Friday, June 17, 2016

Russ Lewis joins #KHOU11 as promised

KGW Portland morning anchor Russ Lewis joins KHOU 11

Russ Lewis
Russ Lewis
When KHOU 11 hired KGW assistant news director Sally Ramirez to be its news director, we learned this hire would be a package deal.

That's because Ramirez's husband, Russ Lewis, is the morning anchor at the Portland TEGNA sister station.

At the time of Ramirez's hiring in February, we were told Lewis would, "be joining the KHOU 11 on-air team later this summer."

Well, the heat advisories are on...it must be summer!

So after 15 years in the KGW morning news seat, Lewis said his last "good morning Portland" TVSpy reported today.

"[I'm] off to Houston next week, working for the same company, staying within the family, just leaving this family and moving on to Houston, TX," Lewis told his Portland TV audience this morning. "My wife is already there working for the company too."

Now we have to guess which shift Lewis takes.

According to his bio, Lewis joined KGW in 1999 after working at stations in Sacramento, Tucson and El Paso. If you happen to know the actual stations he worked for, let us know in the comments.

He is a graduate of New Mexico State University.



13 comments:

  1. If I had to guess probably weeknights at 5 & 10.

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  2. Is Len Cannon or Greg Hurst getting the boot? Seems like a lot of male anchors there.

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  3. Weekends would make the most sense, he could join Rekha, but I have a feeling he will bump Ron off the morning shift.

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  4. Hopefully NOT anywhere PM; they seemed
    to be doing great w/ Len, Greg, & Lisa, not sure why they threw Mia in the mix...

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  5. Channel 11 is a bottom feeder rating wise. Expect lots of changes with new news director.

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  6. Let him do morning weather. I mean, he has no training or experience in meteorology, but he's 100% certain to be better at it than their current incompetent token.

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  7. He's married to the news director so I'm sure she's gonna make sure he gets the main weeknight anchor gig.

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    1. Then, they would have different work schedules. He will likely have a daytime spot.

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  8. Is he going to co-anchor the weekend evening newscasts with Rekha Muddaraj ?

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    1. Doubt it PR says he's joining as anchor not anchor/reporter so he's definitely getting a weekday spot.

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  9. Hey Mike McGuff, I am hearing rumors that Pablo Ansini is out at KHOU11. Are these true?!

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  10. I sure hate Lisa left evening news with Greg Hurst. I liked seeing her & him together. I watch the other channels now.

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  11. PURE FAVORITISMS.....
    SEND THIS MAFIA BACK TO CLEVELAND,KHOU 11 SUCKS BIG TIME IN THE MORNINGS NOW..
    GET RON TREVINO AND LILY BACK IN THE MORNINGS...
    SEND THIS IDIOT BACK TO CLEVELAND WHERE HE BELONGS....

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