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Monday, June 26, 2017

Houston TV anchor subject of art show

CW39 KIAH Morning Dose Houston anchor Maggie Flecknoe inspiration for art show

In all my years of blogging, I cannot remember posting about a Houston anchor being the inspiration for an art show, but now I can add that to my writing bucket list.

CW39 KIAH Morning Dose Houston anchor Maggie Flecknoe is the muse I'm talking about. Imagine you and me wearing berets and deconstructing works like the Mona Maggie, Anchor with a Pearl IFB or Eye Opener Gothic.

Before we go sample some wine and cheese...let's find out how the heck this happened!

It all started when Flecknoe covered the artists at the Rockstar Gallery.

CW 39’s Eye Opener and Maggie Flecknoe came out to ROCKSTAR on St. Patricks day, bright and early! Maggie featured the gallery and our “Luck of the Irish” art show live on TV that morning! It was truly a great experience, and all of the artists in the gallery at that time, felt a connection with her! We all want to do a special art show just for her, so we asked her some questions, and she answered!

This past weekend, those artists displayed their Flecknoe based work.

"Each one of these artists used me as their muse & created masterpieces out of questions I answered," Flecknoe posted. "It was truly magical to walk in Rockstar Gallery and see my life in art! I'm so humbled and touched!"

No word on when the paintings will be available for auction. Artist Cherie Salinas tweeted to me that she is the one to contact if you are interested in buying the Maggie Flecknoe lollipop painting. All the gallery.

Now I would be remiss if I didn't mention that at least one other Houston TV personality has been featured in paint form. Maring Zindler has been immortalized in HMD STUFF & THANGS's Saint Marvin works. I own the t-shirt version!

As for what the heck is this “morning dose.” stuff replacing "Eye Opener" - well here you go:


Dallas, June 15, 2017 – Tribune Broadcasting today announced the launch of “morning dose.,” a first of its kind, live social “wake-up” show, in partnership with Dose, a top digital media agency that specializes in data-driven, shareable content. Hosted by television personalities Melissa Rycroft and Brandon London, and news anchor Laila Muhammad, “morning dose.,” will launch on June 29th and will feature compelling and timely news stories powered by Dose’s social storytelling and scientific method to create and distribute content.

“morning dose.” will air weekdays syndicated in six Tribune markets: KDAF/Dallas, KIAH/Houston, WPHL/Philadelphia, WDCW/Washington DC, WSFL/Miami and KRCW/Portland, OR.

Host Melissa Rycroft captured America’s hearts as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” in season 8 and was crowned champion of its all-star season in the 15th cycle of the long- running ABC program. Rycroft can currently be seen on CMT’s reality series "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" as a mentor as she herself is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Rycroft’s television debut however was as a contestant on the ABC’s beloved show, “The Bachelor.” Rycroft has hosted reality-TV competition shows such as ABC’s "Bachelor Pad" and CMT’s "Redneck Island” and is a frequent contributor to both “GMA” and “Access Hollywood.”

Host Brandon London is a former NFL and CFL football player and New York Giants Super Bowl champion. Most recently, London was on-air conducting interviews & segments for various “Giants TV” shows on the MSG Network. He's also been seen as a co-host on “The Maury Show” and Esquire TVs “Car Matchmaker” among others.

“morning dose.” news anchor Laila Muhammad, is a seasoned journalist, host and television personality with more than a decade of experience. Muhammad was most recently host of Tribune Broadcasting’s daily news program “Eye Opener” which “morning dose.” will replace. Muhammad previously served as an anchor at WTKR/WGNT, Tribune’s CBS/CW affiliate in Norfolk.

Creative Consultant Rick Joyce, an award-winning showrunner, was formerly the Co-executive Producer of “Entertainment Tonight” and was previously the Executive Producer of “The List,” a lifestyle news magazine. He also developed and launched the digital platform

“Working with our partners at Dose we’ve developed a morning program that will go beyond the traditional broadcast treatment of ‘trending’ social content,” said Bart Feder, Tribune’s Senior Vice President of News. “The goal of ‘morning dose.’ will be to set the morning agenda by showcasing the content and advancing the stories that will drive the day’s social conversation.”

“The future of broadcast is data-driven creative and we’re excited to partner with Tribune to create a morning news show unlike any other,” said Dose CEO Emerson Spartz. “Dose’s technology minimizes the guesswork of identifying which stories and angles will resonate. For years, we’ve planned to adapt our process to TV, and it’s thrilling to finally be opening up these new frontiers of innovation in storytelling.”

“morning dose.” will air in the following markets:

KDAF/Dallas 5a-8a
KIAH/Houston 5a-8a
PHL/Philadelphia 6a-8a
WDCW/Washington DC 6a-8a
WSFL/Miami 6a-8a
KRCW/Portland, OR 6a-8a
Local time periods

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