People who were waiting to see if/when KIAH Houston’s anchor-less show NewsFix would start showing up in other cities now have an answer. KIAH Executive Director Steve Simon is leaving the Tribune station in Houston and moving to sister station KDAF in Dallas as news director to start NewsFix in the DFW Metroplex.
NewsFix, Tribune’s revamped newscast screams an attitude of revolution. The CW affiliate’s new approach offers variety while sacrificing immediacy.
Probably not, but the upcoming and much ballyhooed experiment with anchorless news at Tribune’s KIAH Houston may allow broadcasters to gauge just how much value anchors still have these days. “There will always be a voice and lots of personality,” says Lee Abrams, who conceived the anchorless newscast before being forced to resign from Tribune. “There just won’t be two people behind the desk.”