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Sunday, September 13, 2020

What a wild week in Houston TV news

My readers are wanting to know what the heck is going on at channel 13! Never in the time I have been writing this blog since 2005, have we seen three people leave/announce exits in a week's time.
And no, abc13 KTRK is not a Houston escape room. COVID-19 was cited as a reason in one instance.

First, it was Deborah Wrigley leaving a week ago Friday after 42 years with the station. Mayor Turner even gave the longtime Houston journalist her own day.

Next, we learn that after not being on the air for some time, weekend morning meteorologist Collin Myers officially left.

Then we find out weekend sports anchor Bob Slovak will be leaving soon.

In other news, CW39 morning meteorologist Maria Sotolongo announced last weekend that she was leaving KIAH and moving to the ranch life near College Station, TX.

 That was quickly followed by the news that Spectrum News Austin and Spectrum News San Antonio meteorologist Adam Krueger was hired to take her role.

While we're talking channel 39, I gave you a tour and behind the scenes look at the station's new morning newscast and set.

Meanwhile down in the Rio Grande Valley, KVEO Brownsville debuts first-ever Latina anchor team with Clara Benitez and Sydney Hernández. That wasn't the only change. The station has added a bunch more newscasts.

Now we'll see where this coming week takes us!

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