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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Lucy Noland, Nov. sweeps ratings, The Angry Stripper and more!

- What's wrong with the Houston media?
- Weathergirl Runs Around Naked After Team Qualifies for World Cup
- Ned Hibberd says goodbye to Fox 26 KRIV & Houston (VIDEO)
- Fox 9 News Anchor Ice Faceplant
- Bun B interviews Rockets forward Casspi
- Watch Ron Burgundy Anchor An Actual Newscast In North Dakota
- Shaq Slips & Hits The Deck, Chris Webber Loves It
- LA News Station Practically Declares Martial Law Over a Little Rain
- ‘He’s a Maniac’: Philadelphia FOX Anchor Recreates Iconic ‘Flashdance’ Scene
- News Anchor Delivers the Ultimate Takedown of Snow-Covered Patio Photos
- KTVT CBS 11 'The Ones We Could Count On' Part 2 Promo
- WFAA: No One Gets Closer
- Belo merger (1996)

- Everyone's a winner in D-FW's November newscast "sweeps"
- KPRC 2 wins Houston morning news in November 2013 sweeps; plus other gains
- KPRC 2 wins morning news in key demo for November 2013 sweeps
- Univision 45 KXLN declares victory in November 2013 sweeps war
- Fox 4 KDFW November 2013 sweeps results
- KSAT news almost sweeps in S.A.

WFAA8 reporter Steve Stoler leaving after 11 years for Plano public relations post
Uncle Barky reports WFAA reporter Steve Stoler has decided to take a position as director of media relations for the City of Plano.

KTVT Takes Pride In Its History, Tradition
Every TV station has a legacy of people, characters, shows, programs and events that has meaning to the people who live in that market. At the Dallas CBS O&O, a new promo campaign reminds people that KTVT has a story to tell about its history and contribution.

Host comings and goings on CW33's Eye Opener
Out is Sean Dowling, who left in mid-October. In is Alex Wehrley, a former 2009 Miss Wisconsin USA.

Dallas: Jolly holiday spending on TV
High demand from retailers is driving up prices

NBC 5 Donates Historical Film Library to University of North Texas
Texas' First Television Station Offers Look at Newscasts of the 1950s, 60s & 70s

Jennifer Reyna's car accident
KPRC's Jennifer Reyna posted on Facebook a few weeks ago: "Good morning and a heartfelt thanks for your genuine care and concern regarding my accident last weekend. No major injuries thankfully. Of course, I'm still sore. I've become good friends with "ICE." Also, no I was not texting and driving, just slick roads...I should have better compensated. Again, thanks everybody! Your messages/calls/texts/tweets made me feel very loved."

Lucy Noland takes off from KNBC
Former KHOU 11 anchor Lucy Noland has left KNBC Los Angeles.
- Lucy Noland shows off sex appeal in photos

Ex-stripper Sarah Tressler quits the San Antonio Express-News
Reporter Sarah Tressler [writer of the Diary of an Angry Stripper blog] was fired from Hearst’s Houston Chronicle last year after it was discovered that she was moonlighting as a stripper. She filed an EEOC complaint and landed at the San Antonio Express-News — another Hearst paper — as part of her settlement.
- Angry Stripper Sarah Tressler talks to KHOU 11's Shern-Min Chow

#6 Houston-Galveston TX
November 2013 Portable People Meter (Updated: 11-25-13)
- Research Director, Inc. Presents Exclusive Nov. PPM Analysis For Houston
- KILT improves in November radio ratings, but still down from 2012

CBS/Houston VP/Programming Mark Adams Resigns
With an eye toward another, soon-to-be-announced programming opportunity, CBS/HOUSTON VP/Programming MARK ADAMS has announced his resignation after six years in the market. His last day is DECEMBER 6th.

Dave Ward, Houston news anchor, gave life lessons, direction of news
Dave Ward, Channel 13 KTRK-TV news anchor, gave Sam Houston State University students career advice about how to make it big in the journalism world and life in general.

Astros owner sues Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC claiming fraud
Jim Crane’s Astros ownership group filed a state court lawsuit Thursday afternoon against former Astros owner Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal, accusing all the defendants of fraud and negligent misrepresentation and McLane’s corporation that owned the Astros of breach of contract in conjunction with Crane’s purchase of a 46 percent interest in the parent company of Comcast SportsNet.
- Comcast, NBC Universal wish to take Crane lawsuit to federal court

New Houston Chronicle editor Nancy Barnes hopes to boost newsroom
CultureMap’s Clifford Pugh provided some nice coverage of the Houston Chronicle‘s new editor, Nancy Barnes, who was the guest of a group of female Houston leaders.

Getting around town John Donnelly style
Congratulations to Fox 26 reporter John Donnelly who’s pushing a new 2014 Toyota Camry LE.

Is Josh Innes’ future in Houston?
It’s public knowledge that Josh Innes’ contract with Sports Radio 610 is up in November. Over the last four years, Josh has been vocal when he is about to re-up but this time; Houston Media Watch noticed he’s been silent.

Texan Fans Rejoice! CBS' Dan Dierdorf To Retire At Season's End
Texan fans have one less mustache to kick around on Twitter.

S.A. anchorwoman gives birth early
The KENS-TV anchorwoman was supposed to have a Thanksgiving baby, instead, Sarah Lucero of the 6 and 10 p.m. news gave birth to her fourth child a week early.

JB Hager gone from Mix 94.7 morning show
JB Hager, one half of the long-running “JB and Sandy Morning Show” on 94.7 KAMX-FM, has departed the station after almost 18 years on the air.

YNN to be rebranded as Time Warner Cable News
YNN is getting an extreme makeover. Next month, Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news channel will begin rolling out a new name and a new on-air look.

Signing off in Waco
KXXV (Waco) Morning Anchor and Reporter Noel Brennan is working has worked his last shift.

Former KWBU producer has healthcare program on public television
Three and a half years after Waco public television station KWBU shut down, former KWBU producer Joani Livingston finds her work airing on a Central Texas public television station.

West Texas Radio Group names local VP
West Texas Radio Group recently announced the promotion of John Moesch to Vice President of its Odessa-Midland broadcast stations KHKX-FM, KMCM-FM and KQRX-FM.

Texas Reporter Acted as Press Agent for Event He Also Covered
Brett Crandall, a reporter and weathercaster for KGBT in Harlingen, TX, has a side job as the public affairs director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Who’s Footing the Bill for Investigative Journalism?
If you want to get rich in journalism, one way—maybe the only way—is to host droning conferences and symposiums to debate the fate of the news industry. That’s where the fat money in the news business is. Just launch another roundtable and let the Cassandras, Thomas Malthus acolytes and Chicken Littles have at it.


Jason Spencer announced on LinkedIn he has left HISD as General Manager, Communications and Media Relations and is now working for Aldine ISD as Assistant Superintendent for Communications and Government Relations.

Former science and medical reporter at KPRC and KHOU, Susan Starnes, has been hired as News 92 FM KROI's weekend editor (producer in TV speak). She's been doing some reporting as well.


Congrats to KHOU 11's Doug Delony who is engaged!

Appreciation of BOOTED NEWS WOMEN Blog
- Rita Garcia Is Staying Hot In Houston
- Jennifer Reyna Is Helping Bring Joy To All The Boys And Girls
- Cindy Burbano Kicks Her Feet Up
- Bellacosa's Brown Leather Monday
- Fox 7's Keri Bellacosa and Celebrity Fashion Stylist Laurie Graham
- Alex Wehrley Is Kickin It Classic On Eye Opener
- Bellacosa's Back In Brown
- Loriana Hernandez Is Somebody We Can Count On
- Big time Texas battle
- Loriana Hernandez Salsa Dances In Black Leather Boots!!!
- Jenny Anchondo's Box Top Boots

- Sunny 99.1 KODA launches Christmas music this week
- Travel host Rick Steves jetting to Houston
- Who is the biggest Houston media turkey 2013?
- Ken Molestina joins CBS 11 KTVT from WUSA
- Comcast releases statement concerning Houston Astros lawsuit
- Steve Simon expands NewsFix to KDAF from KIAH
- Rita Garcia promoted to Fox 26 KRIV morning anchor
- Lauren Freeman is new KPRC 2 4pm anchor

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