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Guy Rawlings Joins KTVT in Dallas

guy rawlingsGuy Rawlings will join KTVT, the CBS O&O in Dallas, as a sports anchor and reporter, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports. He begins Monday,  November 25.

“Guy’s passion for sports is evident in everything he does,” KTVT president and general manager Gary Schneider said in a statement. “He will be a great fit with our already strong sports team.”

Rawlings left WGCL in Atlanta, where he anchored the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts, earlier this month. A spokesperson told TVSpy that the station had exercised the early out option in his contract. Before WGCL, he worked at WESH in Orlando and at stations in Baltimore, Charleston and Jacksonville, according to KTVT’s release.

Dallas CBS Station Unveils New Set

ktvt_set_1Dallas CBS owned station KTVT debuted its new set this week.

Here are the specs from KTVT:

-Most of the surface area of the set is comprised of backlit graphics framed by headers that seem to float in midair without a visible means of support.
-There is an estimated eighth of a mile of LED light strips which can change color.
-The center wall in the anchor area features a custom-built, six-roller, automated graphics display system. Roughly 19 feet wide, it weighs over half a ton, and is concealed in a 5-1/2 inch space, so it won’t cast shadows on the backlit graphics.
-This set also incorporates a rear projection display unit with a 128-inch (diagonal) display measurement. This unit uses a high-powered projector in conjunction with a mirror bounce assembly to obtain the proper projection distance in a space that would otherwise be insufficient.
-The set is 12’ tall, with an extra-tall 10’ green screen (most are 8’).

You can see a small gallery of set shots after the jump. Read more

Dallas Sports Anchor Gina Miller Moves On From KTVT

miller_facebookGina Miller has left KTVT. A station spokesperson told TVSpy the sports anchor and reporter is no longer with the Dallas CBS owned station as of Monday.

“After working at CBS11 & TXA21 for more than eight years, I have some exciting news. I am moving on to pursue new entrepreneurial projects that I will share with you in the near future,” Miller announced on her facebook page. “I hope to return to a TV near you soon. Until then, please keep in touch.”

Miller, whose bio has been removed from the station’s website, also hosted The Fan Sports Show on digital independent channel KTXA and anchored the pre and postgame shows for the station’s Texas Rangers broadcasts on Friday nights. Read more

Jennifer Lindgren Joins KTVT From WKYC

Jennifer Lindgren signed off Friday from WKYC in Cleveland, where she has been a general assignment reporter since 201o (video above).

Lindgren is joining KTVT, the CBS O&O in Dallas, where she will be closer to her family and her fiance, according to WKYC. “I love the people here so much. I didn’t know anyone when I came to Ohio, and I certainly didn’t have family up here, and Channel 3 really became my family,” Lindgren said on her last day. [h/t Mike McGuff]

Citing Weekend Numbers in NY, LA and Dallas, CBS Says Blackout Won’t Affect Ratings

With the CBS-Time Warner Cable dispute still underway, CBS is touting weekend ratings at its O&Os in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, saying the blackout “will not present an overall ratings hardship.”

From Friday to Sunday, the late local news averages for WCBS in New York, KCBS in Los Angeles and KTVT in Dallas were up +9% in Total Viewers and +13% in the A25-54 demographic compared to the same period last week. The Friday to Sunday primetime averages for the stations in the ad-friendly A25-54 demographic is identical to the same nights the prior week, according to CBS.

The blackout affects 3.2 million Time Warner customers across the three markets. Citing “strong ratings growth” this summer and traditionally low viewership during the month of August, CBS says the “overall financial impact” of the blackout will be “negligible.”

Read the release from CBS after the jump. Read more

Meteorologist Scott Padgett Set to Join KTVT

Meteorologist Scott Padgett is joining KTVT, the CBS O&O in Dallas, Uncle Barky’s Bytes reports.

Padgett, who has family in Texas, has worked as the weekend morning meteorologist at WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami, since 2008.

“It feels like I’m coming home,” he said in a statement. “I’m so excited that I’ll get to watch my nephews’ ball games and spend holidays with my folks.”

Padgett replaces Garry Seith, who left KTVT earlier this month. He begins on September 16.

Meteorologist Garry Seith Out at KTVT

Meteorologist Garry Seith has left KTVT, the CBS O&O in Dallas-Fort Worth.

A station spokesperson told Uncle Barky’s Bytes that Seith, the KTVT morning meteorologist, is “no longer with the station.” He joined KTVT in 2006 from KPLR in St. Louis.

The spokesperson said Jeff Jamison, who works on weekday afternoons, will fill in on the morning shift until Seith’s replacement is named.

Local Personalities to Guest Host ‘The Talk’

Personalities from local CBS stations will fill in as guest-hosts on “The Talk,” CBS’ daytime talk show, next week.

Angela Hill of WWL in New Orleans will fill in Monday. Kathy Orr of KYW in Philadelphia will appear Tuesday, Adrienne Bankert of KTVT in Dallas will be on Wednesday, Carolina Bermudez of WCBS-WLNY in New York City will be on Thursday and Pat Harvey of KCBS in Los Angeles will round out the week on Friday.

Sharon Osbourne is off Monday – Thursday next week.

Dallas Stations Live Overnight With Coverage of Fertilizer Plant Explosion

More than 100 people were injured during an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas Wednesday night.

ABC affiliate WFAA was the first of the Dallas stations to report the news at 8:47 p.m. The station began continuing coverage at 9:35 p.m. that lasted throughout the night. John McCaa anchored the first several hours, with Ron Corning taking over at 2 a.m. Todd Unger reported from West.

Fox O&O KDFW reported the news at the top of the 9 p.m. hour. Heather Hays and Steve Eagar anchored five and a half hours of wall-to-wall coverage, signing off at 2:30 a.m. Brandon Todd reported from West for KDFW.

KTVT was next at 9:46 p.m. with Karen Borta anchoring. The CBS O&O had continuing coverage from 9:55 p.m. to 2 a.m. with Borta and Jason Allen reporting from West.

NBC O&O KXAS reported the news at 9:48 p.m. Amanda Guerra and Brian Curtis anchored until 12:30 a.m., with Scott Gordon reporting from West.

Two Days, Two San Antonio Reporters Hired by KTVT

Add Brian New as the second San Antonio reporter hired by Dallas CBS O&O KTVT this week.

The investigative reporter for CBS affiliate KENS joins Mireya Villarreal-Gideon who was hired from San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI Monday.

“I am very excited to be joining a station that is committed to original investigative reporting as well as good story telling,”  New told TVSpy. “(news director) Adrienne Roark‘s commitment to investigative reporting is a big reason why I decided to join her news team”

New has been at KENS since 2007.  He previously worked as a reporter/anchor at Cheyenne, WY ABC affiliate KTWO, Amarillo ABC affiliate KVII and Omaha NBC affiliate WOWT.

A KTVT spokesperson told TVSpy New will begin working as a general assignment reporter on New Year’s Eve.

[unclebarky.com]

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