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Friday, March 07, 2014

Katie McCall exits KTRK abc13

Katie McCall leaves KTRK abc13, marking end of second TV stop in Houston

Katie McCall to leave FOX 26 KRIV

Katie McCall joins FOX 26 after KTRK 13

Katie McCall
Katie McCall
After five years as a weekend anchor/reporter at KTRK abc13, Katie McCall tells she has decided to leave the ABC owned station for a higher-profile anchoring gig.

The KTRK gig was her second time on Houston TV.

McCall returned to Houston in 2009 from WBBM Chicago to anchor KTRK's weekend morning newscasts. In May 2013, she transitioned into a full-time weekday reporter role, desiring more normal working hours she tells me.

Before that, McCall reported six years for KIAH 39 in the early days of that station's revived newscast. At channel 39, the award winning journalist was named "best local TV news reporter" by the Houston Press in 2004. Remember the KHWB and KHCW call letters channel 39 used to have back then?

McCall originally came to Houston from KGUN 9 Tucson where she worked as a reporter.

She is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University.

McCall will let us know her next stop as soon as all the details are worked out.   In the meantime, those who have emailed me about her absence from channel 13, can watch McCall's greatest hits here.

Katie McCall joins FOX 26 after KTRK 13

- Christi Myers to retire from KTRK abc13
- Adela Uchida gone from abc13 KTRK with expanded weekend news on the way
- Brian Collister to leave KTRK abc13
- Simon Gutierrez exits KTRK abc13 for KPTV Portland

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