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Keith wrote, “”Too many women are being tortured & held as sex slaves locked in someone’s dungeon created in their home. One way to stop it is to have random searches of everyone’s home. Would you be willing to have your home searched???”
While the margin looks slim at first glance, adding in the comments of the “other” voters which ranged from “Stupid,” to “Unconstitutional,” it’s pretty safe to say most TVSpy readers who voted had a negative view of the post.
44.83% I think it’s offensive
37.93% I think it’s fine
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Houston police are investigating the death as a murder, according to Houston ABC O&O KTRK. There was no sign of forced entry at her apartment, where her grandmother found her Wednesday after she had not heard from Feagin for several days.
Feagain worked at WDSU in New Orleans before joining KRIV in 2009. After leaving the Fox O&O in 2011, she taught occasional classes at Sculpt Fitness in Houston. “She had a real bubbly personality, just always happy,” a colleague told KTRK.
Watch KTRK’s report after the jump. Read more
This week Damali Keith, a reporter for Houston FOX owned station KRIV, stirred up a hornet’s nest of commentary on her facebook page when she posted a question that looks like it was spurred by the recent discovery of three kidnapped women in Cleveland.
Keith wrote, “Too many women are being tortured & held as sex slaves locked in someone’s dungeon created in their home. One way to stop it is to have random searches of everyone’s home. Would you be willing to have your home searched???”
So we want to know what you think. Is this an appropriate question used to stir up some lively debate or is it over the line?
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.
Calkins announced the news on his facebook page saying, “Suffice it to say…I feel blessed and fortunate for the opportunities and support for the last two decades at KRIV-TV. I want to thank the viewers for 20 years of great support. And now it’s on to the next great challenge.”
Calkins joined KRIV in 1993 after working for the Dallas Cowboys for a year. Before that he worked as a sports anchor for KFDM in Beaumont, TX, and as a reporter and anchor for KHOU in Houston. Read more
“Tom has a fresh approach to local news and an ability to recognize meaningful stories within a community. He is an exceptional leader, with a natural news instinct and a proven track record of success and we are excited to welcome him to our station,” WFLD VP-GM Dennis Welsh said in a statement.
Doerr comes from another Fox O&O, KRIV in Houston, where he has been vice president and news director since 2009. Before that, he spent three years as vice president and station manager of WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami.
“There is no news town quite like Chicago; there is always something vibrant and exciting happening in this city. I look forward to leading the talented team of committed journalists at FOX 32 in providing interesting and valuable news to viewers,” Doerr said.
Burpo has been an account executive for the stations for the past three years. She has also worked as a national account executive for Eagle Television Sales and as a sports promotion coordinator for Fox Sports Net Southwest.
“Elizabeth has done a great job handling many of our local accounts and I’m positive her skill set will help take the national sales team to the next level,” KRIV general sales manager Susie Doucette-Pyle said in a statement.
It is a move within Fox for Zambrano, who has been a reporter and fill-in anchor at KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, for the past five years. Her first day on the air at KRIV will be February 4.
“I’ve spent five great years at KTBC FOX 7 in Austin. It’s a place with amazing people that will always be close to my heart, but I’m excited about moving to Houston,” Zambrano said in a statement. “I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this city and I’m thrilled to get to experience them for myself. I look forward to joining the KRIV FOX26 team, and can’t wait to hit the ground running.”
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):
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