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.
KTXH, KRIV, KIAH, KFTH, KXLN, KTRK, KPRC, KHOU, KTMD and KUHT are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
Lena Maria Arango has been named weekend morning meteorologist at Fox-owned KRIV Houston. She will debut as weather anchor for Fox 26 News Weekend on Saturdays and Sundays on Sept. 4 and will also contribute to Houston’s Morning Show on weekday mornings. Arango will provide weather reports in both English and Spanish for the station’s digital […]
KRIV Houston reporter Ivory Hecker on Monday went off script during a 5 p.m. broadcast, alleging that she is being muzzled by the network and will release secret recordings of “what goes on behind the scenes at Fox.” The station on Tuesday confirmed that she is no longer with Fox 26. A station spokesperson said: “This incident involves nothing more than a disgruntled former employee seeking publicity by promoting a false narrative produced through selective editing and misrepresentation.”
KRIV Houston reporter Ivory Hecker started her live shot Monday by telling viewers that the station’s owner, Fox Corp., is muzzling her and she is releasing tapes to prove it. “I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox, because it applies to you, the viewers,” she said. “I found a nonprofit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune into them.” She then went on with her live shot.
Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 8) will debut The NewsEdge Early Edition at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. The half-hour, weekday newscast will follow The Fox 26 News at 5 p.m. and precede TMZ. With this addition, KRIV will produce 10 hours of live, local news each weekday and 60 hours of local news per week, […]
Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 8) has hired Heather Sullivan as a consumer reporter for Houston’s Morning Show and various station newscasts. She begins in February. Most recently, Sullivan was a business, consumer and political reporter for WWBT Richmond, Va. Prior to that, she was a national consumer correspondent for Raycom Media’s America Now syndicated show. […]
While national numbers for this year’s World Series were down from 2018, there were at least two markets where lots of folks were glued to their sets right to the dramatic end on Wednesday night — Houston and Washington where the games were seen on Fox O&Os. Game 6 on KRIV Houston drew a 31.2 among adults 25-54, while on WTTG Washington it delivered an 18.2. Game 7 on KRIV got a 32.0, while on WTTG it drew a 24.9 (the market’s highest rated sports program in the last 12 months, excluding the Super Bowl).
While national number for the first two games of the World Series have been down from last year’s Fall Classic, there are at least two markets where lots of folks are glued to their sets — Houston and Washington. Game 1 Tuesday on Fox-owned KRIV Houston piled up a 27.1 among adults 25-54 (preliminary numbers), while Game 2 on Wednesday did a 22.0. Game 1 on Fox-owned WTTG Washington drew a 17.8 and Game 2 delivered a 17.2.
Lee Meier has been hired as assistant News Director at Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 7). She assumes the position in late September. Most recently, Meier was managing editor at WTXF, the Fox-owned station in Philadelphia, where she previously was special project manager and executive producer. Prior to that, Meier was an executive producer for […]
Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 7) has hired Denise Middleton as weekend morning anchor, in addition to reporting for various station newscasts, effective April 8. Most recently, Middleton was an evening anchor and reporter at KTHV Little Rock, Ark. Previously, she was a morning anchor and reporter at KSLA Shreveport, La. Prior to that Middleton began […]
Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 7) has promoted Stephen Morgan to weekend morning weather anchor. He assumes this role immediately, and will continue to report on various station newscasts. Most recently, Morgan has been a general assignment reporter and fill-in meteorologist at the station. He began his career in broadcast journalism in 2013 as an anchor […]
Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 7) has hired Maria Salazar as a general assignment reporter, reporting on various newscasts. Most recently, Salazar was a reporter for WFMZ Allentown, Pa. Prior to that, she was a reporter and producer at WKTB Atlanta. Previously, she was a client engagement specialist and on-air talent at WUVM Atlanta. A graduate […]
The effort of covering the historic storm fully tested Houston stations’ technological and logistical prowess and planning, while straining their human resources. With power and cable outages prevalent, the broadcasters also streamed their coverage continuously over Facebook Live so that folks with a charged smartphone could watch, too. Above, KHOU broadcast news temporarily from the facilities of noncommercial KUHT.
CoCo Dominguez has been named traffic reporter and lifestyle correspondent at Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 8). Effective Monday, Aug. 21, Dominguez will serve as the traffic reporter for the Fox 26 News at 5 p.m. and contribute entertainment and lifestyle pieces for the Bayou City Buzz, a segment that appears during The News Edge at […]
Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 8) will debut The News Edge at 10 p.m. on Aug. 21. This Monday-Friday half-hour newscast will follow the station’s current late newscast, Fox 26 News at 9 and lead into Fox 26 News Isiah Factor: Uncensored, which will return weeknights at 10:30 p.m. With this expansion, the station will produce […]
Chrisdyann Uribe has joined Fow-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 8) as a traffic reporter. Effective in June, Uribe will handle traffic on weekday morning newscasts, as well as report for various other newscasts. Most recently, Uribe was traffic anchor and general assignment reporter at KEYE Austin, Texas. Prior to that, she was a traffic anchor and general […]
Two locally-produced shows on Fox-owned KRIV Houston (DMA 10) are getting more airtime. The Isiah Factor: Uncensored and What’s Your Point?, which have aired one night a week, will now air nightly Monday through Friday, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. effective today. In addition, KRIV’s duopoly sister station, KTXH (MNT), will broadcast a second run […]