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Monday, October 03, 2022

Texas TV news and radio job moves September 2022


2022 Lone Star EMMY Nominations
Best TV News Bloopers September 2022


DALLAS - FORT WORTH

“97.1 The Eagle” KEGL entered stunt mode for "freak" flip. 

Kelly Kibler departs iHeartMedia DFW.

KEGL & KZPS/Dallas PD Don Davis Exits.

KERA, Denton Record-Chronicle announce plans for KERA to acquire newspaper.

Marcus Moore named ABC News London based correspondent
David Finfrock lessens NBC DFW schedule
Adrienne Vonn joins NBC 5 KXAS DFW
Anne Elise Parks leaves CBS 11 DFW KTVT
Ryan Fox re-joins 99.5 The Wolf Dallas
Frank Reed to retire from 94.9 KLTY DFW
Scott Keenan named CBS DFW KTVT news director
WFAA Daybreak's version of 'Teenage Dirtbag'
Cricket interrupts FOX 4 KDFW newscast blooper
Analia Fiestas, Carlos Zapata and Karuska Matos named for 'Noticias Telemundo Texas'
Captain Catfish on KFJZ Fort Worth


HOUSTON

FOX 26 KRIV morning anchor Melissa Wilson is awarded the Smart Financial Foundation's "Community Impact Award."

abc13 KTRK President Wendy Granato honored in 2022's Top 30 Influential Women of Houston.

KPRC meteorologist Frank Billingsley lists his Victorian-style home in Galveston for sale.

KPRC 2's Caroline Brown named mid-day meteorologist for Thursday and Fridays.

Matt Thomas re-signs with SportsTalk 790 KBME through 2025.

93Q KKBQ is seeking a new afternoon host as Caitlin ‘CJ’ Johnson has exited the station after three years.

90.1 KPFT settles into a new home near downtown.

90.1 KPFT is making wide ranging changes to its FM and HD2 schedules.

Rosa Flores renews her contract at CNN as a National Correspondent based in Houston.

Houston-based producer Gina Sunseri celebrates 25 years at ABC News. 

KHOU 11 ENG Supervisor Rick Buffolano celebrates 22 years with the TEGNA station.

Former Houston Chronicle editor Nancy Barnes leaves NPR where she has been senior vice president for news and editorial director since 2018.

Houston Chronicle features and health editor Maggie Gordon celebrates 13th anniversary with Hearst.

Sarah Smith re-joins Houston Chronicle as a senior enterprise reporter.

Stephanie Lamm leaves the Houston Chronicle to join Jennifer Peebles at the Atlanta Journal Constitution as data reporter.

Jordan Ray-Hart steps into a new role as the Houston Chronicle's Projects and Innovation Editor.

Houston Chronicle biz reporter Robert Downen joins Texas Tribune.

The Houston Business Journal names Chris Mathews as its new energy reporter.

Houston Business Journal hires Chandler France  to cover money and finance.

David Mackey leaves abc13 KTRK after 24 years.  He served as an editor, then Special Projects Editor, AM Smart Board creator and finished as the Sr Marketing Producer.

Director Deon Williams leaves KHOU 11 for WFAA 8 DFW.

KHOU 11 photographer/editor Kyle Porter leaves for FOX 11 Los Angeles KTTV.

Syndicated ''The Rowdy Ride Home'' Adds 11th Signal.

CarPro is pleased to announce the addition of affiliate relations pro Jim Jones. A leading network radio visionary, Jones has added CarPro to his client base that includes Suite Radio, among others.

FOX 26 debuts "The Nightcap" with Carolina Sanchez
Chita Craft flies on Hurricane Hunter mission
Lena Maria Arango uses lift in studio to demonstrate storm surge
Remeisha Shade starts at FOX 26 Houston
Katelyn Maida is pregnant
Xavier Walton joins NewsNation
Frank Billingsley celebrates 40 years on air
Vanessa Richardson joins Houston Rockets TV
Telemundo Houston launches 10:30pm newscast
Andy Hudack retires from Houston radio
Houston Life moves back to 1pm
Bryan Harada named 89.3 KSBJ Assistant Program/Music Director
Melanie Lawson celebrates 40 years at abc13 KTRK
Maria Aguilera joins KHOU 11 Houston
Rita Garcia is pregnant
John McClain joins SportsRadio 610 KILT as Senior Texans Columnist
Rachel Briers is expecting baby #2


SAN ANTONIO

Matt Martin exits as President of Austin and San Antonio iHeartMedia.

Maddy Skye Mendoza joins the Axios’ San Antonio team from the Express-News.

Univision flipped “95.1 Latino Mix” to “Amor 95.1.” 

KENS 5 team speaks about National Hispanic Heritage Month.

San Antonio's KSYM Celebrates Two Local Stations' 100th Anniversaries, While Reopening Its Own Studios.

Greg Pollak joins Spectrum News New York
Ashley Parker named KSAT San Antonio general manager
Alanna Sarabia gives birth
Allysa Cole joins KSAT San Antonio
KSAT San Antonio pranked by Texas Bushman


AUSTIN

Madlin Mekelburg joins Bloomberg as Texas legal reporter from the Austin Statesman.

Keri Heath leaves The Galveston Daily News to join the Austin Statesman as K-12 education reporter.

CBS Austin to get new set
Sarah Al-Shaikh joins KXAN Austin
Conner Board joins KING 5 Seattle
Maggie Glynn leaves KXAN Austin
Jala Washington promoted to KXAN weekend mornings
Candy Rodriguez leaves KXAN Austin



AROUND TEXAS

WTAW looks back at 100 years of radio.

Garrett Stone started a new position as Local Sales Manager at KYTX CBS19 Tyler, TX. 

KETK And KLRT Earn Journalism Awards From The Society of Professional Journalists.

Zoe Kurland joins Marfa Public Radio.

Haley Williams moves up to KIII 3 News Corpus Christi Senior Digital Content Producer.

 “Lone Star Sports 920” KQBU El Paso TX has ceased operations.

Power outage affects KTSM-TV broadcasts.



REMEMBERING

San Antonio businessman Lowry Mays dies at 87.

Paul Burka, Texas political journalism titan and “soul” of Texas Monthly newsroom, dies at 80.

90.1 KPFT Houston is saddened to announce the passing of Stuart Snow, once a programmer at the station.




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