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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Texas #TVnews and radio job moves July 2018



DALLAS - FORT WORTH

CBS has named Andrea Parquet-Taylor VP and station manager of KTVT CBS 11.

Due to “family reasons,” NBC5 KXAS anchor/reporter Cory Smith will be leaving at the end of this year. Laura Harris from WFTS Tampa Bay will replace him.

Russ McCaskey renews his agreement as morning anchor at the CBS owned KTVT-TV in Dallas, Russ’s home town.
- Napoli Management Group

Allie Spillyards is promoted to staff reporter at KXAS in Dallas. She had been a freelance reporter for the station.
- Napoli Management Group

HOUSTON

Back in January I blogged that WXYZ Detroit reporter Shelley Childers was joining abc13 KTRK. Well, we can guess that was a temporary position as her TV agent, Mort Meisner Associates, reports she has officially joined the Disney ABC Television Group station as a General Assignment Reporter/MMJ.

KHOU 11 News reporter Brandi Smith receives humanitarian award.

Natasha Geigel renews her agreement at KRIV in Houston as a Reporter.
- NWT Group

Associated Press reporter, Michael Graczyk, who is based out of Houston, is retiring.

Former KIII Corpus Christi news director Oscar Garcia has been named FOX 26 KRIV Nightside Executive Producer.

Aurora Losada joins KPRC 2 as Digital Executive Producer from Houston Public Media.

- Tim Heller to leave abc13 KTRK in January 2019
- Where is Greg Bailey on abc13 KTRK?
- Sally Mamdooh joins KPRC 2
- Bobby Springer new KHOU 11 station manager
- TV talent fashion advice from the pros
- Former Houston journalists start “What’s Left America” podcast
- Aaron Wische named KPRC 2 Assistant News Director
- David Paul's new haircut was a happy accident

AROUND TEXAS

KCEN Waco, Temple, Killeen named Texas Today morning anchor Kris Radcliffe, weekend anchor Chris Rogers and reporter Emani Payne to new positions.

Former KRIS anchor Stephania Jimenez heads to WCAU Philadelphia as morning anchor.

KTAB anchor-reporter Stacie Wirmel adds 10pm news to her duties.

Former KVIA ABC-7 news anchor Rick Cabrera is replacing Rick Bonart on the City Plan Commission.

KXII promotes sports anchor-reporter Jeremy Thomas to morning anchor.

Alex Wilkins jumps 130 markets and becomes a News/Sports Reporter at WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia from KAVU in Victoria, Texas.
- 3 KINGS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

CANDACE MARTINO bumps 37 markets and becomes a Sports Reporter/Anchor at WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania from KMID in Odessa, Texas.
- 3 KINGS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

REMEMBERING

Longtime KDFW 4 anchor, reporter Walter Evans dies at 86.

Veteran KCEN-TV broadcaster James K. "Jim" Ham died over the weekend and leaving a legacy of local news coverage that was a pathway for others who followed.




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