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Monday, September 17, 2012

Reporter scares baby, Houston reporter engaged plus more

- Spider Interrupts KOLD Meteorologist
- Six Men Apprehended After Robbing Bank, Tossing Cash Out of Speeding Getaway Car in L.A.
- Reporter Scares Baby News Blooper
- News 4 WOAI See the Difference Beamer
- Weatherman Wet His Rod News Blooper

Deanna Dewberry Joins KXAS From WISH
Deanna Dewberry will join Dallas NBC O&O KXAS 5 next month from WISH Indianapolis, a station spokesperson confirms to TVSpy.

WFAA Leaned On Baylor Health Care to Fire Ad Agency Over Dispute, Lawsuit Claims
A Grapevine ad agency is accusing WFAA of throwing its weight around and scuttling a relationship with its biggest client.

Libertarians protest exclusion from Belo Debate
Carrying signs saying "Let us debate" and "Let the candidate speak," a handful of people supporting the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate protested Wednesday outside the WFAA studio in downtown Dallas.

Missing Houston Journalist, Austin Tice: Where Are You?
It's now been more than 30 days since anyone's heard from missing Houston journalist Austin Tice, lost somewhere in Syria, possibly in captivity, and even Twitter's gone quiet about him.

KHOU reporter got a ring on it
KTRK 13 reporter Miya Shay tweets that KHOU 11 reporter Courtney Zubowski has gotten engaged to Dr. Eric Haas. Congrats.

Kelli Johnson coming from D.C. to CSN Houston
Kelli Johnson, an anchor at Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic who has worked in St. Louis and Austin, has signed on as an anchor for Comcast SportsNet Houston.

Jeff McShan, news reporter at KHOU, gives advice to student journalists
Born and raised in Houston, Jeff McShan is a general assignments news reporter at KHOU. The SHSU graduate offered his knowledge and gave advice to new reporters.

Photos: 'Ellen Show' tapes in Houston!
The Ellen Degeneres Show taped in Houston on Wednesday. Fans gathered for a chance to be in the background of some of Ellen's live shots from a METRORail station on the south side of town. The episode aired at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 on KHOU 11.

Steve Fixx Knows People Who Live Inside The Television Machine
93.7 The Arrow KKRW program director and afternoon DJ Steve Fixx was in broadcasting classes with KHOU 11 anchor Lily Jang. He said on air he has tapes of both of them from those days that probably won't ever be featured on his show!

In her own words: Yvonne Nava
Yvonne Nava is the KVUE family's newest member, joining Bryan and Albert behind the desk at Daybreak and Midday.

Spirit 105.9 FM makes Austin radio history with Top 10 ranking
The crew over at Spirit 105.9 FM has been in good spirits lately.

Study: Young people consider news to be garbage and lies
University of Texas at Austin journalism professor Paula Poindexter has a new book out about the millennial generation’s low interest in news.

El Paso Times lets city know it's paying too much for its own building
The City of El Paso was ready to buy the El Paso Times’ downtown building for $14 million, but then the El Paso Times pointed out that the proposed price is $3.7 million more than what the property is appraised at

Texas Town Draws Rev From Bilingual Crowd
This tiny corner of Texas boasts a huge Hispanic population — the 10th largest in the country — and a heady mix of topics important to Spanish and English speakers, from high school football to education to Mexico's violent drug war. The region's local online media outlets are turning to innovation to bridge cutures and drive revenue.


Clear Channel traffic expert Darby Douglas has been promoted to Assistant Director of Operations for TotalTraffic Network (TTN) in Houston. "I'm loving the challenges that come my way everyday now," Douglas told "I only thought I worked hard before!"


Longtime Dallas radio and TV newsman Alex Burton died Thursday at the age of 80
Alex Burton, longtime radio and television newsman, died Thursday of complications of prostate cancer at Treemont Healthcare & Rehab Center in Dallas. He was 80.

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