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Lawyer Sues San Antonio Station for Defamation and Libel

kens logo_304x200A San Antonio attorney is suing CBS affiliate KENS for libel and defamation.

The San Antonio Express-News reports, Jon Christian Amberson is looking for “at least $1 million in actual damages and $5 million in punitive damages” from the station.

In a statement, Amberson said “Without any facts whatsoever to support their storyline, KENS-TV. . .misrepresented numerous statements and claims attacking my honesty, integrity and professional work, all in an effort to fabricate a scandal to drive their TV news ratings.” Read more

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KENS Spent Sunday Morning in the Dark

San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS was off the air Sunday morning, denying viewers a chance to watch the CBS news round up shows and putting a scare into those who wanted to watch the NFL.

On facebook, KENS reporter Barry Davis told viewers scheduled maintenance hit a glitch and caused the outage.

The San Antonio Express-News reported viewers missed “CBS Sunday Morning,” “Texas Country Reporter,” and “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer.” A quick look at TVEyes, showed the station came back just in time to catch the men’s professional football match between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jennifer Dodd Joins KENS as Assistant ND

kens logoJennifer Dodd is joining San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS as assistant news director, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Dodd is a former reporter for KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio. Most recently, she has been news director at the Victoria Television Group in Victoria, Texas, where she oversees operations for the ABC, Fox and Univision affiliates.

“My husband and I are thrilled to be moving back to the city we love,” Dodd said. “We met in San Antonio, my daughters were born there and many of our loved ones live there.”

‘Shit Happens’ Miami Fan Gives KENS Reporter His Analysis of Heat’s NBA Title Loss

A resigned Miami Heat fan told KENS reporter Myra Moreno what he thought about his team’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals last night and, once again, illustrated the danger of the live reaction interview.

While the fan was seemingly able to take the loss in stride, there’s no word on what the FCC thought about his use of profanity on the CBS affiliate.

Though the commission might want to take into account the fan was wearing a Miami Heat jersey in San Antonio in a crowd of celebrating Spurs fans.

Fiesta Desk! San Antonio Station Debuts Answer to Ice Desk


It’s a piñata! It’s an anchor desk! It’s KENS 5 Fiesta Desk! Yay!

San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS revealed its warm weather answer to the ice desk in honor of the city’s annual party “Fiesta.”

Simon Gonzales, the man who built the anchor desk piñata “says the “KENS 5 Fiesta Desk” isn’t the weirdest piñata he’s ever made… he’s made life-sized elephants, piñatas of celebrities like Michael Jackson and Tim Duncan and even Justin Bieber”

Scott Pelley Sits Down With KENS Anchors Jeff Goldblatt and Sarah Lucero

KENS anchors Jeff Goldblatt and Sarah Lucero recently turned the tables on Scott Pelley, interviewing the “Evening News” anchor at the CBS News headquarters in New York (video above).

Pelley, who has been vocal about the state of journalism, talked about the role nightly newscasts play as the media landscape continues to shift.

“I think a lot of folks at home look at the stuff on the Internet and they wonder, is this true? Is it not?” Pelley said. “So they want to find a brand that they can trust.”

Pelley also talks about his childhood in Texas and his favorite local spots. Watch the video after the jump. Read more

Blaise Labbe Named ND at WOAI-KABB

Blaise Labbe has been named news director at KABB and WOAI, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Fox and NBC affiliates in San Antonio, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

News of Labbe’s hire was first reported on Rick Gevers’ weekly newsletter. He moves to San Antonio from Kansas City, where he has been news director at CBS affiliate KCTV since 2010. Labbe replaces Tom Bell, who left San Antonio to join KOVR in Sacramento.

Before KCTV, Labbe worked at KWTV in Oklahoma City, KENS in San Antonio and KHOU in Houston.

KENS Loses Traffic Reporter, Names Replacement

KENS traffic reporter Natalie Tejeda is leaving the San Antonio CBS affiliate.

“Natalie has done a wonderful job for KENS 5,” KENS news director Triston Sanders told the San Antonio Express-News. “She has a very bright future ahead of her. I know anchoring is a focus for her, and we’ll miss her, but I absolutely applaud her for pursuing her dreams.”

According to the Express-News, the station has announced Danielle Saar will replace Tejeda once she leaves in August. Read more

Triston Sanders Named Executive News Director at KENS

Triston Sanders is joining KENS, the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, as executive news director, TVSpy has learned. It is a move within Belo for Sanders, who has been assistant news director at WWL in New Orleans since September 2012.

“Triston has quickly become a part of the WWL-TV team and has contributed greatly to the recent growth of our news ratings. And while we will certainly miss her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to excellence, we are thrilled that she will be able to take this next step in her career with BELO,” WWL general manager Tod Smith wrote in a memo to staffers Monday.

Before joining WWL, Sanders was the news director at WCTV in Tallahassee. She has also worked as a producer at WSVN in Miami and WFLA in Tampa.

Sanders begins at KENS on July 1. She replaces Kurt Davis, who was recently named vice president of news services for CBS News.

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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