Reporter and fill-in anchor Ned Hibberd is leaving for Fox owned stations WJZY-WMYT in Charlotte, NC reports Fox 26 KRIV reporter Isiah "Factor" Carey AKA The Insite. Hibberd will be the assistant news director for the newly purchased Fox duopoly.
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Hibberd follows former Fox 26 executive producer Geoffrey Roth who became vice president of local content (aka news director) there last summer.
“Ned has been an integral part of our news team over the last 23 years," said Fox 26 KRIV VP and General Manager D’Artagnan Bebel in a statement released to mikemcguff.com in an email. "He is an accomplished storyteller, whose keen insight into emerging technologies and unique news style will be missed. We wish him well in his new position.”
His departure will be a big blow to the station since he has been at KRIV since 1990!
Hibberd started at Fox Houston as an intern in 1988 and worked his way up. According to his bio, he's worked as a production crew member, assignments editor, associate producer, investigative reporter, fill-in anchor and general assignments reporter.
While Hibberd didn't grow up in Houston, he practically did. At age 17 he arrived in the Bayou City from Philadelphia and went on to graduate with honors from Rice University.
Hibberd leaves KRIV on November 24 and begins work in Charlotte December 2nd. Congrats to Hibberd and wife Danielle.