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Monday, November 02, 2015

Texas TV & radio job moves for October 2015

Media job changes around Texas October 2015


Legendary reporter Byron Harris retires from WFAA after 41 years.

TEGNA8 adds Charlotte Huffman to investigative unit
Charlotte Huffman fills WFAA 8 investigative reporter position left open by the Oct. 9th retirement of Byron Harris.

Sonia Azad joins WFAA 8 after KTRK abc13
Former KTRK abc13 reporter/fill-in anchor Sonia Azad joins WFAA 8 as medical reporter.

NBC5's freshman class of 2011 has mostly left the building
Chris Van Horne: Last reporter standing from NBC5’s freshman class of 2011. The other seven have all since gone.

Hondo New Host For Front Porch Show On The Wolf
Cumulus Media announces that Dallas-Fort Worth Country radio personality Greg “Hondo” Robertson has been named host of the long-running Front Porch Show on KPLX 99.5 FM The Wolf.

Jasmine Sadry Joins KSCS Morning Show
Cumulus Media Dallas/Fort Worth announces that Jasmine Sadry will join New Country KSCS 96.3 FM in Dallas.


Mayra Moreno is new abc13 KTRK weekend morning anchor
Mayra Moreno replaces longtime anchor Elissa Rivas on KTRK abc13 weekend mornings

Katie McCall to leave FOX 26 KRIV
Reporter/anchor Katie McCall to leave FOX 26 KRIV and television news for family

News 92 FM – Where Are They Now
It was one year ago that Houston’s only all-news radio station was shut down and 47 employees lost their jobs.

ABC O&O's Tap Tish Graham As Tech VP
KTRK abc13 chief engineer, Tish Graham, will take over Dave Converse's tech slot when he retires in December from the ABC Owned Television Station Group.

Charisma Glassman joins KTRK as Digital Marketing Manager. She comes from Gloplast Advertising in Houston.

Mariah Gardner joins KPRC 2 as Promotion Manager at KPRC in Houston.

Former FOX 26 KRIV reporter and Hit Video USA VJ, Todd Duplantis, is now the Director of HCC TV Communications.

Sharron Melton goes digital
Former KTRK abc13 morning anchor Sharron Melton gets new website.

Houston morning show hosts embark on new careers after radio
Sam Malone, Dave Crockett and Randy Hames have opened recording studios and production companies after and during their radio careers.

Welcome Ars’ new science writers
For many years, he's been the Houston Chronicle's science guy, handling general coverage but specializing in space exploration, and now Eric Berger is leaving the paper world for Ars Technica.

KPRC2 Web Editor Anavid Reyes leaves to work as anchor/reporter for KTAB Abilene/Telemundo Abilene.

Former FOX 26 KRIV meteorologist Caitilin Espinosa announced she joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office team as a PIO (Public Information Officer).

FOX 26 KRIV reporter Andrea Watkins is now the station's Katy bureau chief.

Former Comcast SportsNet reporter Leila Rahimi has joined the company's Chicago network.

Don Holt has retired after "toiling" on the Houston Chronicle Universal Multiplatform Desk.

Rhonda Lamon has apparently left KTRK abc13 where she was morning executive producer.


Brina Monterroza joins KSAT San Antonio as a producer from WBBH Fort Myers, FL.

Vicente Arenas interviewing at KENS 5 San Antonio?
Could former KHOU 11 weekend anchor Vicente Arenas be returning to San Antonio television news after CBS News departure?

Former KENS 5 anchor Jeff Vaughn leaves WXYZ Detroit for KCAL LA.

Popular S.A. radio personalities no longer on air
KENS 5 confirmed Jonny Ramirez, the voice of "Jonny Ramirez in the Morning" on 107.5 and Xavier Castro, voice of "Xavier's World" on 98.5 have both been dismissed.

KXTN 107.5FM San Antonio welcomes the return of Tejano personality Big Boyee to the station. Big Boyee and Jammin J Javi will be on the air Monday – Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Univision’s KBBT 98.5FM, the number one station for Hip Hop and R&B in San Antonio, is also pleased to welcome The Dana Cortez Show to its airwaves. The show will be live in San Antonio from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday-Friday.


From temp to perm: Jenni Lee staying at KVUE
Jenni Lee’s fill-in assignment anchoring KVUE’s weekend morning newscasts has turned into a permanent gig.

KGSR hires new midday host
Emily McIntosh, who had been handling weekend duties at sister station 101X, can now be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on KGSR.


Meteorologist Jon Haverfield leaves KWTX Waco for KJRH 2 Tulsa, OK.

Lauren Partain leaves KWTX Waco to be a multi-media journalist for KTUL Tulsa, OK.

KWTX morning and noon anchor Dan Ingham leaves KWTX Waco after 12 years to become the vice president of marketing & communications for First National Bank of Central Texas.

Kristi Gross leaves KXXV Waco to be a reporter at WINK Fort Myers, FL.

Meteorologist Tiffany Savona leaves KXXV Waco for WLKY Louisville

KCEN weekend anchor/reporter Emily Collins joins FOX 46 Charlotte, NC.


Summer Dashe leaves KLTV 7 Tyler to be an anchor/reporter for WPDE Myrtle Beach, SC.

Valerie Kilgore leaves the KETK Longview Bureau to be a freelance journalist based out of Austin.

Texas Reporter Heads to Florida
Jimmie Johnson is joining West Palm Beach, Fla., WPBF as a reporter from KAUZ Wichita Falls.

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