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In Houston, KRIV Adding Weekend Newscasts

Houston Fox O&O KRIV is launching two new weekend newscasts next month. A spokesperson for the station confirmed the news, which was first reported by Houston media blogger Mike McGuff.

The station will launch a weekend morning newscast that will air from 5 to 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It will be anchored by Sally MacDonald, who gets a promotion from general assignment reporter to weekend morning anchor. John Dawson will be the newscast’s meteorologist.

The second newscast will air from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Rita Garcia, who currently anchors at 9 p.m. on weekends, will add this newscast to her responsibilities. Both newscasts will debut on July 7.

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Jason Kravarik Tapped as Assistant News Director at KOIN in Portland

Jason Kravarik has been tapped for the assistant news director position at KOIN, the CBS-affiliate in Portland.

Kravarik has been the news director at KSN, the NBC-affiliate in Wichita, since 2009. He joined the station as a reporter in 2002.

“We always hate to lose someone as talented as Jason, but a move like this is a huge opportunity for him,” KSN general manager John Dawson said in a statement. “It’s a testament to his had work and the passion he brought to our newsteam.”

Wichita’s KSN Hires Two Anchors, Expands Newscasts

Wichita NBC-affiliate KSN is making some changes for 2012: the station has hired two anchors and will launch two new newscasts next year.

The station has hired anchor Katie Taube (pictured) from KSFY in Sioux Falls. Taube will helm the 9 p.m. newscast KSN will produce for Fox-affiliate KSAS — which was the subject of a recent lawsuit in the market — starting next year.

Also joining the station is Mary-Rachel Redman, who will be the weekend sports anchor. She joins KSN from KOCO in Oklahoma City.

Beginning January 15, KSN will add a 5 p.m. Sunday evening newscast, with anchor Aileen Simborio and meteorologist Mark Bogner, to the programming lineup.  The station will also add an extra half-hour to the morning newscasts beginning January 9. Read more