Bernice Kearney Named KPRC Houston News Director

Bernice Kearney has been named news director at Graham Media Group’s KPRC Houston after serving in the same position at co-owned KSAT San Antonio. She succeeds Dave Strickland.

Sofia Ojeda Returns To KPRC Houston 4 Months After Leaving

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a broadcast maintenance engineer, executive producer, digital content promotions producer, two promotions producers, IT support technician, chief political reporter, reporter and news producer.

KPRC Houston News Director Dave Strickland Gone

Dave Strickland, the KPRC news director since 2016, is no longer with the Graham Media Group NBC affiliate according to multiple sources.

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Trusting News Shows A Path To Transparency

Nonprofit group Trusting News works with newsrooms to bring more clarity and transparency around their reporting processes, foster more interaction with audiences and enhance greater confidence in their news products.

Reporter Bryce Newberry Joins KPRC Houston

Graham Media Stations To Debut Morning Newscast Livestreams

Starting Monday, April 4, Graham Media Group stations KPRC Houston and WDIV Detroit will launch an additional hour of their morning local newscast streaming exclusively on digital platforms and OTT apps. KPRC’s morning newscast will stream from 7 to 8 a.m. on KPRC2+, and will feature the morning news team of Owen Conflenti, Lisa Hernandez, […]

Stations Battle For Booming Houston’s New Arrivals

To be sure, Houston is in a good place these days. The oil industry that fuels the local economy is on solid footing and the region for years has worked to diversify its business portfolio, with the likes of health care, aerospace and the legal profession growing. And the competition among stations for news audiences is robust. ABC owns KTRK and Graham Media has NBC affiliate KPRC. Fox owns KRIV-KTXH, and Tegna has CBS outlet KHOU. Univision owns KXLN and Telemundo holds KTMD.

Kris Gutierrez Leaves KPRC Houston After Two Years

10 Houston Stations Launch NextGen TV

KTXH, KRIV, KIAH, KFTH, KXLN, KTRK, KPRC, KHOU, KTMD and KUHT are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

KPRC Anchor Dominique Sasche Leaving After 28 Years

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in news, sales, marketing, digital, engineering and media analysis.

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How TV Stations Are Bringing Employees Back

TV station leaders and syndication producers face ever-changing guidance on how and when to bring people back as caution continues to abound and stringent COVID protocols return. Above, on Fox First-Run’s new syndicated show, You Bet Your Life, starring Jay Leno and his former Tonight Show band leader Kevin Eubanks, the live audience of 40-60 people are all vaccinated and masked. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

Meteorologist Anthony Yanez Returns To KPRC Houston

Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate KPRC Houston has added Meteorologist Anthony Yanez to its morning newscast KPRC 2 News Today, following more than six years at KNBC Los Angeles. “I have always loved KPRC 2 and Houston,” says Yanez, a married father of five. “The people in this community are one of a kind, and I […]

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KPRC Salutes Hospital Workers, Teachers And Military During May

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How TV Stations Are Connecting With Their Communities

TV stations make meaningful contributions and connections in a variety of beneficial ways with their communities. Here’s a round-up of how some stations are helping and serving their communities.

Phil Archer Retiring From KPRC After 44 Years

KTRK Anchor Art Rascon And Son, KPRC’s Jacob Rascon, Battle COVID-19

Re’Chelle Turner Joins KPRC Houston As Reporter

KPRC Reporter Bill Barajas Test Positive For COVID-19

KPRC’s ‘Houston Life’ Is Moving

KPRC’s Houston Life daytime lifestyle program, will be seen weekdays at 3 p.m. serving as the lead-in to KPRC 2 News at 4:00 p.m., starting Monday, Aug. 17. Co-hosted by Derrick Shore and former KPRC anchor Courtney Zavala, Houston Life features “honest and witty conversations about all things H-Town, including family, community, food, fashion, entertainment […]

KPRC Adds Lisa Hernandez To Morning Newscast

Graham Media’s NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DMA 8) has hired Lisa Hernandez to co-anchor KPRC 2 News Today with Owen Conflenti. Current plans have Hernandez on the air in early June. Hernandez is a familiar face in Houston; she was a KHOU anchor for eight years. She recently took time off after the birth of […]

KPRC Morning Anchor Taniya Wright Leaves

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Houston TV Stations Join Together In Inspirational Campaign

KPRC Adds Anavid Reyes To News Today Team

Graham Media’s NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DAM 8) has hired Houston-native Anavid Reyes to the KPRC 2 News Today team as traffic reporter/investigator. She will also be spearheading KPRC’s What’s Driving Houston mobility initiative. Reyes comes to KPRC from KVUE Austin, Texas, where she helped launch the traffic department and served as the station’s Daybreak morning […]

KPRC A Disaster Expert, But Pandemic’s Different

Jerry Martin, Graham Media-owned KPRC’s wry VP and GM in Houston, has a reluctant pragmatist’s approach to his station’s coronavirus pivot: “Keep playing the game like it’s going to get worse.” (Al Torres Photography)

Kris Gutierrez Joins KPRC As Evening News Anchor

Graham Media Group NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DMA8) welcomes back a familiar face. Kris Gutierrez will join Dominique Sachse, Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley and Sports Director Randy McIlvoy to anchor the station’s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts beginning March 30. Gutierrez will also anchor KPRC 2 News at 5PM with Lauren Freeman. Texas-born Gutierrez is […]

Should Journos Hop On The TikTok Craze?

How three broadcast journalists are experimenting with the wildly popular but quirky platform.

Bill Balleza Signs Off From KPRC Houston

DMA 8: HOUSTON

KPRC Anchor Bill Balleza To Retire In Jan.

DMA 7: HOUSTON

KPRC Expands 4 P.M. Newscast To One Hour

Graham Media’s NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DMA 7) has expanded its KPRC 2 News at 4 p.m., anchored by Keith Garvin and Christine Noël, to one full hour starting Monday, Sept. 23. The extended newscast will leadoff a two-and-a-half hour news block with KPRC 2 News at 4, KPRC 2 News at 5, NBC Nightly […]

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Graham’s KPRC Houston Celebrating Hispanic Culture

DMA 7: HOUSTON

Taniya Wright Joins KPRC Morning Team

Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DMA 7) has added Taniya Wright to its news department. She will join the station on Aug. 5 and take her place on the morning news desk next to co-anchor Owen Conflenti weekday mornings 4:30-7 and on the midday newscast weekdays at 11 a.m. to noon co-anchoring with Andy […]

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Station Openings In News And Marketing

TV stations owned by Graham Media, Nexstar and Weigel Broadcasting posted new job openings on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week in news and promotions for stations located in Houston, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee and San Antonio.

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KPRC Salutes Military Appreciation Month

DMA 7: HOUSTON

Bill Barajas Joins KPRC As Anchor-Reporter

DMA 7: HOUSTON

David Arkin To Lead Digital At KPRC Houston

Graham Media’s NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DMA 7) has appointed David Arkin  its new director of digital and enterprise content. In this newly revamped role previously known as digital executive producer, Arkin will lead the digital team in the newsroom and be responsible for all other digital efforts and strategies including Houston Life, station promotions and […]

DMA 7: HOUSTON

KPRC Anchor Ryan Korsgard Leaving

DMA 7: HOUSTON

KPRC Celebrates 70 Years As Houston’s First Station

DMA 7: HOUSTON

Anchor Christine Noël Joins KPRC Houston