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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Heidi Jones, KPRC Blackerby, KEYE Cantu, Candice Crawford, KENS show and more

WABC-TV Meteorologist Heidi Jones Denies Claim of Rape
Jones, through her lawyer, says that she never told police she was was a victim of attempted rape.
- Former KTRK 13 meteorologist Heidi Jones arrested

A Fond Farewell to KPRC-TV General Manager Larry Blackerby
Reporter Mary Benton says under General Manager Larry Blackerby's leadership, KPRC built a solid reputation for providing responsible journalism to our viewers and building a strong relationship with all aspects of Houston’s diverse community.
- KPRC 2 general manager Larry Blackerby to leave station

Fred Cantu to leave KEYE; Troy Kimmel off radio
Fred Cantu, who endeared himself to Austinites as "Uncle Fred" while anchoring local newscasts since 1995 at KVUE, KEYE and KEYE's Spanish-language station Telemundo, has resigned.

Lesley McCaslin leaves News 8 Austin
Sports reporter Lesley McCaslin has left News 8 Austin, the local news arm of Time Warner Cable, after an impasse in contract negotiations.

Tony Romo engaged to pageant queen and Dallas-Fort Worth news anchor
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo got engaged to former Miss Missouri Candice Crawford, sister to CW Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, a television anchor for KDAF-TV 33.
- KDAF 33 hires Chace Crawford's sister/Miss Missouri
- KDAF 33 reporter Candice Crawford dating Tony Romo?

KENS 5 Eyewitness News to expand early-morning coverage
KENS 5 Eyewitness News will add a half-hour of news weekday mornings beginning at 4:30.

KBTX Announces Hiring of Veteran Newsman John Gilbert as 6 & 10 Co-Anchor
KBTX Media announces the hiring of veteran news anchor and reporter John Gilbert as co-anchor of evening newscasts beginning Monday, January 10, 2011. He was just at KCEN 6 in Waco, Temple and Killeen.

Memorial Service for Wilson Walraven
A memorial service was held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church Friday morning for Wilson Walraven, a former video journalist for KRIS and KZTV.

Odd Pair: KILT Tries Lord, Innes Together
Innes, at only 24, seems oddly matched with the much more experienced Lord. After listening for a few days last week, Hair Balls has to wonder if the show will survive in its current form and if Lord will be able to stand it if it does.
- New 610 KILT host is son of Scooby-Doo

It's Official: The Good Guys Are Gone For Good
Fox's The Good Guys will not return for a second season.

Meet Brad Womack’s new bachelorettes
30 women vying for the 38-year-old Austin entrepreneur’s approval

Houston Association of Black Journalists' Christmas party
They put down their note pads and ink pens to celebrate the holiday.

New sales dude in charge at KTVT/KTXA
Matt Flewelling has been promoted to vice president/director of sales for KTVT/Channel 11 and KTXA/Channel 21.

KVUE launches new mobile apps
KVUE launched version 2.0 of its KVUE News mobile App - now available on Android and Blackberry, as well as an updated version for iPhone.

- KTRK 13 Undercover's Wayne Dolcefino says stop copying my work
- VIDEO: KHOU 11's look at 2010
- KHOU 11's Mark Greenblatt recalls agency leaking his investigations to competitor COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here