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What Did They Cover in El Paso Last Night?

El Paso, TX, is nestled where Texas, New Mexico and Mexico meet.

Of the four network affiliated stations, NBC affiliate KTSM and CBS affiliate KDBC had the most similar newscasts. That’s because while KDBC may be owned by Sinclair, it’s operated by Communications Corporation, the owner of NBC affiliate KTSM.

And, if you’re looking for a different perspective on what’s going on at the border than what you’re seeing on the networks, watch an El Paso newscast to see how they cover it.

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Jacqueline Crea Joins KHOU

jacqueline creaJacqueline Crea is joining Houston CBS affiliate KHOU as a general assignment reporter, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Crea comes from KTSM, the NBC affiliate in El Paso, where she is a multimedia journalist. She has previously worked at KNSD, the NBC owned station in San Diego.

Crea begins at KHOU next month, McGuff reports.

KVIA Raises Questions Over Coverage of Rival Anchor’s Arrest for Domestic Violence

El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA is under fire for its coverage of KTSM anchor Adrienne Alvarez‘s recent arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

After teasing the story of Alvarez’s arrest off the top of its 10:00 p.m. news, anchor Ashlie Rodriguez told viewers the station sent a crew to Alvarez’s house to get her side of the story. They then aired footage of a KVIA intern approaching Alvarez in what appeared to be Alvarez’s driveway. When Alvarez backed away from the intern, the intern said, “That’s fine. Thank you for your time,” which was echoed by what sounded like the photographer saying the same thing.

That report left some in El Paso, including a writer at the El Paso Times, questioning if the station was a little too aggressive in its reporting.

KVIA apologized to viewers for its coverage, once at at the end of the 10:00 p.m. news and once the next day when anchor Estela Casas told viewers, “Well last night we aired a story about KTSM’s Adrienne Alvarez. It was a misguided attempt to provide someone accused of wrongdoing a chance to explain her side of the story. However, we exercised an error in  judgment. That type of report does not meet our standards for ethics or journalism and what you’ve come to expect from ABC-7. We assure  you this has been a learning experience for those involved. We apologized at the end of yesterday’s newscast and we apologize again tonight.” Read more

KTSM Anchor Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Adrienne Alvarez, the primary anchor at El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM, was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of domestic violence, the El Paso Times reports:

Alvarez, 28, allegedly was involved in a fight with her husband at about midnight on the 100 block of Desert Garden Drive in Santa Teresa, Doña Ana County Sheriff’s officials said.

She was arrested on suspicion of battery against a member of a household, officials said. She was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center. She was released on a $1,000 bond later that day.

In a statement, KTSM-KDBC general manager Gary Sotir said the station was aware of the arrest “but will wait for more details before making any other comments.”

After Signing Off From WXIX, Ben Swann to Launch ‘Truth in Media’ Project

Ben Swann will anchor his final broadcast at Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX Friday night.

Swann, whose contract expires this month, talks to the Cincinnati Enquirer about his new venture. He plans to focus on his “Truth in Media” project and will announce Monday Kickstarter funding to produce short reports that can be shared via streaming sites.

Swann is known for his “Reality Check” segments. Before working at WXIX, he worked at KTSM in El Paso.

Dan O’Rourke Out at KTSM

Dan O’Rourke, reporter and anchor for El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM has left the station.

O’Rourke posted a goodbye to his facebook page Tuesday saying, “Dear friends, thank you all for your friendship and wonderful support. Not by my own decision, I am leaving KTSM. I love El Paso and I wish you all the very best in your lives. God bless you and your families, now and always.”

O’Rourke started at KTSM in 2011. TVSpy has reached out to KTSM for comment. We will update when we know more.

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Celebrity Chef Accused of Assaulting KTSM Meteorologist Mark Mathis

Sara Horowitz, an El Paso chef who has competed on two reality TV cooking shows, has been accused of allegedly assaulting her boyfriend Mark Mathis, meteorologist for the El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM.

According to police, Mathis filed a report alleging Horowitz punched and kicked him during an argument. The El Paso Times says the argument started after the two came back from a trip to Austin.

Mathis alleged Horowitz punched his right eye, breaking his glasses and causing a small scrape above the eye. Officers noted in their report Mathis also had “small scrapes and bruises” on his legs, some bruising behind his right ear and swelling on the right side of his upper lip. Read more

CCA To Shed its TV Stations

Broadcasting & Cable is reporting Communications Corporation of America is putting its stations up for sale. CCA either owns or has agreements with 25 television stations in Texas, Louisiana and Indiana.

Only four out of CCA’s 25 stations produce a local newscast, KTSM, the NBC affiliate for EL Paso, KETK, the NBC affiliate for Tyler, WVLA, the NBC affiliate for Baton Rouge, and KDBC, the EL Paso CBS affiliate.  The rest either air no news at all or rely on the four group stations who do to produce it for them.

The company emerged from bankruptcy in 2007 under the control of Silver Point Capital which also controls Granite Broadcasting Corporation.

Cynthia Vega Says Goodbye to Television

Cynthia Vega, who signed off last month from WFAA in Dallas, is making a career change.

Vega has joined the public affairs department at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where she will work as manager of media relations. In a statement announcing the hire, DFW Airport vice president of public affairs Mary Jo Polidore said Vega “brings a wealth of outstanding and relevant experience to the Airport.”

Vega spent 12 years as a reporter for WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas. Prior to that, she worked at WHDH in Boston, WFTV in Orlando and KTSM in El Paso.

Troy Campbell to Join KERO in Bakersfield

Troy Campbell is joining KERO, the ABC-affiliate in Bakersfield, CA.

Campbell comes from KTSM, the NBC-affiliate in El Paso, where he was a multimedia journalist. The move is a return to California for Campbell, who graduated from California State University in Northridge in 2010.

At KERO, Campbell will anchor the 11 p.m. newscast and report for the earlier newscasts.

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