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Chief Meteorologist Gene Norman Out at KHOU

After four years as chief meteorologist at KHOU, Gene Norman has parted ways with the Houston CBS affiliate.

General manager Susan McEldoon told the Houston Chronicle in an email that Norman “left KHOU TV to pursue new opportunities in weather forecasting and meteorology.” Norman was on the air an hour before the statement was made, the Chronicle reports.

McEldoon said David Paul will take over on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on a temporary basis. Chita Johnson and Mario Gomez will also contribute.

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Philip Bruce Named Executive News Director at Houston’s KHOU

Philip Bruce is returning to Houston’s KHOU, where he’s been named executive news director.

Bruce, who most recently has worked as a senior network news manager for NPR, was previously with KHOU from 1985-1995, serving as a reporter as well as the station’s Washington bureau chief.

“Philip knows the television news business from all angles behind the desk and in the trenches,” said Susan McEldoon, KHOU’s president and general manager. “His experience in top ten markets is extensive and we are looking forward to his return to Houston and his KHOU family.”

Besides his time at KHOU, Bruce has made stops in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. In Dallas, he headed up KDFW‘s Washington bureau. In LA, Bruce served as news director for KCET.

While he’s spent time in several major market, Bruce is happy to be back in Houston.

“Houston has a warm, can-do spirit,” he said, “and professionally this is an incredible news market that’s at the center of most major events.”