Monday, February 25, 2013

Where's KHOU's Chita Johnson at high noon?

UPDATE MAY 2013
- Brooks Garner joins KHOU 11 from WFLA 8 as noon and 4pm meteorologist
- KHOU meteorologist Brooks Garner has UFO sighting

Is Chita Johnson on the KHOU noon news or not?

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Chita Johnson
Chita Johnson, KHOU 11's morning meteorologist, originally worked the noon and 4pm news when she first arrived to Houston. Then David Paul was moved to nights (eventually replacing Gene Norman as the chief) and Johnson started waking up really early.

So where does that leave the Belo station's noon show weather schedule?
I'm getting lots of questions about Johnson's status on that show. 

According to KHOU news director Philip Bruce, Chita Johnson will continue to work the noon show Monday and Tuesday. Weekend meteorologist Mario Gomez will handle the noon show Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

And by the way, I've never met Johnson, but she seems like a very community minded person. I bet if she were here with us right now, she would want you to vote for me in the Reliant Energy Rodeo Roundup by CLICKING HERE. With your one click (no Facebook log in required), I can win my son's school $2,500 from Reliant Energy!

Back to the issue at hand, as far as the 4pm newscast's weather schedule, that's another story. A KHOU rep tells me there's no new info on that at this point.

Houston media watchers will know there is still a KHOU meteorologist job posting still open at the time of this post's publishing. We can only assume that person will replace Chita on the noon and 4pm shows.

You can see more open positions on my Texas TV jobs page.

UPDATE MAY 2013
- Brooks Garner joins KHOU 11 from WFLA 8 as noon and 4pm meteorologist
- KHOU meteorologist Brooks Garner has UFO sighting

8 comments:

  1. Not a Chita fan by any means, But since David Paul did Morning and noon, why can't she? I do understand she came here for the Noon and 4 pm. So now she has The AM (more air time) and the nothing really more.
    maybe she could just leave and they could get a whole new person altogether, But that's just me.

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  2. I'll bet it's a contract thing...and contracts are KING in Texas! I can speak from personal experience on this one, observing how rational expectations, logic and fairness have little to do with employment contracts or contracts with individuals you "hire" to do a job. Once you have a contract, one can just about get away without doing much work and win a settlement of payment. I've seen it happen first hand...sorry this just set me off

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  3. Hey Mike McGuff, Is Chita Johnson not on KHOU's Noon show anymore when they hire a new meteorologist to replace her at noon and 4pm!?!?!

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  4. Not trying to be a jerk -- I promise -- but what is up with the "Hey, Mike McGuff" guy or gal who seems to reply to every post, offering info that Mike has already provided??? Not attacking ... just saying it's weird.

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  5. I've been watching the KHOU noon news since the Clare/Sylvan/Mario days. Sylvan died (RIP), Clare moved, & Mario is still here. WHY isn't he the chief meteorologist? (rhetorical)

    I don't like David Paul (something obnoxious about him) & Chita Johnson seems like she's still a cheerleader - love Mario. Glad to see he'll be back on at noon, at least a few days.

    While I'm ranting, will someone PLEASE tell Katherine Whaley she isn't competing in the Spokesmodel Category on Star Search? When she's reporting a serious story, it's ok (and expected) to look grim; at least not smiling - or worse, grinning.

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  6. Hey Mike McGuff, When KHOU hires a new meteorologist to replace Chita Johnson at noon and 4pm, Chita Johnson is Certain to be Removed from High Noon (but still will continue for morning show).

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  7. Who told her about buying clothes? She needs help. Them clothes is fugly and don't match her fake blond hair

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  8. She is geat, stop critics and aprreciate her show

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