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Mireya Villarreal-Gideon Jumps to KTVT

Mireya Villarreal-Gideon is making the jump from San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI to Dallas CBS O&O KTVT.

Villarreal-Gideon, who has been hired at KTVT as an investigative reporter, has been a member of WOAI’s “Trouble Shooters” investigative team since 2008.

She began her on-air career for NBC affiliate KGNS in Laredo, TX as a sports anchor/reporter.  Before working for WOAI, she was a general assignment reporter at ABC affiliate KRGV in Welasco, TX.

A KTVT spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy, Villarreal-Gideon’s first day at the station will be January 2.

[unclebarky.com]

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David Watkins In, Rontina McCann Out at KXAS

Sports reporter David Watkins is joining KXAS, the NBC O&O in Dallas, according to Dallas media blogger Ed Bark.

Watkins replaces Rontina McCann, who has parted ways the station after a year.

“He is filling a position left open when Rontina left the station,” KXAS vice president of programming Brian Hocker told Bark in an email.

Watkins joins KXAS from KARE, the NBC-affiliate in Minneapolis.

Photographer Threatens to Sue Blogger Over Pole Dancing Photo of KXAS Reporter Kim Fischer

A photographer threatened to sue Dallas media blogger Ed Bark last week after he posted a photo of KXAS‘s Kim Fischer simulating a pole dance, an image that the reporter had apparently begun using as her Facebook profile picture.

Bark spotted the suggestive photo after it had popped up on his own Facebook stream. “Tis a new world out there in TV News Land,” Bark wrote in a brief post about the photo, “as Kim Fischer’s Facebook photos keep reminding us.”

Shortly after Bark posted the photo, as well as another that shows Fischer passed out, he was contacted by photographer Bob Manzano (who goes by “Bob Manzano the Lion” on Facebook) who said that he owned the photos and threatened to sue unless they were taken down. Read more