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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“I’ve accepted an evening news anchor position in CA,” Campbell announced on Twitter. “I hope you all continue to follow me on my journey.”
No word yet on where Campbell’s new job will be. He is a 2010 graduate of California State University Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley. He began his career at KIFI, the ABC-affiliate in Idaho Falls.
The Connecticut NBC O&O announced today that Jimenez will join its news team as a reporter. Jimenez, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, comes to WVIT from KTSM-KDBC in El Paso, TX, where she worked as an anchor and reporter for the past year and a half.
“We are looking forward to introducing Stephania to our Connecticut viewers,” WVIT news director Mike St. Peter said, announcing the move. “Her strong producing and bilingual skills will enhance our story-telling to bring viewers even more compelling news coverage.” Read more
As the credits rolled on the newscast, Jimenez and her cohorts at the anchor desk all turned to the side and struck a pose (video above). The resulting image made for a perfect Facebook cover photo.
“It took longer than expected to make the announcement but starting April 23rd, I will be the weekend anchor at KPRC,” Mena wrote on Facebook.
Mena has worked as an anchor and reporter at KTSM since 2010. His last day in El Paso was Friday.
“While I’m saddened to leave my hometown of El Paso, I’m excited about living in Houston and working for such a storied station at KPRC,” Mena told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “I look forward to becoming very involved in the Houston community and telling its stories.
“I’m excited about getting home early to spend time with my boys and continuing to enjoy Southern California,” Avila wrote on Facebook.
A large banner at the top of the site displayed a photo of KTSM’s marquee anchor team along with the NBC-affiliate’s theme “First.Live.Local.” So what happened?
In a post on KVIA’s website, Lovell explains that KTSM infiltrated the site by accident. KVIA had purchased “remnant” ads from Google Adsense and the ad network was serving local ads, apparently targeted at a web user interested in TV news. Of course the big problem was that the ads were attempting to draw users away from KVIA to KTSM. Read more