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Monday, May 09, 2011

TV reporter arrest, KDAF hires plus a lot more

WFAA 8's Alexa Conomos suffers an unfortunate on-air incident

Fox 26 KRIV: Is 'Glee' Gay Teen Propaganda?
"Is TV too gay?" Thus is the question posed by Houston FOX affiliate KRIV-26 in a provocative interview which has GLAAD — and Glee fans — up in arms.

TV reporter arrested
WOAI reporter Angel Covarrubias was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated according to the San Antonio Express News.

Kids take on-air TV moms in stride
How do the kids of even more visible San Antonio moms, such as the ones on television, react? Are they proud, blasé or — yikes! — embarrassed?

Dallas-based CW33 adds five on-air News Team reporters
The "News Team" page on Dallas-based KDAF CW33's website has five on-air reporter additions.

Alex "Pr!mo" Luster got himself a documentary from the street art life
I've been following Alex "Pr!mo" Luster's Stick 'Em Up! documentary since he was at Fox 26 KRIV, moved to KTRK 13 and is now screening the film! It's great to see him get big media coverage.

Fox 26 anchor makes Comedy Central
Fox 26 KRIV anchor Damali Keith on Comedy Central's Colbert Report (Thanks Krystal)

Two Austin TV stations now starting morning news at 4:30am
KVUE and KTBC bumped up the start time for their early news by 30 minutes, joining a growing list of stations across the nation.

Heidi Jones, Ex-Weather Anchor Accused Of Fake Rape Claim, Was Not Read Rights
The Daily News reports that former WABC (and KTRK 13) meteorologist Heidi Jones, was not read her Miranda rights before being questioned, according to the DA and her attorney.

KKHH's Kaden Gets Into A Flag Fuss With Landlord
CBS Top 40 KKHH (HOT 95-7)/HOUSTON afternooner KADEN has run afoul of the law -- but not just any law -- this one is from his landlord regarding the display of American flags!

"DFW Nonstop" launches on NBC 5
KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth debuted DFW Nonstop, a new 24/7 local news and lifestyle channel 5/4 on digital channel 5.2. It features a unique lineup of locally produced news and lifestyle programs geared for North Texas viewers.

NY Senator Chuck Schumer Feels the Awesome Power of Michael Berry
Take that, New York Senator Chuck Schumer!!! You insult Houston at your peril while 740 KTRH and 950 KPRC host Michael Berry's here to defend it!!!
- Space shuttling between Houston and New York - let the insults begin

Adrian Hummel Finds Ways To Sneak Local Content Into His Power FM Show
KPWR-89.7 FM Power FM jock Adrian Hummel holds a lot of noble titles in our local music scene. The most important, perhaps, is this one: "Really Good Guy."

KHOU 11 News talent struts for Star of Hope fashion show
KHOU 11 anchors Shern-Min Chow and Sherry Williams plus reporter Courtney Zubowski wowed the crowd while Great Day Houston's Deborah Duncan and sports anchor Butch Alsandor got big applause when they stepped onto the stage at the Star of Hope fashion show.

App of the Week: Ranking Nine Popular Weather Apps
As technology provides us with more and more access to all kinds of technical data, it makes sense that smartphone technology should start serving up some pretty nice weather apps.

- Paula Abdul added to The X Factor judges panel
- Erin Burnett’s Teary CNBC Sign-off
- Troubled OWN Axes CEO Norman | Houston connection
- Head of MTV Networks Resigns Abruptly
- Scott Pelley named anchor of "CBS Evening News"
- Nepotism on parade: Holt’s son hired as weekend anchor at NBC 5
- In Cable Niches, Less Reality and More Original Shows

- Is KHOU 11 getting a 4pm newscast?
- Rowdy Yates talks his Houston radio career at KILT and KIKK with Mike McGuff COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here