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


53 comments:

  1. Both are intelligent and witty meteorologists, so I don't see this as a bad move for either one. I think it is a good move to add a little more testosterone to the morning. ;)

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  2. At least people will be happy to see Casey in the afternoons now!

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    1. Honestly, the reason I was stayed with 13 morning show because I thought the crew was perfect. Don leaving via retirement is understandable and should be fine. Casey moving to evenings has sent me to Fox for the obvious reason In not home to view @ 11 & 4. Casey needs to shes the best there is as far as in concerned. Bye 13 Houston News

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    2. Casey not being on the morning show is the reason I've switched to Fox. Hopefully Fox will hire Casey. Its amazing how employees are ALWAYS the reason for diminishing businesses. When in fact mamnagement/ownership just has way too much PRIDE to say "I NEED TO CHANGE MY WAYS". Its simple as that.

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  3. Regarding that yellow screen being broadcast on DISH. Just more "yellow journalism".

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  4. LOL Anon on the yellow screen. Dish blaming Ch. 13 for the ongoing problem!

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  5. Travis Herzog And Casey Curry Will Be Switching Their Newscasts.
    Casey Will Be Doing The Afternoon Newscast While Travis Will Be Doing The Morining Newscast.

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    1. Um, why did you rewrite the point of the story?

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  6. That yellow screen has appeared Tuesday, Wednesday, and today on Channrl 13 only. I seem to get the ABC national feed fine, then when it switches to KTRK at 4:30 am, it airs fine for a bit, starts to break up, then yellow screen.

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  7. Have you tried watching Ch. 13 on the station's website ?

    http://abc13.com/live/

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  8. Starting August 3, KTRK 13 is demoting Casey Curry to 11am and 4pm due to Elita Loresca's arrival, Travis Herzog gets promoted to mornings, At the end of this year, Elita Loresca will probably replace Casey Curry on the 11am and 4pm newscast

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    1. How do you know Casey is leaving

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  9. So what does KTRK have to do with Elita Loresca when Casey Curry leaves at the end of this year, Move her to weekdays at 11am and 4pm

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  10. I'm gonna miss Travis on the 11 AM and 4 PM weathercast. It's gonna feel different with him in the mornings now. But Casey will do great with Art and Melanie at 11 and then with Erik, Ilona, and Rebecca at 4. The both of them will do good in their new schedules.

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  11. I really hope this isn't Sharron Melton 2.0
    It does seem like a demotion for Casey, and then be shown the door like with Sharron. I'm glad they're getting a new set though, that's a much needed improvement.

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    1. Well, they badly needed a new studio set because it's been 7 years!

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  12. Oh good. Doggie pics on the 4 PM news now!! Super duper!

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  13. For Pete's sake get a current picture of Casey!! She hasn't looked like this for years.

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  14. Hey McGuff, you forgot to report that Fox 26 reporter Angela Chen will be getting married soon!

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    1. Really? Well I guess that's more male fans for Jennifer Reyna and Lindsey Day.

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  15. Travis Herzog will still be on weekday mornings when Casey Curry leaves KTRK at the end of this year and being replaced on the 11AM and 4PM newscasts by Elita Loresca

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    1. Elita will still be doing weekend mornings though correct ?

      David Tillman stays put on the weekend evenings!

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    2. Elita Loresca will not have enough to work on weekend mornings, She eventually will replace Casey Curry on the 11AM and 4PM news when Casey exits KTRK at the end of the year and David Tillman will eventually be back on weekend mornings and continue on weekend evenings

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    3. Tim Heller is still the chief meteorologist until he retires!

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    4. Tim Heller will still do the 5, 6 and 10pm news when Casey exits KTRK at the end of the year

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    5. When Tom Abrahams takes over for Dave Ward, who do you see taking his weekend evening spot ?

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    6. I don't think Tom takes Dave Ward's spot when he retires, When Dave Ward retires after 50 years, Ilona Carson is likely to replace Dave Ward

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  16. Casey Curry is basically preparing for her exit.

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  17. What has happened to Tom Cook?

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  18. I'm thinking Tom Koch was on vacation!

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  19. I figured they'd do something to Casey after they brought in Elita Loresca. I'm surprised they haven't moved Loresca to weekday mornings to go up against Chita Johnson. Too soon? Too obvious? I'll agree with Anon (7/31, 1:20 AM) -- this sounds like Sharron 2.0.

    #TeamCasey

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  20. Love Casey; afternoons are better for baby Winnie anyway. Home at 4pm, dinner with hub and baby, in bed at 9am; sounds like heaven to me!

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  21. Travis and Casey both do a great job whenever they do their reports. Would like to see Rebecca Spera moved to mornings, she does a better job with traffic.

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    1. Katherine's got the morning traffic gig locked up for awhile!

      Speaking of Sharron Melton, anyone know where she's landed yet ?

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    2. Please....bring Rebecca Spera to mornings. Katherine's voice is like nails on a chalkboard!!!!! Squeaky!

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    3. I keep hearing Casey is leaving KTRK, but no one says why or where she is going. Since the morning changes on KTRK, I've switched to Channel 2 for my morning news! Miss u Casey, and Don Nelson!!!

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  22. Cannot stand Katherine; she is too valley girl for the morning spot. She doesn't have an original thought and cannot fill Don Nelson's quick wit and banter with Tom. How do you all know that Casey is leaving at the end of the year?

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    1. Can't stand Katherine either. Please do something with her hair.

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  23. Where is Casey going at the end of the year? Did she say she was leaving in a newscast?

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  24. Didn't Dave Ward retire???? Why is he back?

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  25. He only retired from the 10 o'clock news.

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  26. Will we see Casey Curry walking over to give us the forces again?...or just stand in front giving us the forcast?

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  27. Casey Curry was knoweldgeable about the weather, She just did'nt report it .You could feel her the passion for the weather. Why would they fire her ? Demotion is a polite firing with out justification. Why is grumpy Dave Ward still there? BE CAREFUL SHEMEKA don't look as if you enjoy working with the other team!

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  28. You a stronger female for the morning team the guys do not look like nor act like they want the new African American Sheena girl stop holding back like u scared

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  29. The morning news will never be the same without Casey Curry! She is the greatest!

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  30. 13 weather is much better with out Casey Curry. It is all news and no dumb comments.

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  31. ;I love Casey Curry, but I never see her on TV. Is she still at Channel 13? I really miss her. Happy New Year!!!

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  32. How come ain't nobody with Ch. 13 or even McGuff talking about Casey? Fired? Resigned? Taken by aliens? What?

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  33. LOL! Surely, it doesn't take that long to heal a broken wrist. I hope she's well and on her way back to ABC13.

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  34. Really miss Casey! Travis is doing a great job so I'm happy with him! I did not like Elita. When she was on, I switched to NBC Ch. 2. I was glad to see Travis instead. Kathrine Whaley doesn't come across as intelligent when she makes comments. Why is Casey leaving?

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