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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Fox 26 KRIV anchor/reporter is Natalie Bomke from Fox 40 KTXL

Fox 26 KRIV is getting a new anchor/reporter. Her name is Natalie Bomke and she is leaving KTXL FOX40 in Sacramento:

After more than two years anchoring KTXL's "FOX40 Live," anchor Natalie Bomke will sign off for the final time this Friday. Bomke will leave FOX40 Live and "FOX40 News @ 11am" for a reporter/anchor position at Houston FOX affiliate KRIV March 26th.

News of Bomke's departure was bittersweet for the entire FOX40 News staff.

"Houston is getting a great anchor, and an even better person," FOX40 morning executive producer Leigh Anne Keys said. " I've watched Natalie grow into a great anchor and TV personality. She's always prepared for whatever we throw at her every day, whether it's hard news or fun segments." READ THE REST

First let me wear my guy hat for a second and publicly thank Fox 26 news director Tom Doerr for this hire based on the photo. Next I am surprised KTXL actually wrote a goodbye piece on its Web site for Natalie Bomke departure. Most of the time an on air talent leaves TV news and it's a mystery like the whereabouts of a certain D.B. Cooper.

Also, where will she anchor at Fox 26?  Did anyone leave?  Is someone about to leave?

Natalie Bomke bio



  1. Hasn't Ford Atkinson been anchoring solo on the weekends? Maybe she'll go there? There have also been rumors of them starting weekend a.m. shows.

  2. I sure hope they dont. They called that NEWS over at 26. I have two good friends that work there and you should hear the fighting that goes on there. They got rid of all the good talent and put cheap labor into place. How sad! I wonder how Rupert feels how these lower end stations of there operate. All Fox owned stations are so GHETTO.

  3. She looks like Dorthy Mantooth. I want to take her out for a steak dinner and not call her.

  4. Sacramento and FOX40 will definitely miss Natalie Bomke. Houston's getting some great talent from Northern California.

  5. Whoever put the post that KRIV has fighting going on is most likely a disgrunted former manager who was shown the door.

  6. Which one? FOX has escorted several managers from the building!

  7. Tom Doerr is laid back and is doing a great job at KRIV. If anything, moral has improved and tensions have reduced immensely with the departure of the previous news director.

  8. I'm from Sacramento. The Fox40 where she came from didn't really use her as a hard news person. She's just a cute face who wears tight sweaters and reads stuff from the teleprompter. They would send her out to interview wine bar owners and do yoga at a new studio in town, but she is no Walter Cronkite.

    Maybe it's because Fox40 is one of the least-regarded news stations in Sacramento and their on-air style tends more towards a "morning show" than a "real" news program that prevented Bomke from displaying her journalistic chops.

    Maybe you guys out there in Texas will use her to actually do news instead of just wearing a tight sweaters and looking cute while she interviews a local restaurateur or SPCA pet adoption person regarding the upcoming weekend fundraiser.

  9. "She's just a cute face who wears tight sweaters and reads stuff from the teleprompter. They would send her out to interview wine bar owners and do yoga at a new studio in town, but she is no Walter Cronkite."

    She'll fit right in at KRIV!

  10. Moral only improved temporarily with the addition of a new ND. There is plenty of fighting going on behind the scenes. There is a new "in" group and new newsroom "darlings." That causes infighting very similar to what was there in years past. Take a look at who is anchoring the new show and that pretty much sums it up.

  11. The word is "morale." You could look it up.

  12. She has been a big improvement for the morning show! She finally encouraged Melissa to show some personality! Keep up the good work Natalie!


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