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Monday, July 11, 2011

Rapping reporter, WFAA 8 photog attacked and more

A rap song about being a reporter - Mattafact - Camera Tricks

Channel 8 videographer becomes target of southeast Dallas fireworks fight
WFAA 8 photographer finds large, chaotic fireworks fight -- and as he filmed, some of the combatants turned on him.

Texas names in the news
Alicia Dean joins KXAN-TV in Austin, TX, as the Assistant News Director. She’s been working for KNSD-TV in San Diego as a reporter, though she began there as an Executive Producer. Plus Shannon Hammel is going to stay at KXAS-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth as Managing Editor.

Jennifer Reyna is the parade marshal
KPRC 2's Jennifer Reyna had the honor this Fourth of July to act as Parade Marshal for The City of Meadows Place.

Longhorn Network fills in the blanks
Galindo, Dunn, Steele hired as on-air talent

Jedi Mind Tricks: Most of you forget your reporting skills in the News Director's office
You walk into the office, wondering why you've been stuck with a bad shift, bad stories, whatever. You are all set to unload your frustrations and then the ND lets the air out of your balloon with the magical phrase. You think, "Oh, well I'd better not complain. They have big plans for me."

KTBU sale approved by FCC
The sale of KTBU, channel 55, to Spanish Broadcasting Systems has been approved by the FCC.

106.9 The Zone boss leaves
106.9 The Zone KHPT program director Kevin Vargas leaves Cox Radio after station simulcasts 107.5 The Eagle KGLK.
- 106.9 The Zone gets zapped, will simulcast 107.5 The Eagle KGLK

Halff ran WOAI and several other businesses
San Antonio businessman Hugh Halff Jr., whose family owned and operated WOAI Radio and TV and who led several firms, among them one listed on the American Stock Exchange, died Monday at age 76.

Dallas Radio Icon Linwood 'Cuzzin Linnie' Henderson Passes
DALLAS radio icon LINWOOD HENDERSON, better known as CUZZIN' LINNIE or COUSIN LINNIE, passed away in his sleep.

Reporter LIZ McKERNAN to KOAT, Albuquerque (from KBMT, Beaumont).
Liz is represented by Steve Swienckowski of DCA (The David Crane Agency).

- The Best Of Nancy Grace’s Casey Anthony Coverage
- So how much did ABC News pay this time?
- CNN Cancels ‘In the Arena’ With Eliot Spitzer
- "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will live on — on the Web
- Times curbs Pogue’s P.R. appearances
- War of the iRoses: David Pogue’s Wife Hits Back in the Press
- TNT will re-do Dallas -- in Dallas
- James Spader Gets a Full-Time Job at ‘The Office’
- Harry Smith to Leave CBS for NBC News
- Tribune Company ‘Deal From Hell’: A Tale of Greed and Hypocrisy

- Google+ Brand Pages Coming in Two Weeks
- Mixed Signals: Majority Not Ready For Internet-Connected TV
- ‘Page One’ Excerpt: How The New York Times learned to stop worrying and love the blog
- News organizations on Google+
- The team that made ‘The Voice’ a social TV hit

- KPRC 2's male staffers have a problem
- Hey Fox 26, I've got your main anchor right here
- Matt Patrick's first day on NewsTalk 740 KTRH
- Former Talk 650 KIKK host Brent Clanton lands at 700 KSEV COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here