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  1. Fox 26 5:00 PM Anchor Rashi Vats has been working her way through the Lone Star State's TV markets & Mike McGuff of mikemcguff.com has a list of achievements on Vats' journalism career over the years: She's also married to CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston Sports Reporter Daniel Gotera as well as a graduate of Texas Christian University. https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2020/09/rashi-vats-5pm-anchor-fox26.html https://www.facebook.com/RashiVatsFOX26/
  2. Good afternoon everyone. Hoping all of you are staying safe out there with this international pandemic, etc.,, Anyway, here are some videos for nostalgia & everyone to reminisce the Good Ole Days: Metromedia (later Fox 26) 26 KRIV-TV Houston from 1983: Metromedia 26 Program Line-up (either Spring or Summer 1983): Notice the studio set behind Ginger Casey during what was then Metromedia 26 newscast from 1983. (Sports Update with Dave Sheehan from 1983) Metromedia 26 Promo from 1983:
  3. Fox 26 KRIV-TV Houston News Reporter Lindsey Henry is leaving the Houston Fox Station after almost 3 years: https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2019/10/lindsey-henry-leaves-fox-26.html https://www.facebook.com/LindseyHenry365/
  4. In case you're living under a rock, longtime Houston Consumer Reporter Emily Akin has announced her retirement from FOX 26 KRIV-TV Houston & in her final days on the air, is using her 40+ years of journalistic experience to share her best tips with viewers. "But before I go, I want to leave Fox 26 Houston viewers with some final consumer advice," Akin posted on Facebook. "All this week I'll focus on issues you have asked me about the most." Houston TV viewers first got to know Akin on NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston in 1995 through segments like Akin's Army, Not On That Menu, & Good
  5. Former Ch. 13 Weather Meteorologist Casey Curry has a new job..... as the Community Relations Director for Alliant Group: the company bills itself as the premier provider of specialty tax services. Earlier this morning, Curry appeared on CW 39's "Morning Dose" TV Show to promote the 2019 Alliant Group Blue Heart Fund STEM scholarship program. https://www.allliantgroup.com/about-us/our-directors/casey-curry/ http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2019/01/casey-curry-and-sharron-melton-reunite.html Any thoughts of Casey's new job ? A.) Love It
  6. Good Morning HAIF Family. Looks like changes are taking place at Fox 26 KRIV-TV Houston. The new Weekday Morning Newscast (4:00 AM to 6:00 AM) "Wake Up With SallyMac & Lina" had debuted this morning with Sally MacDonald & Lina De Florias (who left KTVK/KPHO-TV Phoenix to come to Houston). This was also a result of Tom Zizka moving to the weekends. Just getting everybody to know what are your thoughts on the changes at Fox 26 & how do you like the new Morning TV Show ? http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/09/wake-up-with-sallymac-lina-fox-26-kriv
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf5A-dS7Wbw Who remembers the Mexican City Earthquake on September 19th, 1985, where Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid caused international outrage for blatantly refusing international aid to help, which prolonged the suffering of the victims & survivors ?
  8. Just like that..... FOX 26 Weather Meteorologist Lisa Vaughn is no longer with the station. Her last day was on Monday, April 16th: http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/04/lisa-vaughn-exits-fox-26-kriv.html No explanation has been made on why Vaughn left Fox 26.
  9. Today was the LAST day for Rita Garcia at FOX 26 KRIV-TV Houston after 6 years with the Houston FOX affiliate. Plus, Garcia will be going to FOX sister station, FOX 11 KTTV-TV Los Angeles, CA. While there's no word on what she'll be doing, someone found a Google search of video demos that Garcia was doing in early October for KTTV's "Good Day LA" Morning Show (The legendary Steve Edwards is still there from what I hear & for those, who don't remember: the "Good Day Live" TV Show, which was on FOX 26 & other FOX affiliates in the early 2000's). "She's one of the
  10. Here's the latest on the Lisa Vaughn Watch because she was supposed to return on August 17th, but that day came & went: https://www.facebook.com/lisavaughnweather/
  11. Coco Dominguez has been named as the Traffic Anchor for the 5:00 PM Newscast & Lifestyle Correspondent at FOX 26, announced station VP & News Director Susan Schiller. Effective starting today, Dominguez will be serving as the Traffic Anchor for FOX 26 5:00 PM Newscast & contributing entertainment & lifestyle pieces for the "Bayou City Buzz," a segment which appears the "News Edge" at 10:00 PM. In making the announcement, Schiller stated, "In addition to providing our viewers with need to know rush-hour news, Coco will bring her versatility & unique p
  12. Effective on Monday, August 21st, FOX 26 will be debuting "The News Edge" beginning at 10:00 PM, announced by station VP & News Director Susan Schiller. The Monday thru Friday half-hour newscast will be following the station's current 9:00 PM Newscast & leading into "FOX 26 News Isiah Factor: Uncensored", which will be returning weeknights at 10:30 PM. With this major expansion, the station will produce 57.5 hours of local news programming each week, more local news than any other station in the market. Kaitlin Monte (who was just named as Melinda Spaulding's successor as t
  13. With FOX 26 News Anchor Melinda Spaulding leaving pretty soon after almost 13 years, there's still the question of who will succeed Spaulding in the 5:00 PM & 9:00 PM Newscasts. Who do y'all think will replace Spaulding ? A.) Rita Garcia B.) Kaitlin Monte C.) Natasha Geigel D.) The Field
  14. The revolving door at FOX 26 KRIV-TV might become a trend.... this time Angela Chen, the Houston FOX Affiliate's TV Reporter & Anchor, will be leaving after just 2 years & 3 overall years in Houston [including a short-term stint at Ch. 13 KTRK-TV (ABC)]. According to Victoria Gurrieri of FOX 26, Chen's husband recently finished up his residency at UT Health & is taking a job in Los Angeles, CA (where Chen's family is from). She is planning to go with him & het last day with FOX 26 is June 21st. http://www.chron.com/entertainment/tv/article/KRIV-reporter
  15. Who saw this one coming ? After 12 1/2 years with the station, FOX 26 Evening Anchor Melinda Spaulding has announced she'll be leaving. In her Facebook page, Spaulding said she wants to spend more time with her husband & kids & doesn't want to miss another moment. https://www.facebook.com/melindaspauldingfox26/ Thoughts from anyone on Spaulding leaving FOX 26 ?
  16. Yesterday, Fox 26 unveiled their brand-new studio set with a larger skyline in the background behind the anchors. It looks somewhat similar to Ch. 13's news studio set (that debuted in the fall of 2015). How do y'all like Fox 26's new studio set ? http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2017/01/pics-fox-26-kriv-debuts-new-set-2017.html A.) Love It B.) Hate It C.) Wait & See
  17. Unless you've been living under a rock, it seems that Fox 26 decided to let go of Reporter/Midday anchor Scarlett Fakhar for only expressing her honest political viewpoints to friends on social media, but somebody got all uptight, getting their feelings hurt & complained to the higher-ups of Fox 26. Anyone else's thoughts on this ? http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Scarlett-Fakhar-fired-KRIV-Trump-10621181.php
  18. After 26 years with KRIV-TV Fox 26, Reporter Andrea Watkins has decided to call it quits & going out on top. She's a no-nonsense reporter, who easily handled the hard & aggressive news all the way stories on how to save consumers money. Watkins also posted on her FB page: "Just letting you know that today is my last day at Fox 26. I've enjoyed 26 great years at the station but it's time to relax a bit, enjoy more time with my family, & look for new adventures down the road. It's been a great pleasure & privilege to tell the stories I have told over
  19. After spending 10 years with Fox 26, weekend anchor & reporter Chris Stipes is leaving the station. His wife, Elissa Rivas works for Ch. 13 KTRK-TV (ABC), who was moved from weekend morning newscasts to reporter & sometimes doing traffic. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2016/07/chris-stipes-leaves-fox-26-kriv.html?m=1 Reaction of Stipes leaving Fox 26 as apparently, the revolving door over there continues!
  20. Looks like the exodus of Fox 26 continues. News Director Bob Morford, after 4 years with the station, will be leaving on June 1st & going to WAFF-TV Hunstville, AL. According to sources, who told Mike McGuff of mikemcguff.com., Morford never even fully lived in Houston considering that his wife resides in TN, so he often commuted there during the weekends. He joined Fox 26 in 2012 as an assistant news director, where he was later moved up to the top job 1 year later when then-News Director Tom Doerr left for WFLD-TV Fox 32 Chicago, IL & became that station's new
  21. WOW, this is something I didn't see coming: Fox 26 5pm & 10pm anchor Don Teague is no longer at the station, according to several sources. It's also reported Teague was escorted out of the station last week! http://www.chron.com/entertainment/celebrities/article/TV-news-anchor-Don-Teague-out-the-door-at-KRIV-TV-6842886.php http://www.inusanews.com/article/16144141509/tv-don-teague-fox-houston-kriv-tv-anchor http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2016/02/don-teague-suddenly-exits-fox-26-kriv.html I want everyone's reaction to Teague's sudden exit from Fox 26 & the details on what resu
  22. This development completely took me by surprise... Fox 26 KRIV-TV news reporter Kristine Galvan has left the station after 10 years. On Tuesday, in her personal Facebook page, Galvan explained why she's leaving Fox 26: "As some of y'all know, I had a right knee scope in January to fix a badly torn meniscus, medial ligament tear & lateral ligament tear. 'On the job' recovery was difficult-especially during cold snaps & the Houston rodeo." But the most interesting part of the story is where Galvan mentioned the changing state of TV news industry, particularly the
  23. Fox 26 switching folks all over the place non-stop. Fox 26 Traffic Authority Michelle Merhar has a lot of new things in her professional life. First, a new traffic system with improved on-air maps. Then, she was named the new 4am and 5am newscast anchor weekdays alongside another new addition to the morning news show, Rita Garcia. Merhar replaced Chris Stipes, who moved to the weekend newscasts. In other Fox 26 news, Tom Zizka is back on the news desk. The business reporter for the station has been recently filing in in the later weekday newscasts and filing in for Jose Grinan over the n
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