Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Where is Fox 26 KRIV's Tom Zizka?

Tom Zizka has been a trooper trouper for Fox 26 KRIV. He came to the Fox owned Houston station in 1998 as a consumer/investigative reporter, then became a morning anchor and lately a fill-in main anchor.

A FOX rep told me Zizka is coming full circle and returning to a similar role to his first. Starting this week, he will cover consumer and business news for Fox 26's 5 and 9pm newscasts.

Zizka has been a familiar face on Fox 26 Morning News for many years as one of the many anchors on the now six hour long show. Most recently we saw Zizka serve as a fill-in main anchor after Mike Barajas left the station.

Now that former NBC/CBS network correspondent Don Teague has officially filled Barajas' empty chair, Zizka will return to his original role. As a former KTRK 13 consumer producer, I say the more consumer news in Houston, the better.

Zizka will be joining current Fox 26 consumer reporter Emily Akin and her "Take It To Akin" segments. Think two consumer reporters is a lot? Another Houston station that also has two consumer reporters is KTRK 13 with Jeff Ehling and Patricia Lopez.

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11 comments:

  1. Tom is the best anchor/reporter at the station. I'm glad that he is still there.

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  2. I really like Don Teague! He's a no-nonsense, down to Earth anchor...nice change for FOX 26.

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  3. So now it's Natalie and Chris from 4-7 and Jose and Melissa from 7-10?

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  4. who ever is running fox has no clue. Melissa belongs back at night, Don would be a great co anchor. Tom should be at at the 5PM chair and fill in at 9 when needed.

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  5. Tom Zizka is the worst anchor and personality on Fox 26. Thank you Don Teague for bringing a solid anchor back to Fox 26. Melinda and Melissa are solid. Not sure why Ford, Isiah and Jose are allowed to anchor at all. terrible.

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  6. Don Teague an anchor? Cmon hater! You may not like Ziska, but Teague is a huge improvement? Tom has proven to be a very capable anchor and reporter, something the bottom tier at KRIV can't also claim. The jury is out on Teague- but so far he's not "big time" as the promo states.

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  7. Tom isn't any better or worse than the other reporters at Fox. He's does an average job like most of the folks over there. I really don't understand what all the hoopla is about regarding Tom or the new Guy.

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  8. If you really want to be critical of anchors at 26 then start with the first hour of the morning show. How on Earth is a top 10 market allowed to put that guy on air? At the end of the 6 hours it improves drastically. Melissa and Jose= TV gold.

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  9. I agree KRIV's morning is unpalatable. But the primary reason is Bompke. She's so bad, she belongs at Ch 2.

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  10. Bomke is pretty hot, beautiful, and has excellent reading skills, and she never messes up. Quit hating on her, you people are obviously jealous of Bomke.

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  11. i've gotten use to Tom Zizka and hate to see him pushed to the side line. Not sure about the new guy...

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