Wednesday, November 02, 2011

KPRC 2 reporter Hasti Taghi leaves station

After two years with KPRC 2, reporter Hasti Taghi left the station last week. This past weekend Taghi tweeted:

"My 1st Saturday off in 10 months... Began w a ZaSpa massage, walk around the neighborhood, fall decorating, football and Broadway tonight :)"

She ended her time with the Post-Newsweek station by tweeting the following quotes during the month of October:

"It starts with a dream of who I can be. Wherever it takes me, I can wait so I'm gonna hold on tight."
15 Oct

"When life's going great, live it to it's fullest. When life is hell, fight to make it good again."
16 Oct

Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. -Edward L. Bernays
24 Oct

Taghi has been teasing her Facebook followers she will announce a new career decision soon.

According to Taghi's KPRC bio, she started her career at KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls. Previous to that as a University of Texas student, she was part of Texas Newswatch, The Longhorn Pulse and KVR News. She interned at KXAN-TV and News8Austin.

"One time during a live shot, an angry protestor started charging toward me, waving his sign and yelling at me to be quiet," Taghi stated in her bio. "I thought he was going to beat me up! It was so difficult to hold my composure, but someone came to my rescue and held him back while I finished my report."

In Janurary of 2010, Taghi told mikemcguff.com about her Houston roots, "A.Taghi is owned and run by my dad and his brothers. We have A.Taghi Fine Clothing, A.Taghi Custom Homes and A.Taghi Persian Rugs. It is sooo nice to be back home. I couldn't be happier about the move to Houston and about reporting for my own community. I care about Houstonians and feel like everyone is my neighbor. What a great city to live in... I'm glad I left it for a few years to fully understand and appreciate what an amazing place we live in."

Taghi declined comment for this post.

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Taghi and sports reporter Adam Clanton on her last day.

17 comments:

  1. No unkindness meant--wish her well---but she is not very good.

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  2. Could be mistaken ... but wasn't she just there for a 2-year stint as part of the Post-Newsweek minority internship/mentorship program?

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  3. I don't think she is nearly as good as she thinks she is...

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  4. I remember another recent reporter who wasn't good, who wound up in Boston, I don't remember her first name, but her last name stuck out - Dong. She was probably a cheap hire. I'm guessing that Hasti is in the same boat.. perhaps?

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  5. Taghi and Dong are not that bad. Taghi moved up to market 10 from a much smaller market and Dong moved to a larger market.

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  6. Taghi and Dong were both Reporter Trainees. Daniella Guzman started out the same way.

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  7. She was painful to listen to.

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  8. Maybe, but she was nice to look at.

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  9. She couldn't even speak properly and has a lisp. I'm betting channel 2 didn't renew her contract and kicked her out the door.

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  10. She made Reyna and Bauer almost appear like professionals.

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  11. Where will her dad's money employ her next?

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  12. I'll miss her hotness.

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  13. She and Nef were neck-in-neck for last place in the hotness barometer at kprc. No upside at all.

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  14. She was hot.

    I think she'll be on the Rod Ryan Show next, she seems to be on that material.

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  15. She doesn't have a lisp. She can't say her R's or L's too good. Makes it difficult to succeed in a profession where you "wepowt" on news and discuss topics like "the poweece awessting cwiiminals".

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  16. Clanton should rent his forehead as an advertising billboard.

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  17. She could never form a complete thought and was always stammering for words especially when she was live. It was always painful to watch her and I generally felt embarrassed for her employer and for herself.

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