Monday, March 11, 2013

Brooks Garner joins KHOU 11 from WFLA 8

Brooks Garner joins KHOU 11's weather team from WFLA News Channel 8 Tampa

Brooks Garner
Brooks Garner
Meteorologist Brooks Garner comes to KHOU 11 from WFLA News Channel 8 Tampa.

 He will be the noon and 4pm meteorologist replacing Chita Johnson who moved to the morning show after David Paul moved to evenings...whoa, say all that five times fast.

According to his bio, before Tampa, Garner worked at WIS in Columbia, S.C.  Previously he was at KMEG Sioux City, Iowa too.

Garner is a movie star too...well sort of. He played a brief role as a St. Louis broadcast meteorologist in My Own Love Song starring Forest Whitaker and Renee Zellweger (a native of Katy, TX). When not playing "Mr. Hollywood," Garner once rode his bicycle across the country in a seven-week trip from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles.

He is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s broadcast meteorology program and also has a degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He has an Emmy too.



10 comments:

  1. I watched Brooks when I lived in Tampa; he's great!! He will be a good addition to the Houston TV market.

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  2. Hey Mike McGuff, I hear that Chita Johnson has officially been removed from high noon, She will be replaced at Noon with Brooks Garner, David Paul will also be replaced at 4pm with Brooks Garner. He starts March 18 at noon and 4pm, Chita's last noon broadcast is March 15.

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    1. Brooks said on his Facebook page that he starts in May. Here is what he posted:

      "I am so privileged to have been granted the opportunity to be a part of WFLA for the past three years. The people of News Channel 8 make this place so special and will be sincerely missed. Today, I'm excited to announce that I've been invited to join the weather team at KHOU in Houston, starting in May! Thank you to all who've made my experience in Tampa Bay something I'll always treasure. Your kind words and well wishes have truly been humbling."

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    2. What kind of moron are you? Same Hey Mike crap and you're always wrong. You're either some newsroom blowout who can't stand being out of the game or you just thrive on stuff you mostly make up. Besides, Channel 11 posted most of this on its website. So what's your inside scoop? If you don't have anything to say, it's pathetic to try to seem like an insider. Just sayin.

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  3. Hey Mike McGuff, I heard it on WFLA.com that his last day was April 21, He said he starts May 6 at KHOU 11, Chita's last noon broadcast is May 3

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  4. Brooks is charming and has great charisma. He is well-educated and totally professional while having fun on the set. Tampa will miss him. He had a great run at WFLA, an otherwise lackluster station. He stood out and is well liked by viewers. Wonderful on-air personality.

    Good luck at your new station, Mr. Garner. Tampa's loss. I know I will miss him.

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  5. Still haven't seen him yet on any of the afternoon shows... when is he starting?

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  6. Anonymous here must be a pissed manager at K T R K TV.

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  7. Single ladies viewerships are up 25% since Brooks came on at noon. Unfortunately, single men viewerships are down 90% since Chita Johnson left!

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    1. Single ladies, you mean single men? Duh....very obvious.

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