Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Whitney Drolen rollin' out of KTVT CBS 11, TV station sued and more

- WFAA: Cowboys parody song
- Touching moments to end of CSN Houston
- NY1 Host Tells Viewers Not to Eat Strange Mucus or Poop to Prevent Ebola
- Club 6400 Sunday Night Live on 93Q Summer 1988
- The Man at the Center of Houston’s 80s Punk Rock Scene
- Stacy, FOX 7 Newscast Director interview
- Tristan Thompson Kisses Sideline Interviewer
- Since when did I become the fat guy on the morning show?

2014 Lone Star EMMY winners
12th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards

Traffic reporter Whitney Drolen leaves CBS11
Whitney Drolen, early morning traffic reporter for D-FW’s CBS11 since August 2012, has left the station.

Former CBS11 morning anchor Brendan Higgins reaches agreement with Aspen authorities
There has been a resolution in the case involving Aspen, Colo. authorities and former CBS11 early morning news anchor Brendan Higgins.

Pieces of Houston radio history could come to life with the help of a crowdfunding site
A Houston native, Liss LaFleur, is looking to raise $10,000 via a crowdfunding campaign to digitize more than 300 reel-to-reel tapes of her late grandfather, radio host Jay Kent Hackleman, speaking with national and local luminaries on his KTRH radio show, which ran from the late '50s and into the mid '70s.

KHOU volunteers make a difference at Baker-Riplely Neighborhood Center
"I'm breaking a sweat," said KHOU Executive News Director Philip Bruce said as he and a team of KHOU volunteers took part in national Make A Difference Day. "The rare occasion when I'm breaking a sweat."

Houston Chronicle's Ortiz elected BBWAA president
Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle has been elected president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Lawyer sues KENS-TV
A San Antonio attorney sued KENS-TV claiming he was defamed and libeled in news reports.

KVUE hires new weekend morning meteorologist
The KVUE weather team is once again fully staffed. The station has hired Jared Plushnick to handle weekend morning weathercasts.

Newcomer joins KVUE’s morning newscasts
Early risers have likely noticed a new face on KVUE’s top-rated “Daybreak” and “Midday” newscasts. Recent arrival Cori Coffin has been anchoring the ABC affiliate’s 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 11 a.m.

News 3 Announces Anchor Changes
After a decade with KBTX, Meredith Stancik is stepping down from the anchor desk to spend more time with her growing family.

John-Carlos Estrada Named Anchor and Managing Editor at KTRE
KTRE, the ABC affiliate in Lufkin, Texas, has named John-Carlos Estrada evening anchor and managing editor. Estrada will anchor the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

FCC Hits Texas Station with Fine for Violations Possibly Dating Back 22 Years
The Federal Communications Commission levied an $86,400 fine on the parent company of Midland and Odessa,Texas NBC affiliate KWES.


Shawnda Cole joins KOCO as assistant news director after serving as a KPRC 2 executive producer she announced on Twitter.

Houstonian Kara Sewell leaves KWCH 12 Wichita for FOX 19 Cincinnati she announced on Twitter.

- KPRC 2's Ruben Galvan's slimy live shot
- Anoushah Rasta joins KPRC 2

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