Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Texas TV & radio job moves September 2017

The monthly Texas media job moves post is back!!!!!


DALLAS AND FORT WORTH

WFAA president and general manager Mike Devlin is leaving the station at the end of the year.

An exclusive interview with former CBS11 traffic anchor Tammy Dombeck and her EEOC attorneys, who are taking the station to court on charges of age discrimination.

Reporter/anchor Marcus Moore leaving WFAA8 after a nearly six-year stint.
- Marcus Moore is joining ABC News as Dallas-based correspondent

Former KTVT meteorologist, Lisa Villegas, is taking a job at KOLD Tucson, Arizona.

MaryAnn Martinez returns to her home state of Texas as a general assignment reporter for KTVT in Dallas. She previously was a freelance reporter for KTTV in Los Angeles.
- Napoli Management Group.

Blake Hanson joins KDFW in Dallas as a reporter. Most recently, he was an anchor and reporter at WSOC in Charlotte.
- Napoli Management Group.

Brian Scott moves to WOFL in Orlando as Reporter from Bureau MMJ at KXAS in Dallas.
- The NWT Group

HOUSTON

abc13 KTRK meteorologist Casey Curry is no longer with the station.
- Is Casey Curry co-hosting KPRC 2's Houston Life permanently?
- Casey Curry does weather on FOX 26 KRIV.
- Where is Casey Curry going to work?

Ubaldo Martinez has been promoted to lead sports anchor at Telemundo Houston KTMD.

Reporter Kaitlin McCulley leaves KTRK abc13 for WHDH 7News Boston.

Tom Koch and Melanie Lawson have been working at KTRK abc13 since 1982!

Radio One Houston announced Pamela B. McKay as its new Vice President, General Manager.

Travis Herzog named Broadcaster of the Year by The National Weather Association.

Ivory Hecker to join Fox 26 KRIV as a reporter from KARE-TV Minneapolis.

After being off air since July, meteorologist Lisa Vaughn made her return to FOX 26 KRIV.

Over at KPRC 2, chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley is celebrating 35 years on the green screen.

Here is a list of the former Houston journalists who were called back from the reserves to help out during Hurricane Harvey coverage.

KTRK abc13 traffic anchor Rebecca Spera has announced baby number two.

Sussy Ruiz has left her position as Assistant News Director at Telemundo KTMD.

HOUSTON RADIO STATIONS

New Houston radio station 104.5 KISS FM to feature Urban Adult Contemporary hits.

Gow Media will lease 1560 AM to another party, and move the lineup of 1560 AM to SportsMap 94.1 FM.

104 KRBE named CHR Station of the Year 2017 by National Association of Broadcasters.

SAN ANTONIO

Where are they now? San Antonio’s ex-TV anchors, hosts share updates.

Patty Santos moves to KSAT in San Antonio from Oklahoma City as a reporter, she moves from KOCO in Oklahoma City.
- The NWT Group

Matthew Seedorff makes a 166 market jump to MMJ at WOAI/KABB in San Antonio, TX from anchor/MMJ at KTWO in Casper, WY.
- The NWT Group

AUSTIN

Anchor Shannon Wolfson leaving KXAN.

Hema Mullur renews her agreement with KEYE in Austin as primary anchor.
- Napoli Management Group.

Camila Bernal heads to KRON in San Francisco as an MMJ from CBS Austin/Telemundo-Austin, TX as an MMJ.
- The NWT Group

Nicole Cross is moving to Austin to KVUE as an anchor/reporter from KTBS in Shreveport where she was an anchor/reporter.
- The NWT Group

AROUND TEXAS

After nearly 18 years at KTXS (Abilene) Anchor George Levesque is leaving the station.

JENNIFER KIELMAN moves to ABC Affiliate KLTV in Tyler where she will be a Monday-Friday Primary News Anchor. Jennifer comes from the CBS Affiliate in Springfield. Jennifer who is a native of Texas, has won numerous awards for her work, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.
- Mort Meisner Associates

GREG CHANDLER leaves Duluth and joins KRIS in Corpus Christi as Lead Nightside Reporter.
- Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent

Alan Campbell jumps 70 markets and joins WXYZ as weekend evening anchor. Previously, he was morning anchor at KRGV in Harlingen.
- Napoli Management Group.

Steve Soliz joins KOB in Albuquerque as primary anchor. Previously, he was weekend anchor and reporter in Harlingen, TX.
- Napoli Management Group.

Michelle Vargas is promoted to morning anchor at KGBT in Harlingen, TX. Michelle began as an MMJ and was promoted to weekend anchor in July of this year.
- Napoli Management Group.

Anayeli Ruiz makes a huge market jump as she joins WMAQ and Telemundo in Chicago as a reporter. She’s been an MMJ/reporter for KRIS in Corpus Christi for the last three years.
- Napoli Management Group.

Matt Yurus moves to Dallas to be the first digital news video anchor for the CBS Television Stations division. Previously, he produced and reported at WUSA in Washington DC.
- Napoli Management Group.

Mary Coleman starts her news management career as Managing Editor at KION in Monterey. Previously, Mary was a reporter in Amarillo, Texas.
- Napoli Management Group.

Taylor Hemness joins KSHB as morning anchor in Kansas City from primary anchor KLTV in Tyler, TX.
- The NWT Group

Alexandria Housden starts at KOCO in Oklahoma City as anchor/reporter from KTEN in Denison, Texas.
- The NWT Group

REMEMBERING

Remembering Former Houston Press Editor Jim Simmon.

Longtime KENS general manager Wayne Kearl, died days before his 99th birthday.

Long-time Austin radio sports personality Sean Adams dies.



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