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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.

Sibila Vargas Joins WNBC From KCBS

Sibila Vargas is joining WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York, as co-anchor of the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts. Vargas will anchor the noon alongside Rob Schmitt and the 6 p.m. alongside Chuck Scarborough.

Vargas moves to her native New York from Los Angeles, where she has been the early morning anchor at CBS owned KCBS since 2010. She will begin at WNBC in mid-October.

“We are pleased to have Sibila join the team and bring her strong reporting skills home to New York,” WNBC vice president of news Susan Sullivan said in a statement.

Vargas began her career at WPIX, the CW affiliate in New York City. She has worked as an anchor, producer and correspondent at CNN, as well as as an anchor at KRIV in Houston.

The announcement from WNBC is after the jump. Read more

Howard Dorsey Named Assistant ND at KRIV

Howard Dorsey is joining KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, as the assistant news director. His first day will be September 16.

“Howard is a seasoned and knowledgeable newsroom manager, who I’m excited to welcome aboard,” vice president and news director Robert Morford said in a statement. “His passion, depth of experience and his ability to lead made him the ideal candidate to help drive our news product forward.”

Dorsey comes to Houston from New York City, where he has been an executive producer at CW affiliate WPIX for three years. He has also worked at News 12 New Jersey, WNCN in Raleigh, ABC News and ESPN.

More from Fox after the jump. Read more

KRIV Adds College Station Reporter

Rashi Vats is joining Houston FOX owned station KRIV as reporter.

Vats comes to KRIV from KBTX in College Station, TX, where she had been a weekend anchor and reporter since August 2011.

She has also worked for KXII in Sherman, TX and was an MMJ for KRIS and KZTV in Corpus Christi, TX.

[Mike McGuff]

Geoff Roth Named VP of Local Content at WJZY-WMYT

Geoff Roth has been named vice president of local content at WJZY-WMYT, Fox’s duopoly in Charlotte. His appointment is effective July 8.

“Geoff is a solid journalist and news leader with a proven track record of innovation in news gathering and content presentation. He is committed to our mission of serving our 22 counties in North and South Carolina and providing a voice for our communities,” VP-GM Karen Adams said in a statement. “Geoff is the perfect choice to lead FOX 46 Carolinas News.”

Roth comes from another Fox O&O, KRIV in Houston, where he was an executive producer. He has worked as a news director at KSEE and KMPH in Fresno, WFTX in Fort Myers, KSWB in San Diego, KSTU in Salt Lake City and WRIC in Richmond.

“Being able to build a next generation digital news operation from the ground up in a growing market like Charlotte is a unique opportunity,” Roth said. “I am looking forward to utilizing the latest technology across multiple platforms to keep our viewers constantly informed on relevant news of the day.”

Bob Morford Named News Director at KRIV

Bob Morford has been named vice president and news director at KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston. His appointment is effective immediately.

Morford joined KRIV as assistant news director last year. He replaces Tom Doerr, who left KRIV to be the news director at WFLD, the Fox O&O in Chicago, in February.

“Bob has proven himself to be a valuable member of our news team. He has lead our news innovation efforts and has shown me that he is the right person for the job,” KRIV VP-GM D’Artagnan Bebel said in a statement. “His leadership style, creativity and engaging personality have earned him praise from countless members of our team.”

Before joining KRIV, Morford worked as news director for WCPO in Cincinnati, KNXV in Phoenix, WPXI in Pittsburgh and WLWT in Cincinnati.

Nancy Zambrano Leaving KRIV After 4 Months

After just four months at KRIV in Houston, Nancy Zambrano is leaving the Fox O&O, according to media blogger Mike McGuff.

Zambrano joined KRIV in January from KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin. McGuff reports that her departure was “amicable” and Zambrano plans to leave the television business. Her last day at KRIV is May 24.

Zambrano has previously worked at KMID in Midland-Odessa, Texas, and WUFT in Gansville, Fla.

Poll Results: Are There Some Questions That Shouldn’t Be Asked?

Friday we asked you to tell us what you thought about a facebook post from Damali Keith, a reporter for Houston FOX owned station KRIV.

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

17.24%     Other

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Former KRIV Producer Murdered in Houston

Kathryn Greer Feagin, a former producer at KRIV, was found dead in her West Houston apartment Wednesday, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports. She was 35.

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

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