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Mere Months into Retirement, Former Dallas Meteorologist Injured in Crash

Picture 3Ron Jackson, who retired in February after 32 years as meteorologist at Fox owned KDFW in Dallas, was seriously hurt in a single-vehicle accident Friday night. He remains hospitalized this morning, reports The Dallas Morning News:

Jackson was injured after he lost control of the scooter he was riding near the intersection of U.S. Highway 67 and Kingswood Drive in Cedar Hill, the station reported.

Jackson lives in Cedar Hill, according to his biography on the station’s website.

Jackson, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to a local hospital.

KDFW Sports Anchor Max Morgan Hospitalized with Congestive Heart Failure

Picture 2Max Morgan, weekend sports anchor at Fox owned Dallas station KDFW remains hospitalized this morning after he was admitted to Methodist Richardson Medical Center Wednesday, suffering from congestive heart failure.

The station reports Morgan’s wife, Marla, says she appreciates all the support and prayers she’s received from viewers, and added, “tell everyone to just keep praying, because it works.”

Morgan, who turned 59 on Friday, has worked at KDFW since 1993. He starts every sportscast with the phrase: “hello Dallas-Fort Worth, let’s talk sports.”

Monica Hernandez to Join WFAA

hernandez wwlMonica Hernandez is leaving Gannett’s New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL to work for sister station WFAA in Dallas.

Carolyn Mungo, news director for the Dallas ABC affiliate, told TVSpy, Hernandez starts as a reporter October 20.

Hernandez started working at WWL in 2010. Before that, she was an anchor and general assignment reporter at WLBT in Jackson, Miss.

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WFAA Hires Managing Editor of The Dallas Morning News as Assistant ND

WFAA_304x200George Rodrigue, managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, has been named assistant news director for Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA.

WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo told TVSpy, Rodrigue will start at WFAA next Thursday.

Rodrigue originally started at The News in 1983. According to his LinkedIn page, before coming back to The News in 2004, he worked for Belo supervising print and broadcast journalists as VP of its Washington Bureau from 2001 until 2004. He had also worked at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. after first leaving The Dallas Morning News in 1998.

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Todd Dykes Leaving Morning Anchor Desk at WLWT

Lisa-Cooney-and-Todd-DykesTodd Dykes, who has been a weekday morning anchor at Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT since 2008, will step away from the anchor desk later this month to lead the station’s investigative unit. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Mark Hayes, who left NBC owned KXAS in Dallas-Ft. Worth earlier this year, will replace Dykes:

Dykes’ departure means all four local TV stations have changed morning news personalities this year: Sheila Gray replaced WKRC-TV’s Tiffany Wilson in March; Larry Handley left WCPO-TV in July; and Jacki Jing abruptly vanished from WXIX-TV in August. Dykes’ change was posted on the station’s website Wednesday, the same day Channel 12 announced a big musical chairs for its 4, 5 and 10 p.m. anchors.

Dallas-Fort Worth Telemundo Station Adds Weekend Weather Anchor

gonzales croppedTeresa Gonzalez will join KXTX Telemundo 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth as weekend weather anchor.

Starting Saturday, Gonzalez will join Nancy Leal and sports anchor Erik Mora for the 4:30 and 10:00 p.m. shows.

“We are excited to welcome Teresa to Telemundo 39,” Karen Mendez, VP of News for Telemundo 39 said in a statement. “I am confident she will help us deliver the best live and breaking weather coverage our viewers seek and deserve.”

Gonzalez comes to Telemundo 39 from KUNS in Seattle, Wash. where she was news and weather anchor. She has also worked as a producer and morning show host for Azetca America in Eugene, Ore. and as a reporter and producer at KMTR.  She started her career at KEZI as a producer.

KTVT Anchor Tracy Kornet Leaving Station

Tracy-KornetTracy Kornet, an anchor/reporter and eight-year veteran of the CBS O&O KTVT, has decided to leave the Dallas station.

KTVT’s director of communications, Lori Conrad, confirmed the move to TVSpy today: ”She is moving to Nashville to be closer to her family,” Conrad explained.

Kornet arrived at the station in 2006. She previously worked at KNXV in Phoenix as a morning news anchor and host.

Kornet’s last day is September 5.

After Arrest, Brendan Higgins Out at KTVT

HigginsThe Dallas Morning News reports KTVT anchor Brendan Higgins has left the CBS O&O in Dallas:

Lori Conrad, spokesperson for CBS11, tells Dallas media blogger Ed Bark that “Brendan Higgins is no longer with the station.”

Higgins was arrested after an incident in Aspen, Colorado, that involved a fistfight and allegations the news anchor threatened police officers. In his first public comments, Higgins posted a message to Facebook:

If my email inbox is any indication, many of you are wondering about a recent incident in Aspen, Colo., that resulted in my arrest. Sorry it took so long to issue a post as I’ve been dealing with the related matters. First, I need to apologize for the negative attention this incident has brought to my wife and our family, our friends and the many wonderful people I’ve worked with over the years. I’m also sorry to the authorities in Aspen, who do a great job every day. I simply put myself and others in a bad situation, which will not happen again. My plan is to answer the legal charges against me. Thanks to all of you who have sent your support.

Dallas Reporter to Leave KTVT for PR

SolisSusy Solis, a reporter at CBS-owned KTVT in Dallas, will leave reporting to join a public relations firm, according to Ed Bark:

CBS11’s Susy Solis, who joined the station in January 2011 after a four-year stay with NBC5, has now opted to join Real News PR, which is run by former Fox4 reporter Jeff Crilley. Her last day at CBS11 will be on Aug. 29th, Solis and the station’s director of communications, Lori Conrad, confirmed Friday.

KTVT Anchor Faces Charges After Fight; Accused of Threatening Police

HigginsBrendan Higgins, an early morning anchor at CBS-owned KTVT in Dallas, faces criminal charges in Aspen, Colorado after a fight and allegations the vacationing anchor threatened to kill officers who responded to the disturbance.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Higgins was drunk when “he punched a man in the face and attempted to fight off officers at his hotel on the night of Aug. 6″:

According to the incident report, when police proceeded to arrest Higgins he cursed at them and said, “I will beat you until you are dead.”

Police say he swung at one of the officers, who pushed Higgins toward the elevator doors, causing him to hit his head and “pretend” to pass out on the the floor, according to the police report.

Higgins joined KTVT in 2012 after anchoring morning newscasts for rival station KXAS for several years.

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