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KRIV Points Out Maya Angelou Won’t Be Appearing in Houston This Week

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Fox-owned KRIV in Houston is taking some heat on social media after the station announced Maya Angelou‘s death with a lower-third pointing out that the literary and civil rights icon had canceled a scheduled appearance in Houston this week (photo above).

For context: Angelou’s appearance in Houston was canceled on May 23, five days before she died. [h/t @SlowSlownews]

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Houston FOX Station Adds Katie McCall as Reporter

mccall_kriv cropped FOXHouston FOX owned station KRIV has added Katie McCall as general assignment reporter.

McCall last worked at Houston ABC owned station KTRK as an anchor and reporter. She has also worked on-air at WBBM in Chicago, KHCW in Houston and KGUN in Tucson, AZ. She has produced for WSMV in Nashville, TN, and started her career as an assistant to producers at MSNBC.

She starts next Monday April, 28.

Ford Atkinson Retires After 22 Years at KRIV

ford atkinsonAfter 22 years at KRIV, Ford Atkinson is retiring from the Fox owned station in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

“Whether on the anchor desk or out in the field reporting, Ford has established a solid reputation for his keen news sense and dedication to this station. We will miss his aggressive approach to covering news and wish him well in this next chapter of his life,” KRIV news director Bob Morford told McGuff.

Atkinson was a reporter for the morning newscast. Before he joined KRIV, he worked at stations in Montana, Washington, Utah and Arkansas, according to his KRIV bio.

KRIV Adds Maria Corrales as MMJ

kriv logoHouston FOX owned station KRIV has announced the addition of Maria Corrales as multimedia journalist for the 5:00 p.m. weekday show.

KRIV VP and news director Bob Morford said in a statement, “Maria’s experience as both a journalist and a government relations expert will expand the depth of our coverage on critical issues in our community, especially in the area of public health. We look forward to her contributions to our team.”

Corrales, who will also work on the weekend shows, comes to KRIV from KXLN in Houston where she was a news reporter and producer. She has also worked for Telemundo Houston and KTRK in Houston.

She joins the station Monday February 24.

Rob Wu Joins KRIV From WXII

Rob-Wu-jpgRob Wu has joined KRIV, the Fox owned station in Houston, Mike McGuff reports.

Wu comes to Houston from Winston-Salem, where he has been a general assignment reporter at WXII, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate. Prior to that, he worked at YNN, the 24-hour cable channel in upstate New York. He has also hosted a show on ImaginAsianTV and worked at the AT&T Technology Channel, according to McGuff.

‘This Is Not OK’: KRIV Reporter Shows Up at NFL Player’s Home to Ask About Paternity Suit

Isiah Carey, reporter for Houston FOX owned station KRIV was investigating a paternity suit involving Houston Texans Running Back Arian Foster.

Carey got Foster’s address off the lawsuit and visited his home, but not before knocking on the door of the woman in question. KRIV also posted the exchange on its website with the headline, “Arian Foster speaks to media for first time since paternity lawsuit.”

Needless to say, Foster was not happy with his unannounced visitor.

What do you think about Carey’s approach? Leave your answer in the comments.

[Complex Sports]

Chris Stipes Shifts to Weekends at KRIV

Chris Stipes is moving from weekday mornings to weekend evenings at KRIV, the Fox owned station in Houston. He announced the news Saturday on his Facebook page.

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff notes that the change means Stipes will now work the same days as his wife, Elissa Rivas, who is the weekend morning anchor for rival KTRK.

Rita Garcia Named KRIV Morning News Anchor

Garcia_KRIVRita Garcia has been named co anchor of the KRIV morning news effective immediately.

“Rita joined us two years ago from Los Angeles and made an immediate impact with her style, news instinct and engaging personality,” KRIV vice president and general manager D’Artagnan Bebel said in a statement. “We are happy to make this well-deserved opportunity available to her.”

Before working as the weekend anchor and reporter for the FOX owned Houston station, she was a freelance reporter for KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles. She has also worked at KRGV in the Rio Grande Valley.

Charlotte FOX Station Adds Houston Reporter as Assistant ND

hibbert_croppedKRIV reporter and anchor Ned Hibberd is leaving the Houston FOX owned station after being promoted to assistant news director at FOX’s Charlotte, NC, station WJZY.

“Ned has been an integral part of our news team over the last 23 years,” D’Artagnan Bebel, VP and general manager of KRIV said in a statement. “He is an accomplished storyteller, whose keen insight into emerging technologies and unique news style will be missed. We wish him well in his new position.”

Hibberd, who has worked at KRIV since 1990, will start at WJZY on December 2. His last day at KRIV will be November 24.

Natalie Bomke Joins WFLD as Co-Anchor of ‘Good Day Chicago’

Natalie Bomke is joining WFLD, the Fox owned station in Chicago, as co-anchor of the morning newscast. Bomke replaces Kori Chambers, who recently left WFLD to join WPIX in New York City.

It is a move within Fox for Bomke, who has been the morning anchor at KRIV in Houston for the past three years. Prior to that, she worked at KTXL in Sacramento and WICD in Champaign, Ill. She began her career as a general assignment reporter at WICS in her hometown of Springfield, Ill.

News of Bomke’s hire was first reported by FTVLive.

A station spokesperson said Bomke’s first day will be September 30. She will anchor “Good Day Chicago” from 5 to 7 a.m. alongside Dawn Hasbrouck.

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