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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hot Fox 26 reporter, what's behind Frank Billingsley? and more

- Best Videobomb Behind Reporter Ever
- News 8 Daybreak - "First Pitch"
- Bob Beckel Loses It: Screams "You Don't Know What the F--- You're Talking About" on Hannity

Kristin Kane Wins Media Hotties Tourney … Again!
There’s something about Fox26′s Kristin Kane that drive men wild says SportsRadio 610 KILT.
- Hot Houston TV anchors get Sexy Sweet Sixteen bracket from KILT

KPRC Posts Screenshot of Guy Who Appears to Be Peeing in Background of Weather Update
Sensing that the image would inevitably go viral, Houston NBC-affiliate KPRC recently posted a screenshot on its Facebook page of a man who appears to be taking a leak in the station’s weather garden, feet behind chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley.

Nerissa Knight gets a new TV day job
Add Nerissa Knight and subtract Mia Gradney from Tribune-produced Eye Opener, the ever-changing early morning program originating entirely from CW33's Dallas studios and airs on Houston's CW39 KIAH.
- KIAH 39 to start morning news with Eye Opener; Mia Gradney returns

Former KXAS Anchor Running for Congress Attacks His Old Station in Latest Political Ad
Former KXAS anchor Grant Stinchfield, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Texas, has bought ad time on the Dallas NBC O&O to run ads attacking his former station.

Changes continue at KSBJ
89.3 KSBJ's Susan O'Donnell is coming back to the Morning Show starting May 7th. And Jen Driskill will move to 10am to 3pm.
- 89.3 KSBJ’s Susan O'Donnell leaving morning show

A Chinese breakfast at a classic kitchen
Houston Chronicle food writer Alison Cook meets KTRK 13's Miya Shay and her fiancee, Assistant District Attorney and state representative candidate Gene Wu, at one of their favorite morning spots: Classic Kitchen on Bellaire Blvd.
- KTRK 13's Miya Shay gets engaged to Gene Wu

High Speed News Porn
There’s an ongoing discussion about the safety of high speed vehicular pursuits by police. Can we please have a discussion about the creepiness of local TV news broadcasts covering high speed pursuits live via their helicopter cameras?

Gow bullish on Yahoo!
While KGOW (1560 AM) continues to languish in the Arbitron ratings as it approaches its fifth anniversary, the outlook is more upbeat for the other portion of David Gow's media empire, Yahoo! Sports Radio, which Gow and his partners acquired nearly two years ago.

There’s a new middayer at Service Broadcasting's KKDA (K104) Dallas
Priya joins KKDA (K104) Dallas.

‘Texas Music Scene’ spreads across the state
“Texas Music Scene,” a show hosted by Austinite and nine-time Grammy winner Ray Benson, has grown to 15 markets across Texas.

KXAN Builds Morning Show with Steel City Connection
Amanda Dugan, the new KXAN-TV morning show traffic reporter, and Kate Weidaw, long time KXAN morning reporter.

Public television marks 50 years on Central Texas airwaves
When public television made its Central Texas debut 50 years ago, many viewers still had black-and-white TV sets.

Former KVET studios set to be demolished
Austin-based Schlosser Development Corp. will soon begin work on two new buildings in high-profile spots on downtown’s western edge with a combined price tag of more than $7 million.

Fox 7’s Loriana Hernandez founds autism organization
When you see Loriana Hernandez advocating for autism research, she’s not just lending her name to some random charity.

- NBC 5 KXAS wins two Edward R. Murrow Awards
- KHOU 11's Lisa Chavarria leaves for WFLD Chicago
- KHOU 11 hires Tim Wetzel from WTVF 5 Nashville
- KHOU 11 EP Perry Pace to WTHR 13 Indianapolis
- Houston media members dress up as toys
- KTRK 13 hires Crystal Kobza, formerly of KOB COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here