Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sharron Melton exits KTRK abc13

"Field anchor" Sharron Melton announces KTRK abc13 departure on Facebook

Sharron Melton
Sharron Melton
Ever since Sharron Melton was made a KTRK abc13 field anchor in August of 2014, my readers thought the longtime morning anchor would be leaving the Disney/ABC Television Group station sooner than later.

Today that day has come.

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UPDATE
Sharron Melton's future after KTRK abc13: We have a clue
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In a post on Facebook, Melton announced her departure and broke her radio silence on the whole apparent "field anchor" demotion.

"Even as things changed, you still stayed around," Melton posted. "And I thank you for that."


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Posted by ABC13-Sharron Melton on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Readers of my blog know that my post about Sharron Melton becoming a "field anchor" has become my number one blog post in the 10 years I've been writing here. That's quite a statement on her popularity considering it was just posted last year!

The San Antonio native came to Houston in 2007 from working as the weekend anchor at WSVN Miami. Before that, she was an anchor at WPMI Mobile, Alabama. She was also an anchor at KOBR Roswell, New Mexico. The award winning journalist got her start as a radio reporter for the Agriculture Communications Network in Texas.

The Texas A&M graduate also has a Master's degree in television communication from Eastern New Mexico University.

While in Houston, Melton has been very active in the community. Will she still be able to be involved in our community? We'll just have to wait and watch to see where she ends up next.

Melton was replaced at the morning anchor desk by then weekend morning anchor Samica Knight.

42 comments:

  1. We all knew this was coming. The anchor on the field role was just silly and nothing more. Best of luck to Sharron.

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  2. This morning I thought she looked extremely sad.

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  3. It's so sad that Channel 13 would provide a better send off to her fans. It will be hard to find some other newscast in the morning that will live up to what I have expected.

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    1. KPRC's certasinly doesn't. The only good thing on that station in the AM is Britta. Besides that they are a poor excuse of a show, wIth their dumb (fake?) real time voting, reading of facebook on air, the unqualified traffic chick, the Marlboro Man anchor, and the hideous reuben.

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    2. That Reuben guy on Channel 2 is an idiot -- he'll be the next 'transition'...out the door! He is satisfying the 'rainbow demo'.

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    3. We had Local 2 on during lunch. Jen was terrible reading the news, and in that inappropriate outfit, we thought we were watching Seinfeld and the Elaine Christmas Card episode. She should never anchor again.

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    4. it would be better if Jennifer Reyna stick to traffic. from what I've seen Jennifer does a better job with traffic then sitting behind the desk and doing news. It would make sense to keep the morning crew with Owen and Rachel on middays and possibly move Andy Cerota to weekends with Syan Rhodes not that Philip Mena is gone.

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    5. I agree about Jennifer Reyna, her traffic reporting is fine, but she should be taken off of anchoring. She's been anchoring less anyway, the new reporter Sofia Ojeda has been anchoring more.

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    6. Sophia is great. I loved her interview with the late John Ritter's wife today.
      Jen Reyna, though? I agree, not so good. Today she flubbed more words than I could count. The funniest was when she couldn't even pronounce "charged" properly. She said "Charge Ed". Get her out of the anchor seat and put Gilmore there. Quickly.

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    7. Good Riddance!!!!

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    8. Why do ABC ' 13. Always get it wrong.Samicka Knight is boring, her jokes are not funny. Sharron Melton is
      more funny, have a better sense of human than Shamika. I don't watch
      13 news any more.I also loved
      Sharron Smile. If Sharron can't be back.
      I prefer Alissa Rivas over Shamika Knight

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    9. It's laborious watching ABC 13 am and I have resorted to Fox. It is unfortunate for the viewers. Sharron will bounce back better than ever!!! Good luck in finding an adequate replacement because I have certainly not! #MissinMyABC13morningTeam

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  4. I hope you'll be finding a better job as an anchor, not as a reporter Sharron. Happy Trails.

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  5. I have to let abc13 know of my extreme disappointment with you for the treatment of ABC13-Sharron Melton. First, moving her from the anchor desk into a role of 'field anchor', which was changed to 'anchor in the field' after I am sure that station received objections to the questionable title and what it might have meant. Ms. Melton has always been a more than capable, professional, intelligent, and personable anchor, and her removal from the anchor desk, while others anchoring, some old, and others new, leave a lot to be desired. In particular, Art Rascon, I'm sorry to say, can't do breaking news without appearing to be auditioning for a role in the next 'Anchorman', and is constantly stumbling over words in his delivery to the point that I turn the channel whenever he is on. Why on Earth you would treat Ms. Melton in such a cold and cruel way, leading to her departure, is a mystery to me. I would hope that you might remedy this situation by reinstating Sharron Melton back to her position on the anchor desk, not out in the field. However, she might be better off with another employer who appreciates her and her talents. Meanwhile, I wonder if you will be naming a new 'anchor in the field', or was that reserved only for Ms. Melton?

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    1. Totally agree with you..with the exception of turning the channel when Art Rascon is on...lol

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    2. I completely agree and I have not watch any part of news at KTRK abc13 since Melton left the anchor desk.

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  6. The writing on the wall was there. Very sad day. I still don't understand why she was demoted, maybe she wanted a raise that Disney didn't wanna give. Either way I'm gonna miss her, even being demoted her professionalism was still there.

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  7. Hey Steve Boudreaux you were right about Sharron Melton, She left KTRK 13

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  8. Yes I called this one too! Once they unceremoniously removed Sharron from the weekday mornings & named her "field anchor reporter", it was obvious she was going to leave Ch. 13.

    I'm hoping she gets another anchor job soon & wouldn't be surprised if she comes back home to San Antonio!

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  9. Love love love Sharron. Your a class act and deserve the same.

    Wayne Dolcefino
    Investigative guy in the field

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  10. Prophecy or human intuition wasn't needed. Sharron Melton's displeasure with her demotion was written ALL over her face. She even refused to acknowledge ANYONE at the desk which is customary and professional when a reporter is in the field. Yes, I believe she was unjustly demoted, and yes she will be missed, but she was SO unhappy that her reporting was OVERSHADOWED by her SADNESS. I pray that she has an anchor gig lined up NOW! Best wishes Sharron!

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  11. Steve Boudreaux called it.

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  12. I think she would do better if Sharron went to KHOU 11.

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  13. BloggerDogg: Considering that KHOU-TV is currently crowded at the moment, she might go to Fox 26 KRIV-TV, where they need a co-weekend evening anchor. However, I'm going to bet she comes back home to San Antonio down here!

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    1. is it me, or does there seem to be a revolving door at ABC 13? something must be up with management there.

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    2. Sonia Azad left Ch. 13 back in March after 5 1/2 years (she joined in June 2009).

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  14. shamicka knight told the whole story on television and did't know it. she did a brief segment and reached over and grabbed tom koch's hand and held it the whole she was doing the segment. maybe that's why they demoted MS. SHARRON MELTON. I LOVE YOU SHARRON

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  15. it just kind of makes you wonder what in the world is going on at ABC 13?

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  16. If Sharron is to stay in Houston, and gets on with KPRC-2, KHOU-11, or Fox-26, she'd likely have to adhere to a non-compete clause, which tend to run 6-12 months in length... if her ABC-13 contract has such a clause.

    I also like the thought of Sharron moving back to her native San Antonio. Another thought would be her moving up to DFW (Fox-4, NBC-5, WFAA-8, or CBS-11)... or maybe TWCN wishing to expand its Texas footprint into DFW and Houston following the recent closure of TXCN, and TWCN wooing her. It's a thought. Or she could opt for a job offer in another major market outside of Texas or a network news position.

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  17. Anon: what if Sharron goes to KENS 5 here in San Antonio?

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    1. Then we can say Steve Boudreaux called it AGAIN.

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  18. Guessing we'll find out if she stays in the Lone Star State soon enough!

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  19. I think she could possibly end up at KHOU as the 4 and 6 anchor. I think with Greg and Lisa pulling three newscast, KHOU will be strategically smart to grab Sharron as an evening anchor.

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  20. I love Sharron the day she got here and i am very sad to see her go. She was the main reason why I watched the morning news. Once they removed her from the anchor desk i stop watching 13. I wish her the best and hopes she stay in Houston. I am very sad today. But you can't keep a good woman down

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  21. Why are all the news stations format so silly ? Everyone laughting so uncontrollably, over talking each, not much professionalism. Also why so much traffic and weather reporting every seven minutes? Let's give the news and maybe more information on how to live better lives. Seems like the news is mainly aimed at the younger generation. I do not enjoy watching the news on any station anymore.

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  22. I wrote channel 13 a few weeks after Sharron and ask if she would be coming back to the anchor desk they never replied?? In the past they have always replied with in a few days.

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  23. I didn't know Sharron Melton was gone. This was a mistake to let her leave. I want be watching 13 anymore. Let us know when Sharron is back and I'll come back.

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  24. Wow, I'm late. I'm sorry Sharron. I really hope and pray that you rise from this. I really enjoyed watching you and Shamicka in the mornings. I am definitely changing my news station viewing. Its getting a bit boring and lame! I used to love ABC13.

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  25. Miss you Sharron, Samicka is ok, she always complained when she was in the field reporting. Lisa Revas is much better at anchoring. Sharron Melton one of the ONLY reason I watched abc 13.

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  26. It's unfortunate when you don't appreciate what you have. Sharron was a big mistake for 13 to let go. You can't get a more personable person to watch first thing in the mornings. I stop watching 13 altogether.

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  27. After Sharron left, I can no longer look at Tom Koch. Wonder why that is?

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  28. Samicka knight, stole Sharron Melton's job! She could not read a sentence without making a mistake, so they put her with Sharron to show her how the news is suppose that be done, and next thing we know Sharron is out! Samicka, tom koch, and the management that made that call should all be FIRED!!!!. Miss Ms.Melton a true professional and class act!! Keep your head up. You're better off without them!!

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