

Make a commercial request to use our video

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.

Online Public File Information
Main Studio/Public File Location: 7191 Engineer Road, San Diego, CA 92111
KSWB Online Public File
For accessibility issues pertaining to the online public file, visit the FCC’s Help Website.
For other Public File questions, contact the station’s Public File Manager by emailing or by calling 858-492-9269.

Licensing FOX 5 Video

For commercial, paid licensing of FOX 5 (KSWB) footage and archive (not viewer requests), e-mail

Watch FOX 5
To see what’s on now, tonight, and tomorrow, visit our TV Listings Page.

Advertise With FOX 5
To purchase on-air or online advertising, visit our Advertise With Us Page.

KSWB FCC EEO Public File Reports

FOX 5 Contests
To see all of our current contests, see our Contest Page.

Meet The FOX 5 Team
Get to know the anchors and reporters by visiting our Team Page.

FOX 5 on Social Media