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Charlotte ND Returning to Houston, WWOR Station Manager to Help Out in Interim

wjzy-wmyt logo_304x200WJZY-WMYT news director Geoff Roth has announced he’s leaving the Charlotte FOX owned station and going back to KRIV in Houston.

A station spokesperson told TVSpy WWOR station manager Dianne Doctor will help out the newsroom while the station looks for a news director. Doctor will continue in her role as station manager of the New Jersey MyTV affiliate.

Roth came to Charlotte from FOX owned KRIV when FOX took over the Charlotte station in 2013. He is going back in the newly created position of managing editor.

He’s been news director at KSEE and KMPH in Fresno, Calif., WFTX in Fort Myers, Fla., KSWB in San Diego, Calif., KSTU in Salt Lake City, Utah, and WRIC in Richmond, Va.

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KRIV Apologizes for Airing Offensive Tweet

Houston FOX owned station KRIV is apologizing today for airing a tweet someone sent out using offensive language to describe Cowboy’s Quarterback Tony Romo.

The tweet scrolled across the screen during the station’s 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. news in the ticker. It read, “Tony Romo, still the gayest player on the cowgirls.”

Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, had just signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

The station also promises to air an apology during it’s 5:00 p.m. news today. Read more

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]

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.

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