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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chita Johnson and Mia Gradney get tacky, Kraddick tribute & more

- Pam Oliver gets hit in the face
- ‘WHAM!’ WSPA Sports Anchor Acts Out Game Highlights
- Best News Bloopers 2006
- Best News Bloopers 2007
- Wendy's Training Video From The '80s. It Is Gold
- Steve McCauley's final forecast on WFAA
- KWTV Gary England's Departure Promo, 2013

Kraddick's daughter remembers her father
In her first public interview since her famous father's death, Caroline Cradick says her father did not know he had heart disease.
- Tribute to Kidd Kraddick gives Dallas fans a chance to say goodbye

Dallas Morning News Will Get Rid of Its Paywall and Debut New Premium Site in September
Dallas Morning News Will Get Rid of Its Paywall and Debut New Premium Site in September D Magazine reports.

Big fish landed
KTXD-TV (Ch. 47) gets broadcast station rights to late season Cowboys game

KTXD parts ways with D but otherwise shifts into expansion mode with The Broadcast still very much in play
D Magazine’s initial visions of a local TV empire have turned into sand castles with the announcement that it no longer will be a part of KTXD-TV’s (Ch. 47) centerpiece morning show.

Big feature from Gary Cogill and Lascaux Films to get gala treatment at Toronto Film Festival
Former WFAA movie critic-turned-movie-producer Gary Cogill flew up to Vancouver earlier this year to shoot Words and Pictures, the first big feature from Lascaux Films.

Photos: Chita, Mia at Bad Pants Open
KHOU’s Chita Johnson and Mia Gradney took to the runway in their wild, wacky pants for the 16th annual Bad Pants Open at the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women.

Appreciation of BOOTED NEWS WOMEN Blog
Rita Garcia Of Fox 26 In Houston Makes Her Blog Debut In Folded Black Leather Boots

Former KPRC met 'Chief Chuck' leaving KOLD to pursue doctorate
Chuck George, former KPRC 2 morning meteorologist and now chief at KOLD-TV, has decided to resign and devote his time to his pursuit of a doctorate.

Jan Jeffcoat leaves The List
Based on the of buzz I'm hearing, Houston misses former Fox 26 KRIV anchor Jann Jeffcoat. She really is #fox26forlife.

Perry appoints former reporter new chief of staff
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed former Houston Chronicle reporter Kathy Walt as the new chief of staff.

KTSU 90.9, The Last of the Great Radio Stations
Of all the radio stations in Houston, Free Press Houston's Rob McCarthy found that the only one he consistently enjoys is 90.9 FM The Choice KTSU.

CSN Houston to air Texas Southern home games
Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSN), a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the NBC Sports Group, announced a partnership with Southwestern Athletic Conference member, Texas Southern University, to air five home football games on a delay basis.

KXAN expanding its morning newscast
KXAN is adding two more hours to its morning newscast beginning Sept. 3.

KTBC Names Lauren Petrowski Weekend Anchor
Fox 7 KTBC announced Lauren Petrowski will join meteorologist Scott Prinsen and sports anchor John Hygh as anchor of the weekend evening news.

Austin Photojournalist In The Middle Of Egypt
Caught in the middle, Cliff Cheney, a Baylor/University of Texas graduate and photojournalist.
- Former Press Writer Mike Giglio Detained, Beaten and Released During Egypt Protests

Ryan Crowe joins Herald staff
The newest member of the Herald staff is no stranger to newsrooms, or to Plainview. Ryan Crowe joined the Herald as special projects coordinator from KTVT CBS 11.


Evan West joined KPRC 2 as a sports producer and MMJ according to Twitter. He formerly worked as a sports anchor at KBTV Beaumont.

Crystal Solomon is leaving her assignments manager gig at CW 39 KIAH's NewsFix. She takes over the same gig at Fox 26 KRIV.


Kracker Nuttz DJ Passes Away
If you’ve ever listened to 97.9 The Box in Houston in the past you have likely heard of the Kracker Nutz.

- Rashi Vats moves to Fox 26 KRIV from KBTX 3
- Breeanna Malik named Clear Channel Houston Vice President of Sales
- KPRC 2's Lauren Freeman delivers baby boy
- Jennifer Lindgren joins KTVT CBS 11 from WKYC Ohio
- Colonel St. James returns to 93.7 The Arrow KKRW after surgery
- Houston TV has paid internships now

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