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KTRK Assistant ND to Retire - Posted September 5, 2014
Earlier this week, we reported Houston ABC owned station KTRK had promoted executive news producer of special projects ... [TVSpy]

Wendy Granato Named KTRK News Director - Posted September 3, 2014
Houston ABC owned station KTRK has named Wendy Granato VP of news and digital content. Granato started at KTRK in 1998. For the past 12 years, she has worked as executive news producer of special projects. ... [TVSpy]

Dave Strickland Resigns from KTRK - Posted July 28, 2014
KTRK news director Dave Strickland has resigned. Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, who first reported the story, said Strickland told staffer... [TVSpy]

ABC News on Apple TV Goes Local - Posted June 24, 2014
Lost Remote reports on ABC News' Apple TV launch this morning, which in addition to a variety of national and global news content, offers some local news flavor. The new Apple TV product, which launched this morning at 10amET, offers a local news section, which showcases top video-on-demand clips from some of... [TVSpy]

Simon Gutierrez Joins KPTV From KTRK - Posted April 3, 2014
Simon Gutierrez has joined KPTV, the Fox affiliate in Portland. Gutierrez comes from KTRK, the ABC-owned station in Houston, where had been a reporter since January 2013. It is a return to Oregon for Gutierrez, who grew up in Elmira and attended the University of Oregon. He has previously worke... [TVSpy]

How Houston Stations Covered the KTRK Shooting - Posted March 27, 2014
Houston stations covered breaking news about a rival newsroom this morning as a woman was arrested for firing several shots at KTRK's studio and parking lot around 9 a.m. [gallery columns="4" ids="118167,118165,118166,118168"] KPRC broke into the 9 a.m. hour of the "T... [TVSpy]

KTRK Grateful Staffers Are 'Safe and Sound' After Shooting - Posted March 27, 2014
Following a shooting outside the KTRK studios this morning, the ABC-owned station in Houston has issued a statement thanking law enforcement and a witness. "We want to thank Jeff Tobin, the alert eyewitness ... [TVSpy]

Shots Fired at KTRK in Houston - Posted March 27, 2014
Shots have been fired at KTRK, the ABC-owned station in Houston. A tipster tells us all employees are being kept inside the station for safety reasons. BREAKING: Shots fired at KTRK-TV in Southwest Houston. HPD and EMS on the scene. KTRK says no one injured. Suspect in custody. -- Aaron Wische KPRC (@aaronwische)... [TVSpy]

Veteran Houston Anchor Back on Air After Surgery - Posted March 25, 2014
KTRK anchor Dave Ward is back on the anchor desk after successful shoulder surgery. "The cartilage had worn out on my right shoulder," Ward... [TVSpy]

Katie McCall Signs Off From KTRK - Posted March 10, 2014
Katie McCall has left KTRK, Houston media reporter Mike McGuff reports. ... [TVSpy]

Vicente Arenas Joins CBS News From KHOU - Posted February 21, 2014
Vicente Arenas is joining CBS News as a Miami-based correspondent next month. Arenas joins the network from KHOU, the CBS affiliate in Houston, where he has been a weekend anchor and reporter... [TVSpy]

Man Charged With Aggravated Assault After Pointing Gun at KTRK Crew - Posted February 14, 2014
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Four ABC Owned Stations Pick Up Rachael Ray Show - Posted February 3, 2014
Starting this Fall, CBS Television Distribution's Rachael Ray show will air on seven of eight ABC owned stations. The show will make the switch from CBS owned stations in Los Angeles (... [TVSpy]

Debra O'Connell Promoted to President of ABC National Sales for Owned Stations - Posted January 23, 2014
Debra O'Connell has been promoted to president of ABC National Sales, succeeding John Watkins who ... [TVSpy]

Chris Stipes Shifts to Weekends at KRIV - Posted December 30, 2013
Chris Stipes is moving from weekday mornings to weekend evenings at KRIV, the Fox owned station in Houston. He announced the news Saturday on his Facebook page. // ... [TVSpy]

Former Houston Anchor Alan Hemberger Dies - Posted October 22, 2013
Alan Hemberger, former anchor for Houston ABC owned station KTRK, was found dead at his home in Massachusetts over the weekend. According to KTRK, he was found after family membe... [TVSpy]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [TVSpy]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [SocialTimes.com]

Chicago Station Plans Return to 'Eyewitness News' Brand - Posted October 17, 2013
Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports ABC owned Chicago station WLS will once again brand itself as "Eyewitness News." Feder said the "Eyewi... [TVSpy]

Foti Kallergis Set to Join KTRK in Houston - Posted September 25, 2013
Foti Kallergis is joining KTRK in Houston as a reporter. He begins at the ABC O&O on September 30. It is a return to Texas television for Kallergis, who has previously worke... [TVSpy]

Scarlett Greyson Joins KTBC From KAMC - Posted August 29, 2013
Scarlett Greyson is joining KTBC, the Fox owned station in Austin, next month. She will anchor the station's new weekend morning newscasts, which will air f... [TVSpy]

Jeff McShan Says Goodbye to KHOU - Posted July 24, 2013
Jeff McShan is leaving Houston CBS affiliate KHOU for a position with the Harris County District Attorney's office, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff ... [TVSpy]

KPRC Tweets Rival Station's Photos of Truck Accident - Posted June 5, 2013
After a tanker truck overturned on a Houston highway Tuesday, NBC affiliate KPRC tweeted photos showing a rival station's coverage of the accident. Houston media blogger Mike McGuff spotted the social media slip-up. ... [TVSpy]

Former KRIV Producer Murdered in Houston - Posted May 10, 2013
Kathryn Greer Feagin, a former producer at KRIV, was found dead in her West Houston apartment Wednesday, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff ... [TVSpy]

Bob Slovak Named Weekend Sports Anchor at KTRK - Posted May 6, 2013
Bob Slovak is the new weekend sports anchor at KTRK in Houston, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff ... [TVSpy]

Sportscaster Tim Melton Announces His Exit From KTRK - Posted April 26, 2013
Tim Melton, a veteran sportscaster at KTRK who has been off the air recovering from a st... [TVSpy]

Veteran Sportscaster Bob Allen Joins KHOU - Posted April 12, 2013
Three months after signing off from KTRK in Houston, sports anchor Bob Allen is joining... [TVSpy]

Houston Stations Cover Lone Star Stabbing - Posted April 9, 2013
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Meteorologist Megan Hatton Leaving WFLA - Posted March 13, 2013
Megan Hatton, the weekend morning meteorologist at WFLA, is leaving Tampa NBC affiliate and moving to Houston. Hatton is joining her husband, a director at ABC O&O ... [TVSpy]

Simon Gutierrez Joins KTRK in Houston - Posted January 28, 2013
Simon Gutierrez is joining KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff ... [TVSpy]

Katie Couric Talks Te'o Interview on WABC - Posted January 24, 2013
After Katie Couric's much-anticipated interview with Manti Te'o aired in New York this afternoon, the "Katie" host dropped by ABC O&O ... [TVSpy]

At Least 2 Shot at Lone Star College in Houston - Posted January 22, 2013
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Bob Allen Says Goodbye to KTRK - Posted January 18, 2013
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Investigative Reporter Wayne Dolcefino Exits KTRK - Posted November 26, 2012
After 26 years as KTRK's lead investigative reporter, Wayne Dolcefino has left the ABC O&O in Houston. The station said in a statement that Dolcefino "elected to ... [TVSpy]

Katie Couric Makes Her Daytime Debut - Posted September 10, 2012
After more than a year of planning and promoting, ... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: KTRK Reporter Doesn't Know She's On-Air - Posted July 16, 2012
Reporter Pooja Lodhia, who joined KTRK in April, was set to do a live shot at the top of the ABC O&O's 10 p.m. newscast when a technical hiccup caused her to be unable to hear her colleague... [TVSpy]

Greg Bailey Named Sports Director at KTRK - Posted July 11, 2012
Greg Bailey has been named sports director at KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff reports. Bailey, a Texas native, will succeed ... [TVSpy]

Reporter Mia Gradney Joining KHOU in Houston - Posted June 26, 2012
Mia Gradney is joining Houston CBS-affiliate KHOU, the Houston Chronicle reports. Until June, Gradney was the weekday ... [TVSpy]

Andy Cerota Joins KPRC From Rival KTRK - Posted June 20, 2012
Andy Cerota is joining KPRC, the NBC-affiliate in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff has confirmed. After Cerota ... [TVSpy]

Dan Rather to Anchor KCTV's Evening News - Posted June 19, 2012
Dan Rather will anchor the 5 p.m. newscast tomorrow on KCTV, the CBS-affiliate in Kansas City. Rather is on a promotion tour for his memoir, "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News." In addition ... [TVSpy]

Veteran Anchor Jim Rosenfield Joining WRC - Posted June 1, 2012
Jim Rosenfield, a veteran anchor who made his mark in New York with WNBC and WCBS, is joining WRC in Washington, D.C. The NBC-owned station announced today that Rosenfield is com... [TVSpy]

Andy Cerota Exits KTRK, Rumored to Be Joining Rival - Posted May 30, 2012
Andy Cerota has left KTRK after nine years as a general assignment reporter for the ABC O&O. Cerota's contract with KTRK expired recently and a source close to him indicates that... [TVSpy]

ABC Unveils iPhone Alarm Clock App for Stations - Posted May 23, 2012
Now, when ABC O&Os tell viewers to "wake up with us," they won't necessarily be referring to watching their morning newscasts. ABC is now rolling out an iPhone alarm clock app for its station group, beginning today with KTRK in Houston. In add... [SocialTimes.com]

ABC Unveils iPhone Alarm Clock App for Stations - Posted May 23, 2012
Now, when ABC O&Os tell viewers to "wake up with us," they won't necessarily be referring to watching their morning newscasts. ABC is now rolling out an iPhone alarm clock app for its station group, beginning today with KTRK in Houston. In add... [TVSpy]

Longtime KTRK Anchor Dave Ward: 'They'll Probably Carry Me Out of Here Feet First' - Posted May 22, 2012
Longtime KTRK anchor Dave Ward, who was out for more than a month earlier this year after ... [TVSpy]

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage in Special Report on ABC Affiliates - Posted May 9, 2012
ABC News offered its affiliates a special report at 3pmET/2pmCT this afternoon with the news President Obama endorsed gay marriage in an interview with "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts. ABC has eigh... [TVSpy]

Longtime WRDW Anchor Tom Campbell Dies Following Battle with Cancer - Posted May 2, 2012
Longtime WRDW anchor Tom Campbell, who has been battling cancer for over a year, died Wednesday morning. Campbell had a 44-year career in journalism, joining Augusta CBS-affiliate W... [TVSpy]

Reporter Crystal Kobza Joins KTRK in Houston - Posted April 24, 2012
Crystal Kobza has joined KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reporter Crystal Kobza Joins KTRK in Houston - Posted April 24, 2012
Crystal Kobza has joined KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff ... [TVSpy]

WFTX Reporter Pooja Lodhia Set to Join KTRK - Posted April 5, 2012
Pooja Lodhia is joining KTRK in Houston after three years at WFTX in Fort Myers. Lodhia recently announced the news on he... [TVSpy]

Sports Reporter David Nuno Filling In on KTRK - Posted March 9, 2012
Houston's KTRK has tapped David Nuno as a temporary fill-in sports reporter, the ... [TVSpy]

KTRK's Tim Melton Recovering From Stroke - Posted March 2, 2012
KTRK weekend sports director Tim Melton, who has not been on the air since October, announced yesterday that he suffered a stroke last fall. "I thank all of you who have expressed y... [TVSpy]

KTRK's Dave Ward Gets Back in the Saddle for Rodeo - Posted February 27, 2012
After breaking his hip in a fall that occurred shortly before a newscast last month, longtime KTRK anch... [TVSpy]

Former KTRK Anchor Minerva Perez Joins KHOU - Posted February 23, 2012
Houston's KHOU has added "Latina Voices," a weekly talk show hosted by former KTRK anchor Minerva Perez, to its programming l... [TVSpy]

Longtime KTRK Sports Director Announces Plan to Leave Station: 'I Am Not Retiring' - Posted January 25, 2012
Longtime KTRK sports director Bob Allen is leaving the station at the end of the year. Allen, who has been with KTRK since 1974, announced his plan to retire during th... [TVSpy]

KTRK Anchor Dave Ward Suffers Fall Minutes Before Friday, the 13th Newscast - Posted January 17, 2012
Longtime KTRK anchor Dave Ward seemed to disappear from the ABC-affiliate's 10 p.m. newscast on Friday, the 13th. As Houston blogger ... [TVSpy]

Longtime KTRK Reporter Cynthia Cisneros Named VP - Posted January 3, 2012
Longtime KTRK reporter Cynthia Cisneros has been named vice president of community affairs at the Houston ABC-affiliate. "I'm so excited and proud to be what I hope will ... [TVSpy]

Former KVUE Sports Director Hugh Lewis Now Reporting for KTRK - Posted December 15, 2011
A new face has popped up on KTRK, one that is familiar to many Texas viewers. Hugh Lewis, who served as sports director at Austin's ... [TVSpy]

On the Heels of Obama's Local Press Push, Romney Camp Courts Same Stations - Posted November 2, 2011
In an effort to nullify the effects of yesterday's local press push at the White House, campaign managers for GOP presidential candidate ... [TVSpy]

Local Anchors at the White House: The Tours, The 'Exclusive' Interviews, and Bo - Posted November 2, 2011
Anchors from nine stations were in Washington, DC yesterday for a local press blitz that included interviews with President Obama and unprecedented access to the White House. Most of the stations, wh... [TVSpy]

White House Opens Doors to 9 Local Anchors - Posted November 1, 2011
The White House is welcoming nine anchors today for a local round of press that will include interviews with President Obama and comprehensive behind-the-scenes access to the White House. In addition to their "brief" individual interviews with the President, the participating anchors will broadcast evening newscasts ... [TVSpy]

KTRK Story Discredits Rick Perry's Debate Anecdote About Woman Suffering from Cervical Cancer - Posted September 23, 2011
Under pressure from GOP rivals at Thursday night's debate over his support of an HPV vaccine, Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke of his relationship with a woman suffering from cervical canc... [TVSpy]

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