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Drew Shirley Joins KHOU From KPLC

Sportscaster Drew Shirley is moving behind the camera. Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports Shirley will join CBS affiliate KHOU as a sports producer.

Shirley, a Houston native, has been commuting to Lake Charles, La. since he was hired as sports director for KPLC last year.

“I’ll be on air occasionally, but mainly working behind the scenes with Bob Allen to put together the daily sportscasts,” Shirley told McGuff. “I love being the sports guy here at KPLC, but after 11 months of commuting to Lake Charles, I am ecstatic about this new gig.”

Veteran Sportscaster Bob Allen Joins KHOU

Three months after signing off from KTRK in Houston, sports anchor Bob Allen is joining rival KHOU.

“Bob’s not just another TV sportscaster, he’s a Houston icon,” KHOU executive news director Philip Bruce said in a statement. “Having Bob on our team is an enormous plus. And I know Houston viewers will appreciate having him in their homes again each night, as they have for so many years.”

Allen spent 39 years at ABC O&O KTRK. He will join CBS affiliate KHOU as the weekday sports anchor on April 25.

“I’ve still got a lot of stories left to tell,” Allen said. “And I’m very excited for the opportunity to be covering the stories so many people care about on a great television station like KHOU.”

Houston Stations Cover Lone Star Stabbing

Houston stations have been in wall-to-wall coverage of a stabbing at Lone Star College that happened this morning around 11:20amCT. At least 15 people were injured in the incident.

KPRC‘s Andy Cerota first reported the news at 11:38 a.m. KTRK‘s Melanie Lawson was next at 11:45 a.m. KRIV and KHOU both reported the news at the top of their respective noon newscasts, with Melissa Wilson anchoring on KRIV and Ron Trevino and Katherine Whaley anchoring on KHOU.

The stations dispatched reporters to the Cypress-based college campus as coverage continued. Phil Archer and Phillip Mena reported from the scene for NBC affiliate KPRC, with Joel Eisenbaum reporting from Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Miya Shay and Kevin Quinn reported from Lone Star College for ABC O&O KTRK. Isiah Carey reported from the scene for Fox O&O KRIV, and Malani Basu and Jeremy Desel covered the incident for CBS affiliate KHOU.

Meteorologist Megan Hatton Leaving WFLA

Megan Hatton, the weekend morning meteorologist at WFLA, is leaving Tampa NBC affiliate and moving to Houston.

Hatton is joining her husband, a director at ABC O&O KTRK, in Texas. She joined WFLA in 2007 as a weather producer and fill-in meteorologist.

“WFLA was Megan’s first on-air weathercasting job, and she has grown enormously in that role. I know she’s going to join her husband in Houston, but if I was a news director there with a need for an accomplished meteorologist, I would hire her,” WFLA news director Don North said in a statement.

Hatton is the second WFLA meteorologist to announce her departure for Houston this week. Brooks Garner is joining KHOU.

Brooks Garner Leaving WFLA for KHOU

Brooks Garner, meteorologist for Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA, will be moving to the Houston CBS affiliate KHOU.

Garner said on his facebook page, “I’m excited to announce that been invited to join the weather team at KHOU in Houston, starting in May! Thank you to all who’ve made my experience in Tampa Bay something I’ll always treasure. Your kind words and well wishes have truly been humbling.”

Before starting at WFLA in 2010, Garner was chief meteorologist at WIS in Columbia, SC. He started his on-air career at KMEG in Sioux City, IA and was a weather producer for WHDH in Boston.

KHOU said on its website Garner will do the weekday weather on the Noon and 4:00 p.m. news.

Sports Anchor Butch Alsandor Leaving KHOU

After 20 years at KHOU, sports anchor Butch Alsandor is leaving the Houston CBS affiliate “to try something new.”

“It’s my decision to leave the station. I’ve been thinking for quite a while that I’d like to try something new, and now, after 20 solid years, this seems like the time to go ahead with that,” Alsandor said. “I’ve had a great run over these past two decades, made lots of friends both at the station and across the community. And I look forward to many more interesting things to come.”

Alsandor joined KHOU in 1993 and was promoted to weekday sports anchor in 2009.

“Even after all these years, he’s still enthusiastic about the job and the people he covers. Whatever he does next, we know he’ll bring those special qualities with him,” executive news director Phil Bruce said in a statement. “Beyond being a true professional, he’s a very decent guy. And we’ll miss him.”

At Least 2 Shot at Lone Star College in Houston

At least two people were shot at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas shortly around 12:30pmCT Tuesday afternoon.

NBC affiliate KPRC and CBS affiliate KHOU both reported the news at 12:36 p.m. KPRC interrupted “The Ricki Lake Show” and KHOU broke into “The Bold and the Beautiful.” ABC O&O KTRK reported the news at at 12:39 p.m., interrupting “The Chew,” and Fox O&O KRIV was next, breaking into “Dish Nation” at 12:46 p.m.

KPRC is an affiliate of both NBC and CNN, which led to their coverage being used — sometimes simultaneously — on both MSNBC and CNN (screengrabs from 2:29pmET):

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.

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