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Tribune Names Roger Bare SVP-GM of KDAF

CW33Roger Bare has been named senior vice president and general manager at KDAF, Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate in Dallas. His appointment is effective October 11.

In his new role, Bare will continue as vice president and general manager of KIAH, Tribune’s CW affiliate in Houston. He has worked at KIAH since 1992 and been VP-GM since 2004.

“Dallas is a great market and I look forward to the support and ideas of the talented and creative people at KDAF-TV and KIAH-TV as we charge forward in the weeks ahead,” Bare said in a statement.

At KDAF, Bare replaces Joe Young, who announced his retirement earlier this week.

More in the official announcement from Tribune after the jump. Read more

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Following ‘NewsFix’ Debut, KIAH Set to Launch Prefab Morning Show

Houston’s KIAH, which recently launched the unconventional, anchor-less newscast “NewsFix,” is debuting a new, two-hour morning show that it describes as “irreverent, provocative, endearing and always unpredictable.”

“The Houston television market is crowded with traditional network morning shows and doesn’t have anything like Eye-Opener,” said Roger Bare, KIAH’s vice president and general manager, in a post on mikemcguff.com. “We want viewers tuning in to get a quick dose of the news they need, and to come back because they saw something new that they didn’t expect.”

EyeOpener” will be anchored by Kirby O’Connell, Sean Dowling, and Adam Lee Campbell (or ALC, for short), with Mia Gradney providing local news updates from KIAH.

While “EyeOpener” is being positioned as KIAH’s morning show, it appears that (as McGuff points out) the program will eventually be syndicated in a handful of markets with local stations plugging in news updates. The show will debut on KIAH May 9th.

KIAH VP-GM Describes New, Anchor-less Newscast as ‘a Newsreel Updated for the 21st Century’

Details about KIAH‘s new, anchor-less newscast are beginning to emerge and Roger Bare, the CW-affiliate’s vice president and general manager, is describing it as “a newsreel updated for the 21st century.”

“This is not a show that’s stacked like a traditional newscast where, OK, 15 minutes in I know I’m going to get a weather tease and then the full weather 10 minutes later with sports is at the end,”  Bare told Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune recently. “Each individual program segment will start with local news and move into national and international news with some kind of feature or commentary. … So people that come in and watch pieces of the news are going to get a flavor of what the entire newscast is.”

KIAH will offer 15-minute previews of “NewsFix” this Friday with the official debut coming on Saturday at 5 p.m.

As Rosenthal points out, the newscast sounds less like a revolution than a revival.