Saturday, June 04, 2011

KHOU 11 returns anchor Ron Trevino to morning newscast

Call out the helicopter, live trucks, email alerts...oh wait...I'm not a TV station...just a blog, but I do have breaking news!

A kind reader emailed me before 7am this morning saying promos were running on KHOU 11 heralding the return of none other than Ron Trevino to KHOU 11 News This Morning this Monday morning. You might remember Trevino used to anchor that very show with Debra Deborah Duncan a few years ago. This time around, Trevino will join Christine Haas, Katherine Whaley and David Paul (again).

"I'm really look forward to going back on the morning news," Trevino told mikemcguff.com. "It'll be a way to engage with our audience in a more personal way than a traditional newscast. And I specially love that part of it!"

After leaving the morning show, Trevino anchored channel 11's noon newscast and reported for the evening newscasts. That's a pretty good schedule. While a more high-profile gig, a morning anchor job has a much rougher hours.

"Waking up at 2:30 every morning to be at work so early? Well, I will have to get used to that all over again," Trevino told me. "I'm buying all new alarm clocks. You need several in case one breaks down or there's a power failure. It's like NASA...there has to be a backup to the backup. Failure to wakeup is NOT an option!"

When Trevino and Duncan sat at the morning anchor desk, KHOU 11's ratings in that time slot were quite formidable. Since both of their departures (Duncan went on to host Great Day Houston), the show has struggled to keep as many viewers. I always wondered if Trevino would make a return since he was waiting in the wings as they say. No doubt the name Ron Trevino has viewer recognition. According to Trevino's bio, "he is one of KHOU's award-winning journalists, bringing more than 30 years of television news experience to the anchor desk -- 25 of those years, right here at KHOU." That's impressive.

Trevino will be replacing Vicente Arenas who will return to his old schedule too. Arenas goes back to anchoring weekends with Shern-Min Chow.

32 comments:

  1. Morning news in Houston just isn't the same without Ron! SO happy to hear he'll be back in the chair! (now, where's Darby?)

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  2. Darby is at Clear Channel now.

    http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2011/04/former-khou-11-traffic-guy-darby.html

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  3. I hated that they let Darby go! I have really missed Ron and will happy to see him back. Now if they will calm down the set again. Along with all the personal changes a while back they have that set so lit up and do we really want to be blasted awake with all those lights and visual distraction @ 5am?!? Way too loud. Anyway, welcome back Ron!

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  4. Finally, Ron Trevino returns with fantastic David Paul and incredible Sherry Williams!
    1 down and 2 to go.

    Froggie

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  5. I had dinner last night with Ronnie and family and they support him and are very happy with this move. We all know when we have a family this type of schedule effects all of them.

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  6. Vicente is terrible and Katherne needs to eat a few cheeseburgers. Sherry should be on the whole morning, she is refreshing.

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  7. What? Why was Vicente the problem? That Haas girl is the one that has to go. She's annoying and definitely NOT easy on the eyes. Put Sherry in!!!!

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  8. What's the problem with Haas? Like her. Like Vicente to.

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  9. I hear Mike Barajas might be showing up at KHOU soon. Now that would be a real treat in addition to Ron coming back.

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  10. Welcome back Ron long overdo. I think the whole cast looks wonderful. The HD look is definitly the best. Best looking women in the morning by far.

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  11. Welcome back Ron!!! Sorry Vincente... Sherry Williams SHOULD be the anchor with Ron!!! Come on KHOU!!!!!

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  12. Christine is definitely the reason we don't watch. Seems like she's a drama queen and a real fake.
    My vote is for Sherry. SHERRY! SHERRY! SHERRY!

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  13. I can't stand Allison. And i do NOT like Christine's hair either. I think she's very good anchor though.

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  14. Sherry Williams!? Are you kidding me? I cringe when she comes on or when she fills in for Christine. Sherry is a loud mouth who loves the sound of her own voice. She never stops talking and she has nothing to say! Obviously it is the same person on here posting "SHERRY! SHERRY! SHERRY!" over and over again, or Sherry herself? It would be just the sort of thing she would do!
    Christine is classy, smart and very talented. It was Vicente holding that show back. Nice guy, but just not the best person to watch when I am just waking up.

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  15. Glad to see Ron back! He is a great improvement to the team!

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  16. I agree that Vicente just didn't have the personality it takes. He seemed to always be forcing a fake conversation or making a totally weird statement when he would try to ad lib just a little. He's a great news reader, he is an awful tv personality.

    Christine Haas is a good at the ad lib, great at reading the news, fantastic at transitions and easy on the eyes.

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  17. I'm glad Ron is back. I'd really love to see Ron and Sherry in the mornings. Kristine and Kathleen are boring. I say put Kristine at 4:30 and move Sherry to 5-7. Better yet, make sure the 4:30-7am anchor.

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  18. working in television is tough. everyone is a critic. Best of luck to everyone involved, but don't beat the channel 2 morning news :)

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  19. I am so plzd Ron is back. He is Awesome :-) now just bring back Darby and we will be set,

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  20. Glad to see Ron back. Vicente was better off on the weekends, anyway.

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  21. Thank you Channel 11 for getting Vincente Arenas off the air in the morning!!! He is definitely the worst anchor that has ever been on the Houston airwaves. He talks like an 8 year old. He mis-pronounces names. He cannot read. The only reason I even watch Channel 11 in the morning is because of David Paul. Until now.
    I will definitely make sure I don't watch Channel 11 weekend news now that Arenas is moved over there. Do us all a favor, and get rid of him all together.
    Thanks to Ron Trevino for bringing some professionalism to the morning news on 11. It's well overdue.

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  22. I'm extremely shocked to see so many Sherry supporters. Her silliness and editorializing is the reason I can't watch the early segment! Even Katherine does a better job at the desk!

    Love David Paul!

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  23. TV is a tough business. I think viewers, and even some fellow journalists, forget the people they are criticizing are actual people.

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  24. My question is why did KHOU 11 move Ron Trevino off of mornings to begin with. I'm glad he's back on mornings and I'm also glad Vicente Arenas is back where he belongs on weekends.

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  25. Amazing how some people can be filled with hate. I think alot of the people who post here are ex tv people who got laid off or could not get a seat in the anchor chair. I also heard that Mike Barrajas will be making a come back in Houston TV real soon.

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  26. I watch khou news because of David Paul. I think they have put together a pretty good cast. If Darby came back it would be icing on the cake. It took me a while to get over his leaving.

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  27. Allison Triarsi was the best thing about the a.m. Glad Trevino is back; Haas needs to go. Williams is no Oprah though she thinks so. And Zubowski on Sat what a joke. It wasn't broke so why fix it.

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  28. Does anyone have anything positive to say? Geez. Sounds like last poster has a major ax to grind. Apparently someone is jealous! Just be nice folks, it's not brain surgery. New AM team is doing good!

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  29. I liked it just fine the way it was, Honestly I was never a morning news person until about 2 or 3 yrs ago. I don't remember Trevino very much at all. So I can't make any comments on him. Im sure he will do a great job. But what can I say, Vincente was pretty easy on the eyes to me.I'll miss him cute face in the mornings. And if I might add, Katherene is a pretty girl, and theres nothing wrong with her being thin, but she does need help putting her clothes together. Maybe a better wardrobe and better fitting clothes will help her look.

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  30. I SO MISS VINCENT ARENAS!! I keep turning on the morning news hoping he will return! :( I'm going to start watching the weekend news now! I don't remember Trevino at all. People need to quit talking about Vicente Arenas he was great!

    IF YOU DON'T HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY THEN DON'T SAY NOTHING AT ALL!! TO MANY EVIL PEOPLE OUT THERE!

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  31. I vote for Darby and Sherry in the a.m!!!!!! I love Ron, and Sherry is a hoot!!!! Move Christine to the afternoon.

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  32. May I make a susgestion? Why can't the city of Houston buy a piece of vacant land,put in a oil rig,dig for oil in Texas,make gasoline for the city of Houston. then, sell the gasoline for 35 cents a gallon for the Houston people. Oil is all ove Texas.

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