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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

20 years of Dominique Sachse, TV job changes across Texas and way more

- News Anchor Goes Temporarily Insane, Draws 'Bruce Almighty' Comparison
- Watch A Reporter Get Soaked With A Gatorade Bath
- Local 2 News This Morning - Time Lapse!
- Reporter nearly gets beaned by home run while taking selfie (PIC)
- CBS 11 News Brendan and Adrienne Morning Fun 30
- "Montrose Rollerblade Dancer"

WFAA8 mostly a no-show for West, TX memorial service
D-FW’s three other major TV news providers -- Fox4, NBC5, CBS11 -- all carried the service live and in its entirety. It consumed just over two-and-half-hours, ending at 4:52 p.m. Thursday.

Bush Center dedication a late morning must on D-FW TV stations
D-FW’s four major TV news providers all interrupted entertainment programming last Thursday morning for live coverage of the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication.

Zooey Deschanel gets apology after being ID'd as Boston bomb suspect
Zooey Deschanel received a formal apology from the closed-captioning company that misidentified the "New Girl" star as a suspect in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing on Fox 4 KDFW.

Dominique Sachse 20 years at KPRC
KPRC 2 anchor Dominique Sachse is celebrating 20 years at the station with a new website.

KHOU looks back in photos
- 60th Anniversary photos: Past faces of KHOU
- Flashback photos: KHOU in the community

Alex Luster's Montrose/Allen Parkway Roller-dancer Video Goes Viral
Juan Carlos and his roller-dancing are the subject of Alex Luster's submission to the KUHF contest and it has been creating some viral waves.

Houston Public Radio’s two on-air fundraising campaigns concluded Monday morning, April 29, with a total of $$1,022,715 for KUHF News 88.7 FM and a total of $205,498 for Classical 91.7 FM.

Photos: KHOU-TV Bike Team
The KHOU MY FIT FOODS CYCLING TEAM just completed the 2013 MS 150 marathon bike ride from Houston to Austin--177 miles.

PIC: Wayne Dolcefino debating
Wayne Dolcefino is on the Katy ISD candidate debates. “It's a great school district that could be better,” Dolcefino said. “...I was a journalist for 30 years [and] I fought waste, fraud and corruption, and will do it again if I am elected to school board.”

Houston radio blogger bashes Thunder cheerleader, angers Internet
It was less sports journalism than old-school Perez Hilton over at the Houston CBS Sports website when blogger "Claire Crawford" chimed in on the perceived weight problem of Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams, a three-year vet on the Thunder cheer squad.
- CBS Sports Radio Manager Fired For Controversial Article About Thunder Girl

Gene Norman ’82
MIT Technology Review writes a profile on Gene Norman, class of 1982. No mention of Norman's CBS42 WIAT job.

Astros TV Crew Already Out Of Things To Say About Team
One inning into Sunday’s game between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox, sources confirmed that the Astros’ television broadcasting crew has already run out of things to say about their baseball team.

Nielsens leaving Houston area for high-level Mormon post
Most Houstonians think of Giff Nielsen as an Oilers' Luv Ya Blue-days quarterback or longtime KHOU-TV sports director. But Mormons here also know him as a devout local leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a man who often took the pulpit on Sunday mornings instead of the gridiron.

Houstonia magazine sends its publisher packing just weeks after its first issue debuts
Just weeks after launching its inaugural issue, Houstonia magazine is undergoing a major shakeup at the top with the abrupt exit of publisher Lou DeLone.

Nexstar, Mission Buy 19 Stations For $270M
The $270 million deal comprises the 19 stations of Communications Corp. of America and White Knight Broadcasting. Nexstar gets 11, Mission gets eight - lots in Texas.

Erin Nichols to Join KABB in San Antonio
Erin Nichols, weekend anchor for Beaumont, TX, FOX affiliate KBTV, is moving back to her hometown to join Sinclair’s San Antonio FOX affiliate KABB.


Rick Gevers reports that Karen LaFleur is joining KPRC 2 as Director of News Operations from NBC. She was at KHOU from 1987 to 2005.

I hear KTRK abc13 contributor Erin Libranda, (aka "the Super Saver") is leaving the station after about four years.

Dave Crockett is staying Houston but moving his radio imaging skills have signed with MIX TALENT ( in Miami. Now Crockett can really rock it!

Longtime web producer Amanda Norwig is following the lead of her former boss Lyn Stewart and moving on from the station. Norwig will work for the Houston Independent School District on its website.
- Amanda Norwig of KPRC talks web producing

Ryan Crowe leaves the web department of KTVT CBS 11.

Photojournalist Robert McMurrey moves from Austin to Dallas from KVUE to Fox 4 KDFW.

- Walton and Johnson to KPRC AM 950 replacing Joe Pags
- Joe Pags off KPRC AM 950
- PIC: Bob Allen behind KHOU anchor desk
- Tim Melton off KTRK abc13 website
- Jay Rodriguez joins Sunny 99.1 KODA mornings

- Have a move to report?


'The Mouth,' sports announcer, Paul Strelzin dead at 75
Paul Strelzin has died his family said. Larger than Life. An El Paso legend and icon.


- Univision 45 KXLN unveils new set
- Bob Allen promos show up on KHOU 11
- Fox 26's Chris Stipes has near death experience
- KIII expands morning news to .2 digital channel
- Dominique Sachse's 'Due in a Few' announces Lauren Freeman's baby #3

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