On March 19, 1984, KBTV became KUSA. With this there was a slit added in the “9” that KUSA used before. This new “9" in KUSA's logo is still being used today, and has been the only logo the station has used under that callsign. This is also shared with sister station WUSA in Washington, D.C.; the design is similar to the one formerly used by KMSP-TV in Minneapolis from 1972-1999.
1984–1995 (primary) / 1995–present (secondary)
This logo was used from 1984 (when KUSA was still affiliated with ABC) until 1995, when KUSA switched to NBC. It is barely used today. KMGH-TV's owner, McGraw-Hill (now S&P Global; KMGH is currently owned by The E.W. Scripps Company) had struck an affiliation agreement with ABC (due partly to the fact that its stations in San Diego and Indianapolis had already been aligned with the network), and KCNC-TV was traded to CBS in exchange for WCAU; making KUSA an NBC affiliate.
Used in the first month as an NBC affiliate after the switch.
The variant that placed the NBC logo to the left of the main logo was dropped as its primary logo after one month but remained in use as a secondary logo until 1999.
In 2005, KUSA gained a sister station when Gannett Broadcasting purchased KTVD, currently a MyNetworkTV affiliate. The peacock returned, but was now placed on the right-hand side.
The red/white/blue lines under the "NEWS" part of the logo was removed.