Wednesday, January 04, 2012

KHOU 11's Christine Haas to KNSD 7 NBC San Diego

UPDATE AUGUST 02, 2013
Christine Haas returns to Texas at Fox 7 KTBC

I've written many times about how KHOU 11 grabbed Lisa Hernandez from Los Angeles ABC owned and operated station KABC 7 after anchor Lucy Noland took off for LA's KNBC 4. Now the Belo Houston station is pulling another Switch-a-Roo with a California station.

KHOU 11 morning anchor Christine Haas tells me she is leaving for San Diego's NBC owned and operated station KNSD 7 NBC San Diego. She will be sitting in the 4 and 5pm anchor chair for the San Diego station.

"I am thrilled about this new opportunity," Haas told mikemcguff.com. "The New Year is bringing with it a job change...I'm thrilled! Not only am I going to be able to sleep, I'll be anchoring early evenings at one of the greatest stations and do some investigative reporting - which, as you know, is my passion. It's a win-win. And who could deny the beauty of San Diego?"

You might remember that KHOU 11 grabbed Rekha Muddaraj from KFMB San Diego right before Christmas - just a few weeks ago.

Haas came to KHOU in August 2008 from sister station KVUE 24 where she was the main anchor for five years. Before that, she anchored at KARE 11 in Minneapolis; WTSP in Tampa, FL; KTHV in Little Rock, AR; and KAMR in Amarillo, TX.

She has done well in the awards category too. In fact, according to a station memo, Haas won six Lone Star EMMYS and 10 Murrow awards while working in Texas.

"You Stay Classy San Diego" and Haas will help you stay that way. Haas' last day at KHOU is this Friday.

UPDATE AUGUST 02, 2013
Christine Haas returns to Texas at Fox 7 KTBC

RELATED
- KHOU 11's Lucy Noland headed to KNBC 4 LA
- Former KHOU 11 reporter Dave Fehling joins NPR
- KHOU 11's Alex Sanz to WPTV 5
- KHOU 11's Christine Haas writes 'The Ranch: Secrets and Sins'
- KHOU 11 morning promos hit the Houston streets

(In full disclosure: I have been helping Christine Haas with the Search Engine Optimization [SEO] of her personal website since writing my last post about her.)


15 comments:

  1. So much for their new morning promos...ch. 11 goes through on-air talent like a small market does.

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  2. they have been changing alot. Wonder who will ben in the morning seat.

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  3. She appeared solid next to Vincente Arenas, but could never keep up with Ron Trevino in the personality department (Ron and Debra Duncan were great together). It's been time for both Christine and KHOU to make a change. Hopefully they'll give Sherry Williams the chance she deserves and not hire/promote another blonde.

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  4. Christine Haas is leaving on Friday Morning, That means Ron Trevino is going to say goodbye to her on Friday Morning, By the way Rekha Muddaraj is replacing Shern-Min Chow on January 14, 2012, On January 9, 2012, Shern-Min Chow will fill-in for Christine Haas sitting next to Ron Trevino until Christine's replacement is named.

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  5. She will be missed. I work with her. Classy lady on and off the air.

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  6. Christine Haas will be missed, She is scheduled to leave Houston by Tomorrow Morning after KHOU 11 News This Morning ends.

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  7. She will be missed. I wish they would quit changing.

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  8. I like Katherine W. but get the other person in there NOW! and let people know more than just announcing it one day! I kept wondering where Christine was!

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  9. So many changes on KHOU 11. I have watched this channel since I was a child. Feel like they are family. You get so use to the anchors/reporters, you miss them when they leave but everyone deserves better positons, opportunities that increase their love of the job and increase (hopefully) in pay. I hope that they give Katherine Whaley a chance at the anchor chair instead of hiring someone else. She is great. Adorable, always with a great smile and great at her job. She appears very comfortable in front of the camera. Be smart KHOU; hire within your Houston company and keep Katherine in the anchor chair!

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  10. katharine whaley is ok she just seems kind of fake. She reports a murder with a smile on her face,. come on now, that is not good journalism!

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  11. They just need to start hiring uglier chicks.

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  12. Pretty obvious Ron and Christine didn't like each other even more now. He's gotten along just fine with Katherine the last month or so.

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  13. Katherine is so much better than christine. Katherine makes the news sexy.

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  14. I hate that KHOU made Christine announce that she was leaving on air the day she was leaving! Tacky! Lily is way too young to be working with Ron..At least one original morning person is still there! Hopefully they don't shock us with another tactless move!

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  15. I miss Christine. Lily and Catherine really are nothing in comparison. All are fake. Christine was genuine. No more 11 for me.

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