Thursday, July 30, 2015

Casey Curry and Travis Herzog to switch places on KTRK abc13

KTRK abc13 morning meteorologist Casey Curry and 11am and 4pm meteorologist Travis Herzog to swap schedules August 3rd


UPDATE JANUARY 26, 2016
Casey Curry spotted at abc13 KTRK

UPDATE
- Casey Curry debuts new cast after fall
- Casey Curry takes a fall on KTRK abc13's 11am newscast

Casey Curry
Casey Curry
Looks like KTRK abc13 is doing a switch-a-roo with two of its popular meteorologists.

Announced on a couple of the station's newscasts yesterday, is that longtime morning met Casey Curry is switching schedules with 11am/4pm met Travis Herzog starting Monday, August 3rd.

"Yes, we're really going to miss our sweet Travis at 11, but I can always see him on early," tweeted anchor Melanie Lawson.

Curry joined the channel 13 morning news back in August of 2006 replacing Doug Brown. She's a big deal on this blog since a news item about Curry was my top post of all time for years. That is until KTRK demoted morning anchor Sharron Melton. Since then Melton has been in the top spot.

Herzog joined KTRK a month before Curry in 2006 from KBTX in College Station. If memory serves he started at KTRK as the weekend morning meteorologist and then a few years later moved to the 11am and 4pm newscasts. For those not in the news business, these shows are not as high profile as the morning or 10pm newscasts, but they are great to work because they are normal hours.

Travis Herzog
Travis Herzog
Naturally, channel 13 viewers want to know why the move! Well, if you regularly read my blog, you've seen lots of changes at KTRK abc13 in the last few years. Expect more including a brand new news set! The Disney/ABC Television Group station's once dominant morning show hasn't been so dominant since November 2013. Since then, KPRC rose to the top with FOX 26 KRIV being the latest morning news winner as of May 2015.

Also, I would imagine the retirement of one Don Nelson has something to do with it. The station might feel it needs to add one more male back to the morning team since Nelson was replaced by Katherine Whaley.

KTRK did not respond to requests for info on this swap.

On a related abc13 note, this morning DISH customers saw a yellow screen in place of or over KTRK. Viewers were complaining on social media. DISH responded in a tweet it was KTRK's issue.


UPDATE JANUARY 26, 2016
Casey Curry spotted at abc13 KTRK

UPDATE
- Casey Curry debuts new cast after fall
- Casey Curry takes a fall on KTRK abc13's 11am newscast


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