Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fox 26 KRIV getting high profile candidates for former Barajas anchor gig

Just because Fox 26 KRIV has the only 9pm newscast in Houston with anchors (KIAH 39 famously dropped all talent for anchorless NewsFix), doesn't mean the Fox owned and operated station is skimping on experience when it concerns former anchor Mike Barajas' replacement.

Sources inside Fox 26 tell me two high profile anchor candidates have been to the station in the last weeks vying for the open main anchor gig. One name I heard is a big 3 network correspondent. The other is a big market anchor for a station on the East Coast with national experience too.

“We have no announcements to make at this time,” a KRIV spokesperson told me when I asked about the candidates.

The former Mike Barajas seat wasn't cold yet and even I received an email from a reporter at a top station in Los Angeles asking me about the position. Guess the big boys use their reporter skills and leave no stone unturned when applying for a position. That shows a lot of wisdom. Clearly the KRIV main anchor gig is a hot property.

So it appears KRIV is not just looking at up and coming middle market stars...although that could be in the cards for all we know too (I put this part in the post because I don't want to look too foolish in case the station hires a 24 year old from Boise, Idaho as the main anchor :)   ).

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