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Mike McGuff of mikemcguff.com reported that Sally Ramirez was hired as KHOU-TV's new Executive News Director. She comes from TEGNA's KGW-TV in Portland, OR., where she had been working there since 2012. "We are thrilled to have Sally join us. She has a solid news background, a history of innovation & will be instrumental in transforming KHOU into a digital first newsroom," said Susan McEldoon, KHOU President & General Manager. She started her career in El Paso, TX as producer at KTSM-TV. She later worked as producer in Tucson, AZ's KVOA-TV & in Washington, D.C.'s WRC-TV. Ramirez also worked as an executive producer at WGN-TV in Chicago, IL & as a special projects producer in Sacramento, CA's KCRA-TV. She joined KGW-TV in 1998 as the station's executive producer before being promoted to assistant news director at the station. "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining one of the finest group of journalists in the country. KHOU 11 has a long standing tradition of producing quality journalism on all platforms," Ramirez said. "Their solid investigative work has garnered national attention & awards throughout the years. I'm honored to lead this team." A native of Chicago, IL., Ramirez graduated from DePaul University in Chicago. She's married to Russ Lewis, the co-anchor of KGW Sunrise & has 2 teenage daughters. She'll begin her new job in mid-March & her husband, Russ will be joining the KHOU-TV on-air news team later this summer! http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2016/02/khou-11-sally-ramirez-news-director-russ-lewis-kgw.html