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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Who were the Texas TV and radio mover and shakers of 2013?

Texas media job moves 2013

How did I spend the holidays? Going through my blog archives looking for instances of people moving jobs in the Texas media. Wow, I have quite the life don't I? The top of the post starts in January and goes down through December.

KHOU grabs Mike O'Neill for EP from KTRK
Big news in the world of Houston TV management. Longtime KTRK 13 producer Mike O'Neill (he is an original producer of the 4pm show) packed up his Mouse ears and moved over to KHOU 11 as an executive producer.

Bob Allen
Bob Allen
Bob Allen scores with emotional goodbye; talks future plans
We got the shocker of the night when KTRK 13 sportscaster Bob Allen said he was leaving the station by the end of 2012 (KTRK recruited Greg Bailey from WCNC as his eventual replacement). Allen stayed with the station until January 2013 because the Houston Texans were actually winning.

KPRC 2 brings in Camille Williams from Fox 7 KTBC
Camille Williams moves from Fox 7 KTBC Austin to KPRC 2 Houston

KHOU names David Paul the chief meteorologist
KHOU 11 has named David Paul as the chief meteorologist for the Belo station.

Fox 26 KRIV snags Nancy Zambrano from KTBC FOX 7
Nancy Zambrano moves from Fox 7 KTBC Austin to Fox 26 KRIV Houston.

Three Houston radio departures announced the same day
Some big stories from the Houston radio world that broke.

Wendy Corona leaves WFAA, KPRC producer to WMAQ EP and more
It's time to see where TV folks in Houston and around Texas are getting new jobs!

Sam Malone joins 1070 The Answer KNTH
AM 1070 The Answer KNTH is Sam Malone's new Houston radio home.

Elizabeth Burpo named National Sales Manager, Fox 26 KRIV & My20 KTXH
Elizabeth Burpo has been named National Sales Manager for FOX26 and My20.

Houston Chronicle departures and new hires
Tank McNamara and creator Bill Hinds dropped from Houston paper.

Mix 96.5 KHMX moves Blake Hayes to mornings
Blake Hayes drops into Kidd Kraddick's former morning slot on Mix 96.5 KHMX.

Tom Doerr, Fox 26 KRIV news director to WFLD Chicago
Fox 26 KRIV News Director Tom Doerr moves to same job at WFLD Chicago Fox 32.

Chikage Windler new KEYE 42 chief meteorologist
Chikage Windler replaces Troy Kimmel as KEYE 42 chief meteorologist.

Keith Calkins of Fox 26 KRIV signs off from sports department
Keith Calkins, Fox 26 KRIV's weekend sports anchor, signs off.

Susan O’Donnell leaves 89.3 KSBJ
89.3 KSBJ loses morning show host Susan O’Donnell.

Ron Oliveira signs off KEYE Austin
Ron Oliveira, the main anchor of KEYE 42 and longtime Austin newsman, left the Central Texas TV airwaves after more than 34 years in the business.

Butch Alsandor to leave KHOU
Butch Alsandor calls it quits from KHOU 11.

Tania Ortega joins Fox 7 KTBC
Tania Ortega moves from KCEN to Fox 7 KTBC.

Mariza Reyes Mendoza, formerly of KPRC 2, joins KSAT 12
Mariza Reyes Mendoza joins KSAT 12 San Antonio.

Ryan McCredden is new 610 KILT & 650 KIKK PD
Ryan McCredden replaces Gavin Spittle at KILT-AM and KIKK-AM.

J.C. Corcoran, 93.7 The Arrow's new morning man
93.7 The Arrow KKRW gets new morning man J.C. Corcoran.

Dave Cody leaving Fox 7 KTBC
After 28 years, Dave Cody leaving Fox 7 KTBC Austin.

Brian Collister of WOAI replaces KTRK's Wayne Dolcefino
Brian Collister of San Antonio's WOAI replaces Wayne Dolcefino at KTRK abc13.

Brooks Garner joins KHOU 11 from WFLA 8
Brooks Garner joins KHOU 11's weather team from WFLA News Channel 8 Tampa.

Gianna Caserta makes KPRC 2 debut
Gianna Caserta joins KPRC 2 from WALB 10 Albany Georgia.

Adam Clanton joins SportsTalk 790 KBME
Adam Clanton announces his new radio home is SportsTalk 790 KBME.

Eric King jumps to KXAS from WLKY
Eric King joins KXAS NBC 5 DFW from WLKY Louisville, KY.

Amanda Perez joins KPRC from KFSN
Amanda Perez returns to KPRC 2 from KFSN 30 Fresno; she likes Whataburger more than In-N-Out Burger too.

88.7 KUHF to air new Houston talk show with Craig Cohen
Craig Cohen to host 88.7 KUHF talk show Houston Matters.

Bob Allen to KHOU 11
Bob Allen leaves KTRK abc13 in January, now joins KHOU 11.

Kyle Montgomery leaves KPRC 2
KPRC 2's weekend sports anchor Kyle Montgomery signs off for national footprint.

Jay Rodriguez joins Sunny 99.1 KODA mornings
KODA-FM SUNNY 99.1, Houston's Official At-Work Station, announced that Jay Rodriguez joined the station as its new Morning Show Co-Host.

Gene Norman to WIAT CBS42 Birmingham
Gene Norman, formerly of KHOU 11, heads to WIAT CBS42 Birmingham.

Mario Alberto takes over Mega 101 KLOL mornings
CBS Radio Houston announces that KLOL Mega 101 launches its new morning show “Mega in your mornings with Mario”, hosted by Mario Alberto Gonzalez.

Joe Pags off KPRC AM 950
KPRC AM 950 morning man Joe Pags has last show.

Walton and Johnson to KPRC AM 950 replacing Joe Pags
Walton and Johnson returning to Houston radio...again

Tim Melton off KTRK abc13 website
Tim Melton's bio is no longer on KTRK abc13's website.

Roseann Rogers 'The Buzz Lady' moves to KTRK abc13
Check This Out: "The Buzz Lady" Roseann Rogers relocates to KTRK abc13.

Jaymie Kosina becomes GSM of KBXX/KMJQ & Digital Sales Manager of Texas
Jaymie Kosina Joins Radio One Management Team in Texas - Veteran Sales Professional will be Digital Sales Manager of Texas and GSM of KBXX/KMJQ.

Bob Slovak new KTRK abc13 weekend sports anchor
Bob Slovak now featured on weekend newscast open as sports anchor.

Drew Shirley hired as KHOU 11 sports producer from KPLC
KHOU 11 hires KPLC Lake Charles sports director Drew Shirley as producer.

Bill Spencer joins KPRC 2 as investigative reporter from WXYZ
Bill Spencer from WXYZ Detroit joins KPRC 2 Houston as investigative reporter.

Alex Cadelago named Vice President/Director of Sales for CBS Radio Houston
Alex Cadelago Named Vice President, Director of Sales for KILT-AM, KILT-FM, KIKK-AM, KHMX-FM, KKHH-FM and KLOL-FM.

Nancy Zambrano leaves Fox 26 KRIV after months on the job
Fox 26 KRIV reporter Nancy Zambrano to leave the TV biz after a few months in Houston.

Kristi Powers' life after Fox 26 and other media job moves
Media job moves from Houston and across the state over the last month.

Samica Knight promoted as new KTRK abc13 anchor; Katie McCall to report
Samica Knight plays switch-a-roo with Katie McCall to become new KTRK abc13 weekend morning anchor.

Bob Morford upped to news director at Fox 26 KRIV
Bob Morford named Vice President and News Director of FOX 26; moved up from assistant ND.

Dave Froehlich named Fox 7 KTBC morning anchor from KRIS-TV
Dave Froehlich jumps from KRIS Corpus Christi to Fox 7 KTBC Austin.

Fox 26 KRIV loses two managers to other stations
Two Fox 26 KRIV managers move on to becomes news directors at other stations.

KPRC loses two staffers then grabs from KHOU, WFAA takes from KRIV
KPRC, KRIV, KHOU, WFAA swap and lose longtime employees.

Jeff McShan leaves KHOU for Harris County District Attorney's Office PIO gig
Jeff McShan gives up KHOU for the Harris County District Attorney's Office PIO position.

Is Houston big enough for two Kevin Quinn's?
There can only be one...Kevin Quinn on air in H-Town.

Houston-based syndicated radio host Chris X gets local weeknight show
Chris X can be heard on 60 stations across the US right here from Houston.

Gary Striewski leaves KPRC for NESN
Gary Striewski put a year in at KPRC 2 and jets off to New England's NESN.

Houston and TX TV & radio job moves while I was away...there are lots of them
A roundup of Houston and Texas TV moves and departures.

KPRC's Camille Williams Hepola & KHOU's Jeff McShan head to Harris County District Attorney's Office
KPRC reporter Camille Williams Hepola joins KHOU's Jeff McShan in the public information officer world at the Harris County DA's Office.

Lance Zierlein and Adam Clanton to replace Adam Wexler and Matt Jackson on 790 KBME
Adam Wexler and Matt Jackson off SportsTalk 790 KBME.

Christine Haas returns to Texas at Fox 7 KTBC
Former KHOU, KVUE anchor Christine Haas returns from San Diego to work at Fox 7 KTBC Austin.

Idolina Peralez replaces Mary Lee at KPRC 2
KPRC's Idolina Peralez was Idolina Walker at KIFI Local News 8/KIDK in Southeastern Idaho, Southwestern Montana and Northwestern Wyoming.

Shel Winkley replaces Bob French at KBTX 3
Shel Winkley, KBTX morning meteorologist, gets chief gig after Bob French's departure.

Bill Barajas joins KSAT from KRGV
Bill Barajas is heading to his cousin Erik's old station KSAT.

Breeanna Malik named Clear Channel Houston Vice President of Sales
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston announced that Breeanna Malik has been named Vice President of Sales.

Rashi Vats moves to Fox 26 KRIV from KBTX 3
Rashi Vats to join Fox 26 KRIV from KBTX 3 in Bryan/College Station.

Jennifer Lindgren joins KTVT CBS 11 from WKYC Ohio
Jennifer Lindgren moves to KTVT CBS 11 from WKYC Northeast Ohio to marry an Aggie.

Jay Michaels named 102.1 KDGE program director
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Dallas Names Jay Michaels Program Director for KDGE-FM.

Ruben Galvan joins KPRC 2 from XETV San Diego 6
Ruben Galvan to become KPRC 2 morning feature reporter from XETV San Diego 6 CW.

Paulina Sodi joins Telemundo Houston KTMD from TV Azteca
Telemundo Houston grabs Paulina Sodi from TV Azteca’s “Proyecto 40” in Mexico City.

Howard Dorsey named Fox 26 KRIV assistant news director
New Fox 26 KRIV assistant ND Howard Dorsey has strong resume.

Jace Larson joins KPRC 2 investigative team from KUSA 9News Denver
Award winning KUSA 9News Denver investigative reporter Jace Larson adds to growing KPRC Local 2 Investigates unit.

Scarlett Greyson joins FOX7 KTBC from KAMC Lubbock
Scarlett Greyson to anchor FOX 7’s “Good Day Austin Saturday” and “Good Day Austin Sunday."

News Director Denise Bishop exits News 92 FM KROI
News Director Denise Bishop, who helped sign on News 92 FM KROI, is gone.

Natalie Bomke to WFLD Chicago from Fox 26 KRIV
Fox 26 KRIV's Natalie Bomke heading to WFLD Chicago Fox 32.

Jennifer Kielman leaves KETK East Texas
Jennifer Kielman gives up the anchor chair at KETK East Texas, but will continue in television.

Crystal Kobza returns to KTRK abc13
Crystal Kobza back reporting at abc13 KTRK after nine month or so absence. She left at the end of the year.

Ex-AP & Chron editor Kit Frieden joins Androvett Houston
Associated Press Editor Kit Frieden Joins Androvett Legal Media & Marketing in Houston.

Houston Chronicle hires Nancy Barnes as new editor
Hearst Newspapers names Nancy Barnes editor and executive vice president for news at the Houston Chronicle - Under her leadership, the Star Tribune won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Local News.

Jane Slater & Mark Elfenbein off 105.3 The Fan KRLD's “Elf & Slater”
105.3 The Fan KRLD replaces “Elf & Slater” with Jane Slater & Mark Elfenbein.

Mary Lee to KING 5 Seattle after KPRC 2
Mary Lee heads to KING 5 Seattle after a European Vacation post KPRC 2.

Kyle Montgomery lands at Fox Sports' Prime Ticket hosting "Clippers Live" post KPRC
Former KPRC 2 sports anchor Kyle Montgomery to host "Clippers Live" for Fox Sports' Prime Ticket in LA.

KIAH 39 GM Roger Bare takes over KDAF 33 Dallas too
KIAH 39 General Manager Roger Bare Expands Responsibilities to KDAF 33 Dallas-Fort Worth.

Foti Kallergis, marketing expert & former KVUE anchor, joins abc13 as reporter
Foti Kallergis, marketing expert and previous KVUE fill-in anchor, joins KTRK abc13 as reporter.

Jenny Anchondo named new Fox 4 KDFW anchor
Jenny Anchondo moving to Dallas to anchor Fox 4 KDFW's "Good Day Saturday” and “Good Day Sunday.”

Michael Garfield joins WFAA 8 Dallas as tech contributor
High Tech Texan Michael Garfield joins WFAA 8 Dallas-Fort Worth as 4pm tech contributor.

Karla Barguiarena joins KTRK abc13 as reporter
Back from the pr/marketing world, former KHOU reporter Karla Barguiarena joins abc13 KTRK.

Houston TV & radio job moves plus more from around Texas
Here are television and radio job moves from Houston and around Texas.

Jane Slater lands at CBS 11 KTVT & TXA 21
After leaving 105.3 The Fan KRLD, Jane Slater tweets she lands at CBS 11 KTVT & TXA 21.

Ex-KETK anchor Jennifer Kielman heading to KOLR 10 in Springfield, MO
Jennifer Kielman is hitched and ready to move to KOLR 10 in Springfield, Missouri.

Ericka Miller joins KEYE Austin
Ericka Miller becomes KEYE Austin weekend anchor after WXII 12 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Adam Wexler joins CSN Houston's Rockets Coverage
Veteran Houston Sports Radio Host Adam Wexler Joins Network as Rockets Digital Reporter.

Patricia Lopez moves to KTRK abc13 mornings
Patricia Lopez moves Stretch Your Dollar and 'much more' to KTRK abc13 mornings.

Classical 91.7 KUHA eliminates DJ staff; goes syndicated
Classical 91.7 KUHA gets rid of 8 full time positions and goes with programming service Classical 24.

Guy Rawlings joins CBS 11 KTVT and TXA 21
Guy Rawlings, formerly with WGCL Atlanta, comes to CBS 11 KTVT and TXA 21 as sports anchor.

Shannon Wolfson to replace Leslie Rhode at KXAN Austin
KXAN Austin investigative reporter Shannon Wolfson to replace longtime anchor Leslie Rhode in December.

Ned Hibberd leaves Fox 26 for WJZY-WMYT Fox Charlotte
Reporter Ned Hibberd takes off from Fox 26 KRIV to become assistant news director at Fox Charlotte WJZY-WMYT.

Ken Molestina joins CBS 11 KTVT from WUSA
Ken Molestina heads to DFW's CBS 11 KTVT from WUSA Washington.

Steve Simon expands NewsFix to KDAF from KIAH
Steve Simon leaves Houston's KIAH to expand NewsFix format to KDAF Dallas.

Rita Garcia promoted to Fox 26 KRIV morning anchor
Fox 26 KRIV weekend anchor Rita Garcia moves up to mornings.

Lauren Freeman is new KPRC 2 4pm anchor
Lauren Freeman ditches the 2:30am alarm for the KPRC 2 4pm newscast; Rachel McNeill moves to mornings from 4pm.

Bruce Logan takes over CBS Houston as Vice President of Programming and Operations Manager
CBS RADIO Houston today announced that Bruce Logan has been named Vice President of Programming and Operations Manager for the six-station cluster which includes KHMX-FM (Hot adult contemporary), KIKK-AM (sports), KILT-FM (country), KILT-AM (sports), KKHH (Top 40), and KLOL-FM (Spanish). He will also have day-to-day programming responsibilities for The Bull, KILT-FM; and Hot 95.7, KKHH.

Bernice Kearney named KSAT news director
Bernice Kearney named KSAT San Antonio News Director following retirement of Jim Boyle.

Jacqueline Crea joins KHOU from KTSM El Paso
Weekend anchor Jacqueline Crea moves from KTSM El Paso to KHOU Houston as reporter.

Chris Stipes now Fox 26 KRIV weekend anchor, plus other changes
Fox 26 morning anchor Chris Stipes moves to weekends, plus other reporter changes for 2014.

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