Tuesday, February 08, 2011

TV hiring again, TX TV news cold wx coverage, fmr. Chron reporter goes POLITICO and more

Dallas TV weather reporters have easy roadside duty
At least compared to the days of WFAA 8's Valeri Williams.
- WOAI's Beamer’s and Gerard’s late-night snow reports rocked
- TV meterology not an exact science

What your public agencies pay their public faces
Jerome Gray, a former TV anchor (KPRC and KHOU) with no background in public transit, is scheduled to start work as chief spokesman for Metro, earning $170,000 annually.

The state of the TV news industry
The good news is that many other stations are hiring again, in some cases beefing up their staffs. Because 2010 was a good year financially.

Former Houston Chronicle reporter joins POLITICO (Thanks Susan)
The Washington Examiner’s Julie Mason (former Houston Chronicle White House beat) has signed on as a White House blogger for POLITICO’s 44.
- White House Correspondent Julie Mason talks to Mike McGuff

The difference between HD and DT in TV broadcasting
Is there one?

AOL acquires Huffington Post for $315 million
AOL, the online media company that has recently snatched several smaller content firms, has agreed to purchase news blog service The Huffington Post for $315 million, the two companies announced Monday.

Disney Looking Into Cradle for Customers
The Walt Disney Company has started an ambitious and risky march toward the one corner of childhood it does not already dominate: newborns.
- Disney Princesses and the Battle for Your Daughter’s Soul

Super Bowl XLV
- Super Bowl commercials
- Super Bowl XLV Commercials: The 5 Best and 5 Worst
- Super Bowl ad grades
- Fox's Super Bowl broadcast solid
- Super Bowl XLV most-watched TV show ever
- This Super Bowl earns a grade of Big D

Station Web Revenue to Climb 17% in 2011
Online revenue was 6% of stations' gross revenues in 2010.

KVUE reveals “Oprah” replacement
Have you wondered what’s going to happen locally when Oprah Winfrey packs up her powerhouse nationally syndicated talk show and moves it over to her own cable network, OWN?

- KTRU Rice Radio to stay on the air through 90.1 KPFT
- Fox 26 KRIV anchor Mike Barajas "not scheduled" for newscasts
- Top Chef and Just Desserts casting in Houston and Austin, TX

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