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Christine Haas Joins KTBC as Evening Co-Anchor

KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, has named Christine Haas co-anchor of its weekday evening newscasts.

Haas begins in Austin on August 12. She will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Mike Warren, replacing Loriana Hernandez, who is moving to the morning newscast.

“Christine is well-respected in this business, winning numerous awards for her reporting. She’s going to be a valuable member of our team and we look forward to her return to Austin,” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement.

Haas comes from KNSD in San Diego, where she anchored the 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. She has also worked at KHOU in Houston, KVUE in Austin, KARE in Minneapolis, WTSP in Tampa, KTHV in Little Rock and KAMR in Amarillo, Texas.

KTBC’s official announcement is after the jump. Read more

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Mari Payton Named Lead Investigative Reporter at KNSD

KNSD, the NBC-owned station in San Diego, will dedicate two additional full-time staffers to its investigative reporting unit. Mari Payton (pictured) will be the station’s lead investigative reporter and Wendy Fry will be the investigative producer.

Payton currently works on investigative pieces part-time in addition to her midday anchor duties and Fry currently works on the assignment desk. Payton will will be replaced on the 11 a.m. newscast by Christine Haas, who will be the midday anchor in addition to the 4 and 5 p.m. anchor.

“We expect this shift in duties for both Mari and Wendy to be a game-changer for the I-Team’s work and look forward to the positive impact they will make in the San Diego community,” KNSD vice president of news Greg Dawson.

On the Move, 3/2/12

Christine Haas joins KNSD in San Diego from KHOU in Houston. She will anchor the 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts.

WBBM reporter Kristyn Hartman is moving to Columbus in June. She will be a weeknight anchor and reporter for WBNS.

Stacey Bell joins News 12 Long Island from WJW in Cleveland.

Mike Dardis, an anchor and reporter at KOMO in Seattle, is moving to WLWT in Cincinnati, where he will be the 5 p.m. anchor.

KTVX anchor-reporter Robert Maxwell joins KXAN in Austin as morning anchor. Read more

KCPQ Anchor Lily Jang Joining KHOU in February

KCPQ anchor Lily Jang is leaving Seattle to join KHOU, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Jang, who has been at the Seattle Fox-affiliate for seven years, announced in November she would relocate to Houston to be with her ailing father.

“I am incredibly blessed that KHOU is giving me this opportunity,” Jang told McGuff. “Excited to finally be home where I grew up and my parents can watch me.”

She will replace Christine Haas, who is bound for KNSD, on the morning newscasts. Her first day at KHOU will be February 12.

Anchor Christine Haas Joining KNSD From KHOU

After three years at KHOU, Christine Haas will anchor her last broadcast at the Houston CBS-affiliate on Friday. She will join KNSD, the NBC O&O in San Diego, later this month.

Haas, who joined KHOU in 2008, told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff that she is “thrilled” about her new opportunity. She will be an anchor,  helming the early evening newscasts, and an investigative reporter, which she called her “passion.”

In a memo announcing her departure, KHOU news director Philip Bruce said the anchor “embodies quality in every facet of her professional and personal life.”

“While we’ll miss Christine, we’re very pleased she’s getting this great new opportunity,” Bruce wrote. Read more

Ron Trevino Returns to Houston Mornings at KHOU

Starting next Monday, Ron Trevino will be in the anchor chair for KHOU’s morning show — again.

Trevino used to anchor the morning hours on the Houston-area CBS affiliate with Deborah Duncan. This time around, he will join Christine Haas, Katherine Whaley and David Paul.

“Waking up at 2:30 every morning to be at work so early? Well, I will have to get used to that all over again,” Trevino told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “I’m buying all new alarm clocks.”

Also at KHOU, Saturday morning anchor Allison Triarsi is leaving her weekend anchor post to return to reporting full time. KHOU Director of Programming Lisa Trapani Shumate says the station will fill in Saturday mornings with various staff members.