BREAKING

Monday, May 06, 2019

Texas TV news and radio job moves April 2019


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DALLAS - FORT WORTH

FOX 4 KDFW anchor Richard Ray to retire after nearly 50 years in TV news.

Laura Harris advances to co-anchor of NBC5's weekday early morning newscasts.

Cory Smith moves within the NBC O&O group and joins the team at WRC in Washington as Anchor/Reporter, from Weekend Anchor at KXAS in Dallas. (The NWT Group)

Dan Bennett Built Dallas Into a Radio Powerhouse. He is also father to KHOU 11 reporter Adam Bennett.


HOUSTON

Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes Radio” has been dropped from 1230 KCOH - its former Urban Talk format returns.

104.1 KRBE/Houston on-air personality Tyler Frye has signed a contract extension.

Long running Houston show (from San Antonio) The Joe Paggs Show has been replaced by The Jesse Kelly Show on 950 KPRC.

“93.1 The Mountain” KYMT Las Vegas announced AD Rowntree as APD/morning host. He will still track afternoons on 94.5 The Buzz KTBZ.

Last month I mentioned how former KPRC 2 anchor Pauline Chiou has been working the cable news world for years then she announces this: Personal update: I'm taking on a new role as Assistant News Director at News12, leading a talented team covering Westchester County & the Hudson Valley in NY. Intriguing story ideas welcome.

- Anchor Denise Middleton and meteorologist Stephen Morgan to work FOX 26 KRIV weekend mornings
- Former KPRC 2 reporter Ryan Korsgard and KHOU 11's Stephanie Simmons both ran in the Boston Marathon
- Roula Christie wins a 2019 Gracie Award
- Lisa Trapani Shumate's 'Always and Never: 20 Truths for a Happy Heart'
- Former FOX 26 KRIV and current FOX 11 KTTV Los Angeles morning anchor Rita Garcia is engaged
- KHOU 11 assistant news director Josh Hubbard is leaving Houston for the same job with Disney/ABC Television Group owned KGO San Franciso
- Erica Simon returns from maternity leave
- Texas AP Broadcasters Award winners 2018
- Former KPRC 2 features reporter Ruben Galvan joins KHOU 11
- Deilia Ray Williams named KTRK abc13 Marketing Creative Director
- Steve Riley named Houston Chronicle Executive Editor
- David Arkin to lead digital at KPRC 2
- Britta Merwin is pregnant
- KTRK GM Henry Florsheim announces retirement
- Sarah Pepper has her baby


SAN ANTONIO

Univision flipped Tejano 107.5 KXTN to Rhythmic AC “Vibe 107.5“.

Lopez Broadcasting has flipped Spanish Christian 98.9 KLMO-FM Dilley TX to Tejano as “K-Alamo“.

- Robert Sarabia named Pres. and GM of Telemundo 60 San Antonio


AUSTIN

KEYE mutli-media journalist Adam Hammons announced he is leaving the Sinclair owned station. He has joined the media team for TxDOT.

Austin American-Statesman is entering the streaming radio game with the launch of Austin360Radio.

- KVUE Austin Daybreak Meteorologist Erika Lopez is joining KHOU 11


AROUND TEXAS

KBMT Beaumont anchor Vanessa Broussard has been missing from the station’s morning newscasts, but now she is back and explained her absence.

REMEMBERING

Roger Emrich, a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and a long-time sportscaster and reporter for 1080 KRLD and the Texas State Network, has died.

Dr. Ed Reitman, known as "Dr. Ed" to his longtime Newsradio 740 KTRH listeners and his Jewish Herald-Voice readers, has died.

KSAT 12 remembers anchor Michelle Lima.



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