Thursday, August 12, 2010

KDAF DFW departure, KABB San Antonio arrival, American Idol in Austin plus more

Ted Garcia leaves LA to return to San Antonio TV news
Ted Garcia who anchored at KSAT during the 1990s, has been hired by Fox affiliate KABB to co-anchor the weekend news with Mileka Lincoln.

KDAF 33 web reporter Pelpina Trip leaving to weave another web
Internet specialist Pelpina Trip, whose "Pelpina's Picks" have been a nightly feature on CW33's 9 p.m. newscasts, is leaving the Dallas-based station for another web venture.

Ryan Seacrest at Austin ‘Idol’ auditions (video)
Ryan Seacrest was the only “American Idol” talent to visit Austin for the initial round of Season 10 auditions. He and Randy Jackson are the only confirmed host for next season right?

Former Houston anchor recently arrested cites depression
Hobbs previously anchored at KTRK in Houston and WAGA Atlanta.
- Former Houston TV talent arrested for possession of crack cocaine and crack pipe

Johnny Carson, Now Quipping Online
More than 3,500 hours of Carson’s “Tonight Show” have been preserved digitally and will begin making their way onto the Web.
- VIDEO: 1970s Johnny Carson profile on 60 Minutes

ABC owned and operated stations going gangbusters for Disney
Growth for the OandOs was dramatic. Ad revenues rose 32% for the quarter, led by increases in the automotive, political and electronics categories.

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