Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Ginger Zee live in Houston

Ginger Zee is live from Houston on Good Morning America as part of the ABC show's "Closer to Home Tour."

KXAN Austin debuts 4pm newscast

Jennifer Sanders

KXAN Austin keeps getting the headlines here as it has debuted a new 4pm newscast with weekend anchor Jennifer Sanders as of July 5, 2022.

Sanders also replaces Amanda Dugan on the KXAN News at Noon.

Amanda Dugan leaves KXAN Austin
Daniel Marin replaces retiring Robert Hadlock at KXAN Austin
KXAN Austin getting new set

"It’s LAUNCH DAY for @kxan_news new 4pm newscast, and my good friend @JenSandersTV is the anchor," tweeted KXAN Bilingual TV Storyteller/TX Capitol Correspondent Jala Washington. "I’m soooo excited you all will get to see more of her, M-F! She’s talented beyond measure, and adds such value to our news team. Congratulations, Jen!"

Chief meteorologist David Yeomans handled the weather. 

So what does these mean for the KXAN weekday afternoon programming schedule lineup?

Jeopardy! (2 episodes) moves from the 4pm slot to 3pm slot.

Dr. Phil which originally aired at 3pm, moves to 2pm.

Rachael Ray leaves the 2pm slot, moving to sister-station KBVO 14.1 at 3pm replacing 'The Doctors.' 


Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Daniel Marin replaces retiring Robert Hadlock at KXAN Austin

Robert Hadlock retiring

I told you back in March 2022 that longtime KXAN Austin anchor Robert Hadlock was retiring from the Nexstar Media Inc. station this summer.

Amanda Dugan leaves KXAN Austin

Today, the Austin NBC affiliate announced that KXAN political reporter Daniel Marin will take over for Hadlock on the evening anchor shift joining Britt Moreno.

“It can feel like a thousand years ago or just yesterday, depending on the situation," Hadlock said on the station's website. "I’ve had a great time working here. It’s a great job in a great city."

No word on when Hadlock officially retires and Marin starts his new gig.

Kate Bieri joins FOX13 Memphis

Kate Bieri is joining FOX13 Memphis WHBQ Memphis, Tennessee from her anchor/New Mexico reporter position with ABC7 KVIA El Paso.

"I’m so excited to join the incredible team at @FOX13Memphis in just a couple weeks," Bieri tweeted.  "We will launch a new consumer reporting role at the station! Thank you to El Paso, Las Cruces and the Borderland!"

Bieri, a New Mexico native who was raised in Las Cruces, joined KVIA in June 2017.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Mass Communication at Arizona State University grad interned with 12 News KPNX Phoenix, CBS News, KOB 4 Albuquerque, KTVK 3TV Phoenix and KVIA. The summa cum laude graduate also worked for The Arizona Republic as a breaking news reporter and the school's Cronkite News while a student.

In 2017, Bieri was recognized as the ASU Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate student.


Monday, July 04, 2022

Daniella Guzman rescues 'Luna' kitten while on live shot in San Antonio

Daniella Guzman recently rescued a kitten while doing a live shot from San Antonio.  

She brought the little one back to Houston and has been nursing it back to health. 

The KPRC 2 evening anchor named the black cat Luna. 

Now longtime Houston TV viewers probably only associate black cats with channel 13, but guess channel 2 will adopt that for the 21st century.

100.3 The Bull in Houston Honors Military for July 4th with over 32,000 Thank You Cards

Audacy Houston’s 100.3 The Bull morning show “The Morning Bullpen,” starring George, Mo and Erik, collected 32,793 thank you cards as part of their annual “10k for the Troops” project.

Since June 6, the trio has been asking listeners to purchase a thank you card, write a note in it and mail it to the station to deliver to the troops.

“People have lives and we were asking them to do something completely out of their daily routine and that’s hard,” said co-host George Lindsey, “but what our service members do for us is even harder.”

Throughout the month of June, the team talked to businesses big and small and families local and afar about their efforts to pitch in.

“I got to chat with a green beret who told me about a card his platoon received from a young girl,” said co-host Erik Smith. “The girl’s unicorn drawing became the platoon’s mascot. These little things have a big impact.”

In the end, Bull Nation did not disappoint. On Thursday, June 30, “The Morning Bullpen” presented the thank you cards to two local organizations who will assist in the distribution: The Lone Survivor Foundation, an organization founded by retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell that honors the warriors that gave their lives in service to our country, and Grammy’s Cookie Convoy, a non-profit that since 2002 have shipped over 313k chocolate chips cookies and notes to service members overseas. 

“The Morning Bullpen” can be heard weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT on 100.3 The Bull in Houston or 24/7 on the Audacy app. 

(This post taken from a press release sent to me by Audacy)

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Austin TV anchor does the weather

Casey Claiborne just took over the FOX 7 Austin KTBC morning anchor seat in January 2022 and now he's already doing the weather!

Dave Froehlich leaves FOX 7 Austin for KHOU 11 Houston

Here is what Claiborne said on Facebook:

"The one and only Zack Shields on FOX 7 is out this week so I gave 'first weather' a try Thursday and Friday. (TV talk for a first look...not the actual forecast) Thanks to Meteorologist Carlo Falco on Fox 7 for the crash course in weather graphics! Meteorologist Chelsea Andrews how did I do?"

Casey Claiborne

Friday, July 01, 2022

Laurie Passman steps down as CBS DFW KTVT news director

Laurie Passman announced to the CBS 11 DFW KTVT staff that she is stepping down as Vice President and News Director and taking on a new role at the CBS owned station to later be revealed.

Here is how Passman started the memo: 

"There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll just rip the band aid off and get right to the point. I’ve made the difficult decision to step aside as your News Director....but the great news is I’m not going anywhere! I’ll be staying with CBS Dallas in a new role that Raquel will tell you about shortly."

Rick Gevers & Associates has the complete internal memo where Passman goes into more detail for her decision to change jobs.

Passman was promoted to the KTVT VP and news director in August 2018 from the assistant ND job where she had been since 2015. She was acting news director ahead of the official announcement after Andrea Parquet-Taylor was promoted to the KTVT station manager.

Prior to North Texas TV, Passman was assistant news director for KTVK 3TV Phoenix, Arizona. She also served as the executive producer of "Good Morning Arizona." 

The University of New Mexico School of Communication and Journalism grad also served as the news director for KOB 4 Eyewitness News Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Texas TV news and radio job moves June 2022


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WFAA wins NPPA Station of the Year Award, fourth time in five years.

Mike Sirois Leaves The Ticket in Dallas.

Larry Walker retires from the FOX 4 KDFW production department after 41 years. 

Rachel Wells joins Spectrum News 1 Texas as Dallas bureau News Editorial department Managing Director from CNN.

The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show's Big Al Mack Marries Longtime Sweetheart Aimee Newman.

Dallas City Council Approves Deal For KERA To Take Over Management Of City's Classical WRR.

Krista M. Torralva moves from the Dallas Morning News's breaking news team to cover the court system. 

Kevan Smith joins NBC 5 DFW KXAS weather
Niyah Gonzalez joins Spectrum News 1 Texas
CBS 11 DFW bring your dog to work day
Andy Adler joins CBS 11 DFW KTVT


NBC News Names Priscilla Thompson Correspondent Based in Houston.

Brian LaLima joins Sean Salisbury M-F from 6-10am on SportsTalk 790 KBME starting July 5th.

Michael Connor promoted to Astros Insider and Pre/Postgame Show Host for SportsTalk 790 KBME.

How a broadcast reporter for Houston’s KHOU has approached coverage of the Uvalde shooting.

Howard Chen leaves KPRC 2 to join  ESPN as a Houston-based producer.

100.3 The Bull KILT's Nick Russo Makes A Cameo In New Niko Moon Video.

Jonathan M. Alexander joins the Houston Chronicle as a Texans reporter from the Charlotte Observer .

John Wayne Ferguson joins the Houston Chronicle as a general assignment reporter from the Galveston County Daily News.

Pat Fant of SuiteRadio and 101 KLOL first PD named All Access Power Player.

Fallon Davenport announces she is leaving her KHOU 11 producer role to spend time with her newborn son.

Codell Rodriguez joins the Houston Chronicle as an editor on the Metro Desk from the El Paso Times.

Moby joins Houston Radio Platinum
Former abc13 producer featured for NBC News work
Keith Garvin named KPRC 2 evening anchor
Remeisha Shade joins FOX 26 weather
Just like 2020 all over again for Houston TV
Raúl Brindis nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame 2022
Guillermo Ochoa joins Telemundo Houston
Mike Iscovitz promoted to chief meteorologist for FOX 26 Houston
Sofia Ojeda leaves KPRC 2
Natasha Geigel leaves FOX 26 Houston
105.7 KHCB teams up with Spark Media podcasts
Samica Knight featured on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" segment
Matthew Seedorff is engaged
KTSU celebrating 50 years of broadcast excellence with Backyard Party
Shelby Rose joins FOX 26 Houston
Wayne Dolcefino arrest leads to judge arrest
Telemundo Houston celebrates World Cup in Houston


KSAT 12 Sports Director Greg Simmons to be inducted into SAISD Athletic Hall of Fame

KSAT digital journalist named Media Icon at 2022 Pride Center SA Icons brunch.

“Energy 94.1” KTFM flipped formats to simulcast of “Sports Star” 1250 KZDC/103.3 K277CX.

Sports “Ticket 760” KTKR San Antonio and “1300 The Zone” KVET Austin drop local morning show.

“Tejano 95.7” KLEY expands to a second signal.

Sharon Ko leaves KENS 5 San Antonio
Nate Ryan joins KENS San Antonio
Irene Cruz joins ABC7 KABC Los Angeles
San Antonio TV stations launch NEXTGEN TV ATSC 3.0
Isis Romero talks KENS 5 move
Kaiti Blake leaves KSAT San Antonio


David Yeomans celebrates 10 years with KXAN's weather department. 

Sara Osburn has departed the “Booker, Alex & Sara” on Hot AC “Mix 94.7” KAMX.

Alana Rocha leaves the Texas Tribune for the Institute for Nonprofit News - leading the Rural News Network + special projects.

Benjamin Klinkenberg joins Spectrum News 1 Texas as a News Editorial department Breaking News Producer in Austin from FOX 7 Austin KTBC.

Alexandra Lang joins the Spectrum News 1 Texas  News Editorial department as an Associate Producer in Austin.

Makenzie Harrison joins the Spectrum News 1 Texas  News Editorial department as an Associate Producer in Austin.

Arnoldo Cesar Vanoye-Diaz joins the Spectrum News 1 Texas News Editorial department as an Associate Producer in Austin. 

Samantha Rojas joins Atmosphere TV from her CBS Austin KEYE/Telemundo Austin digital content producer role. 


KFDM and FOX4 celebrates start of construction on new station with groundbreaking ceremony.

Kris Radcliffe is celebrating 20 years at KCEN 6 News Waco-Temple-Killeen.

Meteorologist Max Crawford celebrates 7 years at KBTX Bryan-College Station.

Iris Lopez joins "Mike in the Mornings" on 93.1 KISS-FM KSII from the afternoon shift.

Meteorologist Alan Holt celebrates 10 years with KIII-TV3 Corpus Christi.

Ex-KYRK/Corpus Christi, TX Programmer Scott Holt To Undergo Heart Surgery

Jamey Karr To Host Middays On KGNC Amarillo.


Kathleen Ballanfant, Village News and Southwest News founder and publisher, passed away.

Beloved KPRC 2 ‘Father of Morning News,’ Rusty Knight, passes away.

Houston Chronicle photographer Steve Gonzales dies after long cancer battle.

Jim White, Longtime KRLD/Dallas Food And Wine Show Host dies.