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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Massive Texas media job moves through late 2014 right here

Every Texas media job move I could find happening at the end of 2014

Mike Wilson Named Dallas Morning News Editor
The Dallas Morning News tapped Mike Wilson as its new editor in a day of leadership shakeups that also saw the appointment of a new chief revenue officer and digital chief. Wilson, currently the managing editor for FiveThirtyEight, succeeds Bob Mong, who will retire in February.

The News, A. H. Belo see management changes
A.H. Belo Corporation and its Dallas Morning News subsidiary are restructuring their management team to reflect a smaller North Texas-focused media company. As part of those changes, two current executives — Joe Weir and Nicki Purcell — are being promoted.

Dallas mainstay Terry Dorsey calls it quits
Dallas morning man Terry Dorsey, a constant on country radio for more than 40 years, has announced his retirement.

Reporter Philip Townsend leaves WVEC-TV Norfolk, Virginia and arrives at WFAA Dallas as an MMJ.

Lindsay Riley heads to WTTV Indianapolis from KXAS Dallas
Meteorologist Lindsay Riley joins WTTV from NBC 5 in Dallas/Fort Worth, where she anchored the station’s weekend a.m. news. Riley has also forecasted at LEX 18 in Lexington, Ky. and WIVB in Buffalo, NY. Riley earned her B.S. in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated with honors. She has also been a member of The American Meteorological Society for more than six years.

News 92 KROI's Andrew Greenstein heads to 1080 KRLD in Dallas and the Texas State Networks.

Greg Rajan is leaving his sports editor job at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times for a Houston Chronicle online sports producer position.

Veteran journalist Carolyn Campbell joins Houston First
Longtime Houston journalist Carolyn Campbell has joined Houston First Corporation as director of communications.

Temp KPRC 2 reporter Melissa Hawkes leaves Houston and returns to Tulsa at News On 6 KOTV.

Jaime Martínez becomes an Assignment Editor at Telemundo Houston KTMD.

- Justin Stapleton joins KPRC 2 weather team
- Kaley O’Kelley joins KTVT 11 DFW evenings, Karen Borta to mornings
- Adela Uchida to KEYE Austin
- Britta Merwin to replace Anthony Yanez on KPRC 2
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WOAI radio cuts! News vet among casualties
Leading the layoffs was staple Michael Main (photo at right), a solid news journalist and managing editor who’s been with WOAI for nearly 30 years. He was let go this morning.

KZEP PD Craig Chambers OUT
Longtime air personality and program director, Craig Chambers, best known to KZEP 93.3 FM listeners as “Crash,” and a veteran of 14 years-plus at the classic rock station, is now history.

Morning anchor Hunter Ellis leaves KEYE
Hunter Ellis has left KEYE to focus full-time on documentaries.

New KEYE additions
Reporter Nadia Galindo debuts this week on KEYE alongside some other folks. She last worked at KGBT-TV, the CBS station in Harlingen.

Sports Reporter/Anchor Mike Berman leaves Time Warner Cable News Austin to be the main sports anchor for CBS 4 in Indianapolis.

Tyler Paper editor retiring at end of year
After 46 years in the newspaper business, Dave Berry isn’t finished writing his story.

Tyler Paper hires editor, managing editor team
Allison Pollan is the new editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Reporter David Norris packs up from KBTX in College Station for Tulsa's KTUL.

Longtime AM Host Roger Garrett Departs KORA
For many Bryan College Station, TX residents, the days have started with the sound of Roger W.W.W. Garrett's voice on his Country KORA 98.3 FM morning show.

Find your new job and then let me know about it.

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