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Monday, July 23, 2012

Bob Allen, DFW & Austin departures plus more

- 25 Anchors Read the Exact Same Script
- Angry Woman Interrupts WPIX Reporter’s Live Shot
- Another Day, Another WPIX Live Shot Interrupted
- KTRK Reporter Doesn’t Know She’s On-Air
- Fox Station Runs Video of Kate Upton Dancing Instead of Sports Highlights
- Megan Henderson late for morning newscast again
- Power Failure Leaves WBZ Newscast in the Dark
- WFAA Weather Followers - "Family Forecasters"
- More video

A post-NBC5 McGarry blooms anew while putting her station behind her
McGarry continued to pleasantly but firmly state that "for the time being" her widely circulated exit statements on both NBC5's website and her Facebook page will have to speak for themselves.

KTVT Hires Whitey Drolen, Promotes Teresa Frosini
Traffic anchor Teresa Frosini will shift into a reporting role at KTVT Dallas and will be replaced by Whitney Drolen from KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles.

Anchor Debbie Denmon leaves WFAA8
Anchor Debbie Denmon, who joined WFAA8 in October, 2000, announced on her Facebook page Wednesday that she's leaving the Dallas-based station after a turbulent tenure marked by a discrimination suit that she lost last year.

Houston media member tweets
Real-time Houston media tweets. Get the scoop, watch the competition, spy on your favorite anchor/reporter/writer/DJ.
- Houston media photos

Reminiscing Houston Sports With ABC13′s Bob Allen
Bob Allen could certainly be considered the “face” of sports reporting in Houston. The Odd Couple get a rare opportunity to sit down and pick the brain of “pretty boy” Bob Allen, who has covered sports in houston with ABC13 since 1974.
- KTRK 13's Bob Allen emptying his TV locker this year

Upcoming documentary film chronicles Houston’s punk/metal music scene of the 1990s
“When We Ruled H-Town” co-producers J. Schneider and Brent Himes of the band Taste of Garlic and Robbie Conley of Monster Soup have pieced together current interviews interspersed with photos, videos and music to capture Houston’s punk/metal music scene of the 1990s.

Proctor named managing editor of Houston Chronicle
Steve Proctor, an award-winning journalist who has served as managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle since 2009, assumed the same position at the Houston Chronicle.

The Dallas Morning News Acquires Pegasus News
The Dallas Morning News announced today that it has acquired Pegasus News (, an online news and information business serving Dallas-Fort Worth, from PanLocal Media LLC, a subsidiary of Archstream LLC of Dallas.

Tribune Stations Mix It Up In The Morning
Tribune’s two-hour Eye Opener — the company’s new morning show that airs in Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Portland, Ore. - is a news-entertainment hybrid aimed at offering viewers an alternative to the usual morning fare.

DJ Kidd Kraddick and his team join new entertainment strip 'Dish Nation'
Twentieth Television and Studio City have recruited Kid Kraddick of KHKS-FM (106.1) and other DJs from Dallas and Los Angeles to join their new entertainment strip, Dish Nation.

Fox 26 takes in-depth look inside Fire Station No. 6
Behind the scenes of a Fox 26 KRIV morning live shot with photographer Stu Brown, reporter Ruben Dominguez and intern Anna Wiernicki.

Sad day at KABB: Rampage victim remembered for her passion
KABB television staffers are expressing deep sadness today over the death of former sports intern, Jessica Ghawi, who was among those killed in the Colorado theater massacre during a late-night screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

WOAI-TV to be purchased by parent company of local FOX station
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase six TV stations owned and/or operated by Newport Television, including WOAI-TV, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio.

ND Suzanne Black Leaving KEYE TV
ND Suzanne Black Leaving KEYE TV

Changes aplenty at Austin radio stations
The radio beat has been crazy busy in recent days.

Cox Selling 4 TVs In Wake Of Newport Buys
Cox sells El Paso, Texas (KFOX, Fox affiliate).

- Woody Harrelson's Houston-based play
- KPRC 2 hires EP Aaron Wische from KNXV Phoenix
- KXAS 5 imports Rick Mitchell from KOCO
- 103.7 KHJK becomes Air 1
- Dayna Steele finds “101 Ways to Rock Your World”
- KHOU's Ron Trevino hits 30 years at channel 11
- KTRK's Don Kobos celebrates 30 years today too
- KRIV, KDFW and KTBC broadcast U.S. Senate debate
- Houston Mayor Annise Parker interviewed on first COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here