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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rowlett & Dungan leave DFW TV...again, Jan Jeffcoat's new gig plus more

- KTRK abc13 makes 'The Colbert Report'
- KHOU 11 releases a ton of new promos
- Fox Sports Apologizes For Terry Bradshaw’s On-Air F-Bomb
- Jimmy Kimmel Live - Jimmy Kimmel Reveals "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire" Prank
- KPRC Channel Two News Nightcast (FULL), 5/16/1991
- KXAS JFK App Video 720x405
- Chikage Windler takes you on a tour of the KEYE TV Austin

End of an era (again)
Tracy Rowlett is leaving The Texas Daily after one-year stint and add Troy Dungan to that too.

Gannett's buy of TV cluster from Belo Corp. catching investor interference
Gannett Co.'s deal to buy a cluster of television stations from Belo Corp. may be catching some investor interference, the Wall Street Journal reports.

WAPP Spells Marketing Success At KDFW
With over 800,000 downloads, the Dallas Fox O&O’s weather app is a big part of its promo strategy.

Retired WFAA reporter in Colorado flood zone
Former WFAA reporter Doug Fox lives near Estes Park, Colorado, in the middle of a flood-stricken region of the state.

UPDATE: Sherry Williams says she has not spoken or visited with anyone in Chicago.
Sherry Williams to Chicago?
Mega Chicago media blogger Robert Feder reports that KHOU 11 anchor Sherry Williams is a job candidate at WBBM-Channel 2 Chicago. (thanks @gdinges)

Jan Jeffcoat joins WUSA9 news team in Washington, D.C.
WUSA 9 announced on Monday that Emmy & Murrow award winning news anchor Jan Jeffcoat (former Fox 26 KRIV anchor) is the newest member of the on-air team.

Ex-KPRC anchor Iain Page Named Evening Anchor at WTXF
After two months filling in on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, Iain Page has officially been named evening co-anchor at WTXF, the Fox owned station in Philadelphia.

CSN Announces 2013-14 Houston Rockets Telecast Schedule
Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSN), a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the NBC Sports Group, today announced today announced the regional television schedule for the 2013-14 Rockets season.

Dr. Neil Frank shares Ike memories five years later
Five years ago on Sept. 12, 2008, Southeast Texas was boarding up, stocking up and hunkering down for the coming storm.

Big audience for Titans-Texans; record low for Astros on Saturday
Houston’s overtime win Sunday over the Titans recorded a 24.8 Nielsen rating on KHOU (Channel 11) with a 51 share and an average audience of 891,000 viewers.

A lot of Chronicle reporters have also written books
A full-time newspaper reporter or editor writing a book in his or her off-time is something like a chef going home at the end of dinner service and cooking for friends and family. But that’s exactly what many current and former members of the Houston Chronicle’s staff of journalists have done.

San Antonio’s Noel Wells is new ‘SNL’ cast member
It’s exciting to learn that one of San Antonio’s own – Noel Wells – a 25-year-old University of Texas graduate, who’s described in bios as hailing from San Antonio, has joined the “Saturday Night Live” cast.

Former YNN reporter's death ruled accidental
The death of a former Austin TV news reporter whose body was discovered inside her Milwaukee-area home has been ruled accidental.

TV Households Increase In New DMA List
The new season rankings, which take effect Sept. 28, show TV homes grew by 1.6 million. Austin moves up.

KVUE honored with Best of Austin awards
The Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin issue is out. There are some familiar winners, a few surprises and a very special category for us at KVUE.

YNN launches upgraded website
Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news channel has rolled out several upgrades to, including a live video stream that allows viewers to watch YNN broadcasts online, anytime.

KTLM Harlingen, TX, Sold For $8.5 Million
Sunbelt Multimedia Co. has sold its Telemundo affiliate KTLM Rio Grande City, Texas.


The Houston Chronicle's Bobby Stanton is moving on. He posted this on TwitLonger: "After 13 years as a reporter at the Houston Chronicle, I will be joining Hart Energy Publications in Houston next week as an oil and gas writer. I've learned a lot and made some good friends at the Chronicle, and I'll miss them - along with the fast pace of covering today's news. The one constant in life is change, so I'm ready for the next chapter in my 30-year career as a writer. I am truly blessed!"

I hear KHOU 11's Great Day Houston executive producer Peggy Murphy has left the station. Sure enough, her bio was removed from the Great Day bios page. KHOU offered no comment.


TV anchor John Hambrick dies of cancer
Former KHOU and KBMT anchor, John Hambrick, passes away.
- Charismatic former Texas TV news anchor and Friday Night Lights bit player dies

- News Director Denise Bishop exits News 92 FM KROI
- Natalie Bomke to WFLD Chicago from Fox 26 KRIV
- Jennifer Kielman leaves KETK East Texas
- Tatano, aka The Grape, writes 'Wing Girl'
- Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSN) to stream High School Sports Central
- Fox 26 anchor Melissa Wilson's son needs your prayers
- Crystal Kobza returns to KTRK abc13

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