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Texas TV news and radio job moves October 2022



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Best TV News Bloopers October 2022
Newsrooms Start Prepping for 2023 Texas Broadcast News Awards


DALLAS - FORT WORTH

New Country 96.3 KSCS named the National Association of Broadcasters Country Radio Station of the Year. 

The Dallas Bar Association awarded the NBC 5 KXAS Investigates team with the Philbin Award at its annual Fellows Luncheon for the accuracy, resourcefulness and initiative pursing the extensive coverage over the past year uncovering widespread issues plaguing the state’s Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) temporary license plate system; identifying how criminals infiltrated the system and obtained hundreds of thousands of temporary tags illegally for profit. 

Jay Cresswell exits program director chair at 98.7 K-LUV.

Lesley James joins 91.7 KKXT as assistant program director.

Former Staffers Of KLIF-A/Dallas - Fort Worth celebrate reunite.

A DFW radio DJ charged with producing child pornography has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison.


97.1 The Freak DFW debuts in place of The Eagle
Madison Sawyer of CBS DFW is pregnant
NBC DFW anchors on the TODAY Show
Megan Mitchell joins WFAA 8 Dallas


HOUSTON

Astros, Rockets and Comcast reach settlement on CSN Houston dispute.

Former abc13 KTRK reporter/Vice President of Community Affairs, Cynthia Cisneros, is the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals (HAHMP) winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2022 Sylvan Rodriguez Scholarship Gala.

CW39 Sharron Melton receives award from Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce.

People magazine features the wedding of Fox Weather's Stephen Morgan (former FOX 26 KRIV) and NBC News Correspondent Steven Romo (former abc13 KTRK).

Sarah Smith joins Houston Chronicle as senior enterprise reporter.

Houston Biz Journal hires Nair as tech and innovation reporter.

Ralph Green is the new suburban reporter for the Houston Chronicle.

Charlie Haldeman has left his KHOU 11 Assistant Digital Director role to join the Sinclair Broadcast Group as Regional Content Director.

Paul McKenna, who has worked at abc13 KTRK for 37 years, is retiring from the station as a Digital Graphics Producer.

Felix Cortez, who worked at abc13 KTRK for 24 years as an audio engineer/director, has left the station.

Anthony Reed, who has been the abc13 KTRK lead photographer since February 2022, and a photographer since 2009, is leaving for sister-station ABC11 WTVD Raleigh-Durham, NC to become the operations manager.

Sean Vaughn leaves 90.5 KJIC as program director/morning host to join Cox Media Group Houston as chief engineer. Andy Hudack retired from there in September.


Dave Strickland exits KPRC 2
Houston TV helicopter illegal incident
Houston and San Antonio Radio clips 1980s
Felix Hernandez joins Telemundo Houston
"The Nightcap" debuts on FOX 26 (VIDEO)
Mike O’Neill talks being on both sides of the press release
Rachel McNeill reveals her favorite
Xavier Walton and Eden Checkol are engaged
Justin Stapleton, Caroline Brown go head-to-head in Battle of the Halloween houses
Lena Maria Arango talks Astros sweep with actual broom on TV
Maggie Flecknoe gives birth
Lauren Kelly is married
Mo from 100.3 The Bull is pregnant
Ted Oberg to join NBC Washington WRC
Houston TV reporter gets Astros tattoo!
Raúl Brindis Commemorates 30 Years as a Radio Host in Houston
Where is Chauncy Glover?
Cathy Hernandez gives birth to baby #2
Kimberly Davis is engaged
Houston Halloween fun
DeJonique Garrison joins CW39 Houston
Jonathan Martin gets Houston ready for World Series
Big KPRC 2 2022 anchor changes!


SAN ANTONIO

KENS 5 anchor Henry M. Ramos celebrates five years with the TEGNA station.

San Antonio Express-News health care reporter Laura Garcia named Texas Tribune's afternoon/evening editor.

San Antonio Biz Journal hires McCandless to cover real estate.

KSAT Meteorologist Sarah Spivey receives certification from American Meteorological Society.

Tim Spence named Director of Sports Operations for San Antonio Sports Star, 94.1 FM, 1250 AM KTFM/KZDC.

Kevin Hyson, who has been with KSAT 12 production team for 21 years, has left the station.

San Antonio Report biz/tech reporter Cunningham named Evans fellow.

KTSA raises $163,893 in Radiothon For Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner.

Hannah Tiede joins KENS San Antonio
KSAT 12 meteorologists terrorized
Andrew Moore joins KENS San Antonio


AUSTIN

Sonal Shah to take over Texas Tribune CEO role from Evan Smith.

Audrey Allen joins The Mix 94.7 KAMX Morning Show.

KXAN and Corpus Christi Caller-Times win 2022 Spirit of FOI Awards.

KXAN morning producer Katie Bosnjak promoted to EP.

KUTX Austin adds Deep House Music Show, 'The Groove Temple' Friday Nights.

Tanvi Varma leaves KVUE Austin
Hunter Williams named KVUE chief meteorologist
Fred Cantú celebrates 50 years on-air
Ford Sanders joins KVUE Austin
Eric Pointer joins KVUE Austin
Lindsey Ragas joins FOX 10 Phoenix KSAZ
Shane Hinton moves to KVUE Austin mornings
Gianella Ghiglino joins Spectrum News 1 Texas


AROUND TEXAS

Raul Castelán retires after dedicating 38 years to KRGV 5 Rio Grande Valley as a photojournalist/assignments editor. 

Anchor Terri Furman celebrates 17 years with KLBK Lubbock.

KBTX News 3 Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley celebrates 13 years with the Bryan - College Station station.

Former KCEN 6 Waco/Temple/Killeen "Texas Today" producer Mark Lewis needs is a kidney transplant as he battles end stage kidney disease.

Peace 107 KPWJ Bryan-College Station celebrates 10 years.

91.7 KBNJ was voted as "Best Radio Station" by Corpus Christi Caller-Times readers.

Concetta Callahan becomes morning anchor for KXTV Sacramento from KDBC in El Paso.


Alex Cammarata promoted to NewsWest 9 KWES 10pm anchor
Breanna Molloy gives birth
Emmanuel Esparza joins Telemundo 48 El Paso
Shaley Sanders rejoins KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock
Former KFDA NewsChannel 10 Amarillo anchor Madison Alewel
Rusty Garrett of KWTX 10 Waco battling cancer
Kayleigh Thomas joins KBTX 3
Nick Canizales leaves 12News KBMT Beaumont
Brennon Gurley joins KYTX CBS19 East Texas
Brenda Medina gives birth to baby #4
Leslie Adami dances for charity
Brady Brewster joins KKTV 11 News Colorado Springs, CO


REMEMBERING

Jerry Vazquez, Telemundo Houston ND, loses cancer battle
Lewanda Sullivan, abc13 KTRK editor, passes away

93Q KKBQ and Country Legends 97.1 KTHT DJ Pat Middleton has passed away after a fight with cancer. 

Former KENS 5 General Manager (1987 to 1997) Mike Conly has passed away

San Antonio radio host Russell Rush, 44, dies after cancer battle.





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