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Monday, September 24, 2012

Chron editor steps down, DFW TV changes and more

- See more of your KVUE News Daybreak and Midday team
- Crash Caught on Tape
- Reporter Not Ready News Blooper
- Guy tries to prank reporter during live interview
- Gangnam style - KTLA morning news Dance Party Friday

It'll be stop and go for Samantha Davies as NBC5's new weather-proof traffic anchor
NBC5 meteorologist Samantha Davies will now be a roads scholar, too.

Denmon doubles
Former WFAA8 anchor Denmon says she'll double down as Dallas County D.A.'s head spokesperson and part-time commentaor on new Texas Daily news hour.

New Fox 4 anchor?
New possibilities at Fox4 with Tulsa early morning anchor Laura Moss in for an interview.

Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen takes new post
Houston Chronicle Editor Jeff Cohen is taking a new position in charge of the newspaper's editorial and op-ed pages.
- Read Cohen’s memo

Houston Press and Dallas Observer sold
New holding company Voice Media Group today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase the publishing and related sales properties owned by Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC. The purchase includes the iconic Village Voice Media alternative weekly newspapers and their associated websites, as well as the national advertising arm of the company. Papers affected in Texas are the Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Former Houston reporter goes Hollywood
Former KPRC 2 and Fox 26 KRIV reporter Reshonda Tate Billingsley had four of her novels optioned for movies on BET.

New CSN Houston hires announced
New hires announced Tuesday by Comcast SportsNet Houston.
- Eschenfelder signs off on FS Houston as move to Comcast network looms

Miya and Gene's last bash
After their wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Channel 13 reporter Miya Shay and State Representative candidate Gene Wu celebrated one more time with a rollicking bash in the grand foyer the Hobby Center where close to 300 celebrants— a colorful mix of political, media and social friends — wished them well.

Calling all dogs: Pethouse reunion set for October
Houston Chronicle columnist Ken Hoffman is throwing a big reunion party for his Pethouse Pets of the Week - all 800-something of them - plus their human families and doggie pals.

KACC: "Gulf Coast Rocker" Is Houston's Last Great FM Hope
There is one FM station in the area that is "Texas Loud, Texas Proud" - it just happens to be a low-power station on the campus of Alvin Community College, almost entirely staffed by students at the two-year school. That would be 89.7 FM KACC, the "Gulf Coast Rocker," and it's not going anywhere.

KHOU starting to advertise in unlikely places
Funny photo snapped of restaurant that just screams KHOU 11.

Viewers notice co-anchors' changes
The good news is people not only are watching WOAI-TV's improved morning news show but are watching very closely. Maybe not quite so welcome, however, are personal questions about the two anchors: Leslie Bohl and her air partner, Michael Garofalo.

Lift a glass! WOAI-TV anchorwoman expecting
Congratulations are in order for WOAI's Elsa Ramon, who just revealed she’s pregnant with her second child.
- Elsa Ramon Makes an Announcement

Wild 92.5/105.7 San Antonio Debuts
With expectations that Cox will flip Classic Rock “X106.7” KTKX to CHR, Clear Channel has launched a Rhythmic flanker “Wild 92.5/105.7” in San Antonio.
- San Antonio gets three-way rhythmic battle

KENS not to blame for late Texans broadcast
The decision of KENS-TV to join Sunday's Houston Texans-Denver Broncos game 42 minutes after it began was made by CBS and not by the local affiliate.


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- Comcast SportsNet Houston starts Fan Fridays in downtown
- Houston Chronicle puts FuelFix into paper's business section
- The top turkey of Houston media?
- 790 KBME schedule changes: Lance Z. moves and more
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