Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Former Houston journalists return to TV for Harvey coverage



Mike McGuff talking to presenters Richard Madeley and Ranvir Singh.

It was all hands on deck for the international, national and other local news media to find Houston journalists to help cover Hurricane Harvey. There were also the sister-station relief crews needed to fill-in on our Houston TV stations.

Here is a list of the former Houston journalists who were called back from the reserves to help out. If you know of others, please email me.

I was hired by UK Network ITV to report live for its Good Morning Britain program through out last week. One of the show's presenters (a term for anchor in the England) Americans will recognize is former CNN host Piers Morgan.

Former KHOU 11 anchor Lily Jang reported for KXAS NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Former KTRK abc13 and ESPN reporter Darren Lyn was tapped to report for TRT World.

Michelle Merhar returned to FOX 26 KRIV to help out on traffic anchor duty.

Doug Miller returned to KHOU 11 and made an appearance to talk hurricanes.

Former KPRC 2 reporter Brendan Keefe, now WXIA Atlanta Chief Investigative Reporter, returned to Houston to help out TEGNA sister station KHOU as a reporter. "Houston gets in your heart and doesn't want to leave," Keefe told me. "I volunteered when I saw my friends at KHOU working so hard without a TV station."

Former KHOU 11 reporter Courtney Zubowski worked for CBS News as a field producer.

Former FOX 26 KRIV reporter Todd Duplantis, now the Director of HCC TV Communications, did live reporting for WFTS Tampa Bay, Florida's ABC Action News.

KFSN Fresno reporter Corin Hoggard, returns to his old station of KTRK abc13 where he was a producer, to help with Harvey coverage.

Dr. Neil Frank
made his usual return to KHOU 11 when there is trouble in the tropics.

KXAS NBC5's Courtney Gilmore returned from DFW to KPRC to help cover the storm.

Former KIKK and CBS Radio news reporter Derrill Edward Holly did an interview with the Associated Press broadcast and energy news podcast.

Former FOX 26 KRIV contributor Bob Martin has returned to make appearances on channel 26 and KTRK abc13.

Former FOX 26 KRIV reporter Ned Hibberd, now WCNC Charlotte executive producer of investigations and special projects, has been working for KHOU remotely via WFAA in Dallas.



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