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Monday, September 22, 2014

Lisa Hernandez gets hitched, DFW reporters quit & hospitalized, plus more

- TV Reporter Quits On-Air To Fight For Marijuana Legalization
- How's this for an TV honest promo?
- Oopsy
- WGN Celebrates ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ Just Like it Always Does
- TV reporter rescues armadillo from flood waters

Gannett8 tabs Monica Hernandez for reporting staff
Monica Hernandez, from New Orleans’ WWL-TV, will be the latest addition to WFAA Gannett8’s reporting staff.

Reporter Lari Barager leaving Fox4 after 15 years
One of Fox4’s best and most seasoned reporters, Lari Barager, is the latest to chart a new course and leave the daily pavement-pounding grind.

FOX4 sports anchor, reporter Max Morgan dies at 59
The man who greeted viewers with “Hello Dallas-Fort Worth… let's talk sports" has died. Max Morgan started every one of his KDFW sportscasts with that saying, along with a smile and a magnificent baritone voice.

Former KDFW-TV meteorologist Ron Jackson seriously hurt in crash, expected to recover
The former KDFW-TV (Channel 4) meteorologist Ron Jackson, who was seriously hurt in a single-vehicle wreck Friday night, is expected to make a full recovery.

KTVT reporter, former The Fan host Jane Slater joins Longhorn Network
Jane Slater is headed to Austin to work for Longhorn Network where she will be a studio host and reporter.

DMN Managing Editor George Rodrigue Leaving for WFAA
When current editor Bob Mong announced his retirement (effective sometime in 2015) and Rodrigue was not immediately named his replacement, the newsroom suspected its longtime ME would move on. He joins WFAA in one week.

KHOU 11's Lisa Hernandez gets married
KHOU 11 anchor Lisa Hernandez got married to Houston Rockets radio announcer Joel Blank over the weekend. (Thanks to PR Fairy @farbulous)
- KHOU 11's Lisa Hernandez engaged thanks to the Goo Goo Dolls?

******UPDATE MARCH 09, 2015******
Lisa Hernandez is pregnant

Sexy Univision weather anchor turns heads in Houston in a form-fitting sheath dress
While Univision viewers will recognize Laura Sierra as the weather anchor for the network's Houston morning news show, CultureMap first met the glamorous native of Medellin, Colombia, at Hotel ZaZa where she was amid the va-va-voom crowd that turned out for image and style consultant Pedro Abasolo's annual bash for his best clients.

Joel Osteen excited about new adventure in radio
As pastor of Houston's Lakewood Church Joel Osteen is a busy man and he's about to get even busier with the launch of a new radio program.

Meet Inside Edition’s hottest bachelors of Houston
Houston media members Nick Anderson, 47, Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist and Mike Valdez, 50, radio personality on 93Q are among Houston’s Hottest Bachelors.

Houston station ‘reinvents’ the wheel with hourly forecasts
KHOU-TV, the Gannett CBS affiliate in Houston, has a new gimmick for its weather forecasts — the “Weather Wheel.”

A true story
How David Barron helped drive up CSN Houston’s legal bills

Thrilled S.A. TV anchor welcomes first baby
San Antonio KABB morning anchorwoman Monica Taylor said she was “over the moon” after giving birth nearly a week early to the baby she tagged her “Taylor tot.”

Patti C. Smith celebrates 15 years as president, general manager of KVUE-TV
On Sept. 16, 2014, Patti C. Smith celebrated 15 years as president and general manager of KVUE-TV.

Amarillo Pub Puts TV, Radio In Crosshairs
Les Simpson, publisher of the Morris Communications-owned, 30,000-circulation Amarillo Globe-News, sees a not-distant future where local TV and radio have been just as roiled by disruptors as newspapers.

TX Radio: Townsquare Names Stew Sawyers OM
Townsquare Media/Tyler-Longview, TX. has named Stew Sawyers Ops Manager for its cluster.

Texas Station Group Adds News Director
Amie Hudspeth has been named news director at the Victoria Television Group in Victoria, Tex.

- 2014 Lone Star EMMY nominees list
- DFW anchor arrested, WFAA hires a cop to do morning news, plus other DFW TV job moves
- Comcast SportsNet Houston could have layoffs; new name
- Houston Secret Society Media Awards
- Amanda Perez leaves KPRC 2 for Fort Bend ISD
- San Antonio TV job moves
- KTMD Houston to add 4:30pm newscast
- KHOU 11 launches “The Battle of the High School Marching Bands”
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