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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

TX TV reporters moving up, Jim Rome back in Houston plus more

- Best News Bloopers Of 2012 (Part 3)
- News Anchors in ‘Trouble’ With Conan O’Brien, Again
- KVUE Gets Videobombed, Anchor Quita Culpepper Remains Calm
- News Anchors Surprise Staff, Viewers by Tendering Their Resignation During Live Broadcast
- Touch Screen 1; French-Canadian TV Reporter 0
- Houston legend Dan Rather reflects on career
- A Cat Interrupts Univision's Weather Report
- Watch a Talk Show Host Purposely Set a Guest’s Hair on Fire
- TV station reports TV show shoot plane crash as Breaking News
- News blooper - Camera tips over during live shot

Texas November sweeps ratings
- CBS 11 KTVT calls November win
- WFAA8 plays games, declares victory in November "sweeps" via cleverly camouflaged promo
- Univision 45 KXLN is Houston’s #1 TV station
- KENS expands its lead
- KVUE, KXAN Lead November News Ratings; FOX 7 Takes A Tumble, KEYE Not A Factor

Unger strike: WFAA8 fills another newsroom vacancy with Albuquerque reporter
Dallas-based WFAA8 continues to fill newsroom vacancies, this time hiring Todd Unger from Albuquerque's KOAT-TV as a general assignment reporter.

KDAF 33 in Dallas launches‘Gay Agenda’
KDAF-TV reporter Doug Magditch has launched a new weekly segment called “The Gay Agenda” — which seems to fit right in with CW33′s flashy new 9 p.m. news format called “Nightcap.”

CBS11 adds to investigative unit with hiring of San Antonio's Mireya Villarreal-Gideon
Mireya Villarreal-Gideon, a member of San Antonio-based WOAI-TV's "Trouble Shooters" team since 2008, has been hired as an investigative reporter by D-FW's CBS11.

Antonitis Tapped for KTXD Dallas GM Job
Broadcast veteran Mark Antonitis has been named vice president and general manager at KTXD Dallas, an independent station owned by London Broadcasting.

D Empire Expands to Television
What happens when a best-selling magazine and the market’s newest, independent network team up? Sophisticated, distinctive television programming that focuses on local issues, local people and local culture. That’s what DFW can expect when D Magazine and London Broadcasting’s KTXD-TV join forces to launch D-TV, a station that will create its own identity, one show at a time.

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD gets hit
Shots ring out as someone opens fire on a Dallas office building, and a window belonging to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD is hit.

(Brian) New guy at CBS11
D-FW's CBS11 is hitting San Antonio hard lately. Its second new hire from the Alamo City in as many days is -- Brian New.

November Houston ratings
November 2012 Portable People Meter ratings.

Rome to return to Houston in January on KIKK
Jim Rome's radio show returns to Houston in January as part of the new CBS Sports Radio network on KIKK (650 AM).

The Chron's Top Execs Write Another Memo
It's homestretch time for Houston Chronicle President John O'Loughlin and Publisher Tom Stephenson, who we've written about before for their determination to be one of the Top 50 Places to Work in Houston while at the same time doing away with regular raises for Chron employees.

Fox 26 anchor car watch
Fox 26 KRIV reporter Isiah Carey AKA The Insite shows us Fox 26 morning anchor Chris Stipes' new wheels.

The Houston Chronicle celebrated Thanksgiving
The editorial page of the Houston Chronicle celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time in more than a decade, probably more like twenty years.

Group seeks to revive local radio station KSTB
Air waves: A group going by Galveston Community Radio is seeking to revive local station KSTB at 101.5 FM.

Justin Fox Upped To KRIV-KTXH Local Sales Mgr.
Justin Fox was named local sales manager for Fox’s Houston (DMA 10) duopoly of KRIV (Fox) and KTXH (MNT).

KUGB-CD Houston Sells For $2.3 Million
Uniglobe Central American Network Inc. LLC. has sold KUGB-CD Houston (DMA 10) to OTA Broadcasting LLC. for $2,3 million in cash.

Hearst evaluating pay models in other cities
The launch of The Houston Chronicle’s premium website marks the first Hearst Corp. newspaper to place content behind a paywall and could herald similar digital initiatives at other Hearst sites.

Sinclair Broadcast Group closes on deal to acquire WOAI-TV
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. says the company has finalized its acquisition of several television stations, including WOAI-TV in San Antonio.

S.A. reporter top 10 Maxim hottie
Votes will determine whether KWEX-TV’s petite and shapely Marycarmen Lopez, 24, wins next month’s cover Maxim.

Seasoned newsman returns to WOAI-TV
The latest to return to the San Antonio television fold after a lengthy absence is engaging reporter Randy Escamilla.

KENS Forging A Distinctive Online Voice
At the Belo CBS affiliate in San Antonio, Jan Boyd, the station’s digital media director, wants to have a separate editorial focus while still supporting and supplementing the station's on-air content.

Seabers Takes Over for Rutledge at WOAI
John Seabers, promoted to a group manager role at Sinclair Broadcast Group in January, is the new general manager at WOAI San Antonio, succeeding Jackie Rutledge.

Troy Kimmel, Mileka Lincoln Leaving KEYE
The dean of Austin’s TV meteorologists is leaving KEYE. December 28 will be the last day on air for Chief Meteorologist Troy Kimmell, who began forecasting the weather at KVUE in 1984.

Texas Native Sophia Beausoleil Joins KXAN As Morning Reporter
KXAN has a new morning reporter and she’s a Texan - Sophia Beausoleil, 24, a native of Katy.

UT takes over Austin’s KXBT
The University of Texas has closed on its $6 million purchase of “True Oldies 98.9” KXBT, Austin.

Sports Illustrated changes color of Baylor jerseys
Dallas Morning News photographer Louis DeLuca knew that Baylor players wore black jerseys for this game — he watched part of it on TV — so he was surprised to see them green in Sports Illustrated.

KRIS ND takes off
KRIS Corpus Christi news director Sandra Richards leaves after 15 years at the station. AR&D consultant Hollis Grizzard (that sounds like a stage name) takes over.

- NBC 5 KXAS wins top Lone Star Emmy for Station Excellence
- Mix 96.5 KHMX dumps Kidd Kraddick; going local
- NewsFix puts Constable Victor Trevino on 'hiatus'
- Gene Norman out at KHOU 11
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- KPRC 2 latest sports hire Chester Pitts?
- CBS 11 KTVT calls November win
- Wayne Dolcefino and KTRK 13 divorce
- Univision 45 KXLN is Houston’s #1 TV station
- Wayne Dolcefino's next career move & party photos

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