Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Houston reporter's FB post causes controversy, Things TV News Got Wrong In April and more

- David Paul's hiccups heard around the world
- Things TV News Got Wrong In April
- Baby has memorable TV debut
- KVUE anchors get the giggles
- Reporter Shows Grit During Dusty Live Shot: ‘I Want This To End’
- Metallica plays National Anthem
- Outdoorsman And TV Host Bill Dance Has A Spectacular Blooper Reel
- Watch Howard Kurtz Offer a Brutally Awkward Mea Culpa on His Own Show
- 20 of Paul Harvey's popular OTR "The Rest of the Story" commentaries

DFW radio/TV simulcast and marriage proposal
D-FW TV news notes, featuring Mark Davis, Debbie Denmon.

Dallas dentist Richard Malouf sues more WFAA reporters and
Dr. Richard and Leanne Malouf are suing to keep the media — and their own neighbors — off their property.

NBC 5 / Dallas-Fort Worth Investigates Team Wins Top National and Regional Honors
The Society of Professional Journalists has honored NBC 5 as a national winner of 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism, and The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded NBC 5 four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Dallas Morning News’ paywall is getting a makeover to try to capture digital-only readers
Publisher Jim Moroney says the paper will be adding a “greatly improved, metered paid-access model that is much more consumer friendly in every way.”

KVIL Dallas Turns Out The Lite
CBS’ 103.7 KVIL Highland Park-Dallas has dropped its “103.7 Lite-FM” moniker in favor of its call letters.

After 9 years, a fond farewell
Columnist Loren Steffy signs off from the Houston Chronicle.

FOX 26 Reporter: Stop Sex Slavery! Let’s Randomly Search Your Houses!
97.9 The Box reports on how FOX 26 news personality Damali Keith is taking some heat with viewers after she said she’d support random house searches for sex slaves after three women who were missing for nine years were found Monday night in Ohio.

Less Sports, More Boobs
Guy Talk and the De-Evolution of Houston Sports Talk Radio.

Houston Press loses food critic
Katharine Shilcutt signs off from the Houston Press and follows her co-workers to Houstonia Magazine.

The Texican
Craig Hlavaty launches new Houston Chronicle blog and then gets Ted Nugent as a guest blogger.

School board candidate claims Katy ISD restricts free speech by limiting placement of campaign signs
One of three candidates running for Position 1 trustee in the Katy Independent School District has filed a complaint with KISD claiming that limiting placement of campaign signs at early voting sites violates the freedom of speech. Wayne Dolcefino, who is challenging 24-year incumbent trustee Joe Adams, raised the issue in a school board forum.

KOLD Meteorologist Chuck George: I Suffer From Severe Depression
Fomer KPRC 2 meteorologist (and currently KOLD met) Chuck George, who has been on a leave of absence from the Tuscon CBS affiliate since last month, has revealed that he suffers from severe depression.

Media outlets reflect Houston's diversity
Houston's diversity is reflected in the dozens of print, television, radio and online outlets that provide entertainment and information to the nation's fourth largest city.

COPS Will Soon Be Filming Mulleted Ne'er Do Wells in Beaumont
COPS, now in its 86th season, will soon be filming in Beaumont.

News 12 Good Day starts on FOX 12
News 12 Good Day with anchor Heather Sahr and meteorologist Megan Krannig starts on Fox 12.3 KXII.

London Broadcasting Company adds
London Broadcasting Company, Inc., the owner and operator of Texas-based media properties, announced today that Matthew C. Hupfeld will join the Company as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective July 15, 2013.


I just reported last week that KTRK abc13 contributor Erin Libranda, (aka "the Super Saver") left the station. Now it appears that Live Well Network Deals host Katishia Cosley is replacing her with a new segment according to her tweet. (Thanks @HOUcheap)

Michael S. Moore is now Assistant Chief Photojournalist at KVUE-TV according to his LinkedIn account.

Roseann Rogers 'The Buzz Lady' moves to KTRK abc13
Check This Out: "The Buzz Lady" Roseann Rogers relocates to KTRK abc13

Bob Slovak new KTRK abc13 weekend sports anchor
Bob Slovak now featured on weekend newscast open as sports anchor

Jaymie Kosina becomes GSM of KBXX/KMJQ & Digital Sales Manager of Texas
Jaymie Kosina Joins Radio One Management Team in Texas - Veteran Sales Professional will be Digital Sales Manager of Texas and GSM of KBXX/KMJQ

- Houston media members don feather boas and are ready to serve
- KHOU launches EP Mike O'Neill movie review segment
- 5 Houston TV anchors with baby bumps
- Houston & Dallas TV anchors ice the competition


  1. Scary how that the Fox 26 reporter is willing to throw away her civil rights with random police searches. Last I heard, we had a constitution that protects us from such things. Ms.Keith should do her homework about how our country works before spouting off such stupid and offensive comments.

  2. Damali Keith's FB post was ABSURD!!!
    How could anyone ask such a stupid question?
    I had never heard of her , but her post was the joke of last night's Facebook world!
    Fox26 should be embarrassed.

  3. She always struck me as a quotafiller and the weakest on that news staff. This proves it.

  4. Get off her ass!!! Don't like it, simply don't read it. She still has the right to free speech, since some of you are talking about rights anyway.

  5. Yes anonymous 5:48, she has rights as do we all. That's the point! We're not a police state where our homes can be searched without a warrant, and anyone who suggests we give up those rights, deserves to be criticized.