Thursday, July 21, 2011

KPRC 2's new weekend anchor?

Yesterday I blogged about new KPRC 2 hire Irika Sargent. You know, the reporter who starts soon in Houston with a legal degree. Well, a commenter brought to my attention that Sargent's agent, Mort Meisner Associates, posts on his site that Sargent is not just a future reporter, but also a weekend evening anchor too:

IRIKA SARGENT makes the move as WEEKEND EVENING ANCHOR/WEEKDAY REPORTER to POST NEWSWEEK AND NBC AFFILIATE KPRC IN HOUSTON. IRIKA comes to Houston by way of NBC Affiliate WPMI in MOBILE. IRIKA is a graduate of the University of Missouri and the Cornell Law School.

That was not on the info I first saw, but since Meisner handled the deal, I'm sure he would know. So looks like Sargent will be joining current anchor Daniella Guzmán at the news desk.

19 comments:

  1. Instead of joining Guzmán, she should replace her.

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  2. If this is true and Irika Sargent joins Daniella Guzman, what will happen to Joel Eisenbaum. If KPRC is smart, they should place him in weekend morning slot.

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  3. Rumor has it that Guzman gets one weekend day and Sargent the other. I just checked Eisenbaum's bio and it does say he is the official Sunday night anchor so I guess he will be with one of the two.

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  4. Daniella Guzman will eventually find another station, I don't think she'll last at KPRC.

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  5. I like Eisenbaum better than Ian Page, but that's just my opinion. Page got hired and basically fast-tracked and I don't see all the hype.

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  6. Page was brought in all along so they could get rid of Jerome. After the missteps 2 has made in the past -- demoting Linda and Khambrel at the same time -- they aren't about to do anything to tick off the area's minority communities again.

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  7. Wait til Daniella Guzman gets demoted, then you'll see KPRC has done it again, to another minority group.

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  8. Khambrel, at least on paper, was promoted and later he completed his meterology degree. Linda was inauthentic and kind of a snob.
    Ian Page is good. I'd like to Ch 2 give Page and either Amy or Mariza the morning chairs, and then give the 2 current morning hacks their pink slips.
    In fact, the other 3 currently on maternity should also opt to be stay-at-home-moms. They're not missed at all, and it will be a step towards thinning the rest of the herd (Dom, Nef, Jen R, Jen B).

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  9. hey Mike, was thinking--you work at KIAH, right? I just moved from Chicago and WGN is very popular there I think it's no. 3 (beating Fox and CBS in local news)-their on air 'feeling' is strong and not so chatty and joking between the anchors and their content is more politics and real local and international news--they don't have to 'explain' everything to you--I wonder if your news did this (instead of NewsFix) as no other news station feels top 3 local news market--almost like we are in San Antonio or something. Watch WLS TV or WCVB local news and you will know what I mean--just a thought!

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  10. Thanks, but I stopped working at KIAH the last day of the old newscast.

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  11. Man what if everyone's grievances towards Jennifer Reyna and Dominique Sachse, Lauren Freeman, Anthony Yanez, etc? What did they did to you? Eat your cake when you weren't looking, keyed your car while you were at a Wal Mart? Seriously...quit hating.

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  12. I think Daniella Guzman should think about heading to San Antonio, they have really bad anchors there, and she would be a good asset for the city.

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  13. Khambel does not have a meteorology degree.

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  14. Any chance Irika will be able to start anchoring mornings starting tomorrow? Reyna is simply horrible on there. It's like hearing a beginner on a violin.

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  15. honestly, channel two is a joke. they have been for years. Freeman can not put on makeup (clown face was a nickname by a friend) Sachse is a fake barbie that is no better then Noland was. Balleza is going to retire soon. (or needs too, along with Dave Ward). Who watches these idiots anymore?

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  16. KPRC is to Houston television, much like what all 4 books of the Twilight Saga is to literature.

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  17. wow...such harsh words for the KPRC anchors...wow...but, I will agree, Sachse is a fake barbie want to be, and she should get those lips REDUCED..no more injections for you..and lay off the botox to all of the anchor women around town..

    Freeman is actually pretty good, compared to that real clown on Fox26 in the mornings with the loud mouth....her name escapes me right now

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  18. Did you see Freeman tryingto show off the fake cleavage this a.m.? Competition for attention is getting tough over there at not-so-local-2

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  19. More jealous housewives. Go milk cows, shine your husband's belt buckles or whatever it is you women do in Texas.

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