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KTBC sports director and anchor Dave Cody is retiring after 28 years with the Fox O&O in Austin. In an email to some KTBC staffers Wednesday, Cody said he is moving to Alabama to be closer to his elderly parents.
“I was reminded recently that it is important to ‘honor your mother and father.’ My 92 and (almost) 91 year old parents are in Montgomery, Alabama. They need me and frankly I need them,” Cody wrote. “….28 years ago this week (March 1985), I walked into this building, KTBC-TV, for a job interview that would begin a near 3 decade journey.”
“Dave has been a sports icon in this market for the last 28 years. There is no one that knows this city and the sports history we’ve shared better than him,” KTBC VP and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement. “He will truly be missed.”
Ortega was most recently a reporter and producer for KCEN in Waco. She has also worked as a reporter, anchor and sales representative at KXXV in Waco. Her television career began as an intern for KNSD in San Diego.
“Tania’s energy combined with her extensive knowledge of Texas is great for our expanding reporter team on ‘Good Day Austin,’” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught 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.”
Houston FOX O&O KRIV is hosting a debate tonight between the two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Texas, David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz.
Kerr joins KTBC from corporate cousin Fox Sports Southwest, where is a Dallas-based freelance anchor and reporter. Prior to that, he served as sports director and news anchor for WFMY in Greensboro for nine years. Kerr began his career at KTBC more than 20 years ago.
“I’ve traded my sports hat and enthusiastically move over to the news side and I couldn’t be more excited about re-establishing myself with FOX 7 and the Austin area community,” Kerr said in a statement. Read more
Harris was hired at the Birmingham NBC-affiliate, which was then known as WAPI, in 1960. In his 21 years at the station, he worked as a reporter, assignment editor, news anchor and news director. In 1981, Harris left Birmingham for Austin, where he became general manager of KTBC. After three years, he took over as vice president and news director of KDFW in Dallas. He retired from television in 1996, according to the Birmingham News.
Broadcasting & Cable reports on a new partnership between Fox Television Stations and AccuWeather that will launch this summer:
Fox said its stations “will offer their local viewers a 24/7 live streaming video weather channel provided by AccuWeather,” while jointly produced and branded content will extend across “virtually all of the stations’ media platforms,” including mobile.
“Weather is one of the most important services our stations provide to their communities and has long been a major focus for FTS,” said Ron Stitt, the group’s vice president of digital media and internet operations. Read more
“It was obvious you were reading,” Jerrick told Luzader, who was appearing on WTXF via satellite. “That guy in Austin is a nut.”
Jerrick went on to explain that Luzader was reading The Washington Post at the time and KTBC didn’t have his earpiece “dialed in” properly. Video inside… Read more
Original Story: It was a long night for many covering the Super Tuesday results and it appeared that Fox News correspondent Doug Luzader had a little trouble rebounding for his early morning appearance on Austin Fox O&O KTBC today (video above).
KTBC anchor Joe Bickett gamely tried to rouse Luzader, who was appearing via satellite from Washington, D.C. (and may have been unable to hear Bickett), before ducking out of the segment. An hour later, Bickett was able to talk about the Republican primary results with Luzader, who appeared fully alert. Read more