Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Houston TV anchor in space, Chronicle wins Pulitzer plus way more

- Britt McHenry Berates Parking Lot Clerk, ESPN Reporter Insults Tow Attendant
- Chita Johnson plays with Darby Douglas' most valued possession
- The News is Broken
- Dallas TV Stations Help Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
- News 4 SA Today Mug 2015
- Anthony Yanez debuts augmented reality weather

Meteorologist Julie Bologna leaves Gannett8
WFAA 8 meteorologist Julie Bologna is mapping out a new course and has left the Dallas-based station after a three-year stay.

CBS11 vet Stephanie Lucero soon will no longer be reporting for duty
CBS11 reporter Stephanie Lucero, who joined the D-FW station in 1997, has “decided to follow my heart and move in a new direction,” she said on her Facebook page.

Dallas anchor in selfie heaven
WFAA anchor Shelly Slater meets stars at American Country Music awards were in Dallas.

You Stay Classy, Dallas
How a Texas Sports Anchor Became an Internet Sensation.

Former WFAA reporter Janet St. James diagnosed with breast cancer
Janet St. James, who spent nearly 19 years as a medical reporter with WFAA, has been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

WFAA's Carla Wade on loss and the Oklahoma City bombing
WFAA's Carla Wade on loss and the Oklahoma City bombing.

Chris Ryan Leaving KEGL
CHRIS RYAN, the PD/midday host for iHEARTMEDIA Classic Rock KEGL (97.1 THE EAGLE)/DALLAS, announced his departure from the Rock station he's been heard on for the past 20 years.

Crystal Vasquez joinS DFW TV sports team
FOX 4 KDFW is adding to its sports department with the hiring of Crystal Vasquez. She arrives from Amarillo’s KVII-TV.

WBAP's Alan Scaia blogs about car-crash recovery
You may or may not recall that in December, Alan Scaia, morning-drive reporter for WBAP/820 AM, was one of three people injured in a head-on collision in Wise County.

KDGE's Jessie Jessup Drawings Turned Into Toy Dolls
IHEARTMEDIA Alternative KDGE (102.1 THE EDGE)/DALLAS afternooner JESSIE JESSUP has a new obsession in BUDSIES.COM, which turns drawings into actual toy dolls.

The Dallas Morning News is building data (and sources) through its new Rolodex tool
The open-source tool lets reporters contribute contacts to a centralized newsroom collection of sources — but it can also be used to build larger reader-facing data products.

Will Gannett's Decision to Split Pay Off in the Future?
For quite some time now, Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI - Analyst Report) has been making endeavors to expand its presence in broadcasting and digital products with the aim of lowering its dependency on soft print media business and traditional advertising, therefore reducing susceptibility to economic conditions.

Chronicle's Falkenberg wins Pulitzer for Commentary
Houston Chronicle Metro columnist Lisa Falkenberg was named winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, one of 14 awards announced Monday in the most prestigious contest in American journalism.

Houston Anchor Takes One Big Step for News
Forget going “big market,” KHOU‘s Lily Jang can say she’s anchored in space.

CultureMap makes personnel changes, refines news coverage
Shelby Hodge has been promoted from editor-at-large to executive editor-at-large, and Eric Sandler, who covered restaurant and bar news for CultureMap, has been promoted to food editor for Houston.

Bo Money To Program iHM's KQBT
iHeartMedia/Houston has announced that Bo Money is the new Program Director at Urban KQBT-93.7 FM The Beat.

Hot 97/New York Lands Megan Ryte For Middays
EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK inks DJ, radio and television personality MEGAN RYTE to handle middays at HOT. RYTE relocates to NEW YORK from HOUSTON, where she has worked for several RADIO ONE stations since 2013, including KMJQ and KBXX.

Former Houston radio show host Edd Hendee injured in plane crash
The pilot is former KSEV radio show host Edd Hendee. He and his two passengers were taken to a Lufkin hospital for treatment.

Good audience on Root Sports Southwest, ESPN for Astros opener
The Astros’ first regular-season game telecast on Root Sports Southwest, which made the games available to DirecTV and AT&T U-verse customers for the first time since 2012, paid immediate audience dividends.

LAFF Rolls Out Across Multiple Platforms
Nation's First Comedy-Driven Broadcast Television Network Licenses Spin City, Launches in Houston (KTRK abc13) NY, LA, Chicago & Other Major Markets

Disney/ABC Television Group Announces Transition to an IP-Based "Virtual Master Control" for Linear Broadcast Operations
This marks a significant evolution in Disney/ABC Television Group's (owner of KTRK abc13) broadcast operations, and establishes a foundation for how broadcast programming could be made, moved, managed, and monetized in the coming years.

S.A. anchors quietly tie the knot
TV anchor lovebirds Isis Romero of KSAT and Phil Anaya of KENS recently tied the knot in San Antonio in a fun but intimate ceremony with about 80 family members and close friends in attendance.

KVUE becomes first Austin TV station to win Peabody Award
KVUE became the first television station in Austin to be honored with a Peabody Award.

Lamas named EP at KEYE
Ana MarĂ­a Lamas has started a new job as Executive Producer at KEYE-TV, the Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate in Austin.

Fonseca hired as MMJ at KVDA
Daniel Fonseca has left KAKW-62 Univision Austin, where he was Executive Producer for the past year, to take on a new job as an on-air Multimedia Journalist at KVDA-60 Telemundo San Antonio.

Chiecchi starts at El Paso Times
Dino Chiecchi is now Managing Editor for presentation and website for the El Paso Times.

Amarillo Station to Debut New Look
Viewers of Amarillo ABC affiliate KVII will see a new look, signaling larger changes at the station.

Lufkin sports anchor goes to prom
Hudson (Texas) Prom 2015 will be one to be remembered for members of the Hornets' Boys Basketball team, but in particular for their manager who took KTRE Sports Director Laura Sadler to prom.


Denise Davis leaves the KTRK abc13 assignments desk after more than 15 years to become the assignments desk manager at KHOU 11.

Marisol Gonzalez joins KZTV Action 10 News Corpus Christi as a reporter.

KTXS Abilene's Dora Miller joins CBS 2/Fox 28 Cedar Rapids, IA as a reporter.

Univision Local Media announced the appointment of Angela Navarrete to general manager and director of Sales of Univision stations in El Paso.


Bert Shipp, legendary WFAA-TV newsman, dies at 85
Bert Nicolo Shipp and Dallas broadcast journalism came of age together in the 1960s. He was a pioneer who helped shape the medium as it evolved.
- Legendary WFAA newsman Bert Shipp dies at 85

UH Mourns Loss of Professor William Hawes
William Hawes groomed a number of broadcasters including KPRC Ch. 2 anchor Dominique Sachse, Houston Rockets announcer Bill Worrell, film producer Terry Jastrow and sports commentator Jim Nantz.

Alfred T. "Fred" King III,
Alfred T. "Fred" King III worked at The Houston Post as a copy editor and assistant editor of the editorial page for 18 years. Fred also was a public information officer for the Houston Police Department from 1994 to 2000, and he was the communications coordinator at the Harris County District Clerk's Office from 2000 to 2008. He was a communications specialist and manager at the Harris County Tax Office from 2008 to 2011.

- Where is Dominique Sachse?
- KBTX 3 Bryan-College Station announces new anchor lineup
- Russ McCaskey joins CBS 11 KTVT DFW
- Phillip Mena leaves KPRC for ABC News
- Seeing a space shuttle in NY, mourning Houston's loss
- Keli Rabon joins KTRK abc13 from KMGH
- I got offered munchies from a CNN NY marijuana truck #highprofits
- 'Sabado Gigante' ends run after 53 years on the air
- Jeremy Desel is leaving TV news
- KHOU's Jack Acosta becomes KENS San Antonio news director

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