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Monday, January 23, 2012

Goofy TV news videos, Dave Ward update and more

- Introducing ‘Sh*t News Reporters Say’
- Girl Stops Sledding to Accuse KING Reporter of ‘Ruining the Fun’
- Local News Covers Corruption Trial With Puppets
- Rogue Teleprompter Rolls Through WCJB Studio During Newscast
- Chuck Todd Rips Stephen Colbert's Presidential Run
- John King On Newt Gingrich's Attack: Question Choice Was 'My Decision, And Mine Alone'
- All The Crazy Faces Made By the American Idol Judges in 30 Seconds
- KATU Crew Narrowly Escapes Downed Power Line Then Reports on Damage Live

Dave Ward fans flood KTRK with well wishes after fall takes Houston TV icon off the air
Dave Ward of KTRK Ch. 13 took a small, but nevertheless nasty, fall on set Friday only minutes before the evening newscast. Noted local media blogger Mike McGuff reported a mysterious change of venue and personnel during Friday night's KTRK broadcast, as Melanie Lawson went through the day's events from the newsroom rather than the typical desk area viewers know and love.
- Dave Ward recuperating, hopes to return to Channel 13 newscasts in early February

NBC Sports seeks incentives to put studio downtown
The NBC Sports Group is seeking about $2 million in state and local support to bring a major production studio and 135 jobs to downtown Houston.

Teresa Woodard leaving KTVI to work at WFAA in Dallas, her hometown
Popular KTVI (Channel 2) reporter and co-anchor, Teresa Woodard, is leaving the station to go back home to Dallas where she has lined up a job as a reporter at WFAA 8, the ABC affiliate.
- WFAA to Welcome Home Teresa Woodard

Hansen re-ups at WFAA8
WFAA8 sports anchor Dale Hansen's three-year extension of an ongoing contract requires him to take a 32% pay cut

Reporter Julie Tam Leaving KXAS in Dallas
Sunday was reporter Julie Tam‘s last day on Dallas NBC OandO KXAS.

Sarah Lucero's new bundle pays first visit to KENS 5 newsroom
Sarah Lucero and little Seve Elizabeth visited the KENS 5 newsroom.

KEYE-TV, KXAN-TV Short Staffed; Anybody Notice?
Bill Church has some observations about the Austin stations.

Sarah Frazier Named SVP/Market Manager For CBS Radio Houston
SARAH FRAZIER has been promoted to SVP/Market Manager, CBS RADIO/HOUSTON, it was announced today by CBS RADIO Pres./CEO DAN MASON.

Houston Christian non-com KSBJ pays $2.1M for Liberman's KNTE-FM (96.9)
It will soon be "adios" to KNTE-FM's current Spanish contemporary format.

Girl, Wanted, by Texas Watchdog’s Steve Miller, nominated for Edgar Allan Poe award
Texas Watchdog reporter Steve Miller has been nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Radio consultant Bob Cohen strengthens ties with Gow Broadcasting
Gow, which launched Yahoo! Sports Radio last August in partnership with Yahoo! Sports, has named Bob Cohen of Bob Cohen Strategies LLC to the board.

MegaTV Channel 55 in Houston, Texas Reveals Its 2012 Upfront Plans
Spanish Broadcasting System Inc., plans to hold its Upfront presentation for advertisers in Houston, Texas at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at the MegaTV Channel 55 Broadcast Center.

Spurs will remain a Clear Channel property on WOAI
The San Antonio Spurs will remain on WOAI 1200 and the Rampage and Silver Stars will be aired on KTKR 760.

KUT’s John Aielli thanks listeners for their support
KUT’s John Aielli, 65, suffered a heart attack Jan. 4 and was off the air nearly two weeks while he recuperated at an area hospital.

Dallas company buys DFW area TV station
Dallas-based London Broadcasting Co. Inc. bought Dallas-Fort Worth area television station KTAQ-TV/Channel 47. It will become KTXD.

- The Pulitzer Prizes Are Worthless
- Can Betty White save NBC?
- Bill Clinton on MSNBC: ‘It really has become our version of Fox’
- The March to Irrelevance
- Ryan Seacrest Joins AEG, CAA to Relaunch Mark Cuban's HDNet
- Major Garrett Returning to White House Beat

- ABC expands On The Red Carpet app
- TV News Finally Covers SOPA… But Where Are the Disclosures?
- How false reports of Joe Paterno’s death were spread and debunked

- David Sadof joins Third Rock radio at
- Weatherman's bet with KHOU 11's Gene Norman did not cost his job
- Daniella Guzman IS NBC5 WMAQ bound from KPRC 2
- VIDEO: KHOU 11 promotions for Shern-Min Chow and more

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