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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Big TV & media job moves across Texas

A ton of Texas TV and media folks getting new gigs

Former News 92 FM KROI anchor Lanny Griffith writes on Facebook he is now a media adviser to his long time friend Kim Ogg who is running for Harris County District Attorney.

KAGS-HD chief meteorologist Jared Plushnick leaves Bryan-College Station for KVUE Austin.

KBTX Bryan-College Station's Michael Oder leaves The Brazos Valley for WIAT in Birmingham. He'll get to work with Gene Norman.

Meghan Lopez joins KFOX El Paso as weekend anchor.

Jessica Holley leaves Corpus Christi KZTV Action 10 News' Jessica Holley joins KWTV News 9 Oklahoma City as a a multi-media journalist.

KENS reporter James Munoz works for city councilman
Former broadcast journalist James Doughty joins District 9 City Councilman Joe Krier and staff as Communications Manager.
"James Doughty came to us highly recommended and after several interviews we determined he was an outstanding match for our office," said Krier. "I look forward to him being a part of our team and helping us serve the needs of District 9 constituents.”
James most recently worked in television news using his mother's maiden name Munoz. Born in Midland, Texas, James graduated from Texas Tech University in 1997 with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. He has worked in TV News for more than 16 years.
James and his wife Angela are members at Churchill Baptist Church where they lead a Sunday morning Bible School Class for Pre-K and Kindergarten aged children. He has two children who study in the N.E.I.S.D.
"I turn 40 this year and more than ever it's important for me to give back to this wonderful community," Doughty said. "Councilman Krier is one of the most respected members of our community and I'll work hard to share his views and values with San Antonio."
James is a 4th generation Texan. He carries the namesake of his 3rd great-grandfather who was the first superintendent of the King Ranch and Sheriff of Refugio county. Another ancestor, John Moses, came to Texas in 1847 and wrote a series of columns for the San Antonio Express News from 1887 to 1890 under the pseudonym Sesom.
"When I look at my family history of public service I know I've made the correct move in joining Councilman Krier at City Hall," said Doughty. "I am here to chronicle what's happening and help others. I'm honored to work with Councilman Krier for all of San Antonio."
(Taken from press release)

Sports Anchor Ed Sorensen To Join KWTX News 10
KWTX Media announced famed sports anchor Ed Sorensen will join the station as evening sports anchor.

Investigative Producer Lauren Sweeney joins KPRC 2.

Sarah Rufca leaves The Houston Chronicle after two years to join Houstonia Magazine as lifestyle editor. She previously worked for CultureMap.

KPRC 2's Anthony Yanez heading to KNBC LA
KPRC 2 morning meteorologist Anthony Yanez heads west to KNBC LA where Daniella Guzman is morning anchor

Grace White joins KHOU 11
Fox San Antonio KABB & News 4 San Antonio WOAI anchor/reporter Grace White moves to Houston's KHOU 11

Rhor rejoins Houston Chronicle as staff writer
Award-winning journalist Mónica Rhor returns to the Houston Chronicle.

Zavala changes jobs at San Antonio Express News
After a 17-month stint as Digital News Editor for, Elizabeth Zavala has moved back to the print side of the San Antonio Express-News.

TX Radio: Roger Garrett Sets Retirement From KORA
Roger “WWW” Garrett, Program Director and KORA Morning Show Host and John Seigler General Manager of Brazos Valley Communications, Ltd., Wednesday announced Garrett’s planned retirement effective December 31, 2014.

Bob French joins KAGS Bryan-College Station
Bob French files federal lawsuit against former employer KBTX, now joins competitor KAGS

KTVT CBS 11 adds Gilma Avalos and Lisa Villegas
Gilma Avalos and Lisa Villegas will Team Up for Weekend Editions of CBS 11 News This Morning

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