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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Texas TV & radio job moves October 2016


Married and now divorcing DFW TV: CBS11 traffic anchor Chelsey Davis & TEGNA8 Daybreak reporter Brandon Hamilton, both of whom are leaving their stations after he took an anchor position in Phoenix.

NBC5 KXAS reporter Jeff Smith, who’d been working the early morning shift, is saying goodbye.

WFAA Reporter/MMJ Philip Townsend is now an Anchor/MMJ at 13News Now WVEC Norfolk.

WFAA adds Jesse Hawila as weekend meteorologist.


Former KHOU 11 sports anchor Pablo Alsina is now working as a sports anchor at FOX Deportes in Los Angeles.

Former KPRC 2 meteorologist Mary Lee is leaving KING Seattle.

PaperCity magazine has hired CultureMap Houston's editor-at-large Shelby Hodge as society and lifestyle editor.

Dante Hall, the former NFL player who starred at Texas A&M and Aldine Nimitz, has left KILT 610.

HOT 95.7 KKHH has named Michele McKnight as middays host (weekdays, 10-3p CT), and Jaydee aka "DJ Dizzle" joins the station as the new evening host, (weeknights, 7-10p CT).

Ryan Maye Handy has joined the Houston Chronicle as an energy reporter

610 KILT Morning Show Producer/Host, Jim Mudd, is now with 'The Josh Innes Show' on SportsTalk 790 KBME.

KTRK abc13 producer Walker Robinson is leaving for the PR world.

KTRK abc13 morning producer Lauren Blevins is now the Senior Producer at KENS 5 Eyewitness News This Morning San Antonio.

KPRC 2 investigative producer Lauren Wink has moved to WINK Fort Myers, Fla.

KPRC 2 sports journalist Evan Basha is now working at WFSB in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Britt Guarglia has been named KTRK abc13's very first Digital Managing Editor.

Helen Spencer is the new chief information officer at Harris County Department of Education. For the past five years, Spencer served as chief of staff and chief communications officer at Houston Independent School District, overseeing multi-platform communications, business partnerships and family and community engagement initiatives.

- Dave Fehling named News 88.7 KUHF news director
- Kitirik returns to Houston!
- Q Morning Zoo's Erica Rico and Tim Tuttle secretly married for years


KVUE named long-time weatherman Albert Ramon as its Chief Meteorologist. Ramon is well known to Austin, having served the last 6 years as meteorologist of KVUE’s award-winning morning newscast, “Daybreak.”

Trina Quinn, who handles the midday shift on 98.9 KUTX-FM, told colleagues she plans to leave the station.

Managing editor Kevin Kline has left KXAN to write for Irish Tech News.


James Doughty who returned to his hometown of Midland in August 2015 as news director of NewsWest 9 KWES-TV, is no longer with this Raycom Media station. Doughty started in television news in 1998 at KVII in Amarillo, Texas. He's also worked as a reporter at KIII in Corpus Christi, KTRE in Lufkin, KSAN in San Angelo and KENS in San Antonio.

Nina Harrelson left KYTX Tyler to be the weekend morning anchor and reporter for CBS affiliate WREG in Memphis, Tennessee.

KCEN Waco/Temple/Killeen Military Reporter Tiffany Pelt is now the Lubbock Police Department Public Information Officer.

KCEN Waco/Temple/Killeen anchor Nikki Laurenzo is now at FOX40 KTXL Sacramento, CA.

Morning/Noon Anchor Melissa Kakareka is leaving KAUZ Wichita Falls

KAUZ Wichita Falls Meteorologist James Parish has left for KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Bossier City, Marshall, Texarkana.

FOX 51 KFXK Tyler anchor Kristen Chapman has left for CBS12 WPEC West Palm Beach, FL.

KLTV Tyler investigative reporter Julia Jenae has left for First Coast News WTLV/WJXX Jacksonville, FL.


- Bob Allen has died after cancer battle
- Houston TV and sports legends come together to celebrate Bob Allen

Skipper Lee Frazier, who has been a fixture on Houston radio since 1954, has died.

San Antonio talk radio legend Ricci Ware has died.

KTXS General Manager Bud Brown passes away.


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