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Monday, March 14, 2011

KPRC's Sachse goes national, Chron couple wed, new KTVT reporter and more

Anchor's TV role not a stretch
KPRC channel 2 anchor Dominique Sachse had a small, but important, role on last Monday's episode of The Event on NBC.

Isiah Carey AKA The Insite also on the network (VIDEO)
Fox 26 KRIV reporter Isiah Carey AKA The Insite parodied on the FOX Network Cartoon The Clevelands!

Fox4's Next: a visually impaired show for a social media age
Fox4 KDFW's Next snuck into view during lunchtime Friday, and the station seems to have spared every expense on this experimental half-hour. Hosts Fiona Gorostiza and Steve Noviello presided over a set dominated by a big blue screen, a dingy black floor and Noviello himself

Jason Allen Departs Orlando for Dallas’s KTVT
Jason Allen becomes the third reporter in as many months to leave Orlando’s WFTV for a shot at a bigger market, as he accepts a position with CBS OandO KTVT in Dallas.

Former Houston Chronicle couple wed
Carolyn Jane Feibel and Eric Lyle Kayne were married Sunday afternoon at Temple Emanuel in St. Louis.

Buckner Returns To Dallas' Wolf For Mornings
Country KLLL Lubbock, Texas, APD/MD and afternoon driver Ken Buckner segues to mornings at Cumulus' country KPLX (99.5 The Wolf) Dallas, effective March 21.

Cleveland Gang-Rape Story: Times's Ombudsman Says It Was Flawed
The New York Times's ombudsman has joined the chorus criticizing the paper's coverage of the Cleveland gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl.

Fox News’ Courtney Friel and CNN’s Carter Evans cover Hawaii tsunami while on vacation
Fox News Channel reporter/anchor Courtney Friel and her husband, CNN producer/reporter Carter Evans had their family vacation to Hawaii interrupted last night with the news of the 8.9 earthquake in Japan, which triggered a tsunami headed for the islands.
- The Origin of the ‘CNN Made a Godzilla Joke’ Rumor

Simon’s ‘X Factor’ coming to Texas
“The X Factor,” debuting this fall, will be holding auditions in Dallas – specifically, the Dallas Convention Center – on May 26.

KVUE first in market to broadcast on mobile TV
Imagine watching your favorite TV show, or KVUE News, in real time, on the go. New broadcast TV technology is being rolled out by stations across the country, including KVUE.

ESPNDallas sees opportunity in Morning News paywall believes The Dallas Morning News' online paywall will give the sport network's local operation an opening to score additional market share.

CBS Takes Aim At Newspapers With Local Websites
It makes sense that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves wants to make his company's single-market websites into the new local newspapers. He's got the wide reach of TV to promote the just-rolled-out sites.
- NBC Local Media Sites Now For Newshounds, Not Nightcrawlers

Radio giant Cumulus seals deal for Citadel
Atlanta-based radio giant Cumulus Media sealed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting early Thursday, after wooing the Las Vegas company for four months and a frenzied final 19 days of negotiations.
- Radio deal includes three stations based in Arlington

New TV partnership changes March Madness landscape
Here's the first thing college basketball fans must do to make their NCAA Tournament viewing experience complete: Find where truTV is located on their cable or satellite TV lineups.
- Broadcast lineups for NCAA Tournament

The birth of the TV timeout
As you wade through this weekend’s unending string of conference basketball tournaments, you will on many occasions experience one of the industry’s most logical innovations, created with the help of one of Houston’s broadcasting legends, John Crowe.

Who is Ben Sherwood? Depends who you ask
The New York Times Sunday Styles section will have a profile of new ABC News president Ben Sherwood.

First to worst: Has a big-time broadcast network ever been in sorrier prime-time shape than NBC?Keeping hope alive at NBC is a pretty thankless task at the moment.

SXSW: Paul Reubens Says Judd Apatow Is Swearing Him To Secrecy On The Plot Of The Pee Wee Movie
Ever since it was revealed that comedy giant Judd Apatow would be producing and possibly directing a new, Pee Wee Herman movie, interviewers have been trying to squeeze details out of Apatow without much luck. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here