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Thursday, January 09, 2020

The changing faces of Houston media 2019

The comings and goings of the Houston media world 2019.

Top Houston media stories 2019

January 2019

- Grego joins 95.7 The Spot KKHH

- Cheryl Mercedes joins KHOU 11

- Ryan Korsgard is leaving KPRC 2

- Travis Herzog new abc13 KTRK chief meteorologist; Elita Loresca to mornings

- David Tillman named Chief Forecaster for abc13 KTRK

- Craig Roberts remembers times at KPRC 2

- Mark Medici Promoted to President of the Houston Chronicle

- Former KPRC 2 anchor Sara Donchey joins KCBS 2 and KCAL 9 in LA

- Vincent Crivelli joins KPRC 2

February 2019

- Brooks Garner gone from KHOU 11

- Doug Harris aka Jr. Mintz elected Houston Film Critics Society president

- Mike McGuff appears on KPRC 2's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall

- Brian Rogers to depart from the Houston Chronicle

- Former KHOU GM Susan McEldoon to offer professional coaching

- Lisa Vaughn back on air at KHOU 11

- Brheanna Berry joins abc13 KTRK

- Suzi Hanks exits 106.9-107.5 The Eagle

- Christine Noël starts at KPRC 2

March 2019

- Butch Alsandor working Houston Astros and Rockets coverage

- Christine Dobbyn ‏to leave abc13 KTRK

- Denise Middleton joins FOX 26

- Stephen Morgan promoted to FOX 26 weekend morning weather anchor

- Leti Aguilera named General Sales Manager CMG Houston

April 2019

- Anchor Denise Middleton and meteorologist Stephen Morgan to work FOX 26 KRIV weekend mornings

- KHOU 11 assistant news director Josh Hubbard is leaving Houston for the same job with Disney/ABC Television Group owned KGO San Franciso

- 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

- KTRK GM Henry Florsheim announces retirement

May 2019

- Deilia Ray Williams named KTRK abc13 Marketing Creative Director

- Steve Riley named Houston Chronicle Executive Editor

- 91.7 NGEN debuts new lineup May 13, 2019

- Darby Douglas enters next chapter

- Michael Berry renews agreement with 740 KTRH

- Kelly Ryan Joins Dean & Rog on 106.9-107.5 Houston’s Eagle

June 2019

- Russ Lewis to anchor KHOU 4pm newscast

- Reporter/fill-in anchor Mycah Hatfield joins abc13 KTRK as reporter/MMJ from KJRH Tulsa, Oklahoma

July 2019

- KVOA Tucson, Arizona weekend sports anchor Ari Alexander joins KPRC 2

- Levi Ismail exits KHOU 11

- After John Walton's death, the "Walton and Johnson" show will continue with Ken Webster Jr. as Steve Johnson's co-host

- WNCN Raleigh's Taniya Wright joins KPRC 2 as morning anchor

- Brooks Garner joins FOX 31 Denver

- Rich Lord and Mike Meltser exit SportsRadio 610 KILT

- WLWT Cincinnati reporter Vanessa Richardson joins KPRC 2 sports team

- Remembering 99.9 FM KSHN Liberty

- Patricia Buchanan named Vice President of Sales Telemundo Houston KTMD

- Telemundo Houston KTMD reporter Eduardo "Yusnaby Pérez" Rodriguez leaves for Telemundo 51 Miami WSCV

- Emily Akin retires from FOX 26

August 2019

- Deneige Broom leaves FOX 26 KRIV

- Josh Marshall to leave KHOU 11

- Wendy Granato named KTRK President and General Manager

- Ryan Korsgard joins Million Air Austin

- Janet Shamlian joins CBS News as Houston-based correspondent

- Xavier Walton joins KHOU as morning anchor; Lisa Hernandez moves

- Lee Meier named FOX 26 KRIV assistant news director

- Lainie Fritz to leave KPRC 2

- TX Radio Hall of Famer on new Houston online station

- Chris Costa joins KHOU 11

- Leslie Adami named KIII Corpus Christi evening anchor

- "Red, White & Blue" and "Party Politics" return with new co-hosts

- John Donnelly to leave FOX 26

- Natasha Barrett joins the Memorial Hermann Health System

- Roxann Fisher joins KAVU Victoria as news director

September 2019

- Rehan Aslam named abc13 KTRK news director

- Tiffany Justice joins FOX 26 KRIV

- GM David Loving exits KXLN Univision 45

- Mike Glenn leaves Houston Chronicle for Washington Times

- abc13 anchors celebrating some big anniversaries

- Lainie Fritz appears on WDSU New Orleans

October 2019

- Melissa Wilson celebrates 19 years at FOX 26 KRIV

- Cynthia Cisneros announces retirement from abc13 KTRK

- MaryAnn Martinez joins KPRC 2

- Chelsea Edwards joins FOX 26 KRIV

- Caitlin “CJ” Johnson joins The New 93Q KKBQ

- John Hannon named President and General Manager of Univision 45 Houston KXLN

- KPRC legendary anchor Bill Balleza to retire

- Jennifer Reyna is leaving KPRC 2

- Jennifer Reyna breaks silence after leaving KPRC

- Lindsey Henry leaves FOX 26

- Tom Abrahams celebrates 20 years at abc13 KTRK

November 2019

- KiTiRik - Houston's greatest TV host?

- Famous media HISD graduates

- Bo Corona launches Puro Tejano Fierro 101.1 HD2

- abc13 KTRK anchors switch schedules

December 2019

- Addison Green joins KHOU

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