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Monday, February 13, 2012

Austin TV anchor quits Home Depot, KXAS changes and more

- This Is Awkward
- Rangers Pitcher Delivers the Weather on WFAA
- KUSA Anchor Attacked by Rescued Dog During Morning Newscast

News anchors Campos and McCaa hope to join sports anchor Hansen in continuation of WFAA8's longstanding "Big Three"
Anchors Gloria Campos and John McCaa, both of whom joined WFAA 8 in 1984, say they are hopeful of signing new deals -- with salary reductions as part of the bargain.

Cantu leaves hardware job for better TV offer
Beloved Austin TV news guy Fred Cantu has left his job in the hardware department at Home Depot. He’s been given a steadier offer at KEYE-TV.

NBC5 has new sports reporter, with Rontina McCann out
NBC5 KXAS confirmed Wednesday that its sports staff has added David Watkins and parted ways with Rontina McCann.

KHKS Dallas' Kelli Rasberry raises ire with anti-marriage equality comment
An anti-gay marriage on-air comment by Kellie Rasberry, co-host of the syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show based at Clear Channel top 40 KHKS (Kiss-FM) Dallas, has created a firestorm of backlash.

Big WOAI changes: A.M. man Avila to weekends; new guy hired
After eight years of getting up before dawn, WOAI morning co-anchor Jaie Avila now can sleep in.

Former WFAA8 anchor Macie Jepson and the station reach undisclosed settlement on her discrimination claim
Three and a half years after being laid off, anchor Macie Jepson and WFAA8 have written the last chapter in their relationship with the settlement of her discrimination suit against the Dallas-based station.
- Former WFAA anchor Macie Jepson lands at WEWS Cleveland

Austin Weather–Sunny and Bright
Modern Equipment Means No More Glass Cleaning for Veteran KEYE-TV Chief Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Programmer Tracy Austin exits KHMX Houston
Twenty-year programming veteran Tracy Austin is out at CBS adult top 40 KHMX (Mix 96.5) Houston.

Hearst Corporation announced new leadership at Houston Chronicle
Hearst Corporation announced new leadership at its leading Texas newspaper the Houston Chronicle.

Fox 7’s Jenni Lee finds true love on the job
You never know where the love bug will strike. For Fox 7 news anchor Jenni Lee, it happened while on the job back in 2002.

Who was laid of at Houston PBS
Houston PBS Channel 8 KUHT host Patricia Gras was laid off from the station recently. She lists the other folks let go from the station as a tribute in her blog.

McNairs to Headline ESCAPE 2012 Celebrity Serve Benefit
Among the 2012 Celebrity Servers will be: KTRK-TV Sports Director Bob Allen, KTRK-TV News Anchor Tom Koch, who will serve as emcee/auctioneer KHOU-TV Reporter Courtney Zubowski, Stylist Todd Ramos, “LiveWell Network ‘Deals’ Host Katishia Cosley, KPRC Radio Host Michael Garfield, “Mirror/Mirror” TV Host Rebecca Spera, FOX 26 TV/ 650 CBS Radio Host Cleverley Stone and Stylist Edward Sanchez.

- Mike McGuff on KTRK 13's Good Morning Houston 1987
- Mike McGuff's post blogging art career
- Houston TV news from snow storm 12/22/1989
- Mungo to WFAA, where is KHOU's Triarsi? and Muddaraj pregnant
- 102.1 The Edge KDGE EdgeFest 22 FC Dallas Stadium

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