Thursday, February 01, 2018

Texas TV and radio job moves January 2018


NOTE: Looks like this is a good time to be looking for a job in TV News. The DCA Talent Jobs Index says this is the best month for jobs since 2004.

DALLAS - FORT WORTH

Finfrock stepping down as NBC5's chief meteorologist, but will still have his foot in.

Alexa Conomos leaves WFAA after 17 years.

Who's the new woman on WFAA? It's anchor Kara Sewell, replacing Alexa Conomos.

Norma Garcia enters into a new agreement with KXTX Telemundo in Dallas as Monday through Friday 5 & 10 pm co-anchor
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Tegna named Brad Ramsey president and general manager of ABC affiliate WFAA Dallas.

KTVT 11's Kaley O'Kelley announces medical leave.

Carlos Zapata is promoted to 4pm weekday anchor from weekend anchor at KXTX Telemundo in Dallas.
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HOUSTON

Jeff Cohen retires from the Houston Chronicle.

The Chile confirms exit from Houston's KBXX-FM.

- Taisha Walker joins KPRC
- Sofia Ojeda returns to KPRC weekend morning anchor desk
- Anoushah Rasta joins NBC Bay Area
- Janel Forte joins KHOU + new set
- Minerva Pérez Joins NHMC Board of Directors
- Josh Chapin exits KHOU 11
- Brian Collister leaving KXAN Austin
- Noel Ramos promoted to KTMD assistant news director
- Shelley Childers joins KTRK abc13
- Dave Ward named grand marshal of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade
- Mayor names Mary Benton interim press secretary
- Wayne Dolcefino joins Quanell X on FOX 26's 'FOX Faceoff'

SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio weather TV vet Albert Flores exits WOAI.

In a sly ratings move, the appealingly authoritative Deborah Knapp joins anchorman Jeff Brady on KENS' 10 p.m. news during February sweeps.

Aaron Wright has joined KENS-TV as noon anchorman.

Former KSAT-TV anchorman Tony Fama's syndicated show “50PlusPrime,” created about and for baby boomers has been picked up by cable network Pop TV.

KENS' Natassia Paloma is returning to KTSM El Paso.

AUSTIN

- Pattrik Simmons-Perez joins KVUE in Austin as an MMJ/reporter from KXXV in Waco as an MMJ/anchor.
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AROUND TEXAS

Brittney Verner joins KSDK St. Louis from KXXV Waco/Temple/Killeen.

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- Taylor Hemness moves up 75 markets to be the new morning anchor at KSHB in Kansas City. He leaves KLTV in Tyler, Texas where he was an anchor reporter.
- Francesca Washington makes a 63 market jump to KRQE in Albuquerque as an MMJ/Reporter from KLTV Tyler,TX as an MMJ
- Linda Ong moves up 66 market sizes and joins the team at WKRN in Nashville as an anchor/reporter from Morning Anchor at KTSM in El Paso.

Lluvia Vidaña leaves Telemundo Amarillo for Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley.

KTLM Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley has hired Brenda Cantú as its new weekend weather anchor.

Michael Aaron moves to KTHV Little Rock, AR from KYTX Tyler.

REMEMBERING

Arvil Cochran, a longtime University of Houston communications professor credited with helping launch the careers of many well-known journalists, has died.



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