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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
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
Roy Ortega, a former KVIA anchor, recalled meeting Gamble for the first time in the 1980s. “I was actually there when he walked into the newsroom for the very first time,” he told the El Paso Times. “He had an audition. He had a natural talent for being on the air.”
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