NBC4's The Challenge, the station's live sports show hosted by Sports Anchor Fred Roggin, is in its 13th season and airs every week immediately following Sunday Night Football.
The Challenge also features a local "Hero of the Night" each week during the program to salute the many men and women across Southern California who serve our community.
The first hero of the season on September 9 is Anaheim Fire Chief Randy Bruegman with a decorated career spanning 40 years, including as chief for 27 years. Watch here to meet Chief Bruegman's and learn about his impressive career.
On September 16, Deputies Melvin Castro and Omar Sanchez from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were heroes of the night thanks to their heroic efforts to save a toddler who was choking. Watch their story here.
We saluted Deputy David Solis from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on September 23 who was shot several times while on duty and recovered to talk about it. He joined The Challenge, watch him here.
Chief Petty Officer Raymond Marquez from the United State Navy was featured on The Challenge on September 30 for this week's Hero of the Night. Chief Petty Officer Marquez has served for more than 17 years and has been deployed overseeas several times. Watch the segment to meet him and his family here.
October 7 Hero of the Week is Pasadena Deputy Fire Chief Bryan Frieders who has spent decades serving his community. Meet him on Sunday's The Challenge right here.
On October 14, The Challenge Hero of the Night is Manhattan Beach Police Officer Chad Swanson, who earned the Lifesaving Award for responding to a scene while off-duty at the Las Vegas mass shooting. Watch Officer Swanson here.
The Challenge Hero of the Night on October 21, U.S. Army Colonel Donald Blue, has been deployed into battle five times, and a 25 year member of the LAPD. Watch him on The Challenge here.
On October 28, the Hero of the Night was Flight Nurse Melanie Munns from the San Bernardino County Police and Fire Department and a Captain in the Air Force Reserve. Be sure to watch her on the show.
Corporal Trevor Benson was Hero of the Night on November 4. As a Corporal for the Azusa Police Department, Benson gives his time to the Azusa Neighborhood Homework House, a non-profit serving the youth of his community. Meet Corporal Benson here.
Stay tune to The Challenge on NBC4 each Sunday night to meet a different Hero of the Night and visit www.nbcla.com/community to every hero featured each week.