“I can’t wait to get started at KHOU,” Barr told McGuff. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of journalists with a reputation for uncovering the big stories and telling them well. I’m also looking forward to exploring Houston and the Lone Star State. I’ll be taking recommendations for any hidden treasures to visit, as well as story ideas. I know there is so much happening in the news, and in the city, in Houston and I’m excited to dive in.”
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KPRC broke into the 9 a.m. hour of the “Today” show with a brief report of the news anchored by Owen Conflenti and Rachel McNeill. “We want to tell you first and foremost that everyone is okay from when we called over there to our friends at KTRK to check on what’s going on,” McNeill said. The station had Ryan Korsgard reporting from the scene for the 11 a.m. newscast.
Fox owned KRIV reported the news during the station’s regular 9 a.m. newscast, anchored by Tom Zizka and Melissa Wilson. “Gunfire at our colleague station just down the street along Bissonnet and Buffalo Speedway, KTRK,” Zizka reported. KRIV had Hilary Whittier reporting from the scene for the station’s noon newscast.
CBS affiliate KHOU led its noon newscast with Andrew Horansky at the scene. “We are happy to report that none of our friends or colleagues here at Channel 13 were injured this morning,” Horansky said. “Police are telling us they do not expect to be making any more arrests in this case.”
Houston has had its own deadly history of news helicopter crashes. In 2008, a pilot and photographer were killed when KTRK’s chopper crashed in a wooded area of Montgomery County.it was caused by mechanical failure.
In 2000, weather contributed to the crash of FOX 26’s helicopter crash in River oaks, killing the pilot.
In 2001, KHOU’s Air 11 broke apart after hydraulic problems forced a hard landing on top of KHOU’s Studios. There were no serious injuries.
Bob Spradlin, former pilot for the station’s “Air 11,” told the station the challenge for news pilots is to stay focused, “You may have five people trying to tell you what to do at the same time,” said Spradlin. “So it’s a little rough at times trying to sort out the messages.”
“This has been an embarrassing thing for me, my family and for KHOU but it’s important for me to talk about it,” Trevino told viewers. “Nothing like this has ever happened to me before and I’m still processing it myself.”
Trevino was arrested last Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence.
He told viewers KHOU has been transparent in reporting the story and will continue to keep viewers updated. He ended by saying, “Thank you for everything.”
“We are aware of the circumstances surrounding the arrest and are grateful that neither Ron nor any others were injured in this incident,” the station said in a statement online. “…KHOU supports Ron as he goes through the legal process.”
It is the first offense for Trevino, who anchors the morning newscasts at KHOU, according to the Houston Chronicle. He was released on a $500 bond and will next appear in court on March 19.
Vicente Arenas is joining CBS News as a Miami-based correspondent next month.
Arenas will officially begin at CBS on March 17.
According to the Houston Chronicle, John died in his sleep Tuesday. He was 84.
He was known for hiring future network news stars like Jessica Savitch and Linda Ellerbee among others.
John was a member of a group of station alumni. His son wrote on the group’s facebook page, “He loved you all and now is with the love of his life Ramona, his dogs, and those that have gone before. I can also say that as a father he was the best.”
Crea begins at KHOU next month, McGuff reports.
After two years at WPTV, Alex Sanz is leaving the West Palm Beach NBC affiliate to work for the Associated Press. He will be based in Atlanta and his stories will appear across all platforms, including broadcast, digital and mobile.
“This is a great opportunity for Alex and certainly a loss of us. Alex’s experience allowed him to bring necessary context to stories and meetings. His ability to navigate City Hall allowed us to get in front of some big stories,” WPTV news director Mike Garber wrote in a note to station staffers this week.
Haas begins in Austin on August 12. She will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Mike Warren, replacing Loriana Hernandez, who is moving to the morning newscast.
“Christine is well-respected in this business, winning numerous awards for her reporting. She’s going to be a valuable member of our team and we look forward to her return to Austin,” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement.
Haas comes from KNSD in San Diego, where she anchored the 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. She has also worked at KHOU in Houston, KVUE in Austin, KARE in Minneapolis, WTSP in Tampa, KTHV in Little Rock and KAMR in Amarillo, Texas.
KTBC’s official announcement is after the jump. Read more
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