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After Losing NFL Bet, Houston Reporter Chows Down on His Newspaper’s Front Page

ChronicleJohnMcClainScreenGrabThis is hilarious.

Per a report by USA Today “For the Win” columnist Laken Litman, Houston Chronicle sportswriter John McClain lost a bet that the Texans would select a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. And so, heading into the weekend, it was time to pay up; as promised, McClain had himself filmed in the cafeteria eating his paper’s Draft Day front page.

John McClain is just one last-name vowel away from exactly matching that of a certain Nakatomi Plaza action movie hero. We assume, for at least a little while, that the reporter’s Pavlovian reaction to the sight of the player the Texans chose in lieu of a quarterback (defensive end Jadeveon Clowney) will also die hard.

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Vernon Loeb Named Houston Chronicle Managing Editor

Vernon Loeb GVernon Loeb has been named managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, a Hearst Newspapers owned publication. Loeb comes to the paper from The Washington Post, where he most recently served as metro editor. Prior to his time at WaPo, Loeb served as deputy managing editor for news at The Philadelphia Inquirer, from 2007 to 2011.

“Vernon’s capacity for capturing local rhythms and conducting prize-winning investigative journalism will be an invaluable asset to the Houston Chronicle team and the communities the Chronicle serves,” said Hearst Newspapers president, Mark Aldam, in a statement.

Loeb joins the Chronicle January 15.

Newspaper Runs Buzzsaw Through Latest ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Selection

AdamLevinePeopleIs Houston Chronicle features Web editor Dana Guthrie more of an authority on sexy men than the editors at People magazine? We might need a The Voice-style reality TV show to properly answer that rhetorical, but in the meantime Guthrie – who bills herself on Twitter as a “lover of awesomeness” – has given it her best shot with “19 Men Who Are Sexier Than Adam Levine.”

One aspect that the brief intro to Guthrie’s slideshow fails to mention is the key role here played by the words, “No thanks.” FishbowlNY can only imagine how many times People has begged, pleaded and groveled at the foot of Ryan Gosling‘s reps.

The Canadian-born actor is the perennial name now that comes up each year as the individual who should have been S-chosen. There is also a vocal group that had been lobbying this year for upcoming Man of Sexy Steel Henry Caville.

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AP Health and Science Editor Heads Back to Texas

Before joining Associated Press in 2001, Kit Frieden was for nine years a state editor at the Houston Chronicle. She’s back in Houston now from New York, but this time, on the PR side.

Frieden has joined the legal PR and marketing firm Androvett Legal Media & Marketing as a legal media consultant. From today’s announcement:

“I am thrilled to be returning to Texas and joining Androvett, a dynamic firm that works with some of the best lawyers and law firms in the country,” says Frieden. “The firm’s clients have terrific stories to tell.”

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Randy Harvey Leaving LA Times for Houston Chronicle

Texas native Randy Harvey is returning home.

The Los Angeles Times associate editor is leaving the newspaper to become a featured sports columnist for the Houston Chronicle.

Harvey started at the LAT as a reporter in 1981, working his way up the ranks to become a columnist in 1996 and senior assistant editor four years later.

The Baltimore Sun managed to lure Harvey away for a two-year stint as assistant managing editor before returning to the LAT in 2006 as sports editor.

“I’ve been suppressing my inner Oscar Madison. After 12 years behind a desk in management, I’m letting him free,” Harvey told LA Observed via email.