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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Houston hits top 10 hot traffic reporter list, KXAS anchor surgery, Brad Booker and more

- Ted Oberg: Don't Expect Rick Perry to 'Dial Down' the Rhetoric
- Is Rick Perry the second coming of George W? One reporter watches Perry repeat the Bush campaign trail
- Watch Anderson Cooper Lose It on Live TV
- WFAA's Colleen Coyle tries walking with 'drunk goggle' vision
- Piers Morgan Gets His First Walk-Out
- Boy 'Videobombs' CNN Live Broadcast Report On Kim Kardashian's Wedding

The ten hottest TV traffic reporters
KPRC 2's Jennifer Reyna comes in #6 on Jalopnik's The ten hottest TV traffic reporters list.

Cool aerial photos of Dallas-Fort Worth
See cool photos taken from WFAA 8's chopper by Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo.
- Photos of WFAA 8's Victory Park studios

Local TV Newscasts Expanding
As in many other markets, the news is starting earlier than ever in the morning, and replacing “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in the afternoon.

NBC 5 Anchor, Mom Recovering After Surgery
NBC 5 anchor Kristi Nelson became Baylor Health's 798th living kidney donor after giving her mom her kidney.

Shot in Houston, movie Puncture to debut
Puncture starring Captain America's Chris Evans was shot in Houston and will have its debut here (plus LA and New York) September 23. Watch the trailer.

Former Mix 96.5 KHMX host Booker lands new radio gig
Country powerhouse KWNR-AM has a new morning team, former Mix 96.5 KHMX host Brad Booker and Tracy Taylor. Booker and Taylor replace Mark Stevens, who left a few months ago.
- Kidd Kraddick replaces Maria Todd mornings on Mix 96.5 KHMX
- Maria Todd and Brad Booker team up for Mix 96.5 KHMX mornings

HGTV hosts hot competition in Houston
HGTV’s new program “Showhouse Showdown" is hosted by Bob Guiney, who appeared in the first season of The Bachelorette..

Former NBC5 investigative reporter Stinchfield running for Congress
Former NBC5 KXAS reporter Grant Stinchfield is planning to run for the US House as a Republican and already has a campaign commercial up in which he promises to bring his skills as an investigative journalist to Congress.

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts plans weekend Lakewood church visit and Joel Osteen interview
Osteen's latest is bringing an even famous-er face to Houston in Good Morning America's Robin Roberts.

New sitcoms, talk shows arriving on Austin TV stations
Local stations begin tweaking their weekday schedules next week, rolling out a number of new offerings and shifting around some old favorites.

Wragge Adds WCBS Duties to 'Early Show' Job
Former KPRC 2 sports anchor Chris Wragge, who shifted from WCBS New York to corporate sibling The Early Show last December, will move back to WCBS--while retaining his network role.
- Chris Wragge on His Return to WCBS: ‘I’m actually very flattered’

West University resident launches Yahoo!Sports Radio
Yahoo! Sports Radio President/CEO David Gow, a West University resident, owns YSR and KGOW, 1560-AM, The Game.
- NFL Rushing and TD Leader, Arian Foster, to Host National Radio Show

Lone Star Broadcasters Elect Officers
The Texas Association of Broadcasters elected officers and directors at its recent convention, Aug. 11.

Wendy Williams rolls into Breakfast Klub in a hot pink tour bus entourage for lots of eating, little greeting
When Wendy Williams and her hot pink tour bus entourage descended on The Breakfast Klub Wednesday morning, a media pass might've gotten you to the front, but it didn't get you much else.
- Wendy Williams, Bobby Bones feud on air

Clear Channel names two new GSM's in Houston
Bob Merril has been promoted to General Sales Manager for KTRH-AM "NewsTalk" (740). Jeff Rovinsky is the new GSM for KMBE-AM "SportsTalk" (790) & talk KPRC-AM (950).

CBS, Saga Launch New Affiliate in Victoria, Texas
CBS has signed an affiliation agreement for tiny Victoria, Texas, with Saga Communications' KXTS picking up the affiliation Sept. 12. KXTS is currently a MyNetworkTV affiliate.

KTRK 13 welcomes new producer/AP Laura Avila from Fox 7 KTBC.

- 'Conan' Falls Flat in Season 1
- A Slow Start For Anderson Cooper At 8 P.M.
- Too Much TV May Take Years Off Your Life
- The Dennis Miller Show now on over 300 stations
- HLN’s Joy Behar Ties The Knot
- Ginger Zee zooming to ‘GMA Weekend’

- Google: Click-Through Rates Fell in 2010 [STUDY]
- Weather Tech Keeps A Step Ahead Of Storms
- Fox Starts Its Web Pullback, and ABC Gets Ready to Follow
- AP, Avid Battle For Newsroom System Share

- Lance Zierlein joins SportsTalk 790 KBME
- James Franco kills 950 KPRC's Michael Garfield on ABC's General Hospital
- REVIEW: I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards
- VIDEO: Fox 26 KRIV anchor Don Teague's debut
- Where is Fox 26 KRIV's Tom Zizka?
- New KPRC 2 weekend anchor Irika Sargent has big debut
- VIDEO: KHOU 11's Chita Johnson dances with the Houston Texans cheerleaders
- KPRC 2 anchor Courtney Zavala is back
- AT&T launches Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth network microsites
- KIAH 39's NewsFix launches 'The Fixer' investigative and consumer unit
- Fernando Perez is new program director at Mega 101 FM KLOL

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