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Dallas Sports Anchor Max Morgan Dies

Max Morgan, the KDFW sports anchor who was admitted to a Dallas area hospital suffering from congestive heart failure, has died.

UPDATE: KDFW VP & GM Kathy Saunders issued a statement about Morgan’s death. “Max was an important member of the FOX 4 Sports and News family.  The teams he covered and the audience he served treasured his enthusiasm, energy and signature sign-on, “Hello, Dallas-Fort Worth. . . let’s talk sports!  He loved his job and our viewers knew it.  Max will be greatly missed by all of us at KDFW and all of North Texas.  The “talk” will never be quite the same.”

The Dallas-Fort Worth FOX owned station said Morgan started every sportscast by saying, “Hello Dallas-Fort Worth. Let’s talk sports,” along with “a smile and a magnificent baritone voice.”

For nearly 21 years Morgan was there to cover it all for Channel 4 – two Cowboys Super Bowl wins, a Stars Stanley Cup, a Mavericks title and two trips to the World Series by the Rangers.

Morgan had been off the air recently and was admitted last week to a Dallas-area hospital suffering from congestive heart failure.

Morgan joined KDFW in 1993, but from the time Morgan could talk – he was talking sports. Read more

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KDFW’s Melted Phone Story Goes Viral

A North Dallas teenager’s phone slipped under her pillow while she was sleeping. The phone melted and left burn marks on the pillow and on her sheets.

Dallas-Fort Worth FOX owned station KDFW did a story on it. The station posted the story on its YouTube page and now it has over 1 million hits.

KDFW reporter Steve Noviello told TVSpy he thinks the video got so many views because it was about something that is easy to relate to, “but the way it was posted, I think, really gave it a boost.”

Instead of using a generic picture, the station posted the story to facebook with cell phone pics he took of the damage, along with a link to the story on YouTube.

Fiona Gorostiza Joining KSAT to Host Local Lifestyle Show

gorostiza_kdfwSix months after leaving KDFW, Fiona Gorostiza is joining San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT as the host of a new local lifestyle show, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

“It feels so good to be able to return to Texas, and to fulfill my dream of hosting a new program for such a powerful station,” ” Gorostiza said. The Express-News has details on the show, which will debut this fall:

… Two things instantly set KSAT’s “SA Live” apart: It will air in the afternoon, and it will come live from a downtown location — The Buckhorn saloon and museum on Houston Street — rather than a studio.

“The vibrancy at The Buckhorn really lends itself to the type of program we want to produce,” KSAT general manager Phil Lane said.

“SA Live,” described as a variety, game, interview and entertainment show rolled into one, will air at 1 p.m. Katie Couric‘s syndicated “Katie” will be dropped from KSAT’s 2 p.m. hour so ABC’s “General Hospital,” which currently airs at 1 p.m., can slide into that slot.

KDFW to Add Ali Turiano as Weekend Meteorologist

turiano_outsizedAli Turiano is joining Dallas-Fort Worth FOX owned station KDFW as weekend meteorologist on May 28.

“I have always dreamed of being a part of the Dallas community and am looking forward to calling the “Big D” my home,” Turiano said in a statement. “North Texas’ varied climate and great community make this job a dream come true.”

Turiano recently announced she was leaving News 13 in Orlando after six years there. She has also worked at WENY in Elmira, NY , and WICU in Erie, PA.

Zahid Arab to Join KDFW

arab_croppedDallas FOX owned station KDFW has added Zahid Arab as general assignment reporter.

“When it comes to engaging and responsible reporting, KDFW sets the standard,” Arab said in a statement. “It’s an honor to join a team that reflects the community it serves.”

Arab comes to KDFW from KING in Seattle. He has also worked at KLAS in Las Vegas, KHLN and KFVE in Honolulu, HI, and KCAU in Sioux City, IA.

President Obama Tells Dallas FOX Anchor Finding Flight MH370 Top Priority

KDFW anchor Clarice Tinsley was the only Texas reporter who got an interview with President Barack Obama.

The reporter for the FOX owned Dallas station pressed the President on topics such as Obamacare and raising the minimum wage, but she also asked him if finding missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was a top priority for the US.

“Oh absolutely,” said Obama. “We have put every resource that we have available at the disposal of the search process. There’s been close cooperation with the Malaysian government and so not just NTSB but FBI all, anybody who typically deals with anything related to our aviation system is available and so, our thoughts and prayers are with the families, I want them to be assured that we consider this a top priority and we’re going to keep on working with the international community to see if we can get to the bottom of this.” Read more

Ron Jackson Retires After 32 Years at KDFW

KDFW meteorologist Ron Jackson is retiring after 32 years at the Fox owned station in Dallas. His last newscasts were this weekend (video above).

“My 401K looks good, pension looks fine,” Jackson joked. “This station has been absolutely fantastic to me and I leave my best friends here … It’s been a great run and a privilege to serve the people of North Texas.”

Joangel Concepcion Joins Dallas FOX Station

kdfw_concepcionKDFW has announced Joangel Concepcion is joining the Dallas-Fort Worth FOX owned station as a general assignment reporter.

“I look forward to starting at KDFW and getting to know the topics of interest to the people in the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” Concepcion said in a statement.

Concepcion, who starts at KDFW on February 17, comes from WHEC in Rochester, NY. She started her career at KVEO in Brownsville, TX.

Fiona Gorostiza Leaving Dallas FOX Station

gorostiza_kdfwTVSpy has confirmed Fiona Gorostiza, feature reporter for Dallas FOX owned station KDFW, will be leaving the station in December when her contract runs out.

The story was first reported by Dallas media blogger Ed Bark.

Gorostiza joined KDFW from KMIR in Palm Springs, CA,where she was a weathercaster. She currently does feature reporting for “Good Day.”

She started her career at KVVU in Las Vegas and has also worked as a weather anchor and reporter at KCOY-KKFX on the California Central Coast and KION in the Salinas-Monterey market.

After 20 Years at Fox, Kingsley Smith Resigns From KTTV

kttv set_304x200After two years as KTTV news director, Kingsley Smith is stepping down from the Los Angeles Fox O&O.

“After 20 years with Fox Television Stations, Kingsley Smith has resigned from employment with the company and will be pursuing other opportunities,” KTTV vice president and general manager Kevin Hale said in a statement.

Smith joined KTTV in 2011. He has also worked as news director for Fox-owned WTXF in Philadelphia and KTVI in St. Louis, which was a Fox O&O at the time he was there. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years at KDFW in Dallas, where he worked his way up from producer to executive producer to assistant news director.

A station spokesperson tells TVSpy that a search is underway for Smith’s replacement. In the interim period, assistant news director Tom Searson will be acting news director.

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