Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kristi Powers' life after Fox 26 and other media job moves

Media job moves from Houston and across the state over the last month

This last month has been crazy in terms of the amount of Houston TV and radio moves (I'm also adding in other Texas city media moves too).

Kristi Powers
Kristi Powers
The first one I'm bringing you is a big one and I'm totally late to the game on it. Former Fox 26 KRIV morning meteorologist Kristi Powers has dumped the TV weather chroma key wall for the PR world.

Powers is now a Public Relations Account Executive at Love Advertising in Houston. She started last March I just found out. She's already made appearances on KHOU 11's Great Day Houston representing clients.

You might remember Powers parted ways with Fox 26 last June. Caitilin Espinosa took over for Powers last October.

KRBE assistant PD leaves
For six years he has been assistant program director and afternoon host at 104.1 KRBE in Houston and now Mat Mitchell is leaving for Clear Channel Phoenix.

KVIA's Jorge Torres leaving for Albuquerque
Officials at KVIA announced via the station's Facebook page that weekday morning meteorologist Jorge Torres is leaving at the end of the month.

Telemundo Names VP of Sales for Houston Station
Telemundo Station Group has named Robert Sarabia vice president of sales for its Houston station KTMD.

Nancy Zambrano leaves Fox 26 KRIV after months on the job
Fox 26 KRIV reporter Nancy Zambrano to leave the TV biz after after a few months in Houston. She talks about the move.

Drew Shirley hired as KHOU 11 sports producer from KPLC
KHOU 11 hires KPLC Lake Charles sports director Drew Shirley for new sports producer position.

Alex Cadelago named Vice President/Director of Sales for CBS Radio Houston
Alex Cadelago named Vice President, Director of Sales for KILT-AM, KILT-FM, KIKK-AM, KHMX-FM, KKHH-FM and KLOL-FM.

Bill Spencer joins KPRC 2 as investigative reporter from WXYZ
Bill Spencer from WXYZ Detroit joins KPRC 2 Houston as investigative reporter.

Jenelle Shriner leaves KVUE and lands at KPRC 2 as the Executive Producer for KPRC's Morning News.

Ray Fisher, former KIAH 39 sports weekend anchor, has left his job as the Digital Content Manager for Fox Sports Houston and is now the Social Media Community Manager at the Shell Oil Company.

CW33's Daniel Novick latest to join PR parade
Reporter Daniel Novick, who survived CW33’s transition to the comedy-infused 9 p.m. Nightcap (“A Different Kind of Newscast”), has decided to make a career change.

General manager at KFOX, John Witte, retires
KFOX Channel-14 General Manager John Witte, who has been at the station's helm for 11 years, retired.

I reported 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

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.

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 works for the Houston Independent School District on its website now.
- Amanda Norwig of KPRC talks web producing

Ryan Crowe left the web department of KTVT CBS 11.

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

Jay Rodriguez joins Sunny 99.1 KODA mornings
KODA-FM SUNNY 99.1 announced Jay Rodriguez joined the station as its new Morning Show Co-Host with Dana Tyson weekdays from 5am-9am.

Tim Melton off KTRK abc13 website
Tim Melton's bio is no longer on KTRK abc13's website
- Tim Melton opens up to Bob Allen about stroke and recovery (VIDEO)

Joe Pags off KPRC AM 950 and replaced by Walton and Johnson.

As I've said before, I'm not clairvoyant. Please let me know of any other personnel changes hitting the Houston media scene.

Interested in working in Texas TV news? Go to my Texas TV jobs page.

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