Crea begins at KHOU next month, McGuff reports.
“Rita joined us two years ago from Los Angeles and made an immediate impact with her style, news instinct and engaging personality,” KRIV vice president and general manager D’Artagnan Bebel said in a statement. “We are happy to make this well-deserved opportunity available to her.”
“Ned has been an integral part of our news team over the last 23 years,” D’Artagnan Bebel, VP and general manager of KRIV said in a statement. “He is an accomplished storyteller, whose keen insight into emerging technologies and unique news style will be missed. We wish him well in his new position.”
Hibberd, who has worked at KRIV since 1990, will start at WJZY on December 2. His last day at KRIV will be November 24.
Hamilton is staying in the FOX family. He comes from the Houston FOX owned station KRIV where he was an entertainment reporter.
Though TVSpy hears he won’t be doing the same sort of work he did in Houston, he seems to have pushed some buttons in Chicago already. After taking a look at Hamilton’s goodbye on KRIV, Chicago media writer Robert Feder asked, “Is it too late to send him back to Houston?”
While Larson told fans about his new job on facebook, he also addressed rumors about why he left Denver’s KUSA, “Someone started a rumor at the federal agency I investigated Friday. The rumor is that I got fired for doing the story about a taxpayer funded trip to Vegas. I thought you would enjoy knowing that.”
Before working at KUSA, Larson had worked at Tulsa, OK, and Quincy, IL.
According to KTRK, he was found after family members asked authorities to check on him when they couldn’t reach him.
Hemberger anchored the 5:00 p.m. news for nine years starting in 1989.
KTRK said in a statement, “Alan’s friends and former co-workers at KTRK-TV are saddened by his passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”
The cause of death hasn’t been determined. He was 65.
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.
More in the official announcement from Tribune after the jump. Read more
“I always dreamed of reporting in my hometown, so this is a major career accomplishment. It’s also a full-circle moment because I started my TV News career at Ch.13 as an intern,” Kallergis wrote on Facebook. “I feel honored and blessed to have this opportunity, and I can’t wait to serve my hometown.” [h/t Mike McGuff]
It is a move within Fox for Bomke, who has been the morning anchor at KRIV in Houston for the past three years. Prior to that, she worked at KTXL in Sacramento and WICD in Champaign, Ill. She began her career as a general assignment reporter at WICS in her hometown of Springfield, Ill.
News of Bomke’s hire was first reported by FTVLive.
A station spokesperson said Bomke’s first day will be September 30. She will anchor “Good Day Chicago” from 5 to 7 a.m. alongside Dawn Hasbrouck.