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Monday, June 04, 2018

Texas TV and radio job moves May 2018


DALLAS - FORT WORTH

Fox4 leads May "sweeps" with five firsts, including wall-to-wall wins in key 25-to-54-year-old news demographic

Kaley O’Kelley, co-anchor of CBS11’s weeknight newscasts since January 2015, announced she’s leaving the station.
- Here is her tearful goodbye

Reporter Saul Garza, a 19-year veteran of FOX4 KDFW, has opted to leave the station.

FOX4 KDFW meteorologist Jennifer Myers is leaving the station to become the weathercaster for North Texas-based ONCOR Electric.

FOX4 KDFW has named Hannah Battah to succeed Jenny Anchondo as anchor.

Jenn Marino Joins Alt 103.7 Dallas.

Mark Cuban, Mount Everest and lots of radio: The journey of Ben and Skin.

- WFAA 8 DFW reveals new #TEGNA graphics package
- VIDEO: Dale Hansen has very emotional moment on WFAA's newscast

HOUSTON

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg taking helm of Chronicle editorial section.

The Latest Upheavals in Houston's Sports Talk Radio Ratings Tactics.

Steve Campion renews his agreement with KTRK in Houston as an MMJ.
- Napoli Management Group

Former Univision anchor and reporter Mariana Pineda returns to news at KIAH

Director of Marketing at Telemundo Dallas KXTX, Art Sobarzo, joins KTRK abc13 in the same role.

Former KHOU 11 producer, Mike O'Neill, has left Real Investment News to join MetroNational as Marketing and Communications Manager.

KPRC 2 producer Erin Jones leaves the station after 11 years to join the city of Houston Houston Public Works.

- CW 39 KIAH NewsFix's Natalie Hee joins FOX 26 KRIV as a reporter
- KHOU 11's investigative reporter Scott Noll leaves station for new job
- Dave Ward’s year since leaving channel 13
- Afternoon traffic anchor and reporter Rebecca Spera decides not to renew her abc13 KTRK contract
- Two Houston DJs And Two Precinct 1 Constables Spend Three Days Homeless On Streets of Houston
- Don Nelson recalls his Rockets head shave
- Is that Fox 26's Mike Iscovitz or Eddie Van Halen?
- 10pm newscast producer Sindy Espinoza moves up to Executive Producer
- Ken Hoffman #4 Houston Chronicle columnist?
- Crime Stoppers of Houston luncheon
- Telemundo Houston travelling to Russia for World Cup 2018
- Harris County jurors get Dave Ward appearance
- KPRC 2 meteorologist Eric Braate is runner up for Texas in 2018 HAIRRY Awards
- KHOU 11 demolition photos
- KPRC 2 assistant news director Mike Friedrich is making a career pivot
- A 101 KLOL video podcast by the mastermind behind the legendary Houston rock station

SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio Express-News lays off 14 journalists.

KSAT named Adam Caskey as new 10 pm weathercaster to replace veteran Steve Browne who is retiring after 26 years.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will honor Bernice Kearney, News Director at KSAT12 News, with the NAHJ Presidential Award at the Hall of Fame Gala presented by Toyota on Saturday, July 21 at the InterContinental, in Miami, FL.

Photos: KENS-TV anchor weds in Caribbean paradise.

AUSTIN

May TV ratings: See how your favorite Austin news station fared.

Former KVUE anchor Olga Campos Benz announces new gig.

Former KVUE GM Patti Smith has been tapped to serve as interim executive director of Austin radio stations 90.5 KUT-FM and 98.9 KUTX-FM.

Lauren Due joins Spectrum News in Austin as MMJ.
- Due is represented by Steve Swienckowski at DCA Talent.

KVUE adds Leslie Adami and Luis de León to news team.

NewsRadio KLBJ making changes to weekday morning lineup

AROUND TEXAS

Telemundo 52 Los Angeles KVEA announces Tania Leal will serve as weekend weather anchor and will report about weather-related events during Telemundo 52’s weekday news. She will make her first on-air appearance on June 6. Leal joins Telemundo 52 from sister-station Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley / KTLM, where she worked as the weather anchor for the station’s weekday newscasts. Before this, Leal worked for Televisa Noreste. Leal earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology and has an associate’s degree in Law from the University of Brownsville in Texas. In addition Leal is expected to receive her degree in Meteorology in August of 2019.

KTLM Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen named Jasmina González a video journalist for Noticias Telemundo 40.

Brandon Ortega becomes the new sportscaster at KOB, in Albuquerque. He previously was a weekend sports anchor and reporter at KRGV in Harlingen, Texas.
- Napoli Management Group

KTLM Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen named Carlos Revelo weekend sports anchor for Noticias Telemundo 40.

Native Houstonian Chris Ramirez has joined the San Angelo KSAN Storm Team in January 2018 as the weekend weathercaster.

REMEMBERING

Remembering freelance photographer Don Hirsch.

Former KVET/Austin Personality Sammy Allred Dead At 84.


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