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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Damali Keith: New Fox 26 KRIV weekend morning reporter & other stuff

Damali Keith is first ever Fox 26 KRIV weekend morning reporter plus other news

Damali Keith
Damali Keith
Big changes have already hit Houston TV in 2014. Most notably new hour long weekend newscasts for KTRK abc13 and KHOU.

Fox 26 KRIV is also making an addition to weekend newscasts too. It's been confirmed to me that Damali Keith, who has recently been filling in for weekend morning anchor Sally MacDonald while she was on maternity leave, is staying with weekend mornings as a reporter.

I'm told this is the first time that Fox 26 has ever had a weekend morning reporter on duty. Other stations like KTRK and KPRC 2 have scheduled a person on these shifts over the years, but not KRIV.

I mentioned MacDonald is back in the anchor chair from newborn duty and so is KTRK abc13 weekend morning anchor Elissa Rivas by the way.

Staying with a morning theme, I've also got word that since Rivas' husband, anchor Chris Stipes, moved to Fox 26 weekend nights, a substitute has appeared in his old morning chair along side Rita Garcia. It appears that FOX 26 KRIV Traffic Authority Michelle Merhar has been doing both traffic and morning anchoring in the 4am hour during the week.

As I reported a few weeks ago, Fox 26 has already made some other changes with reporter staff schedules.

Notice anymore changes? What does the fox say? That's right, contact McGuff.

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