Thursday, April 21, 2011

WFAA releases raw Obama video, KENS' new morning anchor?, Fox 26 reporter wins and more

Brad Watson's interview with Obama — the raw video
WFAA 8 releases raw footage of Brad Watson's President Obama interview. Was Watson too aggressive?
- Original video report

What's up with KENS 5 in the morning?
Reporter and noon anchor Sarah Forgany has been helming the early news next to Fred Lozano of late instead of usual anchorwoman Vicki Buffolino. Other signs, too, seem to point to Forgany, a Cairo, Egypt, native who came to KENS about a year ago, taking over the co-anchor duties on the 4:30-to-7 a.m. news show.

Fox 26 reporter Greg Groogan wins big
Congratulations to Fox 26 KRIV reporter Greg Groogan. He's the winner of the 2011 Edward R. Murrow regional award for writing. His 4th win.

Clear Channel Dallas OM Vince Richards is out
Vince Richards had held the post of Operations Manager for Clear Channel in Dallas, as well as PD of Alternative KDGE-FM (102.1) "The Edge."
- Exclusive March PPM Analysis: Houston

Hiring, the vibe of the creative space and buzzwords
Former Tribune Chief Innovation Officer and KIAH 39 NewsFix creator Lee Abrams says the art of
hiring a creative team seems to be a lost one in most media. He offers suggestions.
- At Tribune, Battle Expands

KERA Reduces Staff and Ends Think TV
KERA announced today that it has eliminated the positions of six employees and is ending, on April 22, the television production of Think that airs three Fridays a month at 7 p.m. on KERA TV.

Crestina Chavez new YNN managing editor; Kevin Benz update
Austin’s Your News Now (formerly News 8 Austin) has announced that evening news anchor Crestina Chavez has assumed the role of managing editor at the 24-hour Time Warner Cable news outlet.

Fast Company names Houston City of the Year
Houston is featured on the cover of the May 2011 edition of Fast Company magazine as city of the year.

In Memoriam of Jeff Wells
SugarHill Recording Studios is saddened to learn of the death of friend Jeff Wells on April 16, 2010. Jeff was owner Houston's iconic Sound Arts Recording Studio.

Announcing the Launch of Tequila-Fueled Radio, Radio Pura Vida
With ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons as an investor, Radio Pura Vida was created by Houston's RFC Media.

- Where Will Television Be in 2020?
- CBS News President, Slams 'Early Show' In Memo
- Robot Sportswriter Outperforms Human
- ‘Piers Morgan’ hits new ratings lows

- KIAH 39 cancels two shows; Yolanda Green leaving station
- Former KPRC 2 meteorologist Byron Miranda talks new KNBC gig
- What was the appeal of Marvin Zindler of KTRK 13 Eyewitness News?


  1. Tense times now in the WFAA newsroom between Brad and others who don't appreciate his treatment of President Obama.

  2. the insider...4/22/2011 11:26:00 AM

    Big changes happening at Channel 8. Might someone be leaving for a national network? Stay tuned...