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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Texas TV & radio job moves January 2017


DALLAS - FORT WORTH

Alexa Conomos, co-anchor of Dallas-based WFAA 8’s early morning Daybreak program, has decided to leave both the program and the station.
- Alexa Conomos talks about upcoming exit from WFAA

Univision-owned KUVN Dallas has added Nelly Carreño to its on-air weather team as meteorologist for the Dallas area.

- Andrea Parquet-Taylor named KTVT CBS 11 news director

HOUSTON

Houston Chronicle medical writer Kyrie O'Connor (former Deputy Managing Editor and MeMo blogger) has announced she is leaving the paper after 13 and a half years. After working in the newspaper biz for decades, O'Connor says she will enjoy her time off and figure out the next chapter of her life. She will be leaving Texas for Vermont.

Veteran Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Dane Schiller becomes spokesperson for newly elected Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

Veteran radio and print journalist, Eileen Pace has joined Houston Public Media News 88.7 as the new ‘All Things Considered’ host. Since 2010, Pace has served as a reporter for Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. She has reported and anchored KIKK Houston, WOAI San Antonio, and KLBJ in Austin and served as news director at KGNB-KNBT in New Braunfels. Pace has received almost 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, best anchoring and best use of sound.

Houston Public Media’s News 88.7 Arts & Culture reporter Amy Bishop has left Houston to become the mid-day host for WRR in Dallas. Houston Public Media will continue to cover Houston’s vibrant arts and culture scene while they seek to fill that position.

KPFT General Manager Duane Bradley will retire from the Houston Pacifica radio station this spring.

Bryan Luhn joins FOX 26 KRIV as senior executive producer after working as WCBD Charleston, SC news director.

Wiley Post joins KHOU 11 as Assistant news director/executive producer from KGW Portland.

After getting dropped by Mix 96.5 KHMX, the Dave and Mahoney Morning Show returns 2.6.17 on X107.5 Las Vegas without Daena Kramer.

KTSU drops Kim Burrell's radio show.

KSBJ President and General Manager Tim McDermott Marks 25 Years of Service.

Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago has named Ron Parker as its new afternoon host. Parker is best known for his long runs at 107.5 KLDE Houston and 101.1 WCBS-FM New York.

- The New 92.1 Radio Now replaces Boom 92.1 KROI
- Sports Talk 790 AM KBME January 2017 schedule changes
- Bob Slovak and Tom Tynan hit 30
- Natasha Barrett is having a baby
- Dave Ward returns home from hospital
- PICS: FOX 26 KRIV debuts new set 2017
- New KPRC building moves channel 2 into 21st century
- Rucks Russell leaves KHOU 11
- Sophia Beausoleil joins KPRC 2
- Drew Karedes to exit KHOU 11
- Jacqueline Crea to exit KHOU 11

SAN ANTONIO

S.A. anchorwoman Evy Ramos said she was fired from WOAI-TV.

Getting to know new KENS-TV host Cristina Blackwell.

Jeanne Jakle of the San Antonio Express-News reports Robert Luna was told his position as KABB's backup weather anchor, one he's held for nearly two decades, was being eliminated.

San Antonio gets new anchorwoman as TV vet exits.

San Antonio's KONO-AM dumps sports for oldies.

AUSTIN

Terri Gruca and Quita Culpepper to take on new roles at KVUE.

Jordan Steele leaving CBS Austin for Seattle gig.

Austin radio station KVET 98.1 has signed its morning team – Bama Brown, Rob Mason and Heather White – to a multi-year contract extension.

Judy Maggio returning to Austin’s airwaves as KLRU’s news and public affairs editorial director.

AROUND TEXAS

KTRE Lufkin anchor John Carlos-Estrada has been hired by WINK as evening weekend anchor and reporter.

Steve Fullhart resigns from KBTX.

REMEMBERING

‘Buddy’ Bostick Founder Several Texas Stations Dies at 99.

Connor Vernon, who served as KTBC’s chief meteorologist from 1989 to 1995, when the station was still a CBS affiliate, has died.

'Future Weapons' star and ex-Navy SEAL Richard 'Mack' Machowicz has died.

San Antonio radio icon Bruce Hathaway, a towering figure of the golden age of Top 40 radio here, died of a heart attack.

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