Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TV crew attacked, KTVT uses killer ratings combo, wig wearing Houston meteorologist? and more


RAW VIDEO of FOX40 KTXL Sacramento crew being attacked while trying to shoot story. Click here for another angle of attack.

Two former WFAA dudes team up on CBS 11 KTVT
In the heart of the February "sweeps" ratings period, Tracy Rowlett (WFAA and KTVT) and Troy Dungan (WFAA) joined forces at 10 p.m. on the station that wants to beat their old employer into the ground.

Does TV Houston meteorologist wear a wig?
Does Fox 26 KRIV morning weather anchor Kristi Powers wear a wig?

The first African-American with a regular appearance on Houston television
Johnny Nash Jr., was just 13 when he regularly out-earned his chauffeur father's weekly $60 paychecks with a role on KPRC-TV's variety show Matinee.

KBXX and KROI program director publishes book
Terri Thomas recently published a children’s book, J Mac is the Freestyle King.

KCBS Reporter Serene Branson Tells Erica Hill What Really Happened the Night of the Grammys
Branson sat down with CBS “Early Show”‘s Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Erica Hill to explain what really happened: it was complex migraines. The KCBS reporter said she was “terrified.”
- KCBS 2 reporter Serene Branson's slurred Grammys live shot

Houston reporter close to baby time
FOX 26 KRIV reporter Sally MacDonald is 9 months pregnant and the baby is due on Thursday.

Larry King: CNN ‘Oversold’ Piers Morgan
In an interview with the BBC, former CNN host Larry King was asked about his thoughts on his replacement, Piers Morgan.

Rodeo Uncorked Features Great Food and Wine
The elusive Bob Martin aka the “Accountant to the Stars” makes an appearance sans hat.

Amarillo’s KFDA Set to Broadcast First HD Newscast in West Texas
Amarillo’s KFDA will begin broadcasting its newscasts in HD next week, becoming the first station in the area to do so.

What Bob Iger Values Most In TV’s Digital Future
If there was any doubt as to how Disney CEO Bob Iger sees the changing TV world, it became abundantly clear.
- Disney's interactive group seeks to turn a profit by 2013

Media blamed for misconceptions
Speaker explains portrayal of Muslims in America.

Rodeo hopes to steer visitors to new phone App
Tired of driving around for hours looking for parking spots during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo? There’s an App for that.

- KHOU 11's new news director is Philip Bruce
- KIAH 39's Kristy Gillentine to KTRK 13 as web prodcuer
- TV report is a real kick in the Harry Baals legacy as Fort Wayne mayor
- KTXA 21 promo for prime time newscast in DFW
- KHOU 11's Allison Triarsi Cherry Blossom Queen?

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