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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Texas job changes across the state & the San Antonio shakeup

A big San Antonio TV shakeup and more!

Fox4 adds meteorologist Ali Turiano
Dallas-based Fox4 has filled its weekend meteorologist vacancy by hiring Ali Turiano from Orlando-based News13, a cable station servicing the greater Central Florida region.

Chris Henao is KSAT 12 San Antonio's new assistant news director. He comes from KNBC LA where he was the investigative producer or the last two years. His other Texas stops include a role as both a photojournalist and later producer in the KHOU 11 investigative unit. Before that he was a photog at KXAN Austin and KGBT Harlingen in the early 1990s. Outside of Texas he also worked at KCTV and WXIA.

WOAI-TV losing its weatherman
John Gerard, WOAI-TV’s chief meteorologist for the past four years — and the man who helped birth the station’s signature “4 Zone Forecast” — is leaving San Antonio for a weather post on the CBS affiliate in Miami.

Stacey Cameron to Join WOAI
Stacey Cameron has announced he’ll be joining San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI.

Ashlei King to Join San Antonio FOX affiliate
Ashlei King is set to join San Antonio FOX affiliate KABB.

Meteorologist Adam Caskey Heading to KSAT
Meteorologist Adam Caskey is leaving Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA for San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT.
- With the Addition of Adam Caskey, Steve Browne to Scale Back at KSAT

Fox 26 KRIV associate producer Trina Adger announces that after nearly four years, she is heading to KBTX Bryan/College Station as a reporter.

KIAH 39 Director of Marketing Theressa "T" Virgil leaves Houston after six years to work as senior director of creative services for UP TV in Atlanta.

Houston native Cathy Hernandez moves from anchor/reporter at KTSM and KDBC El Paso to reporter at KDVR & KWGN in Denver.

Meet DBR's New Regional Editor-In-Chief
Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize juror George Haj will join ALM on April 21 in the new role of regional editor-in-chief for Florida, Georgia and Texas. Haj comes to ALM from the Houston Chronicle, where he is senior editor of local news.

Former talk show host John Harris joins Texans’ media properties
Former KGOW (1560 AM) and Yahoo! Sports Radio talk show host John Harris will join the Texans as a contributor to the team’s television and radio shows and its website.

KGSR hires new program manager
There’s a new addition over at 93.3 KGSR-FM. Haley Jones has been named program director for the 23-year-old station.

Popular traffic reporter returning to Austin's airwaves
Joe Taylor, who most recently worked at Time Warner Cable News and, before that, at 590 KLBJ-AM, has been hired to provide traffic updates several times a day for four local radio stations.

KCEN-TV gets news director
Jim Hice is leaving Louisville, Ky., to become the news director at KCEN-HD, the local NBC affiliate, NBC has confirmed.

As I've said before, I'm not clairvoyant. Please let me know of any other personnel changes hitting the Houston media scene.

Interested in working in Texas TV news? Go to my Texas TV jobs page.

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