Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Fox 26 KRIV hires network correspondent Don Teague as main anchor

UPDATE FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Don Teague suddenly exits FOX 26 KRIV

UPDATE: Fox 26 KRIV anchor Don Teague answers 3 questions with Mike McGuff

Well I've been covering Fox 26 KRIV's dismissal of Mike Barajas and the search for his replacement. I just found out Fox 26 KRIV hired former NBC and CBS network correspondent Don Teague as its new main anchor with Melinda Spaulding. He is one of the guys I told you about a few months ago:

Teague to Co-Anchor Station’s 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Weeknight Newscasts


HOUSTON – Don Teague joins FOX 26 as co-anchor of KRIV’s weeknight newscasts, “FOX 26 News at 5 p.m.” and “FOX 26 News at 9 p.m.,” announced Tom Doerr, Vice President and News Director of the station. Teague will co-anchor alongside Melinda Spaulding, beginning Monday, August 15th.

In making the announcement, Doerr stated, “We are thrilled to have a journalist of Don’s caliber join the Fox 26 News team. His depth of broadcasting experience, covering some of the most significant stories of the last decade, made him the standout candidate for this position.”

Most recently, Teague served as a network correspondent for CBS News, a position he held since 2009. Prior to that, he was a network correspondent for NBC Network News for seven years. Earlier in his career, Teague held anchor/reporter positions with KFMB-TV in San Diego, WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, and KFDX-TV in Wichita Fall/Lawton, Texas. He began his career as a general assignment reporter for KFXK-TV (then KLMG-TV) in Longview, Texas.

“It’s a privilege to be joining the FOX 26 news team, known for it’s commitment to quality journalism. I’m thrilled to be working in one of the most exciting and diverse cities and looking forward to calling Houston my new home."

Teague holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from San Diego State University, a Masters of Science in International Relations from Troy State University and completed graduate courses in Government at Harvard University. He is the author of “Saved By Her Enemy,” published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. Teague was an Aviator/Commissioned Officer (Captain) in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1987-1998.

KRIV FOX 26 is part of The Fox Television Stations group, one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 27 stations in 18 markets and covering 37.21% of television homes in the U.S. This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Don Teague suddenly exits FOX 26 KRIV

You can watch Don on CBS here:




Watch CBS News Videos Online


http://don-teague.com

UPDATE: Fox 26 KRIV anchor Don Teague answers 3 questions with Mike McGuff

18 comments:

  1. great hire. but what happens to tom zizka? he was great.

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  2. I think Tom Zizka was great!

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  3. Tom Zizka awful awful. This is a great hire for Fox. Did I saw Tom was awful??!

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  4. Tom Zizka is going back to mornings.

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  5. Too bad. Mornings are better without Ziska.

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  6. Thanks for the kind thoughts. So unfortunate that I can't address it more personally since you choose to comment in anonymity (except for Jim).

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  7. Just what Fox 26 needs, another morning anchor. Don't they have like 10 morning anchors already??? I've lost track.

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  8. Fox has too many anchors period... especially in the morning. Whether you put Zizka in the morning or night he is still terrible.

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  9. Ziska is not a bad anchor, not by a mile. He will not be returning to the morning show however as Stipes and Grinan along with Bomke and Wilson don't need him. The thing about Ziska is he is a smart dude, and he can actually ask intelligent questions when an important topic arises. Let's see what kind of crap Stipes or clown dater asks when the topic requires knowledge. Good Luck Tom!

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  10. Clown dater? ??

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  11. What is their 'official' morning anchor lineup? Seems to change all the time. They don't even have the bios of the anchors updated to reflect who handles each shift.

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  12. I happen to think Tom Ziska is great. Would love to see him in the mornings. I think the current morning lineup is boring and sometimes unprofessional. Jose Grinan seems like a nice enough guy but I don't like his delivery style.

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  13. Why was Mike Barajas let go? I liked him. Mike, please let us know where you will be going next!

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  14. Clown dater is a low reference to Natalie Bomke who was proposed to by a clown when the circus was in town. Instead of typing her name the poster took the low road and called her a clown dater. The event happened a while back and the circus has come and gone a couple of times. She might very well be a clown wife by now.

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  15. Most of those Fox morning anchors suck. Who do we call to bring Jan Jeffcoat back?

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  16. Why is Don Teague is replacing Tom Zizska!?!

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  17. Tom beats the new guy hands down, more natural, sense of humor.. just better all around

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  18. Tom beats the new guy.. hands down.. much better presence, more natural, sense of humor... gonna miss ya Tom..

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