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KHOU’s David Paul Named Chief Meteorologist

David Paul has been named chief meteorologist at KHOU, the CBS affiliate in Houston.

Paul joined KHOU in 1996, serving as the station’s weekday morning meteorologist for more than 15 years. In tktktk, he moved to the evening shift, delivering forecasts on the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

In a statement announcing the promotion, KHOU news director Phil Bruce called Paul “completely natural and always glad to meet a new friend.”

“David knows the ups and downs of Gulf Coast weather, and that kind of expertise is invaluable when it comes to staying on top of dangerous conditions and giving our viewers the information they need to stay safe,” Bruce said.

Paul replaces Gene Norman, who left KHOU in November.

Chief Meteorologist Gene Norman Out at KHOU

After four years as chief meteorologist at KHOU, Gene Norman has parted ways with the Houston CBS affiliate.

General manager Susan McEldoon told the Houston Chronicle in an email that Norman “left KHOU TV to pursue new opportunities in weather forecasting and meteorology.” Norman was on the air an hour before the statement was made, the Chronicle reports.

McEldoon said David Paul will take over on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on a temporary basis. Chita Johnson and Mario Gomez will also contribute.

Chita Johnson to Mornings, David Paul to Afternoons at Houston’s KHOU

Changes are coming to the weather team at KHOU, the CBS-affiliate in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Chita Johnson, currently the noon and 4 p.m. meteorologist, moves to the morning newscast, where she will work alongside co-anchors Lily Jang and Ron Trevino. The current morning meteorologist, David Paul, will move to the 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts.

Gene Norman will still handle the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, and Mario Gomez will continue as the weekend meteorologist. A station spokesperson told McGuff the changes go into effect on September 3.

Anchor Ron Trevino Marks 30 Years at KHOU

Morning anchor Ron Trevino is celebrating 30 years at KHOU, the CBS-affiliate in Houston.

“I’ve had the best job in the world … and on many occasions, the worst, because also too numerous to mention, are all the stories that brought you and me to tears,” Trevino writes in a guest post on MikeMcGuff.com. “Triumphs and tragedies and everything in between. Sorry if that sounds like a cliché, but that’s life. And ‘life’ is basically what I still cover, to this day.”

Trevino anchors KHOU’s morning newscast alongside Lily Jang and noon newscast alongside Katherine Whaley. Read more

Doug Delony to Join KHOU From Rival KRIV

Doug Delony will join KHOU, the CBS-affiliate in Houston, on July 9.

Delony comes to KHOU from rival KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, where he has worked since 2006 as a social media reporter and senior web producer.

“We’re very impressed with Doug’s skills in television news as well as his expertise with social media,” KHOU news director Philip Bruce said in a statement. “He’s the complete package—someone who really gets how to take our broadcasting product and give it a whole new life on social media platforms.”

Reporter Mia Gradney Joining KHOU in Houston

Mia Gradney is joining Houston CBS-affiliate KHOU, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Until June, Gradney was the weekday evening anchor at crosstown rival KIAH, the CW-affiliate. She spent 12 years at the station. Gradney began her television career at another Houston station, ABC O&O KTRK.

KHOU news director Philip Bruce told the Chronicle that Gradney will work as a general assignment reporter beginning July 2.

Nick Giovanni Moves From Jacksonville to Houston

Nick Giovanni is joining Houston NBC-affiliate KPRC, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Giovanni joins KPRC from WJXT, an independent station in Jacksonville, where he has been a sports anchor, reporter and producer since 2005. He made his on-air debut at KPRC last week.

And in other Houston media news, McGuff reports that Courtney Zubowski, a reporter at CBS-affiliate KHOU, has joined the station’s investigative reporting team.

WLS General Manager Emily Barr Tapped to Lead Post-Newsweek Stations

Emily Barr, who has been president and general manager of WLS since 1997, is leaving the Chicago ABC O&O to lead Post-Newsweek Stations, the television broadcasting division of the Washington Post Company.

Barr will join Post-Newsweek in July, replacing Alan Frank, who is retiring as president and CEO at the end of the year. Her last day at WLS is today.

“We are so fortunate to have Emily Barr join us,” Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, said in a statement. “She’s been an outstanding manager in one of the greatest companies in the industry and a force for innovation everywhere she’s been.” Read more

Reporter Tim Wetzel Joining KHOU in Houston

Houston NBC-affiliate KHOU is adding reporter Tim Wetzel to its news team. His first day will be Monday, according to Houston media blogger Mike McGuff.

Wetzel was most recently a reporter at WTVF in Nashville. He replaces Lisa Chavarria, who is headed to WFLD in Chicago. Chavarria also joined KHOU from WTVF in 2010.

“I’m very excited to join the KHOU team and look forward to working at such a great station,” Wetzel told McGuff.

Reporter Lisa Chavarria Joins WFLD From KHOU

Lisa Chavarria is joining WFLD, the Fox O&O in Chicago, as a general assignment reporter for the 9 p.m. newscast. Her first day will be April 30.

Chavarria has been a reporter at KHOU in Houston since 2010. She has also worked at WTVF in Nashville and WTOM in Traverse City, MI. A Chicago native, she began her career with internships at NBC News’ Chicago bureau and WGN, the CW-affiliate.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to my hometown, doing something I truly love, and that is telling stories about topics that are relevant to the people of Chicago,” Chavarria said in a statement. “I look forward to covering news in this great city, a place that has shaped who I am as a person and a journalist.”

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