Monday, July 30, 2012

New DFW newscast, Fmr. Houston GM found dead and more






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Dombeck says goodbye, ends 12-year tenture as NBC5's early morning traffic cop
D-FW's dean of early morning traffic reporters. "Gridlock Buster" Tammy Dombeck, brought a halt to her days at NBC5 Friday morning.

Museum of Broadcasting? No, KTXD's impending oldies/goodies local newscast
Dallas-based KTXD-TV, a ME-TV venue for "classic" reruns, hopes that a retro daily local newscast will be a perfect fit. And The Texas Daily, due sometime in September, has most of its older familiar faces in place as the premiere date nears.

Drive, they said: Fox4 sports anchor Mike Doocy won't be flying high to Cowboys training camp
While his competitors leave on jet planes this weekend for Dallas Cowboys training camp, veteran Fox4 sports anchor Mike Doocy will be a ground trooper.

Ex-KRLD news director Eddie Barker, who announced Kennedy was dead in Dallas, has died at 84
Eddie Barker, the news director and anchor at KRLD-TV during President John Kennedy’s visit to Dallas, died at the age of 84.

A wedding shower for Miya Shay & Gene Wu
The pre-wedding parties just keep on coming for Channel 13 KTRK reporter Miya Shay and attorney Gene Wu (in the run-off for State Representative).

Voice Actor Dave Crockett – What it Takes to Make It
Dave Crockett talks leaving radio for the world of voice overs.

Texas Watchdog federal stimulus reporting highlighted in Harvard study
Texas Watchdog figures prominently in a Harvard study that says the federal stimulus program could have done a better job helping the public track its $862 billion in spending.

Ben Horne, Former KTRU Station Manager, Died While Mountaineering in Peru
Former KTRU Station Manager Ben Horne was on a mountaineering expedition in Peru with climbing partner Gil Weiss when the pair went missing and were later found dead.

The Houston Chronicle's Dwight Silverman, from Rock Critic to Nerd King
As a tech writer and blogger for the Chron, and now as its editorial social media manager, Dwight Silverman has certainly left his mark upon the daily with both his insightful writing and his techie know-how.

KSAT Names Colorado Shooting Victim Jessica Ghawi Honorary Sportscaster
San Antonio ABC-affiliate KSAT has named Jessica Ghawi, one of the 12 victims in the Colorado movie theater shooting, an honorary member of the sports department.

The Austin News Director Revolving Door
Don't get too close to your Austin news director.

Meet KVUE's new investigative reporter Andy Pierrotti
Meet Andy Pierrotti, KVUE Defenders' new investigative reporter.

KXAN-TV Continues Early Evening Dominance; KEYE-TV Plummets at 10 P.M.; FOX 7 Wins Mornings
The July ratings numbers are out and KXAN-TV is still the news ratings leader at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m, holding on to the first place position it established in the May ratings, while KVUE-TV closed the gap a bit in second place.

Former meteorologist enjoying post-KXAN life
More than six months after meteorologist Shawn Rutherford disappeared from KXAN’s morning and midday newscasts, he remains on the minds of many Central Texans.

New, familiar faces join KTSM/KDBC anchor desks
The stations have welcomed new face Keagan Harsha at KTSM and local favorite Nichole Ayoub at KDBC.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Astronaut to DJ from space on Third Rock Radio
- CultureMap hires fmr. O Magazine publisher Alyce Alston
- Track Houston media through Twitter
- Where is KPRC's Jennifer Reyna?
- UH stays with 790 KBME

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