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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.

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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.

KDFW Adds Weekend Morning Anchor

anchondo_croppedKDFW has announced Jenny Anchondo will join the Dallas FOX owned station as a weekend morning anchor.

KDFW vice president and news director Robin Whitmeyer said in a statement, “Jenny is a valuable addition to our station. Her experience in breaking news, enterprise reporting, specifically investigative consumer stories, will provide further versatility to our team and enhance our news product.”

Beginning October 21, Anchondo will anchor “Good Day Saturday,” “Good Day Sunday,” and will also report for the weekday morning show “Good Day.”

Anchondo is currently a morning anchor and reporter at WXIN in Indianapolis, IN. She has also worked at KOLD in Tucson, AZ, and KNDU-KNDO in Kennewick, WA.

Emily Lopez Signs Off From KDFW in Dallas

After seven years at KDFW, reporter Emily Lopez has signed off from the Fox O&O in Dallas.

“My husband got a job out of state and I will be joining him. It’s hard to leave a place after seven years,” Lopez told Dallas media blogger Ed Bark.

Lopez declined to say where she is moving. Before joining KDFW, she worked at stations in San Antonio, Raleigh-Durham,  Lubbock, Texas and Asheville, N.C.

Adrian Arambulo and Gadi Schwartz Join KNBC

Adrian Arambulo (left) and Gadi Schwartz (right) have joined KNBC, the NBC owned station in Los Angeles.

“Adrian and Gadi are two excellent journalists and we’re thrilled they have joined the news team,” KNBC vice president of news Todd Mokhtari said in a statement. “They will join our talented group of reporters to bring viewers the best breaking news, in-depth coverage and meaningful stories that connect people in Southern California.”

Arambulo will join KNBC as the weekend morning-co anchor, replacing Ted Chen, who will remain with the station as a general assignment reporter. Arambulo will also report for KNBC. Since 2007, he has worked as the weekend morning anchor at KDFW, the Fox O&O in Dallas. He will begin anchoring the weekend newscast on August 31.

Schwartz, who will report for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, joins KNBC from KOB, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque. In his 10 years there, he has been the station’s weekend co-anchor and managing investigator for the investigative unit.

More from KNBC after the jump. Read more

KENS Executive News Director Kurt Davis Joins CBS News

KENS executive news director Kurt Davis is joining CBS News as vice president of news services.

Davis has worked at the San Antonio CBS affiliate for 10 years. In his new role, he will oversee CBS News’ satellite newsgathering organization, which provides news and information to the network’s 200 affiliates.

Davis has also worked as manager of coverage and content at WSB in Atlanta and as news director at WDSU in New Orleans. He has also worked at KDFW in Dallas, WSET in Lynchburg, Va., KATV in Little Rock and WBRZ in Baton Rouge, La.

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