“We’re extremely lucky to have a news director of Jim’s caliber to continue KCEN-HD’s mission: the pursuit of reporting excellence with a tradition of community involvement,” KCEN VP-GM Gayle Kiger said.
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Ortega was most recently a reporter and producer for KCEN in Waco. She has also worked as a reporter, anchor and sales representative at KXXV in Waco. Her television career began as an intern for KNSD in San Diego.
“Tania’s energy combined with her extensive knowledge of Texas is great for our expanding reporter team on ‘Good Day Austin,’” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement.
Lincoln was hired from KABB in San Antonio to be the morning anchor. She is paired with Hunter Ellis, who was promoted to the anchor desk from his previous job as a reporter for the KEYE 4 p.m. newscast.
Popular Austin anchor Fred Cantu, who has been filling in as the morning anchor since last year, will become a feature reporter for KEYE, according to the Austin American-Statesman. He will revive his weekly “Gadget Guy” reports that focus on technology trends. Read more
Woodard has been with Fox-affiliate KTVI since October 2005. She currently co-anchors the station’s weekend morning newscasts and reports during the week.
A graduate of Texas A&M who got her start at KCEN in Waco, Woodard is expected to begin her new job as a WFAA reporter after the February sweeps period.
Schillinger comes from Augusta ABC-affiliate WJBF, where he was news operations manager and executive producer. Prior to that, he was the news director at KCEN, the NBC-affiliate in Waco, TX, and KEVN, the Fox-affiliate in Rapid City, SD.
“The station has a long history of news leadership in Iowa but it’s not resting on past accomplishments,” Schillinger said in a statement. “I look forward to helping the staff grow and adapt to this changing media environment.” Read more
Veteran anchor John Gilbert has landed at KBTX in the Bryan-College Station, TX. For the past eight years, Gilbert has worked as a reporter and anchor for nearby KCEN. He left the Waco NBC-affiliate just over two weeks ago.
“KBTX is honored to welcome a journalist like John who brings invaluable experience and leadership qualities to our news operation,” said Mike Wright, KBTX Media vice president and general manager.
Gilbert has worked in local TV news for nearly three decades. After stints in Las Vegas, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, Gilbert landed at Waco’s KCEN, where he anchored the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts. The move to KBTX is a homecoming of sorts for Gilbert. He’s a graduate of Texas A&M–located in College Station–and started his TV career at the the on-campus station KAMU.