Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Simone Eli is new KPRC 2 weekend sports anchor

Simone Eli leaves Fox 10 WALA Mobile, Alabama for KPRC 2 weekend sports anchor chair

Simone Eli
Simone Eli
Sports director, anchor and reporter Simone Eli, who just left Fox 10 WALA Mobile, Alabama, started today at KPRC 2 today as the station's new weekend sports anchor/reporter.

Eli tells me she is excited about being in Houston.

"We're really excited that we got her out of Mobile and we think she will be a great asset," KPRC senior executive producer Rick McFarland tells mikemcguff.com. "Not only does she have great sportscasting experience, but I think people are going to be interested in watching her."

Previously Eli worked as a sports photographer/reporter for BCSN/WTOL 11 in Toledo, Ohio from August 2012 – May 2013 according to her LinkedIn.

She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2012. While a student, Eli played on the Women’s Division 1 basketball team. On her personal website, Eli wrote she played on teams that won three Mid-American Conference Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012, appeared in two NCAA Tournaments and made two WNIT Tournament appearances. In one of those WNIT appearances her team advanced to the Sweet-16.

Eli wrote she is currently finishing her Master’s of Education in Human Movement, Sports and Leisure Studies.


(Thanks Taylor)



52 comments:

  1. Ease up on the word "reporter." The only TV sports reporter is Berman. Everyone else reads news and never goes to events outside of Texans.

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  2. Mark Berman actually is more of a reporter than most news reporters. He has sources and breaks news. He doesn't wait for the desk to hand him a fully developed story found in the newspaper.

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  3. I hope she replaces Chester Pitts, he's a good analyst for Sports Sunday, but he's a football player not an anchor

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    1. I agree, Chester Pitts is TERRIBLE.

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  4. Hopefully she's more talented than most of the hacks who appear behind the desk on that joke station. One thing for sure, she's bound too have a better personality and more sports knowledge and broadcasting skills than Nick Gee-I'm-stuck-on-me twit.

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  5. Two words: Mark Berman.

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  6. 2 years of experience in towns with no pro sports to speak of must've prepared her well.

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  7. I worked with Mark Berman for a long time, he is the hardest working journalist in Houston. I know he does sports, but he is a journalist!

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  8. They're glad they got her out of Mobile? Interesting choice of wording. Also ... only 2 years of experience? Wow.

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    1. Agreed. I see a train wreck on the horizon.

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  9. They have her picture up on their Facebook page and people are commenting on the photo. Some people are saying that it's not a professional photo. Of course, others are saying they are just haters and jealous and all the other BS. KPRC made a comment about her really paying her dues in smaller markets. Um, okay. I would have more respect for KPRC if they would just admit they hire women based on thinness, youth, long hair, makeup, surgery, etc. This would show me at least they are honest and have some integrity. I wonder if the people that watch KPRC are less educated and/or have lower IQ's. I wish someone would do a study, or survey.

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  10. I applied for that job. I have 11 years of experience, 2 of those years in a similarly sized market.

    I never even got a phone call.

    Apparently, if you're a woman in sports, you can just go wherever you want.

    She may be great...but unless you've worked in a big market, you have no idea what it takes to cover those teams on a day to day basis.

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  11. I'm giving her 6 years staying in Houston before she goes to a bigger job.

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    1. I bet in 6 months ESPN or FOX hires her. We'll remember her time here fondly when she is covering the super bowl or nba championships.

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    2. Doubt it. She'll be the token female quota for sports on KPRC, so her leaving would be a problematic for that quote (unless they replace her with another woman). Plus her attractiveness will gather younger males to watch KPRC sports. Chita Johnson does that similarly with weather on KHOU.

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    3. I've been on Chita's and Jennifer's Facebook page and most of the men that think they are just the greatest are in their 30's, 40's, 50's and up. The older, less educated, less attractive men tend to go looks-hair, makeup, plastic surgery, etc.

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    4. So most of Kate Upton's fanbase are old geezers?

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    5. Yes, plus the uneducated and unattractive. Good-looking men tend to like women that don't need surgery, hair dye, or makeup. They don't have anything to prove, like unattractive men.

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  12. In other words, she's using Houston as a short pit stop for the bigger job.

    Similar to Nick Saban manipulating the Miami Dolphins to get to Alabama.

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  13. I watched her reports today from Texans Camp, shes good. Seemed to know enough in the short time shes been here

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  14. I thought she sounded very green. She needed a few more years in smaller markets. It's not hard to learn about what you are talking about ,especially when you are not analyzing a game. I liked the fat that she was more normal looking. Not tons of makeup. She looks a little different on air than she does in photos. Photos are easier to edit.

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  15. Saw her a few times this weekend and she was terrible. College students calling games on radio are 1000 times better.

    Therefore, she'll fit right i alongside the rest of the unprofessional, troglodyte, English butchering, Espanol attempting-to-speak, blinky eyes, implant addicts, non-Medical and non-Consumer experts they have.

    KPRC News...the best comedy on NBC since Seinfeld!

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  16. She's gorgeous! I bet she'll be the next Chita and Jennifer.

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  17. She's hotter than Chunka and the unqualified traffic chick, that's for sure.

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  18. She's so hot, much like Chita and Jennifer. She could rival them both.

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  19. I have 7 words: Mark "whatever his middle name is" Berman.

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  20. It'll be interesting to see how Simone is liked by the KPRC fans.

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    1. She'll have the same kind of fans as Jennifer Reyna.

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    2. Yes, the uneducated and unattractive ones !!

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  21. I was wondering when something like this happened. They have the "Hot Mom" audience covered (Sachse, Freeman, and McNeil) and Jen Reyna might be the best looking woman on TV in Texas. Now they finally have their "Sports Eye Candy" to compliment Randy "My Smile Looks So Plastic" McIllroy, Chester "My reading of the teleprompter is still the" Pitts, and Nick "Don't call me the Godfather" Giovanni. Clearly we know what 'ASSets' Randy was ASSessing when she interviewed for the job, but (much like Chita) she actually shows evidence of being a very competent news woman...and yet also what looks like a pretty smokin' hot body!

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    1. It' so great that you actually go for talent and not fakeness! This is sarcasm of course. Also, Jennifer isn't even the best looking at KPRC. Stop looking at fake boobs and makeup!! Also, you seem pretty jealous of good-looking men.

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    2. It's "complement", not "compliment" 1:48. You're as smart and qualified to convey information publicly as those unattractive saline bag having incompetent failed teleprompter readers you tout in your post.

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  22. Reyna is terrible. Her poor anchoring skills are on display today, with Sachse-like interruptions of others and bad reading and worse segues. She simply cannot think on her feet or read.

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  23. Anon, Sachse has been there since 1993: she wants to be the next Jan Carson or Shara Fryer.

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  24. Reyna once again paraded her ignorance today in the anchor chair. The best laugh moment came when Anthony noted an earthquake had just been recorded in Hawaii. Anthony asked a rhetorical true/false question on whether the earthquake was related to the two hurricanes that are approaching Hawaii.

    Miss “I Peter Principled as a bikini contest winner” Reyna stared at Anthony in her typical deer in the headlights. Anthony then tells them the answer is false. At this point, (and despite the fact that Hawaii has no natural gas reserves or drilling) our failed traffic reporter says “It’s because of fracking”!

    She should be delivering doughuts. Not the news.

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    1. I do not understand why people like you attack Jennifer's intelligence and job capability and show your ignorance while doing it. According to dictionary.com, a rhetorical question is a question asking solely to produce an effect or make an assertion and not to elicit a reply. So you cannot have a "rhetorical true/false question" as that would require an answer.

      Perhaps you should be doing something else other than attacking other people. If you don't like her than much, here's a news flash: you can change the channel!!

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    2. For me, I love their weather so I won't change the channel. I just use mute frequently when Owen, Reyna, Zubowski, nails-on-a-chalkoard Freeman, or the narcissist Sachse speak.
      If they had competent anchors I'd like them too. Gilmore, Cerota and Mena are very good. Irika was awesome. Time to toss out the mothballs and go Jim Crane route and invest in young new talent.

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    3. We don't understand how people like you can judge intelligence and talent based on breast size, hair length, and makeup. Also, if Jennifer weighed 300 pounds, or had a pixie cut and didn't wear makeup, would you still be a fan, or think she is intelligent and talented?

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  25. I'm sure Jennifer is probably reading some of the comments on here and might have something to say about it with not so good words.

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    1. So, she'd be her typical self and speak horribly just like she does on air?

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    2. And we should care why? Who is she? Sorry, but it's not like she is doing something important for this world. She's not a scientist working on a cancer, or AIDS cure.

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    3. Jennifer is known for good looks, sexy outfits, that's what KPRC is interested in.

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    4. She is NOT attractive.

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  26. I guess at least we know one reason Simone was brought in....and it wasn't just to make Randy Mc look good. Turns out Nick G is outta here to WUSA in DC! Makes sense...since I was wondering whether they really needed 4 sports newscasters.

    Don't hate on Jen Reyna just because she has a nice figure. Behind that nice rack is actually a person of decent intelligence. I'd certainly rather see her than some of the less attractive, less talented news hotties in the H-town.

    And where's McGuff? It's been almost 3 weeks....and we need some new local news to gossip about!

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  27. McGuff needs to stop being LAZY and post some damn new stories.

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  28. Am watching the nightmare KPRC Sunday night football show. Randy The Diva is as terrible as the many implant having women anchors. Chet speaks worse English than anyone except Reyna or the Blinky Blonde. And Simone is worse today than her start date. JOKE 2 just got worse. What next....Sachse pretends people want her to start a YouTube Fashion Channel...

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  29. Simone wipe your oily face like Reyna also must learn.

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  30. KPRC has gone downhill since the day Ron Stone (RIP) retired.

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  31. Simone needs to do more than wipe her face. She needs to find herself and leave others alone.

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  32. I was watching her yesterday and I think she has gotten much better. She has a "tom-boy" look, so I don't think she was hired for her looks.

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  33. She was terrible on the Friday Night Frenzy. Then again, so was Randy. And why on earth was Rachel McNeil on that? Worst High School coverage in Texas. Not ready for prime time big market new players.

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