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Houston Stations Cover Lone Star Stabbing

Houston stations have been in wall-to-wall coverage of a stabbing at Lone Star College that happened this morning around 11:20amCT. At least 15 people were injured in the incident.

KPRC‘s Andy Cerota first reported the news at 11:38 a.m. KTRK‘s Melanie Lawson was next at 11:45 a.m. KRIV and KHOU both reported the news at the top of their respective noon newscasts, with Melissa Wilson anchoring on KRIV and Ron Trevino and Katherine Whaley anchoring on KHOU.

The stations dispatched reporters to the Cypress-based college campus as coverage continued. Phil Archer and Phillip Mena reported from the scene for NBC affiliate KPRC, with Joel Eisenbaum reporting from Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Miya Shay and Kevin Quinn reported from Lone Star College for ABC O&O KTRK. Isiah Carey reported from the scene for Fox O&O KRIV, and Malani Basu and Jeremy Desel covered the incident for CBS affiliate KHOU.

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On the Move, 7/25/12

Marc Santia, previously a reporter at WDIV in Detroit, has joined WNBC in New York City.

Scott Williams joins WTXF in Philadelphia as chief meteorologist. Williams previously worked at the Weather Channel.

KTRK reporter Andy Cerota joins rival KPRC in Houston, where he will be the midday anchor.

Vern Glenn moves within the San Francisco market from KRON to KPIX, where he will be the weekend sports anchor. Read more

Andy Cerota Joins KPRC From Rival KTRK

Andy Cerota is joining KPRC, the NBC-affiliate in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff has confirmed.

After Cerota announced his departure from rival KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston, rumors swirled that he would be joining KPRC. He spent nine years as a reporter for KTRK.

McGuff reports that he will be an anchor and reporter at KPRC. Cerota said on Twitter that he will be anchoring the midday newscast starting Monday.

Andy Cerota Exits KTRK, Rumored to Be Joining Rival

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 he considered staying but the station couldn’t offer him an anchor position.

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff floats the rumor that Cerota “could end up behind the anchor desk down the freeway at KPRC.”

Sources describe Cerota’s departure from KTRK as an amicable split.

Cerota has spent most of his career in Texas, working in Abilene and Austin before eventually joining KTRK in May 2003. Read more