Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Hey Fox 26, I've got your main anchor right here

A month ago I posted how a stream of high powered TV anchor types have paraded through the Fox 26 KRIV newsroom looking to fill the empty main anchor chair (and I hear a former Houston talent might have been in that line too).

Anyway, I keep tuning in and seeing Bob Martin aka "The Accountant to the Stars" on the Fox 26 anchor desk. He's there doing his "Wake Up Money" financial reports. But you have to wonder? Could Martin be the gem KRIV has been looking for to replace Mike Barajas as main Fox 26 anchor? After all, his shirt and tie were color coordinated with anchor Natalie Bomke's attire the day the above image was captured.

My guess is that Martin wouldn't give up that high CPA salary or River Oaks office of his to work in TV news. Plus, he's missing the five years of TV anchor experience the job calls for. And somehow I don't see Bob attempting a move to a small market to start a new career. I mean most small cities don't have an Armani or Ermenegildo Zegna suit store...do they?

11 comments:

  1. Wow, I bet Mike Barajas would be mad about this possible development. Of course what can Mike do from his place at KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska? That's like a million miles away from KRIV.

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  2. no way, mike. they're gonna get someone you and hot.

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  3. In my opinion you are right, i`m sure that he won`t start a new career, and i hope not to do that.

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  4. I'd say Wendy Corona formerly of KPRC might be a good take for this position, but she's in KDVR in Denver, CO right now, I don't think she'd give that up considering Denver's market is fast growing compared to Houston.

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  5. interesting i posted a rebuttal to in the know saying mike barajas is NOT in alaska and it was not posted. know wonder this blog has problems

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  6. When she turns her head and you see her profile, Wendy Corona looks exactly like Michael Jackson. She's still an upgrade from the Sacramento carpetbagger at KRIV...even tho Corona did appear to have an icy, entitled personality on air.

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  7. Let's see is Bob truly can be considered a candidate.
    1) does he have zero anchoring experience? Check
    2)Has he ever worked in a top 20 market as an anchor? check

    Congratulations Bob- you are approved for an audition! Welcome to KRIV!

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  8. Corona appeared to have some cold, dissenting personality on air. I have a feeling she was the kind of like the real life Squidward.

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  9. Why does everyone hate Natalie Bomke?! I like her, she's hot, she can read the news a lot better than most people on TV, I don't see the reason for the hate.

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  10. Anon 9:49...She's the farthest thing from hot. In fact, she's not even the hottest one in the picture that accompanies this article.

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  11. Anon...you're crazy! Other than Jennifer Reyna, she's quite hot! In fact she finally showed Melissa that its ok to have a personality on the morning news!

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