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Scarlett Greyson Joins KTBC From KAMC

Scarlett Greyson is joining KTBC, the Fox owned station in Austin, next month. She will anchor the station’s new weekend morning newscasts, which will air from 6 to 8 a.m. beginning September 7.

Greyson was most recently a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for KAMC, the ABC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. She began her career with internships at “NBC Nightly News,” KTRK in Houston and WGHP in Greensboro, N.C.

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KTBC Names Lauren Petrowski Weekend Anchor

KTBC has announced Lauren Petrowski will join meteorologist Scott Prinsen and sports anchor John Hygh as anchor of the weekend evening news beginning this weekend.

For the past six years, Petrowski has been a general assignment reporter for the Austin FOX owned station. Before coning to KTBC, she was a reporter and anchor at KZTV in Corpus Christi, TX.

Petrowski is a graduate of the University of Texas where she majored in Broadcast Journalism.

Camille Williams Hepola Signs Off From KPRC

Camille Williams Hepola is leaving Houston NBC affiliate KPRC for a job in the Harris County DA’s office, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Hepola will handle public relations and outreach for the department. She joins former KHOU reporter Jeff McShan, who will work as public information officer for the DA’s office.

Before joining KPRC as a general assignment reporter, Hepola worked at KTBC in Austin, WETM in Elmira, N.Y. and WJHG in Panama City Beach, Fla., according to McGuff. [h/t NewsBlues]

Christine Haas Joins KTBC as Evening Co-Anchor

KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, has named Christine Haas co-anchor of its weekday evening newscasts.

Haas begins in Austin on August 12. She will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts alongside Mike Warren, replacing Loriana Hernandez, who is moving to the morning newscast.

“Christine is well-respected in this business, winning numerous awards for her reporting. She’s going to be a valuable member of our team and we look forward to her return to Austin,” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement.

Haas comes from KNSD in San Diego, where she anchored the 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. She has also worked at KHOU in Houston, KVUE in Austin, KARE in Minneapolis, WTSP in Tampa, KTHV in Little Rock and KAMR in Amarillo, Texas.

KTBC’s official announcement is after the jump. Read more

Jenni Lee Leaves Austin’s KTBC

Jenni Lee, weekend news anchor for Austin, TX, FOX owned KTBC, has left the station. A FOX spokesperson told TVSpy Lee’s contract was not renewed.

Lee told Austin 360, “I am extremely grateful for my 12 years at Fox. I am leaving with great memories and friends. I am staying in Austin and will probably run into you on the streets!”

Lee started at KTBC in 2001. She’s also worked at KBTX in Bryan/College Station, TX.

KRIS Adds Paul Alexander as News Director, Mike Gillaspia as Morning Anchor

KRIS, the NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, has hired Paul Alexander as news director and Mike Gillaspia (pictured) as morning co-anchor.

“Both will be great additions to our staff,” KRIS general manager Greg McAlister told TVSpy in an email.

Alexander joins KRIS from KVEO, the NBC affiliate in Brownsville, Texas. KRIS has been without a permanent news director since Sandra Richards was let go last year. Alexander will officially begin at KRIS in August. Gillaspia, who begins in July, comes from KWES in Midland, Texas, where he is the 6 and 10 p.m. anchor. He replaces Dave Froehlich, who is joining KTBC in Austin, as morning co-anchor.

McAlister told TVSpy KRIS has also hired Alan Harwell, a former sportscaster at rival KIII who was let go several years ago due to budget cuts. In his break from television, Harwell has been coaching at two local high schools. Read more

KTBC Promotes Dennis de la Pena, John Hygh

KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, has promoted two on its sports team. Dennis de la Pena (left) has been named weekday sports anchor and John Hygh (right) has been named weekend sports anchor.

Dave Cody, who was KTBC’s weekday sports anchor for 28 years, announced his retirement in March. Before their promotions, de la Pena was the weekend sports anchor and Hygh was the sports reporter.

Hygh, an Austin native, has worked at KTBC for seven years. De la Pena has worked at the station for more than a decade.

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.

KTBC Sports Director Dave Cody to Retire

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.”

Tania Ortega Joins KTBC From KCEN

Tania Ortega is joining KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, as a general assignment reporter for the morning newscast.

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.

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