Monday, August 25, 2014

Why is Sharron Melton a KTRK abc13 'field anchor' now?

Sharron Melton becomes a KTRK abc13 "field anchor?"

Sharron Melton
Sharron Melton
I'm still on a blogging break but a KTRK abc13 development has brought me back for one quick post.

All I gotta say is I'm receiving a ton of emails, tweets and Facebook messages about KTRK abc13 anchor Sharron Melton.

Angry viewers are wondering why Melton has been removed from the morning anchor desk and is now reporting in the field during the morning news (today marks week 2). Heck, even members of the media are writing me to find out the deal.

And get this...my wife received an email asking me to get blogging again just to post something about Melton.

On the air, Melton is being called a "field anchor." That is not a term I'm familiar with. Apparently no one else knows what it means either. So let's define it as someone who is still technically called an anchor, but for some reason now reports from the field.

Melton isn't talking either. As you might imagine, I am not the only one getting a ton of queries as to where the popular morning anchor has been. Melton is getting lots of questions on Twitter and Facebook but she is keeping mum and just pumping out news items.

I think people are asking me the deal to find out if she did something wrong on air. No, I am not aware of any misdeed on Melton's part.

Really, I think we should look at the bigger picture. KPRC has been sending over press releases at the end of every TV rating sweeps periods declaring wins in the mornings since last November (February & May here). That means KPRC is beating, or close to beating, the once unbeatable KTRK morning newscast. In the past, it was true that you could add up the other Houston stations' ratings and not equal the mighty 13 morning ratings.  I told you last year there was already one abc13 morning change and there would be more (the Melton move could be the more with even more on the way).

In Melton's studio anchor absence, weekend morning anchor Samica Knight has been doing the fill-in job. Will she take over permanently? We'll just have to watch for now I guess to get that answer.

And as I've told people who have written in, we could see Melton back on the news desk tomorrow for all we know. If the ratings go down, I'm sure management will have Melton back reading the prompter again.

It's not the only move at KTRK. They have hired some new reporters and moved an executive producer from nights to weekends.

I think we'll see even more changes once a new news director shows up at the station.

PS
Besides Melton, I'm getting a lot of questions on where I have been and if I'm OK. Glad to report everything is fine.  Thanks for the concern.

 As I stated before, I am working on a bunch of other stuff I will tell you about later when I can. I'm also still chugging along with the 101 KLOL documentary writing. Hope to be back after Labor Day. If you want me back sooner, like my Facebook page. If I jump up a couple hundred likes, I will start posting sooner than later!

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116 comments:

  1. You're right about staying mum, I've tweeted her about what was going on and she just said have a great day and thanks for the support. Samica Knight is OK but Sharron is so much better. I think their drop in the ratings has more to do with all the technical problems and not the anchors.

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    1. I knew something was going on. I could tell just looking at the chemistry on set. I love the original crew. They crack me up all the time. I have no problem with Samica Knight. I just prefer Melton. And I've never cared for Rivas as an achor. She has a really nice personality, but makes a lot of mistakes.She is not even as smooth as Samica, who has been doing the job for less time than Rivas. Companies are always making changes, so we'll see what happens. But as a regular Ch 13 viewer, the crew they had worked much better for me.

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    2. Sharron Melton is truly missed on the morning news. She presents a different aspect of reporting. Melton has a great personality and excellent reporting skills. It is noticeably different on 13 since she has been off the desk. Tom Cook could have been moved. If rating are what the station is seeking than they should have started with Cook.

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    3. I have seen in recent broadcasting before Melton had gotten the boot from the morning seat that there were some shade between Melton and Koch. If possible, their was an subject about panties. Melton seemed to have been having fun with the topic by giggling and just being more lively rather robotic like most anchors men/women, but Koch (the diva of the co duo's) wasn't feeling Melton's amusement and Koch tried to chastise her while on air saying that should needed to be a bit more professional. When I saw this I had kind of paused for a moment because I couldn't believe that I was seeing this happening. The chemistry between the two did seemed sour. Going forward, I then started to observe the duo's more, and since then I wondered which of the two would the boot. In is not until later and most recently I saw Melton as this new title of a field anchor. I am not implying that this is in fact the reason for the changes on abc 13, but after that incident other little spats here and there, and as you can see, presently Koch seems happier nowadays rather stiff and serious sitting next to Melton. I truly believe the drama between the two maybe the cause.

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    4. yeah i wish it was koch that had gotten the boot instead of the lively and happy Sharron. i miss seeing her and dont feel like watching the early morning news anymore.

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    5. I agree with everyone else. Miss Sharron and the energy she brought to the show.

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  2. They don't need a "consumer reporter" for the morning news.

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  3. Why do I get a bad feeling that Melton will get pushed out of Ch. 13 altogether: ala Van Hackett.

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    1. I think Sharron has already been "pushed out." Shame on channel 13! The African American woman replacing her is below the norm for an anchor--she sounds like an amateur in-training. When she comes on I shift to another channel. I'm moving to Channel 11 for local news. Why is ABC13 holding on the the likes of Tom Koch and Dave Ward, who have long served their usefulness.

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  4. She's a horrible anchor and frankly the 13 brand is getting really stale. They need to get aggressive and younger. They need to dump the fluff (consumer affairs reporter) and get lean and mean again. That's what got to number one before. Enough of the fluff. Tell me the news!

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    1. No she is not horrible. Horrible come on now. If she were so horrible she would not be getting so many inquiries as to her whereabouts. She does a great job at the news desk.

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    2. She is a great anchor. She doesn't mistakes and she has a great personality. She definitely has chemistry with Tom and Don.

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    3. She's not horrible, she's terrible. Her laborious attempts at humor fall consistently short of the mark. But she never fails to cackle at her unfunny remarks. If she were so good, she wouldn't be off the desk and in the field.

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    4. I do not like her either she is loud and always has to have the last word. I like Samica Knight better than her, glad i dont have to look at her every morning.

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    5. i totally agree about her not making any mistakes. i have seen the other anchor.....whats her name? alisa rivas or something making so many errors and then saying "i should say". sharron is so much better. i think she should be called back!

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    6. It's about time they moved Sharron Melton. She is terrible. Her ridiculous attempts at being humorous and its a total embarrassment when she tries to have a conversation with the Good Morning America anchors. She is loud and just does not have good chemistry with the other morning news team. Welcome to Samica OR Elisa.

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    7. OMG !!! Wishes do come true, Sharron is the most annoying anchor EVER! She in constantly interrupting, and as mentioned, she has to have the last word, I have been a loyal ABC 13 fan for more than 40 years. I was about to give up on them, The tension is so obvious between Sharron, Tom, and Don. Please !! Do NOT lt her return as an anchor, anytime, anywhere.

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  5. I loved Melton in the mornings and the whole morning crew rapport when she was on there. It is not the same and seems to be lacking something now. Guess I will find a new station to watch in the morning....boo channel 13 boo!!!!

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    1. Local 2 Today on KPRC is getting better and better!! Ever since they added Rachel and Reuben to the team, it really is one of the best newscasts in town now.

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    2. I'm Team Ruben! He has more personality than either of the women who are taking over for Sharron.

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  6. Mike, Samica Knight isn't the only anchor "filling-in" during the week. I believe Elissa Rivas is anchoring Thursday and Friday morning now in addition to her weekend morning shows. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Elissa Rivas is terrible at anchor. She always makes mistakes.

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    2. I think Rivas does A Great Job.I would like for Her to stay onThe Morning Show during the week..

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  7. I saw Elissa anchoring with Tom the other day. I like her a lot better!

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  8. I love Sharron and the rapport and chemistry they have in the mornings. Going younger is not the end all be all. Fox26 has gone younger and you couldn't pay me to watch all those girls. I agree with Shaun way up there, I think the ratings decline had far more to do with technical issues.

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  9. I LOVE watching Samica and the morning team. Sharron was alright but I really love Samica's professional look & she's hot!

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    1. Samica is a show off and she's not as pretty as Sharron.

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    2. Signed Sharron.

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    3. Samica is a poor excuse for an anchor. Channel 13 went to the bottom of the heap to dig her up.

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  10. Samica once not too long ago announced on air with Santa did not exist. What kind of reporter does that? She was just talking to her on air co-anchor. I was horrified that she would say that. Report the news we don't need Samica's opinion. Sharron Melton is top notch. If there are problems, try going back to starting the news at 5pm and keeping America on for that last half hour in the morning.

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    1. Is it really an opinion that Santa doesn't exist?

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    2. When 13 did a story about the Texans' playoff run, Samica Knight revealed that members of her family watched football games with mouth guards inserted. To display this lunacy, she interviewed some players whilst displaying the mouth piece in a fashion that was nothing short of nutty.

      This, I think, sums up Samica Knight pretty well.

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  11. I am glad she is gone! They can get by just fine with one anchor, traffic and weather. Melton talked over folks when she wanted to hear her own voice. ABC13 should keep cleaning house, get rid of that stuttering idiot Art Rascon, and Ellisa Rivas...then maybe the news would be worth watching again... 13 used to be the most watched news in the city but due to keeping crappy anchors on too long after they find thay can't even read a teleprompter without stuttering through a newscast they became a joke. Finally making strides to getting back to #1

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    1. What do you have against Elissa Rivas? She's been solid as a rock for 13 over the last decade-plus. Since you only pointed out her and Art, maybe you have something against hispanics??? And last time I checked, The ABC 13 weekend morning news has been and remains number 1 in the time slot. Please get a clue.

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    2. I agree. I no longer watch 13 because Elissa Rivas constantly stutters and misreads her teleprompter. I no longer watch 13 weekend mornings because watching Rivas just frustrates me. I do miss Sharron Melton's positivity and cheerfulness. Maybe she was just to joyful, I don't know but she was always spot on!

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    3. THHE WORST TV COUPLE IN HOUSTON. ELISSA AND HER FOOLISH HUSBAND CRIS STIPES AT THE AWFUL FOX 26

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    4. That's why KXAN-TV Austin got tired of Stipes' stupid SHTICK

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    5. Oh, are you talking about the "stupid SHTICK" that won the AP "Best Sportscast" both years he was there? Or perhaps the "SHTICK" that won the Murrow Award for sports reporting. Or perhaps the "SHTICK" that had the highest rated Sunday night sports show. I worked with Chris in Austin back then so I know this. The station didn't get tired of him at all. He left on his own terms to join his wife in Houston. If you're gonna rip someone at least get your facts straight, moron. Haters gonna hate... jealous much??? I got your back Chris!

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    6. Hey JACK***,

      Chris is just UPPITY and so is his inferior wife.

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  12. Keep Sharron and get rid of Tom! That guy drives me crazy...looking at the camera, then looking down. Sheesh!

    I've been watching Channel 2 ever since Channel 13 got rid of Katie McCall. She too got dumped to a "field anchor."

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    1. Tom Koch will shift his eyes down to the left & back to the right then look at the camera. VERY ANNOYING and strange !!!!!! PLEASE STOP doing that Mr. Koch.Geeez. On another note, Eric Barajas is almost robotic the way he moves, but he's always delivers the news without a studder. He would be better delivering the news on the radio...can't stand to watch him.

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    2. I KNOW THE PHOTOGS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH MISS KATIE. SHE IS AN ASSHOLE.

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  13. I love Sharron but can't stand Samica. She is very unprofessional and Art has no on air personality! He makes way to many mistakes. Bring back Sharron and remove the other two.

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  14. Sorry; I will have to change news stations if Sharron is not back by Labor Day. I have been watching that station for years (40); and I have a bad feeling this. Please bring Sharron back.

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  15. Melton is horrible. She can't read and stumbles through copy more than anyone on local TV. I get the impression she's reading the stuff for the first time on the prompter. Inflection is wrong 90 percent of the time.

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    1. She is likely reading copy for the first time. However, its not feasible for the producers to have all stories ready that will air on the 6:30am show before the anchors go on set for 4:30am show. Its part of the business.

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    2. So not true. Are you watching the right station?? Clearly NOT...

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    3. I wasn't speaking as a watcher but, as a former producer.

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  16. I 've always watch 13 news since the early 70's. Personally I thought Sharron she was great. If they are going younger they should start with Tom, Don, and Dave. They are so old when God made the world theses guys were on the tree planting team.They always canning the women

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    1. Sharon is a beautiful an well balanced reporter she's great ..she's very professional an respected don't know who is making these decisions hope they give it more thought

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    2. Its odd to move her suddenly. If 13s going to get rid of stuff on the morning team it should be the consumer reporter who cant pronounce anything

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    3. Don, Tom and Dave are permanent fixtures and I like them all. My dad starting me watching this news station over thirty years ago. News anchors use to be nice looking people. But now they dont care(example...Isiah Carey fox26)...they need to get rid of Debra Wrigley. She did not age well and you can hear in her voice that she is a heavy smoker. Sharron was a part of my morning and it hurts me to see her out in the field. You can see it in her face, she hates it....chasing the news.

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  17. Memo to Anon #1,

    My wife is LATINA. So you'd better watch your back!

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  18. I have both Sharron Melton and Shamica Knight on my followers list on twitter, and neither of them responded to a message about their swap in the news department either, so they must be under a gag order to keep quiet as this may just be an experiment for the time being, but who knows.

    I find it odd that ch13 would switch out an anchor who has been on air for 6 plus years or so and make her a field reporter? remember when Melton was out a few years ago with her back injury and the whole city was inquiring about her? Melton has much love in Houston and a big time following, so I hope they are only experimenting for the time being.

    Earlier this year, Ch 13 brought Patricia Lopez in to give them a consumer edge, but it doesnt work to me...they only brought her in because Ch 11 had Mia Gradney doing the same type of work and she is major eye candy, possibly the best looking anchor in the Houston market.

    I agree with the statement in regards to those anchors on ch 26..just because they are young and go sleeveless, they are awful to watch..horrible....I think ch 2 gets their ratings due to that child like traffic reporter jennifer reyna, who has a huge following among men but does nothing for me at all

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    1. I thought Mia was pretty too, but I saw her one day without makeup and didn't recognize her. She looks like every other woman. I have to wonder how many of these women would have jobs without makeup, hair and surgery.

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    2. I agree with you about Patricia Lopez, I met her a couple weeks ago at Brennens when she was filming a segment, she is so nice!
      That's obviously the reason they moved her to mornings, because she was popular in the afternoons and she's easy on the eyes

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  19. I bet her contract (Sharron) is about up and they are not going to renew it and are making some moves. Too bad because I really liked her. As for as Samica she is not too bad, but does not have the personality that Sharron has.

    Elissa really needs to learn how to read and speak without the "ums, ahs" that she uses. I can't believe they have her at an anchor position.

    I also refuse to watch the "Ken and Barbie" show at 4 pm with Eric and Ilona. In fast if either are replacement anchors on the following newscast I turn it off, just as I do for the 6:30 pm news. KTRK has really messed up their newscasts!

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    1. Ilona needs to stop wearing those shoulder pads with all her clothes & stop posing like she does. Eric needs to have his suits cut alittle larger in the arms. Can't stand to watch either.

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  20. I will just stop watching soon without Sharron. This is indicative of a larger problem, if Dave and Tom can get as old as they like,but the women are recycled every couple of years.

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    1. Melanie Lawson is still at Ch. 13 for over 30 years.

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    2. I concur. I think if all of the elderly gentlemen are able to stay on air. Then it is asinine to get rid of a friendly, productive anchor who is great at what she does. I will no longer watch the ABC morning news.

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  21. I stopped watching because of Sharron! She was always laughing out loud injecting comments over parts of the other anchors segments! I'd always miss key points in the news because of it! I don't miss her in the morning at all!! As for Samica, she's ok and at least I know what's going on in the news and can hear every word; it seems the two have switched roles! Never get too comfortable in your position at work! You can be replaced!

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    1. Being new to the city I searched for a while to find news reporting that I could relate to and who make the the news "bearable" (for lack of a better word.) They can't help that what they have to report is usually depressing. But to throw in a little humor and laughter has helpful. I truly enjoyed watching and listening to Sharron melton. I guess if she does not return to the desk I will continue my search.

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  22. I have really enjoyed watching Sharron! I am an insomniac, so I get started with the World News on 13 and sometimes I dose off until I hear Sharrons voice @ 4:30. It's such a shame that Ch 13 is making it so obvious that something's going on with the anchors. Hey 13, where is your class? Starting Labor Day I will switch to channel 2

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  23. I'm glad Sharron is off the desk. She's too dramatic, too chipper for 4:30 in the morning and she loves to throw her boobs up & out. If she would read the news and not put so much drama into her speaking, she'd be ok. Tone down the cheesy ass grin too. I'll probably get blasted by a bunch of people but I don't care.

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    1. Well you are clearly a bitter person. Who wants to wake up to see a dull person on the news? Clearly you are jealous and lacking because her boobs are NOT always up and out. Where was the intelligence in this comment.

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    2. Susan, you're stupid. Who wants a dull personality in the morning. Obviously you're jealous and don't have a face or voice for TV and radio respectively. I feel sorry for you. Guaranteed you post your picture and you look like Janet Reno and gave the personality of a wet sponge

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    3. James, anyone can have a face for TV. It's called hair and makeup. I was in radio and saw the women that were considered prettyand without makeup, they weren't/aren't. Stop believing EVERYTHING you see. I would rather spend time with Janet Reno, because she has a high IQ.

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  24. I am a news fanatic and native Houstonian. I have seen so many good news anchors and meteorologists be pushed aside…FYI just because something/someone is “ a newer or younger model” does not mean they will work or perform BETTER. I would hate to work for many of these stations. It is truly awful to witness how some are so miserable and cannot do much about it. I have witnessed the MESS with KHOU- Marlene McClendon, Gene Norman, KPRC- Khambrel Marshall, KTRK- Katie McCall, Bob Allen, Sharron Melton…women rushing back to work from maternity leave; fearing they will get the boot…and the list can go on and on esp with the old channel 39 team. Since this blog is to comment on Sharron, Sharron keep your head up. Thought you all had great chemistry, and Robin Roberts and her team seemed to have enjoyed you as well. God will take care of you. Elisa Rivas seems like she has a very envious and mean spirit my heart would go out the you and Katie constantly. You will do well wherever you are or go. Wish the best for Katie as well. YOUR GOOD….I’m an elite medical professional and it’s no way I could always smile with some of these cold-hearted people.

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  25. Management uses the term "field anchor" when they want to make room for someone new on the anchor desk. The former in studio anchor becoming a roving reporter with a somewhat elevated status, that doesn't really mean anything. Anchor status remains attached in being in the STUDIO.

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  26. I agree with some of the other viewers sharron is better than Samica Knight and definitely Elissa Rivas Samica does nt have Sharron 's personality and Elisa Rivas has no personality , she is very boring , and dull anchor. Keep Sharron.

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  27. Please get Sharron Milton back or I have to watch another channel. I can't stand Samika Knight she a show off for the camera get rid of Tom and Don.

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  28. I am too disappointed in 13 news. I love watching Sharron smiling face. I have been watching this news for over 25 years. I guess since they changed perhaps I should do the same.

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  29. That's just the way it is in Corporate America. I guess it's Tom Cook's turn to be the field reported. Samica and Elissa love them both but they are soooooooooo boring!!! Just Saying!

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  30. Bring back Sharron Milton. She is the best on morning TV and reporting. I guess if she is not back there is always Channel 2.

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  31. Does anyone remember when Sharron came in? It was when MInerva Perez unexpectedly left. I have never been fond of Sharron. I guess it was her fake pageant laugh but I have always been loyal to KTRK. I like Melissa Rivas for a permanent anchor so my vote is for her.

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  32. Sharron is much needed for me in the morning! To wakeup to her cheerful and bubbly personality makes my day! If she is not back as anchor soon I will find another morning news show. Samica is excellent for reporting but not as an anchor. She appears to have problems reading.

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  33. I agree. Bring Sharron back. She has a huge following because she is an excellent reporter and a great human being!

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  34. I liked Sharron but if you're going to make a change PLEASE add someone else. Their anchors are not reflective of the community we live in. How many latina anchors does 13 have?! This is one of the most diverse cities yet anchors at 13 don't reflect that.

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  35. The bigger story here is the leadership of channel 13 has killed the station after more than a decade. That's really the story.

    And I can't beleive people are bugging about one anchor when you have the world on fire:

    Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/29/online-posts-show-isis-eyeing-mexican-border-says-law-enforcment-bulletin/?intcmp=trending

    Why Obama’s ‘we don’t have a strategy’ gaffe stings
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/29/why-obamas-we-dont-have-a-strategy-gaffe-stings/

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    1. Oh, please. If you're suggesting local anchors have the chops to provide insight on national or international stories, most do not. They're not real journalists. They just (poorly) read the copy. And only on Faux News would you find a story about ISIS on the Mexican Border. Along with breaking news on the color of Obama's suit.

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  36. Plus, you've got the younger people, who are using Ch. 13 as a stepping stone for bigger jobs in Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC, DC, Miami, etc.,

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  37. Samica and Elissa add different perspectives to the morning news. I read that Samica Knight once interned at ABC 13. It's interesting seeing Sharron Melton in the field. I wonder if it was the idea of ABC 13 management who made that change. We'll see what happens. Dave Ward, Tom Koch, Don Nelson, Deborah Wrigley, and Community affairs vice president/former reporter Cynthia Cisneros are still at channel 13. The reason I think for the change was to attract more viewers.

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  38. PLEASE BRING BACK SHARRON. ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. Bring Sharron Melton BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. I have mixed emotions about Sharron. There were times when I would cringe when she tried to be funny and it would bomb. There are other times when I felt badly for her, having to work with Tom and Don. Those two are very condescending and full of themselves. I think Sharron tried her best to be accepted by those two and they gave her a hard time. I like her positive spirit and wish her very well.
    Dee

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  41. If we are talking about age and gender I must say this is pathetic. When I look at Tom Koch and Don in the morning I have never heard anyone say they should be replaced by eye candy. It is insulting to me as a fourty six years old professional woman. If you don't change the channel as a matter of protest then you should be thinking about your replacement as you get older. America values youth and beauty. How vain. We no longer value people or professionalism. What should you tell your little girls. Get everything done by thirty. Because as you get older you no longer matter. Sharron you are terrific. Great personality, very professional, and you care about this city. God will bless you any where you go. He cares for his own.

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  42. Wow!
    I sure hate that Sharron Melton is no longer at the desk in the mornings. She brought such a upbeat and happy spirit to the morning news, with all of the unhappy things that have to be reported her smile made the news worth watching.

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  43. Just bring Sharron back....

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  44. I have been a faithful news watcher but I am finish I with channel 13. Jan Glen Tim Milton, Bob Allen, Sharron Melton and yes they did it to Gina Gaston a couple years ago. Tonight is the night Adios!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Bring back Sharron Melton....she made the morning news the best. Her smile and laugh is missed big time.

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  46. Keep an eye out for Jessica Holloway, a recent addition to the Channel 13 field reporter team. she comes to us from the Austin Texas market, and is an award-winning reporter. She comes from the CyFair area, knew her back when she was a young girl growing up. She needs to have more reporting jobs assigned to her on Channel 13, because she is an awesome investigative type reporter. Go Jessica!

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  47. Bring Back Minerva Perez!!!!!

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  48. The morning news without Sharron Melton is just boring now. I have started watching Channel 2 instead. If they were going to make changes it should have been Tom Koch (with his dumb jokes), he is so boring. Goodbye 13 Morning News...there are more fish in the sea.

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  49. I think Elissa Rivas should get the morning anchor gig. I think she does a great job. We need a beautiful latina in a power anchor position... just my 2 cents.

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    1. Yeah, I love Elissa too! These fools saying she stumbles and says "um," and whatever are crazy... she's rock solid and has been for a long time.

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  50. Yea I grew up on channel 13 news and lately a lot Has changed, maybe I should too, smh..

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  51. I am so angry that Sharron is not in the anchor desk in the a.m. I love the original four (4) Sharron, Casey, Tom & Don. I cannot stand that Patricia. She is so unnecessary and boring. And by the way, where is Kat Cosley (sp)?

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  52. Samica can barely read and lowers the on set iq significantly. Sharron isn't Edward murrow but at least seems to be familiar with the news she's reporting. Samica doesn't seem to know how each sentence will end

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  53. It'll be a matter of time before Samica bails to a bigger job (FOX, ABC News, etc.,)

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  54. Bold prediction: Jessica Holloway will eventually become an anchor at Ch. 13.

    As for Sharron, it's quite obvious based on body language she's NOT happy being a "field anchor".

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  55. Glad they got rid of Sharron and her fake, terrible looking hair. Hope Samica is next

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  56. sharron was awful at her job glad she is gone she never gets the jokes and she acts stupid on the air she did not fit in at all she was like a lost puppy trying her best to get some kind of attention good or bad lol she looks really angry now that she is a" field anchor" and I think the other two ladies are fun and smart and doing an awesome job thank god she is off the anchor desk she made me change the channel everytime she was on lol

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  57. I miss Adela Uchida. Liked her cadence and delivery.

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  58. Can anyone tell me when sweeps week is in September? The only way to get ABC13's attention is with your viewing decision. If you are unhappy with recent decisions, switch to another station. The feedback will be clear when the sweeps ratings come back. Anything else falls on deaf ears. I'm not watching while Sharron is a "field anchor."

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  59. I think it was horrible that they demoted her. My wife and I loved watching her in the morning. My wife attends a lot of events that these anchors mcee and while Sharron is hey favorite anchor she is her least favorite mcee. They need to keep Sharron on the desk until they find a replacement she is the best of what 13 had to work with they cannot keep reporters that are trying to rise in the ranks.

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  60. Since they have made these horrible changes in the morning, I've switched to watch Mia Gradney in the morning. Channel 13 is boring now! Where did they get those awful new field anchors. I loved channel 13 news because of the longevity of the news anchors but seems like they've been tossing them aside. Get rid of the people making those decisions!

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  61. Absolutely the right decision. She contributed almost nothing to the show, refused to do remote reports and you never saw her at community events. Surprised they kept her employed at all.

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  62. It is difficult to understand her because of her inflection issue. She stresses the wrong syllables and you can't tell if that's the end of a sentence or if she is out of breath. Very distracting.

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  63. Ms. Melton never mind the ignorance of some people they would recognize true talent if it was standing next to them. You are a very talented and luxurious day time Diva any station would love to have you.

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  64. Don't be surprised if Melton leaves Ch. 13 following the midterm elections this fall.

    So obviously clear, she's NOT happy being degraded to "field anchor".

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  65. Melton leaving the AM desk is a relief. She seems always want to have the last word, risqué comments and her inflections while reading the news was more as if she was acting rather than delivering the news. She has gotten worst since she came to ABC 13. I wish her no harm, but she is not an actress.

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  66. I cant stand Elissa Rivas.. she is horrible as a street reporter.. it is torture watching her at the desk! Samica is not good at the desk either.. she doesnt know what to say.. trips over her words.. put her back in the field also.. BRING BACK SHARRON MELTON!

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  67. Put sharon melton back i like too see the old crew back havent had good laugh me and parents been watching for more than 40 yrs please put melton back!!!!!!!!!

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  68. I stopped watching because of Sharron, she's unprofessional

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