Monday, August 15, 2011

Secret lives of DFW anchors, Lance Zierlein to 790 KBME? and more



KHTV (now KIAH) 39 Houston TV News (1990) - David Scott (now weekend anchor KXAN Austin) and Lori Tucker (WATE) anchored the news, Alan Ashby was on sports and Kathy Turner (previously at KHOU) was the chief meteorologist.
- The Office’s Opening Credits, Redone Dallas-Style
- Reporters Attacked In London Riots: CNN, BBC, Channel 4, Sky Journalists All Targeted

UPDATE: Lance Zierlein joins SportsTalk 790 KBME
Sports-Talk 1560 Loses Another Veteran: Lance Zierlein Calls It Quits at The Game
So morning guy Lance Zierlein shows his double rods and exits 1560 The Game KGOW leaving long time co-host John Granato solo for now. If Zierlein wants to stay in Houston sports radio he is lucky because there are four stations. He's already worked at SportsRadio 610 KILT and obviously 1560 KGOW...that leaves SportsTalk 790 KBME and ESPN 97.5 The Ticket KFNC. I am hearing rumors from multiple sources that SportsTalk 790 KBME is the likely choice. If an announcement is made on KBME, please let me know. Stay tuned...
UPDATE: Lance Zierlein joins SportsTalk 790 KBME
- It’s time for me to leave 1560
- The decision of LeBron Zierlein
- The Real Meaning of The Secret Society: Double Rods is Bigger Than One Radio Station

WFAA reporter shoved by Commissioner Price
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price physically accosted WFAA reporter Brett Shipp while Shipp was trying to gain access to Price's county office.
- No charges over John Wiley Price shoving reporter
- John Wiley Price confrontation: What's next?
- Sh*t happens -- twice on WFAA8

Away from the anchor desk or the weather map, local TV personalities explore personal passions
See the secret lives of Dallas TV anchors and meteorologists. Featured are John McCaa WFAA 8, Rebecca Miller KDAF33, Doug Dunbar KTVK 11, Fiona Gorostiza and Clarice Tinsley KDFW 4, Tracy Kornet KTVT 11 and Grant Johnston KXAS 5.

KDFW news director Maria Barrs leaves DFW
Gannett’s Broadcasting Division has named Maria Barrs president and general manager at KXTV-TV in Sacramento, CA. Barrs most recently served as vice president and news director for KDFW-TV in Dallas, TX.

Austin Businessman and Philanthropist Milton Verret Hires Former KVUE Anchor Olga Campos
KVUE broadcast journalist Olga Campos to help lead his charitable efforts for children.

KHOU-TV Shoots Morning Promo on the Rail
The KHOU-TV Morning News team - anchors Ron Trevino and Christine Haas, meteorologist David Paul and traffic reporter Katherine Whaley - mingled with riders, passed out freshly baked doughnuts and KHOU T-shirts and chatted with riders about their experience watching Channel 11.

Catching Up with UH Alum, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Star Barbara Padilla
It’s been two years since Barbara Padilla wowed audiences and judges on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (“AGT”). The University of Houston opera alumna sang her way into the show’s finals and emerged as the 2009 runner-up. Padilla will serve as the local “AGT” analyst for KPRC Channel 2. On Wednesday mornings (around 6:20 a.m.).
- Padilla with Jennifer Reyna

Weather and charity bring pals together
Have you seen the Channel 2 commercial with Today show weatherman Al Roker and Channel 2's morning weather guesser Anthony Yanez?
- Hot summer turns up the heat on meteorologists, too

Hema Mullur leaving KFOX14
KFOX14 is announcing the departure of primetime anchor Hema Mullur who has been with the company since 2008.

‘Top Chef’s’ Texas-set season
The Bravo release states it will be called “Top Chef: Texas” and will not only visit San Antonio but two other Texas cities.

Exclusive July PPM Analysis: Dallas
Dallas' KLTY Moves From #5 To #3. KZPS Makes Strides In Key Demos.
- Two Austin radio traffic reporters laid off; updates now coming from Dallas
- KISS-FM remains city’s No. 1 station

London Broadcasting wins Broadcaster of the Year Award
The Texas Association of Broadcasters has named Terry London Broadcaster of the year.

22 high school games to be aired in HD
KBVO, My Austin TV, will broadcast 22 local high school football games for the 2011 season, doubling the number of games from its inaugural season.

KTXS begins broadcasting local news programs in high definition
Television stations KTXS in Abilene and KTXE in San Angelo, both ABC affiliates operated by Bonten Media Group, this week became the first stations in their markets to broadcast local news programs in high definition.

NATIONAL
- CBS News Ad Claims 'We Invented Original Reporting On Television' (Thanks Murdock)
- What Did TV News Really Learn From 9/11?
- RTDNA / Hofstra Survey Shows Sharp Rise in TV & Radio News Salaries
- SEC alleges insider trading related to Disney-Marvel deal
- Disney Broadcasting (ABC Network and O&O stations) saw revenues slip 1% to $1.43 billion
- It's "Studio 54" time at Sirius XM – but the good times replace BBC Radio 1
- Get BBC Radio 1 Back on Sirius XM

DIGITAL
- Houston TV website user traffic data
- Meet the Twitter Account Behind Countless LOLs: @Channel11News (Thanks Shea)
- SiriusXM To Get Pandora-Like Upgrade
- Television Company Belo Corp. Expands Advertising Reach with Yahoo!
- Study Says Drudge Report Drives More Traffic Than Facebook and Twitter Combined
- Disney to put its shows behind a pay wall online, too
- Oprah-fy yourself

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Telemundo 47 KTMD to launch morning news; weekend newscasts with KXTX Dallas
- Bug in mouth strikes former KPRC 2 staffer on live TV
- PICS: KHOU 11's Chita Johnson with Texans cheerleaders
- 107.5 The Eagle KGLK's ratings jump after taking over 106.9 The Zone
- Fox 26 KRIV promotes mikemcguff.com on prime time TV

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