Monday, September 28, 2015

September 2015 Texas media job moves

Texas media job moves from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and beyond in September 2015


CBS11 adds husband-wife duo Dan Haggerty/Cristin Severance to news team
Cristin Severance and Dan Haggerty, married in 2014 and also colleagues at San Diego’s ABC affiliate, KGTV-TV, for the past three years, are joining DFW’s CBS11 in tandem.

Robyn Tomlin, Pew Research Center vice president/digital and communications, is joining the Dallas Morning News as managing editor.


Gow radio stations 1560 AM, 97.5 FM adjusting lineups
Steve Bunin, the former ESPN and Comcast SportsNet Houston anchor who now hosts a midday show on KFNC (97.5 FM), will move to Gow Media’s KGOW (1560 AM) as part of a schedule shift announced Monday that will include shows featuring veteran Barry Warner and former KGOW host Raheel Ramzanali.

Atom Smasher joins lineup with morning show
Radio host Smasher will have an exclusive morning show Monday - Friday on

Tom Ash retires from KTRK abc13 where he has been the creative services director since the mid-1990s. Before that he was at KPRC 2.

Houston Business Journal publisher to retire
John Beddow, publisher of the Houston Business Journal, has announced his retirement.

Former Rock 101 KLOL and 93.7 The Arrow KKRW talent Steve Fixx moves from Internal Communications with Direct Energy to External Communications and Media Relations Manger with Dynegy. He joins former Houston TV's Micah Hirschfield.
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KPRC 2 producer Amber Willis leaves for market #1's WNBC New York.

Krystina Ramey replaces Phoenix on The Roula & Ryan Show at 104.1 KRBE. She formerly hosted a morning show at 98.5 WTFM in the Tri-Cities TN/VA area.

Houstonia Magazine's dining editor Katharine Shilcutt jumps up to managing editor.

Former KHOU 11 weekend anchor George Smith joins WFLD's Good Day Chicago.

KHOU 11 producer Misti Willingham is now a communications specialist with Media Masters.

Two Fresh Faces Added to the NGEN Team
Ayana Mack joins NGEN radio as the Afternoon Show Host from 3-8PM and Brian Meza joins as NGEN Station Manager.

Irika Sargent to Chicago's WBBM & Vicente Arenas out at CBS News
Two former Houston weekend TV anchors Irika Sargent (KPRC 2) and Vicente Arenas (KHOU 11) change gigs.

KTRK abc13 investigative reporter Keli Rabon leaves station after months on the job.

Patricia Lopez returns to abc13 KTRK and shows body transformation.

Scarlett Fakhar joins FOX 26
FOX 7 KTBC Austin anchor Scarlett Greyson joins FOX 26 KRIV Houston as reporter Scarlett Fakhar.

Nate Griffin of SportsRadio 610 KILT joins FOX 26 as reporter
From radio to TV, Sports Radio 610 KILT's Nate Griffin joins FOX 26 KRIV as reporter.

Mayra Moreno joins KTRK abc13 from KENS 5
KENS 5 San Antonio anchor Mayra Moreno comes back to Houston at KTRK abc13.

Craig Roberts returns to KPRC 2
Craig Roberts re-launches "The Daily Craig" column on KPRC 2's

When a movie stinks, you’ll smell it on Third Rock Radio with Jr. Mintz
Former 101 KLOL partners Doug Harris and Pat Fant Reconnect on Third Rock Radio.


Chief anchor Jeff Goldblatt out at KENS-TV
Chief anchorman Jeff Goldblatt no longer works at KENS-TV. After three years as the station’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor, Goldblatt "has left the company."

S.A. TV news star cut due to racy video
“Street’s Corner,” a regular feature on KABB-TV’s 9 p.m. newscast since 2011 that looked at fun, delicious and madcap elements of San Antonio, is now history. J.T. Street, the man who brought it to you, was fired last week.

KENS 5 San Antonio names Tom Cury as GM
TEGNA Inc. named Tom Cury president and general manager of KENS in San Antonio, TX. Cury comes to KENS after serving as director of sales at TEGNA’s WFAA in Dallas, TX since 2011.

Casey Keiran joins KABB as a sports reporter from KERO in Bakersfield, California.


Fox 7 hires new weeknight news anchor
Rebecca Thomas joins Mike Warren for KTBC's 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. She fills the spot vacated by Christine Haas.

KVUE anchor Jade Mingus appears to not be with the Austin TEGNA station anymore. Her bio is no longer on the station's site.

Bernal hired as KEYE reporter
Camila Bernal has started a new job as weeknight reporter at KEYE-TV/Telemundo Austin.

Ashley Roberts joins KEYE TV as traffic anchor.

TWC News Austin and San Antonio reporter Jess Mitchell leaves to become the assistant director of communications at UT’s Division of Student Affairs.

Austin radio host Kristen Kurtis lands Philly gig
Kristen Kurtis, who spent about four years as KGSR’s midday host, has been tapped to host mornings on legendary Philadelphia radio station 88.5 WXPN-FM


KXXV Waco, Temple, Killeen morning anchor Meg Bonacorsi leaves to become evening anchor for TWC News Austin and San Antonio.

Nick Delgado leaves KWTX Waco, Temple, Killeen to become a WRNN-TV New York area regional network reporter.

Patrick Crawford, the KCEN Waco, Temple, Killeen meteorologist who was shot in the station's parking lot in 2014, has left to work for WBAY in Green Bay.

Holguin leaves KABC for El Paso’s KFOX
Robert Holguin is leaving Los Angeles, where he has been a reporter for KABC since 2006, to become prime-time anchor at KFOX in his hometown of El Paso.


KPFT mourns Ayn Morgan
KPFT programmer Ayn Morgan,39, died Sept. 23 in a motor vehicle accident.  Morgan hosted the  KPFT program "The Chestnut Tree," a blend of ambient sounds, experimental music and more.

In Loving Memory Of Michelle Outlaw
The New Bull 100.3 KILT's Michelle Outlaw passed away after an illness.

Media job moves across Texas since May 2015

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