Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kris Gutierrez returns to Texas, Rekha Muddaraj's fill-in? plus more

- KTVT’s New Anchor Is A Face For Radio
- Pearland, Texas' Bunny Meyer is a YouTube star
- Anchors break down on air
- When the Information Superhighway Was Just an Exit Off Memorial Dr.
- Ryan Chase does the Raw Egg Wedgie!
- Be advised, if you are a serious Journalist, this will make you sick to your stomach

Kris Gutierrez returning from Chicago to be NBC5's new 5 p.m. co-anchor
Kris Gutierrez is circling back to North Texas to become co-anchor of NBC5’s 5 p..m. weekday newscasts.
- NBC 5/KXAS-TV Hires Kris Gutierrez to Co-anchor NBC 5 News at 5 p.m.

Turbulent times at CBS11 news, where anchor departures and relocations are suddenly commonplace
OK, it’s not entirely fair to say that CBS11 has had more movement lately than a Belly Dancing 101 class.  There’s been a whole lot of shakeups going on, though.

Better than a time machine
NBC5, UNT digitizing and posting decades-old news footage
- Want to time travel? UNT, KXAS have a new portal

D/FW Radio: KKDA, DeDe McGuire Staying Together
DeDe McGuire will continue to wake up Dallas-Fort Worth listeners on the “DeDe in the Morning” show on KKDA 104.5 FM K104.

KLIF Puts Zann Into Nights
CUMULUS Top 40/Rhythmic KLIF (NEW HOT 93.3)/ DALLAS names ZANN as its new nights host.

Dallas programming VP Davis adds Austin duties
IHeartMedia-Dallas VP of programming Patrick Davis has expanded his oversight to include Austin in addition to Dallas.

Rebutting some of the quick trigger fingers on Twitter and Facebook when it comes to commenting on two recent posts
It’s ridiculously easy in these times to cross-check the web -- or even read the original story -- before firing off an impulsive Tweet or Facebook.

Where’s My Carol Burnett?
Carol Burnett & Friends on MeTV/KTXA 21.2 - why it is not being shown locally even though there are promotional spots airing?

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- Research Director, Inc. Presents Exclusive Holiday PPM Analysis For Houston

Who is filling in for KHOU's Rekha Muddaraj?
I told you how KHOU weekend anchor Rekha Muddaraj is on maternity leave. So readers have been asking who will fill in for her? KHOU 11 Executive News Director Philip Bruce tells that the fill-in anchors will be Lauren Talarico, Grace White and Malini Basu.

Tricks of the Trade
Houston TV anchors and hosts reveal beauty secrets on how to look your best — on camera or off.

"Que Te Perdone Dios" wins
The premiere of Univision's new Novela, "Que Te Perdone Dios," racked in 4 million total viewers and outperformed all English and Spanish language stations with key demos across several markets including Houston in that time period on KXLN.

The rarely seen Kitirik photo
Kitirik, Channel 13's black cat mascot, is shown here riding the baggage chute into the plane she took off in this morning from the Houston International Airport.

Radar the weather dog's life-saving surgery
Radar the Weather Dog underwent surgery.

New hope for Houston's oldest African American radio station
Former Houston mayoral candidate Ben Hall is the new owner of KCOH with big plans for keeping the legacy of the legendary station alive and on the air.

Radio One Houston turning around
In an 8K outlining a proposed amendment to its credit agreement, Radio One says its Houston cluster is pacing up 11%.

Arbitron Trends, 74-76
Five Houston radio book trends, October/November, 74 to October/November 76.

Justice (Network) to be served starting Tuesday
KHOU has started running promos for the new Justice Network, which Gannett stations are picking up across the country.
- Justice Network Debuts With John Walsh

Fox O&Os Game For Latest Diginet: Buzzr TV
Buzzr TV will showcase FremantleMedia’s library of game show content in all 17 Fox O&O markets, including nine out of the top 10, and 14 out of the top 20 DMAs.

And The Authors Are…
A couple of weeks ago Tom Abrahams revealed his new project; a pair of post-apocalyptic novellas set in the world of author Steven Konkoly’s The Perseid Collapse series. It launches February 3rd, exclusively in Amazon’s Kindle Worlds.

S.A. TV pioneer getting major arts award
San Antonio’s Spanish-language TV trailblazer Emilio Nicolas Sr., who founded the network that became Univision, are among amazing and talented Texans in the arts who will be honored at next month’s prestigious 2015 Texas Medal of Arts Awards.

S.A. TV vet in hospital after undergoing surgery
Colorful San Antonio TV and radio veteran Gary DeLaune is recovering after undergoing triple bypass surgery Tuesday in Methodist Hospital.
- Former KENS broadcaster recovers from triple bypass

JB and Sandy now heard mornings and afternoons on The Fringe
If you’re not up early enough to catch morning radio hosts Sandy McIlree and JB Hager, don’t fret.

Emmis Asks FCC For KROX Signal Boost
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS is asking the FCC to sign off on the relocation of one of its antennas to boost the signal Alternative KROX.

Shot Texas television meteorologist returns to air
KCEN Meteorologist Patrick Crawford returned to the airwaves on Monday morning, even as the search for the person who shot him continues.

New Valley TV news set
KGBT Action 4 News for the Rio Grande Valley is getting a new set.

Houstonian on Steve Harvey airing on FOX 26 KRIV
Serena Gordillo, a 34 year old banker from Houston, TX will be a guest on “Steve Harvey,” in the episode airing Friday, January 23. Serena turned to Steve for help in turning her dating life around. Serena gets a BIG surprise on the show, when Steve reveals that her sorority sisters, family members and even her pastor are all there to help crowd source her next date! They get to ask questions to three potential bachelors and will make the final decision as to which one she will go on a date with! Tune-in to see if her friends and family end up choosing the right bachelor for Serena!
Locally, “Steve Harvey” can be seen on FOX 26 (KRIV), weekdays at 3:00PM. Check local listings or go to for time and channel in other markets.

NEW TV #CASTING: Cash In Your Life
A new television series is seeking out couples and families for a chance to cash in their lives for a fresh start! Have you always wondered, what if? What if you had followed your dreams? What if you no longer had the job you don't love? Maybe your real calling is to open up a bed & breakfast, a boutique, or run a yacht charter. Whatever your dream may be, we are ready to pull out the stops, appraise your life, and offer you a check to cash in and start the life you have always wanted.
Doron Ofir Casting is on a nationwide search for couples that are tired of being in the same old rut, with the same old job and want to find out what their lives are really worth!
If you are finally ready to roll the dice and turn your fantasy into reality then apply now at:


Longtime KTRK abc13 engineer Tom Kline is now the FM Chief Engineer for Clear Channel IHeartMedia Houston handling all five FM station’s studio and transmitter facilities.

WFAA photographer Tim Auman retired after 38 years at WFAA and got a camera out of it.

FOX 26 KRIV Senior Digital Content Producer Kathryn Yglecias has moved to the The Lake District, UK. Cheerio! Alexander Supgul takes over.

KWTX Waco Sports Anchor/Reporter Brian Kaufman moves to WWMT-TV West Michigan in the same position.

KSBJ's Jessica Arrendell joins Christian Music Broadcasters
CMB has hired Jessica Arrendell in the newly created position of Multimedia Manager. She comes from KSBJ.

Former abc13 KTRK intern Brooke Wellborn lands first TV gig at KBTX College Station.

- Two Houston media pregnancies; KPRC 2 & KTRK abc13
- New 'Telemundo Responde' Consumer Investigative Unit Launched in San Antonio
- KTRK and ABC owned stations will 'LAFF' on tax day
- Caitilin Espinosa to leave FOX 26 & going digital
- Josh Chapin joins KHOU 11
- Irene Sans leaves Telemundo Houston KTMD
- Brandon Walker joins KPRC 2


  1. Gutierrez coming back to the Lone Star State: still moving up in the anchor gigs!

  2. There is a photographer who worked all three stations in Waco, worked in Tyler and Shreveport, and then as assistant chief at KVUE who left news after 20 plus years. No mention?