Monday, August 29, 2016

Susan Schiller named FOX 26 KRIV news director

New FOX 26 KRIV news director Susan Schiller previously served as ND for KYW and WPSG Philadelphia

Susan Schiller

HOUSTON – Susan Schiller has been named Vice President and News Director of KRIV, the FOX-owned station in Houston, announced station General Manager, D’Artagnan Bebel. Effective September 6th, Schiller will oversee all aspects of the Fox 26 News operations, reporting directly to Bebel.

In making the announcement, “We are very pleased and excited to have a news leader of Susan's caliber and experience leading our team.”

Previously, Schiller served as Vice President and News Director for KYW-TV and WPSG-TV in Philadelphia. Earlier in her career, she held producer positions at “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning,” CBS News Services (Newspath), and KMOV in St. Louis, MO and WCAU in Philadelphia, where she later returned as Assistant News Director. Most recently, Schiller was Broadcast Media Advisor for the World Meeting of Families Organization during the Papal visit in Philadelphia.

Schiller added, “I am excited to join the Fox family. I look forward to working with the talented and innovative team at Fox 26 and living in Houston, an amazing city and competitive market.”

A graduate of Lindenwood University, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science.

KRIV is part of the FOX Television Stations, one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

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(This post was taken from a release sent to me by FOX Television Stations)



17 comments:

  1. Anyone want to bet we'll see major anchor changes at Fox 26 ?

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    1. Doubt we'll see any changes as the real news director is station manager D'art Bebel.

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    2. Sure D'art is the real reason the station has shot up in the ratings, but this news director is certainly an upgrade. She has more experience than several other Houston news directors.

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    3. Heck yes! Dar't is a miracle worker, without a doubt the finest general manager in all of Fox! In fact, they should triple his salary for those stellar ratings that he's brought to #1 rated Fox 26! Way to go D'art!

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    4. Where have they shot up in the ratings?Has it been among the uneducated and/or minorities? I ask this question, because I don't know one white,Asian, or well-educated person who watches that news channel. That show they have on Friday nights is horrible. If white people said some of the things that the minorities on that show said, we would be chase through town with pitchforks. They just need to go back to doing the news.

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    5. You're talking about the "Isiah Factor", which is (from the words of former American Idol Judge Simon Cowell), a total & complete mess!

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    6. It's bad. I decided to give 26 another chance this morning. I turned it on with this chick in a dress with her fake boobs hanging out. She was with that guy named Reuben. She was messing up, talking over him,etc. Are you telling me that they can't find a smart, well-dressed, talented women who has television experience to do that? You really have to wonder how she got on in a major market. It's sad!

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  2. Maybe she'll hire people who have experience as reporters. I think their last few hires have had a total of zero years reporting experience. Then again, D'art controls the purse strings, so I doubt anything of substance will happen there.

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  3. Why is this ND coming from market 4 to 10? Why has she been out of work for about a year or so? Nobody else wanted her it seems. Why did 4 or 5 people pass up this job? If you can answer these questions you know what kind of s***show this station is going to be.

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    1. Maybe, shot got let go , because of her age. You know how horrible they are to people over 40;especially, women. If I was desperate, I wouldn't have passed up the job, but if I had other offers, there no way I would settle for that station. I don't think this station can get much more horrible, to tell you the truth. It can only go up!

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    2. Bad match. Philly canned her because she was stuck in her old school ways. Now she comes to a market where everyone's trying to figure out how to do things in the 21st century. Add to that she probably has no assistant news director to take any of the load off right?

      I see a major clash right away.

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    3. If old school means she will take the Isiah Factor off on Friday nights, I'm quite happy with that...LOL. I think they need to get rid of everyone on that channel and start over. I don't know why they have so much love for all these radio people who suck too. At least, get ones on who are well-educated and speak proper English. It's like this station is in market 1500

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  4. There are a lot of hard working people there trying to do a good job. Every station in town has it's share of issues. Stop worrying about fake boobs and pay attention to your own jobs. If you don't like Fox just quit working there or change the channel.

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    1. Maybe, you should stop worrying about what we are saying and what we think and do YOUR job. Start taking your own advice. If you and others want to be seen as doing a good job, don't use fake looks, or anything else to get what you want and put out a better product. I don't understand why people like you think you can say whatever you want and only listen when it's what you want to hear.

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    2. Fox 26 has several talented people. The problem for the last 16 years is the general manager. A new general manager with a strong winning news background is desperately needed.

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    3. You protest too much about them having talented people. If this was true, they would be putting out a better product.

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  5. That can definitely have an impact. None of the staff are "fake"....some guests are questionable at times. The people do the very best they can with a mostly good attitude. No divas or manipulaters.. pulling together trying to make things work around sometimes bad or bullying managers...waiting them out, if you will. This happens in all stations.

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