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Monday, March 21, 2011

Hot Houston TV anchors, NewsFix, drunken moments on TV news and more

Mike McGuff will be on Talk650 AM Monday morning at 9:30am discussing NewsFix.

Houston hottest TV anchor bracket
610 KILT's Rich Lord and Josh Innes have come up with an idea to celebrate the NCAA Tournament...a tournament of their own to find out who really is the hottest woman in the Houston media.(Thanks Marc)

Newsfix Launches in Houston
Tribune says NewsFix on KIAH 39 is written with strong narrative that unleashes sight and sound, and brings the news to a new level of predictably unpredictable cinematic stimulation rarely seen on TV.
- Mike McGuff talks about NewsFix on Talk650 AM Monday
- EXCLUSIVE: NewsFix Behind The Scenes of CW39 KIAH

Great Drunken Moments in Local TV News
It is what is says, a video of wild moments of drunk-like behavior on TV news.

"Screamin'" Gus Johnson Videos
As play-by-play announcers go, nobody in any sport has as big a cult following as CBS's Gus Johnson, the screaming, cackling, (at times) seemingly psychotic, mid-card voice of college basketball and NFL football.

Study Reveals Good News About State of Local TV
The Project For Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) has released a thorough report on how local TV performed in 2010 and, for a change, it’s filled with plenty of good news.

Snippets of D-FW anchor dean Clarice Tinsley during her wonder years at Milwaukee's WITI-TV
Anchor Clarice Tinsley, now in her 33rd year at Dallas-based KDFW-TV (Fox4), spent three years at WITI-TV in Milwaukee.

To whoever is tweetering those twoots over at WBAP...
Dallas Morning News editor Bruce Tomaso takes WBAP to task.

KBTV’s Mike McNeill Shoots Story on iPad 2
Beaumont's KBTV anchor-reporter Mike McNeill is probably the first person to shoot a news segment using the iPad 2.

Megan Henderson appears to be quite happy in L.A.
Fox4 KDFW's early-to-mid-morning Good Day continues to merrily roll along in the D-FW Nielsen ratings without Megan Henderson and with Lauren Przybyl. Still, Henderson made quite an impression here during her five-and-a-half-year stay.

Why do TV anchors hold scripts when we know they read teleprompters
The Houston Chronicle's Ken Hoffman gets the answer from Bill Balleza of KPRC 2.

Mel Karmazin targeting terrestrial radio's audience
Forget Internet radio, AM and FM radio stations still dominate the market – and that’s who he is targeting.

AP Stylebook Finally Changes “e-mail” to “email”
The AP Stylebook, the de facto style and usage guide for much of the news media, announced on Friday that the abbreviated term for “electronic mail” is losing a hyphen, and with it, a relic of a simpler time when Internet technology needed to be explained very carefully.

- KPRC 2 gets new news director Deborah Collura, plus her other duties
- EXCLUSIVE: NewsFix Behind The Scenes of CW39 KIAH
- NewsFix debuts on KIAH 39; McGuff talks about it on Talk650 AM Monday COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here