Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Fox 26 KRIV 4am anchor shuffle

Starting at 4:30am is not early enough for Fox 26 KRIV. The big buzz on the streets of Houston is that Fox 26 is starting its morning newscast at 4am from now on. The new time starts this coming Monday I believe.

That is pretty amazing since the station ends its morning news at 10am! Yeah so now KRIV starts before any other TV station in Houston and runs local news during the other station's newscasts, network morning shows and syndicated programming. Wow.

But wait there's more! Supposedly main anchor Melissa Wilson is moving to the morning show in a few weeks too. Good choice. I think Wilson will make a very good morning anchor. Lots of viewers will probably like waking up with her (if she has kids she probably likes the morning shift after working nights all of these years too). This move also makes sense because Sibila Vargas has been the only female presence during that long stretch of news.

That means Melinda Spaulding is anchoring the 5pm hour and the 9pm hour in Wilson's place with Mike Barajas. Another good move. If anyone can fill Wilson's shoes it would have to be Spaulding. She's got the looks and the natural anchoring ability down. When I first saw her show up at Fox 26, I felt there were big things in her future.





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10 comments:

  1. So does that mean all the other stations will rush to start at 4 a.m. ... just like everyone rushed to start at 4:30 after 11 made its announcement?

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  2. I'm expecting the others to follow soon if they are going to.

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  3. Well Melissa said herself tonight was the last night. Though, she didnt say when she'll be starting the morning program but did say she'll be on from 7-10 A.M. if I remember correctly. And any news on that new lady who is suppose to come in to FOX?

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  4. GARBAGE. JUST PLAIN USELESS TALENT. Mike stop being an ass kisser.

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  5. Is the pink/salmon jacket a requirement for head shots of female talent on that station?

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  6. They call that news over there?They call this talent? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. CALL IT FOX GHETTO NEWS.

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  7. What a waste of airtime. This news cast is a damn joke.

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  8. So Mike, what is really going on over there? who is on the morning show.. everyone? surburban and state is gone.. as well as lanny and the chopper guys... the chat is ridiculous, in this city of milions, they consistantly only have less than 40 people in the chat? I have only lived in HOustyon for 3 years... and have been a fox 26 watcher every morning... maybe I need to just buck up, and look into a different team. they just seem so angry with each other

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  9. I think a lot of people who work in TV are angry these days unfortunately.

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  10. Mike McGuff,

    Sibilia Vargas is now doing the 9pm newscast at Fox 26 while Melinda Spaulding does the Noon and 5pm newscasts.

    I smell a big shake-up at Fox 26 this year.

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