Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Houston TV pregnancies, engagements and job moves

Think of this post like the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers that are still edible since I've hardly been posting the last few weeks.

EXPECTING

If you've noticed that Fox 26 KRIV's Traffic Authority Michelle Merhar has a baby bump when you see her on TV, you are not alone. Lots of questions about a possible pregnancy on her Facebook page and Merhar has responded, "Nope, not your imagination. A baby girl is on the way...due in March!" Congrats! (Thanks you know who you are)

MOVING

The KTRK 13 assignments weekend desk will be taking weekends off from now on (at least at the ABC owned station). Assignment Editor Ryan Rios is moving to CNN. Rios, a former channel 39 assignments guy, is joining fellow KIAH alum Travis Sattiewhite who has been at Jeff Zucker's new network for a few years now. Christiana Onita Olojo (Sic 'Em Bears) is also moving on. (Thanks Stephanie)

Changes over at KHOU 11's Great Day Houston. Associate Producer Suzanne Badger moves to radio at News 92 FM KROI to be an editor. Alexis Jones takes over Badger's duties at Great Day. (Thanks to PR Fairy @farbulous)

KHOU 11's Doug Miller tweeted a few weeks ago that the "biggest news out of city council meeting: Chris Moran is leaving the Chronicle, following his wife to Gainesville, FL."

Former Houston-based Hit Video USA VJ, Fox 26 KRIV reporter and KHOU 11 assignments guy Todd Duplantis is shifting in the PR world. He started The Duplantis Agency with his wife but now she is riding solo on that one. That's because Duplantis took a Public Relations Director gig with HCC Southwest.

See Texas TV job openings (always located at the top of the page on this blog)

MARRIAGE

I hear a rumor that former KHOU 11 investigative reporter and current ABC News correspondent Mark Greenblatt is getting hitched. (Thanks to PR Fairy @farbulous)

Remember, if you want to be featured on the blog, you have to let me know. I can't read every Houston TV staffer's Facebook and Twitter feeds all day. Even I am not that good.


13 comments:

  1. Is Merhar single or married? Also, I think the woman who blinks all the time on Ch 2 is with child.

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    1. Married according to her Facebook account.

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  2. Michelle is the reason I stopped watching Fox in the mornings. Her voice is obnoxious and now she's bringing a mini version into the world? No.

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    1. Hey Johnson, I'd love to hear your voice you worthless piece of @#%*. It's one thing to talk smack about TV personalities on anonymous blogs, but it's another to talk about their kids. Why don't you go crawl back under the rock u came from you loser!

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    2. Wow that annoying traffic girl sure has some classy fans. Must be mom.

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    3. Hypocrite alert! WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP12/14/2012 10:45:00 AM

      Speaking of classy.

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    4. Dude I couldn't agree with you more. THE reason I stopped watching fox local news in the morning.

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  3. Bauer is pregnant. It's on her Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/Jen_BauerKPRC

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    1. She blinks too much. At least she toned down her annoying and over the top delivery style.

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  4. That reminds me: whoever does the commercials for Ch. 2 is so annoying that I switched. It's some lady who has been doing commercials for eons. I think she's the only one. She over-enunciates or something. Anyone know who I'm talking about? I've always wondered if I'm the only one...

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    1. Just try to watch Michelle Merhar give a traffic report without sounding like a drunk college girl. That will make you never want to watch local TV again. Who hires these people anyway?

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    2. Dunk college school girl? In what way?

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  5. My husband and I LOVE Michelle !! Don't understand why anyone takes the time to criticize another person....find something more positive to do, you'll feel better :)

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