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Monday, October 14, 2013

New KXAS studio photos, Sinclair wanted Belo and more

- Weatherman Eats 'Food' Off The Floor, Finds Out It's Cat Vomit
- Ultimate Cameraman Fails Compilation 2013
- WFAA anchor takes matters into his own hands when reporter won't wrap live shot
- 1976: Mike Wallace on Detroit corruption
- Last Day Of 66 WNBC 10/7/1988 (where Howard Stern worked)

Peacock crows over new palace for NBC5/Telemundo39
In TV terms, NBC5 staffers soon will be the Jeffersons movin’ on up or the Clampetts loadin’ up the truck for a move to Beverly -- Hills, that is.

Sinclair Losing Belo Leaves Gray as Deal Option: Real M&A
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (SBGI) tried and failed to steal Belo Corp. (BLC) from the clutches of Gannett Co., leaving Gray Television Inc. and Lin LLC as targets for the largest U.S. TV station owner.

Consumer reporter Steve Noviello marks 10 years with Fox 4
To illustrate what he’s like in his offscreen life, KDFW/Channel 4 consumer reporter Steve Noviello is telling a story about his recent purchase of some patio furniture.

Chasing The Next Big Thing In Local TV News
Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy explains his vision for transforming local TV news.

Former Houston radio financial advisor charged with felony
In court paperwork, the man is accused of shorting a client approximately $75,000 in a gold transaction

Comcast opts not to get in war of words with Astros before hearing
A day after Astros owner Jim Crane met with reporters to discuss the team’s stance in the Comcast SportsNet Houston bankruptcy case, Comcast opted Wednesday for slightly barbed silence.

National magazine's overblown restaurant critic snubs Houston: Here's why you shouldn't care
As soon as CultureMap saw that Esquire restaurant critic John Mariani didn't include any Houston spots on his list of 2013's best new restaurants, they knew that someone would write the inevitable "Houston got snubbed" piece.

Gifts from Sinatra and Tommy Tune among treasured items at Maxine Mesinger estate sale
Slow down for the lowdown: A dozen years after her death from complications associated with multiple sclerosis, famed gossip columnist Maxine Mesinger's name is once again in the headlines, this time with an auction of furnishings, decorative arts and celebrity memorabilia that she and husband Emil Mesinger collected over half a century of schmoozing with social headliners and stars.

Fans fretted, but S.A. weatherman vows to return
As KSAT-TV meteorologist Steve Browne put it, he “stirred up a storm” — a humongous and howling one — causing everyone from his myriad fans to yours truly to run screaming for answers.

It’s raining babies! S.A. TV forecasters celebrate fatherhood
Expectant anchorwoman Sarah Lucero may not be welcoming her fourth child –- a boy — until Thanksgiving Day, but another KENS-TV staple celebrated a similar blessed event this week.

Sharing her story of survival
KTVT-TV (CBS 11)'s Karen Borta hosted the Pink Luncheon where KSAT 12 anchor Leslie Mouton and breast cancer survivor was the guest of honor.

KXAN anchor Leslie Rhode plans to sign off
Leslie Rhode, who has co-anchored KXAN's newscasts for a total of 14 years, has decided to step down by the end of the year.
- Leslie Rhode leaving KXAN

Appreciation of BOOTED NEWS WOMEN Blog
- Bellacosa's In Brown
- Loriana Hernandez Makes Her Blog Debut on Fox 7 In Austin, Texas

96X Tyler Stunts And Shifts To Classic Rock
After three hours of stunting with the song snippets, KKTX-FM relaunched at 5pm CDT as “Classic Rock 96.1“.

Kitty Pilgrim, former CNN anchor-turned-author blurs the lines between reality and fiction, taking the characters in her new book around the globe, just as her career at CNN took her to locations like Russia, China, Cuba, the Middle East and South Africa. She will discuss the evolution of news on Oct. 22 as a speaker for SHSU's Global Center for Journalism and Democracy. Pilgrim's lecture is free and open to the public.
WHAT: Kitty Pilgrim presentation, “That’s Entertainment: The Reshaping of News”
WHEN: 7pm, Oct. 22, 2013
WHERE: Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Sam Houston State University (815 17th Street, Huntsville TX 77340)
More info at:

- Chau Nguyen's post Houston TV news life
- Jane Slater lands at CBS 11 KTVT & TXA 21
- Ex-KETK anchor Jennifer Kielman headin to KOLR 10 in Springfield, MO

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