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Lauren Talarico Joins KHOU From WLTX

lauren talaricoLauren Talarico is joining Houston CBS affiliate KHOU as a multimedia journalist, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports. Talarico joins KHOU from WLTX, the CBS affiliate in Columbia, S.C.

“Although I am really going to miss my current station WLTX in Columbia, SC, I am thrilled to be staying with Gannett and joining KHOU,” Talarico told McGuff. “I know that with this company I am able to tell good stories about good people who don’t always get the recognition that they should.”

Talarico started at WLTX as a producer and assignment editor in 2008. In her six years at the station, she worked her way up to morning anchor.

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Local Meteorologists Interview Obama on Climate Change

Eight meteorologists are in Washington, D.C. today to interview President Obama on climate change. The interviews were timed with the release of a new study assessing the effects of climate change in the United States.

Participating in the interviews are John Morales of WTVJ in Miami, Jim Gandy of WLTX in Columbia, S.C., Megan Glaros of WBBM in Chicago, Bill Martin of KTVU in San Francisco, Jeff Renner of KING in Seattle and Janice Huff of WNBC in New York (pictured below with Martin). NBC News’ Al Roker and ABC News’ Ginger Zee will also sit down with the President.

The interviews will take place at 2:45 p.m. in the White House Rose Garden.

WLTX Meteorologist Surprised by ‘Singing’ Telegram On-Air

WLTX meteorologist Amy Aaronson celebrated her birthday by having the 6:45 a.m. traffic portion of her weather forecast interrupted by a man named “Captain Telegram.”

The Captain loudly joined the Columbia, SC, CBS affiliate’s weather anchor on-screen by doing an age-advanced impersonation of Robin Williams complete with shouting, bouncing around and finally singing a quick birthday ditty that ended with “Get me out of here! Exit stage right.”

The car wreck icon in the background map pretty much summed up the entire episode, with the surprised meteorologist unable to get a word in edgewise over the boisterous Captain.

“Amy, did that scare the heck out of you?” asked morning anchor Lauren Talarico. “It almost gave me a heart attack,” said Aaronson. You can watch the video after the jump. Read more

VIDEO: WLTX Reporter Makes Unscheduled Appearance During Morning News

WLTX reporter Ashleigh Messervy couldn’t get off set fast enough and got caught on camera wearing her gym clothes during the Columbia, SC, CBS affiliate’s morning news show.

“We just saw Ashleigh Messervy run through the background,” said Lauren Talarico.  Messervy could be seen racing through the background of a two shot with anchors Lionel Moise and Lauren Talarico.

“Come back,” Talarico told Messervy who can be heard off-set saying, “OK. I have never done this without any make up on.  But…” Messervy then walked between the two anchors and waved hello to viewers while clutching what looked like a pony keg of coffee.  After Moise explained away Messervy’s choice of attire, Talarico said, “Thank you for the coffee Messervy.”  Giving a viewers a hint about what Messervy was doing on set with such a large amount of coffee.

Lionel Moise Joins WLTX as Morning Anchor

Lionel Moise has joined WLTX, the CBS-affiliate in Columbia, SC, as morning anchor.

Moise joins WLTX from WXIA in Atlanta, where he has been a multimedia journalist and producer since 2010.

Moise’s first broadcast was yesterday. He anchors from 5 to 7 a.m. alongside Nat Roers, who will return to the station next week after an extended medical leave.

Michael Garber Hired as WPTV-WFLX News Director

Michael Garber has been hired as news director at West Palm Beach’s WPTV-WFLX, the stations confirmed to TVSpy today.

Garber has been news director of WTLV-WJXX, the Gannett duopoly in Jacksonville, since 2008. Prior to that, he was news director at WLTX in Columbia, SC and assistant news director at KGUN in Tucson.

Garber begins in West Palm Beach on May 29. He replaces Jeff Brogan, who was promoted to senior director of news strategy and operation for Scripps in March.

This is Garber’s second stint with Scripps. He was the lead sports producer at WFTS in Tampa/St. Pete in the late 1990s.