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Monday, July 21, 2014

Houston Press Club winners, SA anchor breaks down, plus more

- Female TV anchors showing more skin?
- Howard Stern fan pranks MSNBC’s Malaysian plane crash coverage with crude joke
- Newsroom baby shower surprise for Traffic Authority Michelle Merhar
- I just swallowed a fly
- Snake in the sales office
- This was a news story?
- Suck my what?
- But Didn’t You Say You Had Breaking News?
- KWES (Midland) marriage proposal
- TV Live Truck Mast Collapse Captured on Video
- Spider Becomes Latest in String of Creature Assaults on Meteorologists
- Reporter takes a pie to the face at the circus
- News 8 says goodbye to Danny Manley
- This Is SportsCenter - Metallica
- Houston's Art Rascon reports from Central America on ABC's This Week
- Mike Douglas Show with Star Wars cast (1977)
- NBC News Overnight - June 25, 1983 (Part 1 of 4)
- KENS 5 Eyewitness News Image Promo
- Bill Talylor KENS 5 First Alert Weather Image Promo

Lone Star Awards
The Houston Press Club presents its 2014 Lone Star Award winners.

The News will shut down paid website
As newspapers try new ideas to attract more digital readers in a changing media world, some are destined to stick and others to fail.

Direct from Hollywood, FOX Television Stations to Air Fresh New Entertainment Show, Hollywood Today Live
FOX Television Stations will air Hollywood Today Live a daily one-hour entertainment magazine show that delivers the hottest celebrity, red carpet and pop culture headlines, social media and red carpet coverage. Hollywood Today Live began July 14, and will air on top FOX Television stations in several markets like Dallas on FOX 4 from 2-3 p.m. and in Houston on MyNet 20 from 9-10 a.m.

Mary Benton gets her own day
Congratulations to former KPRC reporter Mary Benton. She officially has her own day in the city of Houston.
- Watch her in the city chamber
- PICS: Mary Benton's KPRC goodbye party packed with Houston TV celebs

Houston Chronicle Live Tweeted the Stay Funeral
The Chron sent not one but two reporters who live tweeted the funeral, complete with photos.

HOUSTON-GALVESTON: The Song Remains The Same
Research Director, Inc. Presents Exclusive June PPM Analysis For Houston.

Sports Radio 610 misplayed Travis Johnson
Houston Media Watch puts money on former Texans first-round draft pick, Travis Johnson.

The Daily Craig
Odd Request From a Former Co-Worker

$100,000 in 10 weeks? No problem for one young fundraising femme
Former TV reporter Hasti Taghi raised $107,000 to win the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Woman of the Year" honors.

Radio host resolves legal dispute with AM station
The legal dispute between Houston radio host Michael Harris and his on-again-off-again boss, KCOH 1230 AM president Jesse Dunn, has been resolved.

Houston teen will compete on ‘Jeopardy!’ for $75K
William Golden, 13, is a 7th grade student at Harmony School of Excellence in Houston and will be participating in the tournament.

Get ready for Houston Restaurant Weeks
Brunch is on the menu for the highly anticipated annual food fest known as Houston Restaurant Weeks.

Barbizon Updates Houston’s Telemundo Lighting
For KTMD-TV Telemundo in Houston, TX the challenge was to take a brand new space with video walls, LCD displays and Chroma-key elements and design a daylight balanced, fully functioning studio that was easy to maintain without causing delay in the studio’s packed programming schedule.

Former KPRC reporter Brendan Keefe gets new gig
Brendan Keefe to Leave WCPO for WXIA and Gannett Teaching Gig

Popular KSAT anchor breaks down in tears over child injury reports
Who says journalists have no heart? An anchor for KSAT-TV Channel 12 in San Antonio was overcome with emotion during a newscast.

S.A. anchor’s TV swan song — and upcoming book
Jacqueline Ortiz is waving goodbye to 16 years of newscasting/reporting to devote more time to her family. As it turns out, however, her own children, ages 6 and 9, aren’t the only young people who will benefit from her newly freed-up energies.

Meteorologist who sued KXAN lands new job
A meteorologist who filed a racial discrimination suit against KXAN after she was let go by station management has landed a new job with a nationally televised cable network.

Gannett completes acquisition of six London Broadcasting Company TV stations from SunTx Capital Partners
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of six of London Broadcasting Company's television stations in Texas for $215 million in an all-cash transaction.

Lazy TV anchors are just doing what the job description says
Nexstar owned KAMC and KLBK (Lubbock) have posted a job for main Anchors. Now, if you're thinking this is a job you can do, you better think again.

John Walton-Owned KFFX To Air Walton & Johnson Morning Show
yndicated Classic Rock and Talk morning show WALTON AND JOHNSON picks up KFFX/BEAUMONT-PORT ARTHUR, TX, which coincidentally is owned by show host JOHN WALTON.

Texas Cable Operator Fined $2.25 Million for Retrans Violation
A Texas cable operator has been fined $2.25 million for violating retransmission consent rules. The Federal Communications Commission issued the Forfeiture Order this week to TV Max of Houston for “willfully and repeatedly” violating Section 325 of the Communications Act “by retransmitting the signals of six Houston, Texas area full-power commercial television broadcast stations without ‘the express authority’ of the originating stations.”

Texas Monthly names new editor in chief
Texas Monthly has named Brian Sweany its next editor-in-chief.


Kuyk Logan
The Hobby family brought Kuyk Logan to Houston in 1969 as assistant managing editor of The Houston Post. He was named managing editor in 1976, a job he held until the paper was sold in 1983. From there, he became managing editor of news at the Houston CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV.

Charles "Chuck" Paul Pharris Sr.
Charles “Chuck” Paul Pharris Sr., 85, of Marietta died Friday, July 11, 2014. He joined KPRC-TV in Houston in 1956 as chief cameraman. He was later named Director of Newsfilm Operations, and became a member of NPPA. Chuck and the KPRC staff won several NPPA and AP awards for spot news and features, and in 1962 KPRC was named “Newsfilm Station of the Year.”

Young Telemundo employee killed in car wreck during holiday trip
A Houston family is mourning the loss of a young woman killed in a car crash out of state. Vanessa Morales was an employee at the Telemundo TV station in Houston.

Former KHOU 11 reporter Brad Woodard remembered
Friends gathered Saturday to remember the life of former KHOU 11 reporter Brad Woodard. Those in attendance included Jeff McShan, Carolyn Mungo, Greg Groogan, Chau Nguyen, former KHOU news director Keith Connors and wife Karla Barguiarena, Woodard's two sisters and many current and former KHOU employees.

- Courtney Zubowski leaving KHOU 11
- PICS: Mary Benton's KPRC goodbye party packed with Houston TV celebs
- Ashley Paredez anchored at FOX 7 KTBC Austin
- Darby Douglas' father dies hours before his KHOU return
- Rhonda Errer LaVelle is new KPRC 2 news director

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