Wednesday, September 10, 2014

James Starks joins KPRC 2 as sports anchor/reporter

UPDATE FEBRUARY 03, 2016
James Starks exits KPRC 2



James Starks comes to KPRC 2 as a sports anchor/reporter from WLTX Columbia, South Carolina

James Starks
James Starks
James Starks follows Lauren Talarico from WLTX Columbia, South Carolina to Houston. But instead of KHOU 11, Starks has joined KPRC 2 as sports anchor/reporter.

His arrival happened week ago, while I was away.

What makes Starks standout is his time in the NFL. According to his bio, in 2008, Starks signed a free agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. An injury led him to play in Italy for the Ancona Dolphins. Before going pro, Starks was a two-time All-American at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. In 2007, he was the Ohio Athletic Conference's defensive back of the year.

Post football, while earning a broadcast masters degree at Kent State University, Starks jumped into TV part-time at WOIO and Fox-8 in Cleveland as a sideline reporter and anchor.

Starks follows another KPRC recent sports hire, Simone Eli, who was also a college athlete.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 03, 2016
James Starks exits KPRC 2

UPDATE
I forgot to mention that Starks replaces Nick Giovanni who left the KPRC sports department for WUSA in Washington DC. You know who else works at WUSA? Jan Jeffcoat. Houston TV viewers will remember her from the 2000s as the Fox 26 KRIV morning anchor.



5 comments:

  1. Bigger question is whether Starks will last 5-6 years at KPRC-TV before he bails to NBC Sports or ESPN ?

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    1. Seriously? Their entire anchor lineup, especially the pathetic sports staff, have been nothing but underwhelming since Craig Robert's days and up to today. And their "star" news anchors and traffic wench are completely incompetent.

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    2. Don't forget that KPRC-TV used to have Rick Schwartz, Duke Frye and Ron Franklin on their sports team as well back in the 80s.

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  2. That was along time ago when there weren't that many options. In todays world, there aren't many regular people who stay at their jobs for a long period of time either. If you get your sports fix from local news then I'm sorry

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  3. Interesting "NFL career". HA

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