Wednesday, June 22, 2016

KHOU 11 makes major anchor changes

Morning, evening, night, weekend anchor changes at KHOU 11



KHOU 11 is going through major, major anchor changes. In fact, in my time blogging and before, I don't ever remember a change to this degree all around the same time at a Houston TV station.

Multiple sources are telling me that a meeting was held in the channel 11 newsroom this morning announcing the following anchor schedule changes.

Morning show:
Russ Lewis (incoming from KGW Portland) and Lisa Hernandez (moved from evening anchoring)

4pm:
Rekha Muddaraj will be added (from weekend night anchoring)

10pm:
Len Cannon and Mia Gradney (moved from and possibly still working evening newscasts)

Weekend mornings and nights:
Ron Trevino (moved from morning anchoring)

Sherry Williams will be moved from weekend morning anchoring to weekday morning reporting full-time.

Unknown what will happen to morning anchor Lily Jang at the moment. UPDATE: Lily Jang will be a 4pm feature reporter until her contract ends.

At this point, we do not know when all of these changes are taking place. I assume Greg Hurst will remain on the evening shows.

I reached out to KHOU for comment and have not heard back. If/when I do, updates will be posted here.

What do you think of the new lineup?

From an outside perspective, KHOU does well in overall household viewing ratings-wise, but has been lacking in the younger demographics coveted by advertisers. The other Houston stations have been doing better in the 18 to 34, 25 to 54...etc. age ranges. I would imagine this is the reason for the big shakeup under new news director Sally Ramirez.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE JULY 29, 2016
VIDEO: KHOU 11's new morning show takes on viewer critics




123 comments:

  1. WOW! Now this was kind of not shocking, but I'm shocked that Lisa Hernandez has been moved from the evening primetime newscasts!

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  2. It seems like they're shuffling the staff around, and at the moment only adding one new morning anchor. Unlike other stations in the market and around the country, where the well established professional journalists (with high salaries) are being replaced by "pretty faces" who have no chops but work for a lot less money. But if you think it's bad in Houston, you should read Rich Lieberman's 415 media about the goings on in TV in San Francisco!

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    1. to be fair he's a lot more than a pretty face! He's her husband!

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    1. Agreed! I absolutely love Lisa Hernandez. I can only hope that the AM slot will allow her to basically be a stay at home mom. We really did love the GREG, Lisa and David Paul evenings' team. We will miss Ljsa, as we're not usually watching that early. We are thrilled however that Pablo is gone!

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  4. Sounds to me as if they're straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.

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  5. I don't understand why the ND is allowed to bring her husband on board. That is a huge conflict of interest. So his boss is his wife? Can you say favoritism? How can anyone take either of them seriously? And you're right in that the only thing constant is the GM. She's been there over a decade with the same results. Good households but terrible in the demos. Households don't matter. McEldoon keeps changing the players with absolutely no change where the ratings count. When is TEGNA going to change her?

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    1. She was also in a management position at KGW as well.

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    2. yea but at KGW she was assistant ND. Much less power than ND who pretty much can hire/fire at will.

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  6. I guess Mario stays as a contractor for weekend and fill-in weather, until his less expensive meteorologist is hired.

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  7. Hey ABC!!!! You Listening? It seems you can pick up yet another KHOU star! First Kathering now Lily? Some executive at KHOU is NOT playing with a full deck. I will be getting my morning news elsewhere from now on.

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    1. Except the difference is Lily was never a star... she never clicked with viewers... especially me. Why do you think ratings were low and now they're making changes???

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    2. I hope they do and then clean KHOU's clock in ratings. Their on line feed has more adds than the half time during superbowl sunday

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  8. Most KHOU (TEGNA) talent have lengthy non-competes. She won't be going across the street.

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    1. I'm sure once Lily sits out her non compete she will pop up at another station providing she does stay in Houston.

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    2. Looking like Lily won't stick around much longer.

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    3. She was working there before Tenga took over so I doubt if a non compete is tied to a Tenga contract

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  9. So the news director hired her husband to be the morning anchor? Can't. Fu**ing. Believe. That. How is it even allowed? It's as if nepotism ass-r*ped fairness and had a love child called WTF.

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    1. Unless that deal was a part of her getting hired in the first place.

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    2. I am not a fan of the new guy.... after learning the boss lady hired her husband to take Ron Trevino's place, I like him even less. Changing stations immediately.

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    1. Hey--I named my cat after her!!!!!

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  11. I wish Ch 2 would take the same approach. Send the following out the door and never let them back: Bill, Dom, Reyna, Davis, ANYONE associated with sports, Conflenty, McNeil, Donchey, Rasta, their error prone web editors and its error riddled web content.

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    1. Or, you know, you can just not watch.

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    2. You are SO right about their web editors. They are the worst...grade school level English, misinformation, basic mistakes, duplicate stories, and more. I have no comment on the others names mentioned, but their sports "staff" is high school TV level talent. And that's an insult to high school level talent.

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  12. This station has been a train wreck since TEGNA took charge. I'm going to miss Sherry Williams on the weekend. The only thing that TEGNA has done right recently is letting Pablo go, but he never should have been hired in the first place. Chasing the 18-34 demo is folly, as they don't watch local newscasts. The station GM is at fault, too, as there has been a lot of turnover on her watch. Time for her to go.

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  13. Crazy times a coming with KHOU.

    If these changes take place perhaps Mid July and seeing if last. I really liked Lily in the morning but guess just not competing with Tom Cook at KTRK and such there or Owen and Rachel at KPRC

    Wonder if Pablo will jump over to KPRC and do sports there with them in such a shambles.

    But to one above who would love to see changes at KPRC I like Reyna and Davis and Dom but Bill unless he retires probably wouldn't get rid of him a mainstay like Dave Ward has been at KTRK. Some of the others at KPRC get on my nerves and way they deliver the news or breaking news etc.

    But will be odd not seeing Ron & Lily together. Could have put them together on Weekends or something but guess Lily is just fulfilling her contract and is gone. As she is just reduced to like what Katherine was a reporter at a certain time of day and she went to KTRK to do traffic. Guess was lucky with Don retiring there or she pushed him out.

    But will see what takes place with all the changes at KHOU and anymore to come

    Anchors at new times

    Mario Gomez leaving

    Pablo Alsina out as everything linked to him and station is gone

    Courtney Perna: Great Day out to take a new job in Florida


    Greg just got an honorable mention so wonder if he will stick around or if Len will be taking top spot as perhaps like Len and Mia more and Greg and Lisa are fading into sunset here in Houston.

    Only other time slot not mentioned is Noon will Shern Min Keep her spot there or will Russ join her as he did Noon as well at KGW where he is coming from along with the early morning too.

    Maybe at least with Ron weekends will be exciting to watch at night. I liked Sherry on Saturday mornings.

    But good luck with all these changes and more and see if helps/hinders or what

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  14. @Anon 6/22 9:45
    Or, you know, I can watch the good weather and some of the other talent, but continue to throw up in my mouth when the narcissists and flatbackers are on camera.

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  15. I will miss Lily and Ron in the mornings. I thought they were good together. Now i guess i am switching to KPRC.

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    1. Annabel Gibson7/26/2016 07:04:00 AM

      My husband and i are tuned in at 4:30 every morning. We were NOT liking or impressed with new anchor. Miss Ron and SherMin--all of these people were a team in the morning. I miss not seeing Sherry every morning--she is a hoot and a half--love her. I guess we will be switching stations too--except maybe for the weekend when we can maybe tune into Ron. Too bad Tegna, I think you have made a grave mistake!!!!!

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    2. I have been missing Ron and Lily in the morning. Sheri left week mornings, then Mia.... :-(
      I am not liking the new people at all and I have tried giving them a chance. The chemistry and camaraderie is off and I like to start my day on a high note (even if it is not all good news). These 2 are NOT doing it for me.

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    3. I only watched Khou in the mornings. Out of all the morning reams on all channels they were the best together. In the evening I always watch KTrk (13)because they have the best 4-10 coverage team. Now I'm sad not really liking the "new" anchors moved to KHOU morning show. guess I might shop for a new morning station. SAD TIMES

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  16. Glad Rekha Muddaraj is moving to weekdays. I watch 11 on the weekends and she's a quality anchor. Lily Jang must have had the sweetest contract ever. Seems like she goes on a vacation every other week. Seriously, I dont think she worked more than 3-4 weeks straight without getting a week or 2 off. Maybe the station decided not to offer her a new contract.

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  17. Sounds like an episode of Game of Thrones!

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  18. Now all three affiliates will have female anchors @ 10 that I can't stomach! Mia is NOT a plus, in my opinion.

    The Lisa move is the biggest shock & disappointment; I wonder if she welcomed that for more mommy time.

    Rekha will really be missed on the weekends.

    Another puzzle to me is why they ever went to three anchors @ 6.

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    1. Well it has been apparent from the start that Mia would be the new Star. She checks all the boxes: super skinny, tall, young, big boobs, and ethnic.

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    2. Add dumb as a box of rocks.

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  19. I at first felt with that 3 of them at 6 was more of Working Lisa and Len together as a new team rather than her with Greg as she had just come back from Maternity leave and is put into the 4 pm Slot and give 5 off and then 10. I was afraid even when she came back and Mia was first at 5 with Greg they were totally cutting Lisa way back and figured perhaps due to being a new mom or something but don't know fully but will still feel weird


    4:30 to 7: Lisa and Russ

    Noon: Shern Min still???

    4: Rekha and Len???

    5: Mia and Greg

    6: Back to Len and Greg only???

    10: Len and Mia


    I don't know either too what Lisa's Husband does now that he was cut with doing Rockets I think

    I liked him there for Radio


    But guess we shall see what goes when all these changes start which I am assuming will be by mid July I would think. But we shall see if the anchors themselves announce changes too when they are on rest of this week or into next week or not.

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    1. The Houston Rockets gave Joel Blank the boot ?

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    2. Yeah, he was fired midseason.

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    3. Interesting to see if Joel & Lisa will stick around in Houston, unless Lisa gives her husband a job at KHOU-TV.

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    4. Joel resigned, please fact check before you post...

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  20. KHOU posted this on its website a short time ago (http://www.khou.com/news/local/exciting-changes-coming-to-khou-11-news/253813574):

    Valued Partners and KHOU 11 News Viewers:

    We want to share with you that you will see some familiar faces moving to different newscasts, and some new ones, in the coming months on KHOU 11 News.

    We are enthusiastic about these changes as we feel we have positioned our on-air team in the best time slots for their strengths. And while they have different assignments, it's important to note the KHOU 11 News team is intact.

    We are confident these changes will allow us to provide an even better viewing experience for our audience. We're excited about these new assignments under the leadership of Sally Ramirez, our Executive News Director.

    The new team assignments will be:

    430 a.m. – 7 a.m. Russ Lewis, Lisa Hernandez, Chita Craft, Darby Douglas

    Noon Shern-min Chow, Brooks Garner (unchanged)

    4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Len Cannon, Rekha Muddaraj, Brooks Garner

    5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Greg Hurst, Mia Gradney, David Paul (unchanged)

    6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Greg Hurst, Mia Gradney, David Paul

    10 p.m. – 10: 35 p.m. Len Cannon, Mia Gradney, David Paul

    Weekends Ron Trevino

    Sherry Williams will continue reporting for the morning newscasts Monday through Friday. Lily Jang will do special reports for our 4 p.m. newscast.

    You can always count on KHOU 11 News to deliver the most relevant local news stories, investigations, traffic and weather coverage in Houston.

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  21. I think that Sherry Williams is the most under-rated journalist in the Houston market.

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  22. I'm still faithful with abc13 and the way they do the news. However, KHOU has really run itself down to the ground ever since Tegna took things over, But KPRC is starting to become Houston's second choice-All thanks to Bill & Dominique.

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  23. I'm predicting Lily Jang will soon go to KPRC. Can you imagine that?

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    1. If Lily goes to KPRC-TV, who's she going to replace there ?

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    2. I can sense a departure for either Rachel McNeill, Sofia Odeji, or Lauren Freeman.

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    3. Lily would be a significant improvement over any of those three, as well as Donkey, Reyna and Sachse.

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    4. Considering half of Houston's TV talent is moving north to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the ladies you've mentioned moving there.

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    5. Seeing the apparent work Freeman had while on maternity leave (nose, eyes and chest?), she's planning on staying on air and squeaking it up for a while to come with that poor voice.

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  24. newspaper girl6/25/2016 08:06:00 PM

    So, I'd noticed a few odd moments with the morning news but had chalked it up to some sort of possible bride-zilla drama going on behind the scenes. There was that odd day that Chita came in drag and did the show pretending to be Darby. That was odd and mean-spirited in my opinion and seemkingly out of character for Chita who I'd witnessed transform from normal person weigh to TV people skinny since she came to the Houston market. Then, last week there were those awkward and snarky comments between Chita and Darby over the laughing lady who make the youtube video wearing the star wars mask. Chita said something about who couldn't watch the video and not laugh and Darby said "until you get tired of it" or some such. Then, Chita said something about how Darby was always so "positive" or something like that. I felt like I was at the breakfast table watching mom and dad have a fake happy conversation that was really an argument they didn't think us kids would notice.
    Well, awkward moments aside I watch KHOU every morning and thought they were a pretty great morning team. I am sad to see things change. But, that's the life of TV news and change can sometimes be a good thing. I have no doubt Lily will land on her feet and find a better job somewhere else. Ron will likely find a new position elsewhere but broadcast news in this size market is becoming a young person's game. The pay isn't great to begin with and there's not as much opportunity anymore for anyone over 30. He'd be wise to put in his name in the hat to be hired as the spokesperson for the Port of Houston (if the position is still open) or some other high-salary PR job.
    As for the other time slots, I'm usually busy working and only see the other news casts sporadically. So, I can't really comment on that.
    As for the new ND and her morning anchor hubbie, they'll have to work hard to prove they are talented and smart enough to justify their salaries and positions, given many will say he's only there because his wife gave him the job. And, what guy wants his wife to be his boss anyway? I'd argue the cards are stacked against them but they could easily prove everyone wrong, which might be fun to watch too.
    Good luck to all!

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    1. Glad Ron and Lily no longer, gone,from morning lineup.Found them annoying.Chita is great!!!!

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  25. Chita is horrible.

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    1. Second that!

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    2. Third that!

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    3. 4th that!

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    4. Chita is, by far, the most annoying and obnoxious personality in Houston news TV

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    5. Agreed with all of the above!

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    6. You got those numbers right! Chita sucks big time!

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    7. You are a so wrong

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  26. It's an abomination how older workers are treated in the workplace these days.

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  27. Well look at How Dave Ward was pushed out to just doing 6 now at KTRK he has been there forever.

    Lisa I didn't think would be pushed to Mornings but who knows with her spot too. She comes back from Maternity leave and her schedule changes and near a year later it changes again.

    Mia comes in for one News Cast and all of a sudden is the NEW Main anchor at 5, 6, 10 splitting with Greg for 2 and Len at 10

    Been so used to Greg at 5, 6, 10 so he is dropped from late.

    We will see when this starts if starts soon I am assuming perhaps after the Holiday week.

    I would figure would want to put Russ right to work but am sure he needs a little settling in.

    People getting in their summer breaks too


    But we shall see guess they want more serious in the mornings with Russ and Lisa over Ron and Lily.

    But at least glad not dropping Ron totally. He will have Saturday Mornings and then the Nights at 6 and 10 Saturdays and 5:30 and 10 on Sunday.

    But see how all this works out for the next year

    Will wonder who they will bring in for Sports weekly and who may do the Weekend Weather when Mario steps away.

    I am not impressed with the other stations and who they have but as said we shall see how well this scenario works


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  28. Mia is "the NEW main anchor" in the afternoons/evenings because she's pretty damn good. She'll do well next to Len's big 'cannon'!

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    1. She was full of herself at the WB, seemed humbled by being out of work, and now is back to her usual self.

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    2. Anon, you think Mia was too buji at the WB ? Explain in full detail please.

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    3. She IS full of herself and hasn't changed...and on air can't figure out tempo or ad-libbing....Sure,she's the NEW MAIN ANCHOR ad she can and WILL be a ratings killer! Len will be great no matter who he is with, he is a pro's pro.

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    4. I was always annoyed at how her seemingly insecure and illiterate husband would call the radio stations to try to convince us she was hot and talented, when she's mdiocre, stumpy and fake

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  29. This is the biggest joke this market has ever been forced to deal with! First Bob Allen is let go while dealing with cancer!!! Classy!! Then all the "older" employees are forced to take a severance package or deal with being fired? They follow that with cutting ND Phil Bruce and replacing him with a new person who gets to bring her husband as an anchor and package deal?? The writing was on the wall that something had to be done to accommodate the new guy and you could bet the ND would make sure hubs got some extra attention! Who gets a package deal and gets to hire and supervise their spouse? Then, to make him look good, they pair him with Lisa Hernandez and force her to give up her 4,6 and 10pm casts? She and Len are the best KHOU has and the 2 that should have been together from the get go! They were the only #1 cast KHOU had and now it's gone? What the heck is going on there? Lisa and Len are top shelf at delivering the news in a first class way. It's not about "look at me" its all about look at what just happened! They are network quality for certain.

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  30. Making sure your husband looks good in a new market and making Hernandez pay the price by moving to mornings while sacrificing Ron and Lily is unacceptable to put it mildly! Did they have a choice? Lisa has a newborn! Ron and Lily had strong ties to the community. No offense, but Mia could not cut it at WB39 and has such a slow, deliberate delivery with no ad-lib skills or personality that she had no business being in prime time at all. Pairing her with Greg was 2 peas in a pod, all while we watched paint dry. Now you give her the 10pm with Len?? That just makes everyone in the city suffer during the highly valued 10pm cast, especially Len. Greg unceremoniously gets the shaft and gets demoted to just the 5pm and 6pm newscasts after 20 some years? He has been there forever, and granted, he has slipped quite a bit in the last few years, but deserves to be treated better. The writing in on the wall.Does all this talent deserve to pay the price in this full shuffle done by clueless people in over their heads? Do Lisa,Lily, Ron and Greg deserve this screw job for being loyal and hard working?

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  31. Instead of winning at 4 and competing at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm they make changes that will take them completely out of the game.You want to make a splash and instead you will be drowning in a puddle of your own waste....of talent? Rekha works hard and does a nice job solo on weekends, so her getting a shot is not a bad thing, she has earned a weekday opportunity. I just don't get it? Dedicated, experienced, hard working employees with friendly faces is what your after, so why not see it more instead of blowing it up completely.
    Don't forget the ridiculous hire of Pablo who was then abruptly cut with no mention? (Although there were 2 10pm newscasts with absolutely no sports report which is unheard of?) Poor David Paul for having to stomach it all too....Pablo was the laughing stock of the H-town community as well as the local sports fans that follow the major teams. He spent his entire time in Houston trying to talk about himself and brag about what he had done and where he was from. what was worse is he led with MMA and soccer every night instead of the local teams everyone wanted information on? He also used his casts as a soap box to voice opinions instead of just delivering the facts and scores. The Sunday late night show was a cable access classic not ready for prime time viewing in a major metropolitan city. With all of these blunders on the horizon, I cringe at who they might get to replace him? TEGNA has been nothing short of a cost cutting, short sided, cluster of knee jerk decision makers since they took over and Susan needs to either face the music or admit she has lost all control and is just trying to hang on to her job? What they are doing to Mario and leaving his picture off the Hurricane guide while still having him on-air is a slap in the face to a loyal worker who has paid his dues and earned a level of respect that should have seen him go out with a better send off and fate. What can be done to stop the madness? Who can we contact to prevent this crap from continuing? Start a petition? KPRC is like a bad episode of the Bachelor/Bachelorette with pretty faces that have no substance or talent. ABC has a stable of extreme experience and dull, drab deliver with a crew of less than experienced reporters in the field. Fox 26 is great for Amarillo but doesn't even register in H-town. I shake my head as I step away from my computer to figure out which website will give me my local news, weather and sports because this circus needs a tent and I am far from on board with any of these changes. Sally the ringmaster isn't exactly getting off to a great start in her new animal kingdom but sure knows how to alienate her own staff. at least her husband is happy?

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  32. I love all the people around with KHOU but hate all these changes. Ron has been doing Morning for so long and I know probably morning slipped when Debra Duncan took over Great Day. But she does that Great as well. I liked Lily when she came in but guess comparing to what the other networks have. I know Melissa with Fox 26 went from the 9pm to Mornings. I forgot her last name. But seems like get hooked on people for a year at least or some and then are gone. And some whom have been forever at certain times suddenly sent to the end of the pile or such.

    Ron going to Weekends now doing Saturday Morning and the evening and night as well. Lily to just a reporter at 4pm. That is what they wanted the one who his now the Morning Traffic at KTRK. Guess was lucky there with Don retiring.

    I miss Bob with the sports too but do hope they do have someone that comes in and does not do all these outside sports. Yes I like to know on our hometown teams and any sports event coming to Town but a big fight in Vegas or something else. If the station carries an event or something OK on results with that Tennis, Golf or such or other.

    Matt has been there for a long long time with the station and just don't think they liked him full time as top dog with the Sports area. And I am sure will take the summer months to find someone fully there.

    Am sure all the anchor changes will come after this holiday week such.

    Probably why Len and Mia took their Summer time breaks and that.


    But as said I have watched all 3 networks at times and many of the people I liked passed or are no longer with stations or that.

    Pretty much KHOU is our household station but may be limiting that now due to these changes.

    My mother doesn't like Mia's delivery of the news and feels even with Lisa coming back from Maternity leave her upheaval of schedule 2 years in a row with the 4pm move last Fall and bump from 5. I thought when that happened and she was at 6 was changing and pairing her with Len rather than Greg and Mia was going to be more with Greg but now have her the late news cast with Len.

    I know Len and Greg have been doing Six for so long so didn't quite understand Lisa in there then but still a revolving door and how long this revolving door will last.

    Mario I figured for those wondering on him left off the Hurricane Guide with the announcement of him leaving I think they just decided to print it with the 3 of them.
    KHOU is only station with 4 weather people and rest have 5 or 6 people. I get so confused with KPRC of who is who where except for Frank regularly during the week.

    I guess in mornings now will have to be more serious as with Ron/Lily/Chita/Darby could be a little more goofy at times as well just don't like stagnate.

    But I like it when you can joke around some and that like I watch the CBS Morning news and sometimes like how they joke around with some things and that.

    But guess we shall see how things fall and more with this.

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  33. I left 13 years ago because they are all drama and to loud with their broadcast. KHOU was the next best thing and I grew to like the people there.
    I guess its time to find another station.

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  34. The big question is how long before Lisa Hernandez decides to say, "Screw this, I'm leaving..."

    I wouldn't be shocked to see Lisa & her hubby bail from Houston within 2 years from now!

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  35. Well I saw last night Greg and Mia at 10 and thought it said above it was supposed to be LEN and MIA

    But I wouldn't blame Lisa if she left after having her schedule altered after coming back from Maternity leave. But figured perhaps was due to that she wanted change but who knows what is happening.

    If Len will be just 4 it is crazy.

    Lisa will just be mornings and I guess with Shern Min working mornings they are not putting her at noon till next week or will they have Rekha at Noon and 4. I know Shern Min is filling in with Morning till next week when Russ and Lisa are supposed to start their morning run at least I still assume will.

    But who knows. Have not seen a post on Lisa's FB page in 10 days so am sure is away perhaps.

    Crazy scheduling with this station

    Wonder when will see a New Sports Head person.

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  36. Just watched Lisa & Russ this morning. I still don't see Lisa sticking around Houston within 2 years.

    On the Sports department: I'm wondering when are they're going to give Matt Musil the top job as Sports Director ?

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  37. New guy is pretty awkward. Tried to make a funny with an age joke that Lisa immediately no-sold. Even Darby paused, and that guy would laugh while tying his own shoes.

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  38. I have always LOVEd Ron Trevino in the morning, I put up with that ridiculous Chita bc I liked Ron and Lily more than I dislike Chita! I WILL NOT be WATCHING KHOU anymore!!!

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  39. In a word, the morning team is HORRIBLE. The interactions are awkward and there is no 'natural' banter. I loved the chemistry between Ron, Lily, Chita and Darby. They seemed to genuinely like each other and they skillfully delivered the news.

    I'm watching Eye Opener on CW39 this morning...

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  40. KHOU just jumped the shark with these latest moves. Ron and Lily worked well together and lightened up the morning news. They were the only reason why I put up with Chita. Now that they are gone, Chita and Russ have driven me away. (Note - I am in the 35 to 50yo male demographic).
    KTRK and Fox will likely get a large portion of the morning news crowd; however Michelle needs to come back to Fox ASAP as I don't think I can stomach Rashi Vats as co-anchor. Poor Rashi butchered the pronunciation of Latvia by calling it La-Tayvia this morning. It was brutal.
    I intentionally omitted any mention of KPRC as it is a total waste of a news room. All of the plastic journalists delivering sensationalistic news make me ill to my stomach whenever I accidentally tune in.
    Sorry for being so damn cynical but it irks me to see change for the sake of change and to squeeze in the news directors husband. What a crock! Also, as someone mentioned above, it is senseless trying to chase the 30 and below demographic because few of these folks even watch the news. They would rather get their news for an App on their I-phones.

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  41. What happened to Mario Gomez? There is no mention of him and I truly enjoyed his weather reports and weekend.

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  42. Joel Blank said he QUIT from the Houston Rockets!

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  43. Wow, It sure looks like Lily Jang is getting ready to depart KHOU 11 for good just like Sharron Melton departed KTRK 13 for good last year

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  44. Mario still is with station as far as know. He was there this past weekend and he filled in last week too for Chita and Brooks both as they were off Thursday and Friday or such.

    Hopefully on Joel he left on his own but don't fully know.

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  45. Mia needs to go, she delivers the news as if she is a game show host. Cannot stand her. KHOU's Dominque!

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  46. If Ron Trevino has to leave or move from KHOU channel 11 mornings, at least he is not retiring since he is on the weekend newscasts.

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    1. I don't even watch the am news no more since Ron's not there

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  47. I'm a Ron and Lily fan
    New morning KHOU team chemistry leaves a lot to be desired ....not sure of who I will watch but not these guys .....yawning

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  48. I'm just watching this new morning line up, and I was just wondering why the two main anchors stand during the entire broadcast? Just seems odd to me. Maybe they have been doing it for a while and I never noticed.

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  49. Them standing is a new thing recently I guess for Morning. Maybe Russ likes it who knows.

    But they have sat normally. Have always seen Lily and Ron sit.


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  50. Please keep Ron, Lilly, Chita and Darby as morning anchors.....have been watching them every morning for years......sorry to say I do not like the new morning crew they have NO chemistry.
    Channel 11 was the BEST and looks like now I am changing channels.

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  51. KHOU announces Mario Gomez retiring this morning!

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  52. I'd taken notice just before the weekend at how much everything has changed. I thought that it was an experiment until I saw Lily reporting that little 10 second broadcast about some bullshit that's way below her talent. Ron/Lily/Chita/Darby, were the only reasons why I took a few hours out of the day to watch the news instead of, like the rest of the millennials, get my news from online. The new guy that supposedly replaced Ron is just so boring, and no insults to Lisa, but I looked forward to viewing Lily in the morning before starting my day, to me she always radiated the screen. If Lily leaves KHOU, hopefully she'll remain with a Houston network, if not I'll just start receiving my news from the internet like everyone else and entertain myself with morning cartoons.

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  53. Ron is gone mornings and then so am I. Hello Channel 13 weekday mornings. Big mistake. Big!!!

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  54. Ron is gone mornings and then so am I. Hello Channel 13 weekday mornings. Big mistake. Big!!!

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  55. To be honest, I was not a lily jiang fan but russ lewis is horrible and I have already dropped KHOU in the morning altogether

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  56. Sally Ramirez you hv made a terrible mistske.
    New anchors no chemistry.ratings sliding.you are losing large fan base.

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  57. Ron Trevino and Lily Jang lives

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  58. Dave Ward is getting ready to depart KTRK 13 in December and Ilona Carson is named as new main anchor at 6PM and 10PM, She will continue to do the 6:30PM news and Lily Jang will probably end up leaving KHOU 11 for KTRK 13 to join the 4PM news as Ilona Carson's successor since she's replacing Dave Ward at 6PM

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  59. Boy oh boy! I give up on Channel 11. My go to station for just about everything but no longer. Goodbye KHOU, you don't stand for me.

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  61. what a waste. Greg off the 10? Lisa of the 10? KHOU is officially a train wreck. Ron off mornings? Lily off mornings? Yeah good luck with that. Guarantee Lisa will be leaving that joint ASAP. I worked there in 2014/2015 and trust me when I tell you that place is beyond desperate.

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    1. yep, no Lily + Ron in the AM was just a stupid move - I tired to watch one morning -- sorry KHOU -- migrated to KPRC.

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  62. I'm still a fan of Shern-Min Chow.... Hope she stays at KHOU....

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  63. I have been watching 11 in the mornings for some time. I liked Lily. Ron seemed manic or something. I am not a fan but really I liked the 4 and I don't like change. This new guy seems as if he's trying too hard. He's a little too "up" for me in the early morning.

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  64. Put the former anchors back to their old time slots. Lots have left watching KHOU channel 11. Loved Ron, Lily, Chita and Darby together. Put Greg and Lisa and Len together at 10 pm. Loyal to the old group.

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  65. Just got back from extended vacation. Very disappointed that Lisa Hernandez with her quick wit and beautiful smile are gone at KHOU how do we viewers impact such a stupid decision?

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  66. Can't believe Lily and Ron are gone from the morning news. Can't even watch...moved to ABC!

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  67. I can't believe all of you are still talking and following this. Get a life. Lily and Ron were cheap fare. Nexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxt.

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    1. AMEN!!! If you weren't cutting it in the ratings, you get bounced. Simple! You people need to move on and quit b1tching!! Obviously not enough of y'all were watching in the first place!

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  68. I miss Ron.... Chita is annoying... new guy and boss wife....Bad move KHOU.....
    I really like Melissa Correa.
    No more posts..... changing channels.

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  69. Tring to gain younger viewers causing them to loose the tried and true. I miss ron and lilly's energy. Now chita and darby trying to keep that same level alone. Replacements lack the houston connection that made ron lilly chita and darby feel like family
    W

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