Friday, May 08, 2015

Sharron Melton's future after KTRK abc13: We have a clue

Looks like Sharron Melton is ready for takeoff in her post KTRK abc13 career

Sharron Melton
Sharron Melton
Lot's of talk here and around the web about what Houston TV anchor Sharron Melton will do next after leaving KTRK abc13 this week.

Naturally talk of a non-compete clause has come up in those conversations.

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A clause like that in Melton's contract would keep her from appearing on any TV station for a determined amount of time after she leaves KTRK. Essentially it protects abc13 from Melton showing up over at KPRC 2, KHOU 11, FOX 26 KRIV...etc. and taking channel 13 viewers with her.

A person with close ties to Melton's situation told mikemcguff.com that she does not have a non-compete in her contract. In fact many of the older KTRK contracts did not contain the clause. That means Melton is free and clear to show up on another television station as soon as her KTRK contract ends.

Now the question is, did her contract end when she left the station this week, or do we still have some time left on it?

Stay tuned.

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25 comments:

  1. Ch. 13 playing hardball on her is STUPID!

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    1. You got that right.

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  2. She's not listed on the abc 13 web site.

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  3. Steve, if you only knew what Ch 13 had to deal with you wouldn't be posting "STUPID"
    comments.

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    1. Oh really ? Like to hear your observation...JACK!

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    2. I'd like to hear that as well !!!
      This station is known for these types of send-offs.

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  4. Inquiring minds want to know!!

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  5. Hope she remains in Houston! In other news, looks like Sonia Azad started a yoga business, so unless she's gonna do both, she might not come back to TV.

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    1. Plus, Sonia's got her own website running!

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  6. I can't understand why there would be a big battle over her? Will she be missed by the larger audience?

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  7. She'll be missed by the morning viewers on Ch. 13 for sure!

    Sounds like its a generation shift over there with new young people taking over!

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    1. Yeah that is what I think happened. They put in the young, aka not quite ready people, and are pushing out the experience that built their brand. Hope they quickly realize this new group sucks and give us back the faces and names we want.

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  8. No intended disrespect towards Sharron but she really should not have been anchoring in a top 10 market to begin with. She was never that good when it comes to breaking news or even just simply reading the TelePrompTer. She placed emphasis on all the wrong words as well and just made it hard to watch. She was drastically improved when she moved to the field. Anyway best of luck to her in the future.

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    1. That's ridiculous. Like you would do a better job? It is easy to judge when you think you got all the answers.

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    2. Too bad the person at 2:12pm on May 10th doesn't have the guts to show his face!

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    3. Bogus! Sharron was much better at the desk. I think, no, I know eye candy has something to do with it.

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  9. Sharon was widely liked and had a loyal audience who enjoyed her ability to connect with the people of Houston. Work on the street is that she was unfairly forced out by the new news director Wendy Granato, who simply decided she "didn't like her hair, her voice and her personality" even though those in the newsroom held her in high regard as a solid pro.

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  10. I liked her and didn't understand the demotion/public humiliation -- I guess they wanted to make her quit. I wish her well in her next position.

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  11. They didn't treat her right at all, and that will come back to bite them in their arses.

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  12. I wish Sharron well. I did enjoy her professionalism every morning. I never thought once about watching ANY other newscast during the time that she was on the news. However, I could stand to see them replace Samica(I know, spelling) with someone who seemed more of a match for Tom Koch. They seem so stiff together and forced. Tom is a pro as always they need to have someone of his stature with him. Samica has shown a little improvement in the time that she has been there but to me, she can't hold a candle to Sharron. Samica clearly should have stayed in the field longer but for whatever reason ABC decided that she was ready for the big leagues. I don't know if Sharron was forced out or if she saw the writing on the walls and said "this mess they're making is not for me!" I have been spotting Abc's previous anchors/reports on other channels ( when I am somewhere that I can't change the channel). I am not loving the direction that Abc news is seeming to go. They do seem to be catering to the "youngins" a little too much but I think that they are only doing what the rest of the stations seem to be doing. How to capture the attention of the younger demographic is probably quite illusive to all traditional media outlet so I can appreciate their endeavor to attempt to find a balance that will meet the interest of younger viewers while holding on to the current viewers, at the same time, trying to keep their programming fresh and innovative. This must not be done carelessly. I personally think that they have made a mistake in quickly moving their staff, that built their viewership to what it is, out into the cold. All that said, I too would love to know what Sharron did that was so bad that she have such an unceremonious exit, whether she chose to leave or not. (@ Anonymous May 8, 3:17:00)

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  13. I remember one morning last summer Sharron was totally ticked off and it showed. She and Samika were on the air and you could see fire coming out of Sharron's eyes. I even pointed it out to my husband as we were getting ready for work. I figured she messed with the wrong person since she was off of the desk the very next week. I would imagine she was quit a fire cracker to work with.

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    1. Really?
      We don't know why.

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  14. Adios MoFo. Samika Knight is more professional, smarter and easier on the eyes. Steve B., why don't you follow her where ever she went.

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  15. On another note... I don't really like the new weekend weather lady. Personally just isn't there. And she messes up a lot.

    As a matter of fact, I really don't care for any of the new reporters to be quite honest. I was a very loyal 13 news viewer but now I find myself changing over to channel 2 & 11 more often. And I'm starting to enjoy their broadcast better. Like the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke don't fix it".

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  16. Let's not forget that Sharron Melton replaced a very competent anchor by the name of Minerva Perez. She too was abruptly ousted without explanation and replaced by Sharron. What comes around, goes around. Karma!

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