Saturday, June 02, 2012

KPRC 2's Winston Dutchin leaves for Seattle

Friday night I blogged how at the end of the day, the Houston media lost three on-air folks - Fox 26 KRIV's Kristi Powers, KIAH 39's Mia Gradney and 740 KTRH's Joe Gomez.

Well, June 2nd we learn that KPRC 2 weekend sports anchor Winston Dutchin is checking out too.

Dutchin announced the news on Twitter Saturday.

With mixed emotions, my family and I are leaving Houston and moving to Seattle. We are terribly excited to raise our two young boys closer to family, but Houston will always hold a special place in my heart.

This city and it's people welcomed us, and our kids will always be native Texans.

Special thanks to everyone at Local 2, especially @RandyMcIlvoy @adamclanton @Allen_Reid @DarylGeorge. I couldn't have been more blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful and talented people in the sports department.

Thank you, Houston!

According to his bio, Dutchin joined KPRC Local 2 as executive sports producer, reporter and anchor in December 2006. Before that, he spent eight years working at KMIR in Palm Springs, CA as a sports reporter. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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28 comments:

  1. Good. His stupid jokes got on my nerves. And he always rooted for Green Bay. Go away and take your dumb jokes with you, cheesehead. Kprc never should have got rid of Steve Mark. He was their best weekend sports anchor.

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  2. Total mass exodus for Houston media. What do they have against violent crime and unbearable weather?

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    1. Houston is Dixieland's version of Detroit.

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  3. I hope this doesn't mean the diminutive balding snot Clanton is gonna get more air time. He was okay as MiniMe in the Austin Powers films, but he's worthless besides that.

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  4. Damn, he's going to a city filled with rednecks to a city filled with hippies.

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  5. Please don't let Jennifer Reyna or Chita Johnson leave!

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    1. Neither would be a loss.

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    2. Oh really? They would be. Both are good at delivering the news and are hot.

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    3. Huh? One fumbles daily and is terrible at delivering the weather. The other is the most embarrassing example of an unqualified woman to ever be placed on the airwaves. Neither is hot, and neither is good an anything but eating and smiling.

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    4. Quit drinking the Haterade and stop being jealous.

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    5. Quit smoking the crack pipe and stop being naive; they're both terrible.

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    6. If they're terrible why are you the ONLY ONE saying that?

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    7. The question is, why r u the only one defending them?
      Chita is getting slammed across other recent blog posts here.
      Reyna was outed as incompetent and undeserving long ago: http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2011/09/kprc-2s-jennifer-reyna-promoted-to.html

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    8. Incompetent? Are you kidding me? You probably haven't seen her do anchoring.

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    9. Well, I for one have and I'm in the anti-Reyna camp. Sorry to all of you sweater watchers, but she's not any good at newsreading and quite frankly is not attractive.

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    10. I think Chita Johnson will stay at KHOU for like 5 or 6 years, then she might go to KTRK if one of their weather folks leave.

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    11. That's 35-42 years in dog years.
      Who cares what Chita does...she's horrible and looks 5 months pregnant.

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    12. This morning KPRC was near perfect. No Freeman. No Reyna. If only that troglodyte Conflenti wasnt in air, they'd have had the perfect trifecta!!!
      On the downside, unfortunately Sachse decided to return and pick up where she left off...interrupting others and trying to convey her false image of sincerity.

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    13. Then you must've been ecstatic this morning. No Owen and freeman and reyna were both out again as well. Zavala wasn't too strong though. She stumbled fen a d was caught a few times with her head own trying to read news. But you got your trifecta.

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  6. People leaving its crazy.

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  7. Make it 3 days in a row, McGuff...today, tell us Reyna, Freeman, Conflenti and/or Sachse are gone!!

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  8. This is KPRC breaking news ... Everyone is leaving except for Dominique Sachse and her ego...she'll be back with the news, weather, sports, and wedding pictures...and remember..we break the latest Sachse photos on Click2houston.com

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  9. I hate that guy. Don't try to be funny unless you ARE funny. Don't let the door hit your lame ass on the way out.

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  10. Wake up guys! Katherine Whaley is subbing for Lily Jang this morning. Beautiful and smart too. Rice grad.
    I'm a Longhorn but I would convert for her, hehe.

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  11. I will still hate him years from now. awful...stupid...ack....get out of my memory...bleccch....stupid stupid jokes....

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  12. You guys could see big boobs on anything and get excited. Katherine Whaley has an average size body and a georgeous face and no one says anything...she is the most beautiful and talented news anchor on tv by far.....

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  13. Jennifer Reyna is hot and nice to wake up to in the AM. She could swim suit model for me any day.

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  14. I was able to intern for him on Friday nights in the fall and you will never meet a nicer, friendlier, funnier guy in all of news broadcasting. Sad to hear he is leaving Houston but wish him the best in Seattle.

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