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According to KTRK, he was found after family members asked authorities to check on him when they couldn’t reach him.
Hemberger anchored the 5:00 p.m. news for nine years starting in 1989.
KTRK said in a statement, “Alan’s friends and former co-workers at KTRK-TV are saddened by his passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”
The cause of death hasn’t been determined. He was 65.
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations.
With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and right, local affiliates are quickly becoming the new hot property. The Post said the move could be worth billions.
In July, Tribune paid $2.73 billion for 19 stations owned by Local TV, while Sinclair paid $985 million for seven Allbritton-owned stations. Earlier, Gannett bought Belo and its 20 stations for $1.5 billion.
There has been a wave of consolidation as companies buy up TV stations to reap the rising “retransmission” fees cable companies and other distributors cough up for the right to carry broadcast signals.
The more stations a company owns, the more leverage it has when it enters negotiations with pay-TV providers such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
WLS general manager John Idler told Feder, “The reality is ['Eyewitness News'] still has a very strong identity with this station — even though it was dropped a number of years ago. It’s still very important to our viewers, and they associate it with ABC 7. That’s principally why we’re bringing it back.”
Idler emphasized that the goal isn’t to go retro. “The execution of this is going to be very contemporary,” he said. “It is not going to be a look back to ‘Eyewitness News.’ It is going to be a look forward to what ‘Eyewitness News’ means to viewers today.” Read more
“I always dreamed of reporting in my hometown, so this is a major career accomplishment. It’s also a full-circle moment because I started my TV News career at Ch.13 as an intern,” Kallergis wrote on Facebook. “I feel honored and blessed to have this opportunity, and I can’t wait to serve my hometown.” [h/t Mike McGuff]
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.
More from Fox after the jump. Read more
McShan is a veteran Texas reporter who previously worked as a sports reporter for KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston. According to McGuff, he made the transition from sports to news when he joined KHOU. During his time at the CBS affiliate, he received a regional Emmy Award for his reporting.
In his new role, he will be a public information officer for the District Attorney’s office.
After a tanker truck overturned on a Houston highway Tuesday, NBC affiliate KPRC tweeted photos showing a rival station’s coverage of the accident. Houston media blogger Mike McGuff spotted the social media slip-up.
In response, KTRK produced a promo video (watch it here).
“When you really need video of breaking news, who are you going to watch? Well, Channel 2 knows who to turn to,” the promo says. “They used SkyEye13 shots of a flipped tanker on on 610, tweeting it to their viewers! You’re welcome, Channel 2.”
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
Slovak has worked at the ABC O&O since 1998. Tim Melton, who has been off the air since 2011 recovering from a stroke, was previously the weekend sports anchor. Melton announced his exit from KTRK last month.