Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ruben Galvan joins KPRC 2 from XETV San Diego 6

Ruben Galvan to become KPRC 2 morning feature reporter from XETV San Diego 6 CW

Ruben Galvan
Ruben Galvan
KPRC is getting itself a morning feature reporter.

Ruben Galvan, who most recently spent 10 years at XETV San Diego 6 News (CW affiliate) as the morning entertainment/feature reporter, is returning to Houston to offer his skills here.

"I'm so THRILLED to be joining KPRC and reporting back in my hometown of Houston," Galvan told mikemcguff.com. "This town has a whole lot to offer and I can't wait to feature some of the most amazing people and attractions... so get ready for take off! My first day on air is Monday, August 26."

Galvan left the San Diego station at the end of May. He must have been popular there because the station gave him seven minutes to talk about his departure weeks in advance.

Before that Galvan worked at KXXV in Waco (a side note, I think Ruben took my slot there when I left for KTRK in 2001).

He is a a graduate of Spring Branch's Northbrook High School and the University of Houston.

As he told us, Galvan starts at channel 2 Monday morning.

An interesting Houston note, a few years ago Galvan made San Diego Magazine's 50 People to Watch in 2009. In the list above Galvan was then San Diego Unified School District superintendent Terry Grier (for those who do not know, Grier is now the Houston Independent School District’s superintendent).

I leave you with a video of Galvan falling off a horse during a live shot. The Californians probably felt, as a Texan, he would automatically be a skilled horseman and know how to strike oil:




35 comments:

  1. I hope he is fast tracked to replace that troglodyte Conflenti.

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  2. Now there are two Rubens and two Galvans in this market.

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  3. Great observation! You have both Ruben G. at KPRC and Ruben Dominguez at Fox 26 KRIV doing morning feature stories. Then a KPRC Galvan and Fox 26 reporter Kristine Galvan. Just like the two Kevin Quinns!

    http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2013/07/kevin-quinn-ktrk-abc13-104-krbe.html

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  4. Anyy relation to Former KTRK Weatherman Roland Galvan, from back in the day?

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  5. But, the Kevin Quinn at KTRK is using an air-name. Is that the same for the Kevin Quinn on the radio?

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  6. So, what about the Rubens... there are two Courtneys in the market, several Johns, and a host of other two name folks and?????????

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    1. Calm down, we're talking about Rubens and Galvans in the post here. I realize there are others with the same name in the Houston market, but they are not starting on air today.

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  7. I saw his first segment Tuesday. I was unimpressed by the obviously staged segments and rehearsed jabber.
    Today I saw another segment in a workout facility and it was terrible.
    I had hoped he would bring something new and credible to a morning newscast that has only one bright light, Anthony Yanez. Instead, Ruben seems to be cast as KPRC's own Perez Hilton Light.
    I think if he continues to follow the directions of Ch 2's failure-is-the-only-option Program Director, or begins to emulate the other on air morning twits, he will continue to be unimpressive.

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  8. Is this a sales initiative? He seems to be at a lot of businesses in a commercial like fashion.

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  9. And he starts each appearance with that goofy and turn-off mouth agape smile and surprised look. Scared the bejesus outta me.

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  10. I think he should have his own section on 2's web site so we can find his videos each day.

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    1. And call it "Frank and Ruben's Wild Adventures"? If so, it's bound to be better that the worthless "Owen Sucksplenty's Wild Adventures" they tried a few weeks ago.

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  11. Agreed, he is a joke. Do not like him at all.

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  12. I'm willing to give Galvan a chance, but it will have to be on noon, afternoon, or night broadcasts. I quit watching KPRC in the AM because of Conflenti, Freeman, and Yanez! First thing in the morning, I'm not ready for their goofiness. Ever once in a while I go back and try to catch Reyna.

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    1. I bet you are. Watch Reyna. LOL.

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  13. He's annoying, but not nearly as annoying as Idolina Peralez

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  14. This guy is one of the most annoying reporters I've ever seen. He seems so fake. And what is with him touching everyone? Putting his arm around everyone when they are clearly uncomfortable. He never lets anyone talk. This guy bugs me and is pushing me to watch ABC or CBS. Bye KPRC!

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  15. Haters unite on the McGuff blog!

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  16. Good morning,

    Since moving to Texas in 1997, KPRC has been my only choice for news, weather and sports. Not only do I watch the 6 o'clock news, but also I start my day with 6:00 am broadcast. I am not a conservative or a liberal - I like a factual, somewhat serious news program, with some light-hearted, human interest thrown in the mix. And, I might add, I’m not typically anyone who writes in/calls your station.

    However, a recent addition to your reporting lineup has bothered me to the point that I cannot help but address the issue. In my opinion, Ruben Galvan's spots have added a level of foolishness to the morning news that defeats my purpose for watching. Let me be perfectly clear, I do not know this man, nor do judge him personally, but his segments are just plain silly and over-the-top. If possible, I am even more offended and put-off by the ridiculous sound track that blares through his stories. Who in the world thought that was a good idea? Even if I wanted to hear his silliness, I can barely do so with the volume level of the background music. And no, I am not normally offended by loud music.

    I implore you to rethink the segments that Ruben Galvan does; the morning broadcast hardly seems appropriate on a daily basis. Or, at the very least consider toning them (and the music) down. As one viewer, I’m sure this is not a threat to your overall fan base, but if something is not done I will have to succumb to my husband's wishes and watch another channel for my news, sports and weather.

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    1. I totally agree. Channel two has been my morning new for years, but not much longer.

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    2. You took my thoughts and literally the words right out of my mouth!

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  17. He once did a spot from a marine base where he stated he was gonna work and get buff like them. You should have seen the looks they gave. My wife and I almost fell off the sofa.

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  18. too much loud fast energy too early. turn the music off at least

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  19. Whoever said Perez Hilton light nailed it. The last two hires have been a major disappointment. Besides, I want news not theatrics-entertainment.

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  20. I can't stand Ruben Galvan either!! He is just - how can I put it - annoying!! I love Channel 2 News & watched it for years but my gosh - this Ruben Galvan is ridiculous!! He seems so sissy?!?!

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    1. Maybe you should think outside the BOX .......

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  21. Take your Geritol and switch to 13. Koch's puns and Melton's horse laugh would be more suitable to you lot. Galvan adds fun and energy for those young enough to get it.

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  22. KPRC, with the addition of Ruben Galvan, has transformed an otherwise credible news presentation operation into a giddy third rate Barnum & Bailey circus

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  23. Did this reporter ever have any skills? I thought maybe he was related to someone at KPRC and that's how he got the job. He makes the spot more about himself and less about the event he is reporting. He cannot get more than a sentence off without becoming tongue-tied. He comes off as inexperienced, untalented and lacking intelligence.

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  24. This old native Houstonian of 67 years has seen many a reporters come and go and from my side of the fence there could not be a young man more suited for the job than Ruben. I love his lite heartedness, always putting a smile on my face and the outfits always match the surroundings you have him in. Not to mention his quick reactions that always seem to be hilarious getting my day started off on a happy note with a smile and a chuckle. What more can I say.....I simply love Ruben and his Click2 event happenings.

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    1. I agree. I think Ruben does a great job. The more I watch him, the more I like him.

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  25. Thank you for bringing Ruben and his annoying fake laugh to the morning news. I now get a little more sleep than wasting my time watching this program.

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  26. Ruben is two seconds away from becoming Ross Matthews.

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  27. I find him to be somewhat obnoxious! Whenever he comes on I switch over to channel 11.

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  28. Are Owen and Ruben related? They kinda favor... Just sayin'.

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