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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New KPRC & KHOU reporters, best January news bloopers and more

- Guy Tries To Attack Jim Cantore During Live Shot, Immediately Regrets It
- Congressman Physically Threatens Reporter
- Top pro-shot Houston concerts on YouTube
- Watch MSNBC Interrupt a Congresswoman for Breaking Justin Bieber News
- Ivy League Thugs Assault Defenseless TV Reporter With Snow Missiles
- Watch out sir!
- Austin Reporter Uses Fall During Live Shot as Teachable Moment
- KVUE van crashes during ice storm
- Houston IceNado 2014 Boiling Water Experiment
- Paperboy Houston Chronicle 1970s

WFTV's Bianca Castro headed to Dallas
WFTV's Bianca Castro is headed to KXAS Dallas to anchor at 4pm and report.

D/FW Radio: Shannon Murphy Return Gets TV Coverage
Radio show personality Shanon Murphy, known to listeners as Psycho Shanon, returned to the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show"

KVIL adds evening host
Blake Powers has joined CBS Radio Dallas KVIL-FM as the station’s new evening host.

Two new Houston TV reporters on their way
- Samantha Ptashkin of KVOA joins KPRC
- Marcelino Benito of KGUN Tucson joins KHOU 11

#6 Houston-Galveston TX
Holiday 13 Portable People Meter (Updated: 01-21-14)

Houston Chronicle shakeup continues: Former first lady joins editorial team; big pay cuts for others
The ever-changing Houston Chronicle has made a surprising hire: Former Houston first lady Andrea White is joining the editorial staff on a temporary basis that could become permanent.
- We TOLD you the Chron editorial board is Mrs. White! A journalist is dead; Here, click away on our photo gallery of other journalists!, the Houston Chronicle’s free news/listicle/photo gallery site, ran a story a few days ago about the death of former KHOU news director and anchor Dick John. The post did not actually report his age, but it DID include a photo gallery of Houston-area TV journalists to click through.

The Astros Have a Plan (Kind of) to Deal With This Whole CSN Houston Disaster
The Astros announced that they are working on a back-up plan that will allow the games to be aired in the Houston area this season.

KBRZ, 1460, Freeport - Part 1
On April 4, 1952, the Freeport Daily Facts and Review reported that the Federal Communications Commission had approved the call letters for KBRZ, a new AM radio station for the Brazosport area, the first radio station licensed in Brazoria Co.

The case of KSAT’s missing weather vet; new meteorologist hired
Longtime meteorologist John HonorĂ© seems to have vanished from KSAT’s air, Katie Vossler has been handling HonorĂ©’s weekend forecasts.

WOAI’s Miles leaves 12-year traffic gig; KABB’s reporter takes over
For more than 12 years, perky Shelly Miles has been synonymous with traffic reporting on WOAI. That’s no longer the case.

Former Fox 7 anchor Loriana Hernandez battling leukemia
Former KTBC anchor Loriana Hernandez had plenty of things on her to-do list as she geared up for a cross-country move. Undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatments to combat newly diagnosed leukemia wasn’t one of them.

Lauren Petrowski moves to mornings on Fox 7
Fox-owned KTBC has tweaked the anchor lineup for its morning newscast.

KXAN lifestyle show debuts this summer
First KEYE. Now KXAN. Austin’s NBC affiliate will launch a new lifestyle show this summer, according to station president and general manager Eric Lassberg.

Austin TV reporters covering winter weather involved in wrecks
Austin journalists were out and about Thursday night, cruising through some of the roughest spots in Central Texas to provide updates on the winter weather hitting our area.

Sinclair Purchases El Paso Building For KFOX and KDBC
Sinclair Broadcast Group has purchased office space for two of its newly-acquired stations, KFOX and KDBC in El Paso.


New KPRC 2 assistant news director + KMJQ's Jeff Harrison, KKRW's Kelly Ryan & more
Houston and Texas radio and TV job changes in early 2014.

Just got this one emailed to me - KPRC 2's chief engineer of 19 years, Dale Werner, retired from the company last summer.

Shana Sonnier is the new Promotions Director of NEWS 92 FM KROI. (Thanks PR Fairy Susan Farb Morris)

Houston Mayor Annise Parker spokesperson Jessica Michan is now External Relations Manager at Direct Energy.


Dick John, former KHOU 11 news director, has died
Dick John hired the likes of Jessica Savitch, Linda Ellerbee, Ron Franklin at KHOU

R.I.P.: KBFB In Dallas Music Director Preston Lowe
Family and friends are mourning the passing of KBFB 97.9 FM The Beat music director Preston Lowe in Dallas.

After Hours host Jimmy Carper
Jimmy Carper, host and producer of the long-running After Hours program on KPFT (90.1 FM), died just after midnight Monday.

- Alex Wehrley Looks Yellowicious And Brown Leather Lovely!!
- Nerissa Knight Is Stylish In Khaki Colored Boots
- Whitney Drolen With Lewisville's Finest
- Have We Seen Liddy And Kaime Wear Black Leather Knee High Boots?
- Like A True Nature's Child Sally Was Born To Be Wild
- Spanning The Globe We Find Katherine Whaley Booted In Houston
- Jennifer Reyna Is Breaking Boards With Boots
- Amanda Salinas Gets Off To A GREAT START In Austin

- Anonymous commenters on the attack
- KHOU 11 anchor shuffle 2014
- KPRC 2 reporter Mary Benton to have surgery
- Eddie Trunk of 'That Metal Show' coming to Houston

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