Monday, August 24, 2015

Media job moves across Texas since May 2015

School's back and I'm giving you the TX TV, radio and newspaper media job moves since May 2015

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Dallas - Fort Worth

Veteran WFAA Dallas reporter Byron Harris to retire in October.

NBC5 KXAS DFW adds Chris Jose as reporter.

Dallas-based TEGNA8 drops featured early morning reporter Brian Glenn from Daybreak.

After more than four decades in the trenches, CBS11 reporter Bud Gillett is bowing out.

Fox4 reporters Latoya Silmon, Calvert Collins are both putting the station behind them.

Ray Villeda leaving, Meredith Yeomans arrives at NBC5 KXAS DFW.

Fox 4 KDFW Dallas investigative reporter Becky Oliver retires.

The NBC Owned Television Stations appointed KXAS 5 DFW news director Susan Tully president and general manager of WVIT Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (DMA 30).

NBC-owned KXAS Dallas-Fort Worth (DMA 5) appointed Mark Ginther vice president of news.

Rick Hadley, the longtime news director and even longer-time newsman for WBAP/820 AM and its sister station KLIF/570 AM, left radio to be the executive director of communications for the Grapevine-Colleyville school district.

WBAP promotes Freda Ross to news director.

Amanda Fitzpatrick leaves Dallas TV for WCCB.


FOX 26 KRIV reporter Kristine Galvan announced her departure from TV.

Lora Hines left the Houston Chronicle where she was a reporter covering the health care biz and went to Houston's Methodist Hospital as a web writer.

KPRC assistant creative services director Michael Penix jumps across the street to be creative services director at KIAH 39.

Justin Sternberg returns to Houston TV as KTRK abc13 Sr. Project Manager, News and Digital.

Former KTRK abc13 producer Adam Darsky leaves WABC NY as an executive producer to become assistant news director at WTNH New Haven, Connecticut. Houston media watchers might remember that former KHOU 11 news director Keith Connors is now the WTNH news director.

Houston TV and radio assignments manager Joe Segura left to be assignments manager for KGBT-TV in Harlingen.

Chris McDonald leaves the KHOU assignments desk to become the KEYE Austin assignments manager.

John Brewer left KPRC 2 as an assignments editor to be assignments manager at KXAN Austin.

Christine Nguyen left KENS 5 San Antonio to be a producer at KPRC 2 Houston.

Mix 96.5 KHMX/Houston Ups Chad Pitt To APD/Afternoons.

TAMMY JOHNSON departs KSBJ EDUCATIONAL Contemporary Christian KSBJ (89.3 GOD LISTENS)/HOUSTON for an opportunity to work with the band SWITCHFOOT.

Benjamin Phoenix left 104.1 KRBE's The Roula & Ryan Show.

Former News 92 KROI anchor Bonnie Petrie is the new morning news co-anchor on WTMJ-AM (620) Milwaukee.

Courtney Fischer joins KTRK abc13.

Devi Dev promoted at 93.7 The Beat KQBT.

Casey Curry and Travis Herzog switch places on KTRK abc13.

Mix 96.5 KHMX drops 'The Atom Smasher Morning Show'.

The Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show to hit Mix 96.5 KHMX.

Pablo Alsina Joins KHOU 11.

Cathy Hernandez joins KPRC 2.

Sara Donchey joins KPRC 2 from KRIS.

Sharron Melton exits KTRK abc13.

John Fenoglio joins KTRK abc13.

Angela Chen departs KTRK abc13 for FOX 26 KRIV.

Jonathan Martinez joins KPRC 2 as weekend anchor.

Elita Loresca joins KTRK abc13 after LA's KNBC 4.

Karla Barguiarena exits abc13 KTRK.

San Antonio

Mayde “Mimi” Gomez, a multimedia journalist and fill-in co-host on KSAT San Antonio’s, “SA Live,” is heading to KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

Former KSAT investigator April Molina joined News 4 San Antonio WOAI’s Trouble Shooters unit.

Claudia Garofalo took on a new role with WOAI and KABB beginning the week of May 18th, guiding viewers through their daily commute on the stations’ morning newscasts as the full-time traffic reporter.

KENS 5 San Antonio general manager Robert McGann announced retirement plans.

KENS-TV’s comedic traffic reporter Jennie Stencel leaves job and S.A.

Kevin Cuenca signed off from San Antonio Fox affiliate KABB.

After three years as KENS-TV morning anchorman, Mat Garcia bid farewell to his job.

KENS 5 reporter James Doughty (aka James Muñoz) joins KWES NewsWest 9 as news director.

Chelsey Hernandez joins KENS 5 San Antonio.


5 p.m. anchor Jim Bergamo retiring from KVUE Austin.

Shelton Green, one of Austin’s longest-tenured and most recognizable TV news reporters, left KVUE after 27 years in the news business – 19 of them on the air in Austin.

Christine Haas leaves Fox 7 KTBC Austin to start new business.

Fox 7 KTBC Austin hires new weekend meteorologist Chelsea Humphrey joined the station taking over the spot vacated by Scott Prinsen, who left for a job outside the TV business.

Fox-owned KTBC Austin, Texas (DMA 39), named reporter Ann Wyatt Little weekend anchor of Good Day Austin.

Jenni Lee returned to Austin TV as a reporter/anchor at KVUE-TV.

Tom Miller left KVUE to become a reporter at KCRA Sacramento, CA.

Collin Myers joins KEYE Austin as a meteorologist.

Around Texas

KABC reporter Robert Holguin has left the Los Angeles ABC-owned station for a job at El Paso's KFOX.

Veteran anchor Wayne McCormick retired from KTXS, the ABC affiliate for Abilene, Texas.

JANE MONREAL to Weekend Morning Anchor at KSHB in Kansas City (from KIII in Corpus Christi).

Tara Mergener Joins KWTX Waco As Anchor, EP

Field Sutton leaves East Texas TV for WFTV, the ABC affiliate in Central Florida.

Zack Henrick leaves KTEN Texoma region to be an MMJ reporter for News 4 WOAI and KABB Fox 29.

Josh Gorbutt has been named interim news director of KBTX Bryan-College Station. He was the news operations manager and replaces Jamie Burch, who had been news director. at the station since October 2013.

Three on-air talent are getting their start in local TV thanks to KETK Tyler, TX - Morgan Boydston, Allison Smith and Elisabeth Armstrong.

Eddie Flores Joins KGBT Rio Grande Valley as Anchor.

KCEN Waco morning anchor Ashley Allen is now in the same gig at KION Salinas, CA.

Chris Davis leaves KCEN Waco to be a reporter at WHTM / ABC27 Harrisburg, PA.

Nestor Mato has started a new job as a Multimedia Journalist for KGBT 4, the Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate in Harlingen, TX.

Send job announcements to me via email. See which Texas TV jobs are open here.

- Former Houston journalist Fred King remembered for his smarts, decency
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- Veteran San Antonio Newsman Sandoval Dies
- Hall of Honor member, former UH SID Ted Nance passes away


  1. I just found out that Jeopardy is moving to KTRK from KHOU

  2. Kind of shocked that Mat Garcia has left KENS 5 here in San Antonio!

  3. I just found out that KPRC 2 has promoted Sara Donchey to full time midday/12pm anchor and will continue to do the 4pm news, She replaces Lauren Freeman on Mondays and Tuesday's on midday and Jennifer Reyna on Wednesdays through Fridays on midday, Jennifer Reyna got demoted from midday