Tuesday, July 10, 2012

KTRK 13 scores Greg Bailey from WCNC

KTRK 13 has named a successor for sports director Bob Allen. The station announced it has hired Greg Bailey from WCNC 36 in Charlotte.

The station says Allen will remain on staff as Sports Director Emeritus until his retirement at the end of the year. Allen has been with the station since 1974.

"I’m thrilled to come home to Texas and join the team at KTRK," Bailey told mikemcguff.com. "I look forward to working alongside Bob Allen and the great group he’s assembled in the sports office."

Bailey has been with WCNC since 2007.

Before that he was:
- Weekend sports anchor/reporter for KING-TV in Seattle from 2000 to 2007
- Sports director/anchor at KAKE in Wichita, KS
- Weekend sports anchor/reporter at KLBK-TV in Lubbock, TX
- Sports anchor/reporter at KBTX in Bryan, TX

"Houston’s such a great city and I really look forward to getting started and catching up with so many friends back home," Bailey added.

Bailey is a 2011 Emmy winner. He has also won an Edward R. Murrow and honors from the Texas Associated Press.

According to his bio, Greg likes to say he grew up "skinny and ugly" in Texas.

He is a graduate of Texas A&M. No word on what he thought of the Welcome to the SEC video the Aggies produced.

12 comments:

  1. Enjoyed Greg on KAKE, should be a lifer at KTRK.

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  2. Why the heck didn't they give it to Slovak? He does a great job.

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  3. Mike, I heard it from WCNC.com that Greg Bailey's last day was August 17th.

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    1. How old is Greg Bailey? I am so glad Houston has him!

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  5. Greg Bailey should be start at KTRK 13 very soon?

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  6. Having sampled this guy, he blows. All the other sports directors in the market are billion times better than Bailey. He is too serious and too robotic. I'm done watching 13 when he comes on the air. Mark Berman gets the majority of the exclusives in this market as it is.

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  7. Bailey is terrible!!! Why didn't they give it to Slovak? He is great! Another reason not to watch KTRK 13!

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  8. wish they would given position to Melton...even though, he is ill at this time. He is most deserving.

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  9. Greg Bailey is just as good. Melton can't even work due to his illnes. So he can't possibly do the position. He acts like he's shy to be on TV, which is probably why you hardly saw him on the news. He's been gone for quite sometime. Who knows he may not even come back if he does not recover anytime soon. Slovak is great. It's just too bad they didn't give him the position. Maybe he didn't want the position.

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  10. This guy is so awful. But maybe that is a good thing, no one was going to fill Bob Allen's shoes very well. So after we deal with Greg for a year or so they can find someone else that might be able to stick around for the next 25 years.

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  11. No wonder we hear about every move aggy makes..

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