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Monday, February 04, 2013

Houston TV newser on CBS reality show, new DFW reporter and more

- Two Houston TV reporters remixed by famed PBS remixer
- Wash Allen's last day on KCOH
- Smurf Weatherman News Blooper
- KXLN Noticias 45 Primera Edicion Tease & Open (HD), 2013
- News 4 San Antonio - Beamer's Desk
- Reporter Turns the Tables on Live Shot Crasher: ‘How Long Have You Had an STD?’
- KEYE TV Big Game ID's
- News reporter gets punched in the face
- KPRC Local 2 News at 10 Open (HD), 2013
- KRIV FOX 26 News at Noon Open (HD), 2013

McGarry makes maiden voyage on WFAA8's Good Morning Texas
Starting over in her own right, former NBC5 anchor Jane McGarry returned to local television for the first time since last May for her inaugural "Starting Over" segment on WFAA8's Good Morning Texas.

Dombeck's next likely stop: filling in at CBS11
It's not completely official yet, but it's looking very much like former NBC5 "Gridlock Buster" Tammy Dombeck will soon have a new TV home.

Carla Wade is WFAA8's newest anchor/reporter
Dallas-based WFAA8 has added Carla Wade from Oklahoma City's KOCO-TV to its anchor/reporter staff.

Nice to see you again: DFW TV veterans are back on the air
"Demographics be damned" could be the tag line for The Texas Daily, which began airing in October as a morning show on little-seen KTXD/Channel 47 and shifted to 6 p.m. in early January. Its premise: Take veteran broadcasters and put them back in front of cameras, where TV people like to be.
- A closer look at The Texas Daily's cast

Is it Dave or David Ward?
Hello friends, KTRK 13's Dave Ward changes his name to David on air, or did he?

KIAH assignments manager on reality TV show
Crystal Solomon, an Assignment Manager at CW 39 at KIAH-TV, will be one of the five contestants competing for a job as an associate producer position at on CBS reality series The Job.

Chronicle’s New Pay Site Spurs Competitors
The Houston Chronicle late last year launched a new paysite,, to complement its free site. Traffic to the new paid site has grown steadily since its launch.

Houston rodeo signs new deal with Fox Sports Southwest
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has opted for Fox Sports Southwest as its television partner, the rodeo and network announced.

Talk show host Chris Baker moving to Omaha
Former Houston radio talk show host Chris Baker, who most recently appeared on KSEV (700 AM), has taken a job hosting an afternoon drive talk show on Clear Channel’s KFAB-AM in Omaha, Neb.

Comcast deal expands team’s on-air reach
As many as 20 Dynamo games will air on Comcast SportsNet Houston in the first season of a three-year agreement.

4 tickets for Live! with Kelly and Michael plus The Chew
KTRK channel 13 donated four tickets for Live! with Kelly and Michael plus The Chew. You just have to attend the St. Thomas More Parish School auction.

Anchorwoman’s baby date! Will she miss sweeps?
Anchorwoman Elsa Ramon looks radiantly happy and very, very pregnant these days next to Randy Beamer on WOAI-TV’s evening newscasts.

“Movies!” coming this spring to KRIV subchannel
Broadcasting and Cable is reporting that the Fox O&O stations like Fox 26 KRIV and multicast channel operator Weigel Broadcasting are teaming up to create a new film-themed digital channel called “Movies!”

KVIA to launch 9 p.m. newscast on El Paso/Las Cruces CW
Officials at Channel 7-KVIA announced they will launch a 30-minute 9 p.m. weekday newscast on its sister station, the CW, beginning March 25.

Meet KFOX's new traffic reporter: Miss Florida 2011
Lissette Garcia is probably best known as Miss Florida 2011, but she will soon be well known locally as KFOX's new traffic anchor.

KVIA morning weatherman arrested for alleged public intox, disorderly conduct
The El Paso Times reports that Channel 7-KVIA morning meteorologist Jorge Torres was arrested for allegedly causing a disturbance while drunk.

Longtime Corpus Christi newscaster Walter Furley dies at age 84
Moments after Walter Furley died Wednesday at age 84, the church chorus he had long been a member of began singing outside his home on Harry Street.
- KZTV/CBS promos featuring Walter Furley and Gene Looper


News 92 KROI sports anchor Jorge Vargas (former KIAH 39 sports anchor) and his wife recently had a daughter. Isadora was 10 pounds and one ounce. The couple already has a son.


Former News 92 KROI show host, CBS Radio and the Texas State Networks, KRLD and KTRH reporter Scott Braddock joins Quorum Report.

Fox 26 KRIV video game reporter/web producer John-Henry Perera has moved out of TV to become a communication specialist for MD Anderson. He'll still be doing video game/geek reporting on the side.


- Wendy Corona leaves WFAA, KPRC producer to WMAQ EP and more
- KTRK's Casey Curry wedding date?
- Three Houston radio departures announced the same day
- REVIEW: The New Bull @100.3 KILT
- KTRK 13 hires Simon Gutierrez, mysterious former KSAT 12 reporter
- Houstonia Magazine
- Fox 26 KRIV snags Nancy Zambrano from KTBC FOX 7
- KTRK 13 taps Rebecca Spera for traffic duty
- Houston Chronicle departures and new hires
- KXAS 5 removes offensive post

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