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KXII Launches Morning Newscast on Fox Affiliated Subchannel

KXII, the CBS affiliate in Sherman, Texas, is launching a new morning newscast on a digital subchannel.

Beginning next Monday, KXII will air an hourlong newscast from 7 to 8 a.m. on the Fox-affiliated subchannel, which is channel 12.3 in the Sherman market. Hearther Sahr will anchor alongside meteorologist Megan Kranning.

In a statement on the KXII website, news director Matt Griffin wrote, “We’re excited to bring you a new, local option for your morning news and weather.”

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Drew Shirley Joins KPLC as Sports Director

Drew Shirley is the new sports director at KPLC, the NBC-affiliate in Lake Charles, LA.

Shirley joins the station after a two-year hiatus from the television business. He is a former sportscaster at KKCO in Grand Junction, CO KVUE in Austin and, most recently, KXII in Sherman, TX.

“I am so happy to be a sports guy again and to be able to stay close to home,” Shirley told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “[Last week] was my first day back on the air, and there’s just nothing like that feeling when the red light goes on.”

Abby Powell Joining WNWO as Morning Anchor

Abby Powell is set to join WNWO as a morning anchor.

A native of Ohio, Powell comes to the Toledo NBC-affiliate from KXII in Denison, TX, where she anchored the station’s a.m. newscast.

“Abby has a best friend quality about her.  You trust what she tells you and you want to spend time with her,” said Kathy Reynolds, Barrington Broadcasting’s regional news director, in announcing the hiring.  “I think she’s going to be a great leader in our newsroom.”

Powell’s first day at WNWO is set for June 25th. Read more

Tom Crespo Named KTEN News Director, Following Old Friend to Market Rival

Tom Crespo has been named news director at KTEN.  The move extends Crespo’s long working relationship with Anthony Maisel, the NBC-affiliate’s recently appointed general manager.

Crespo and Maisel worked together at KDAF in Dallas for several years, beginning in the 90s.  When Maisel was named news director at KXII in the Sherman-Ada market (along the Texas-Oklahoma border) in 2010, one of his first moves was to bring Crespo on as anchor.

In March, Maisel was named general manager of KTEN in Sherman-Ada and he has again brought Crespo along with him.  Maisel announced this week that Crespo was leaving KXII to become KTEN’s news director. Read more

KXII Promotes Matt Griffin to News Director

KXII has promoted Matt Griffin to news director.  Griffin previously served as the news assignments manager and web content supervisor for the Sherman-Ada CBS-affiliate.

“I’m extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to lead a top-notch newsroom in my hometown market,” said Griffin, a native of Denison, TX.  “KXII has a history of excellence in news, weather, and sports coverage. I intend to continue to deliver the quality content our viewers expect on the air and online.”

Griffin replaces Anthony Maisel, a veteran news director who left the station earlier this month to become the general manager of crosstown rival KTEN. Read more

KTEN Hires KXII News Director as GM

Veteran news director Anthony Maisel has been named general manager of KTEN, the NBC-affiliate serving the Sherman, TX-Ada, OK market.

Maisel comes to the Lockwood Broadcast Group-owned station from market rival KXII, where he served as news director.  Prior to KXII, Maisel spent nine years leading the news department at KDAF in Dallas.

“Anthony has been an inspiring and innovative leader throughout his career,” said Gerald Walsh, vice president of Lockwood Broadcast Group.  “His passion for delivering the best news product on all platforms, elevating our community involvement, and leading the station and its clients to sales success is exciting and contagious.” Read more

Anchor Tom Crespo Reunites with News Director at Texoma’s KXII

Texoma CBS-affiliate KXII announced on Tuesday that it had hired Tom Crespo to co-anchor the station’s evening newscasts. Crespo, who was most recently an anchor for Dallas’s KDAF, will join Maureen Kane at the anchor desk beginning January 3rd.

The move reunites Crespo with Anthony Maisel. The two worked together at KDAF and Maisel joined KXII as news director last week. Maisel resigned as KDAF’s news director in 2007 and Crespo was let go by the station in early 2009.

“Tom is a top-notch anchor and reporter, and he and Maureen will make a great team on the anchor desk,” Maisel said, in making the announcement. “I’m very pleased to be working with him again.” Read more