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Ladies & Gentlemen: Those who are or used to be fans of NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston back in the good ole days, might remember these anchors or reporters, who worked for the NBC station.

 

Gayle Anderson (1986-1991): "2 On Your Side" Reporter/Midday Anchor (now with KTLA-TV)

 

Wes Hohenstein (2003-2006): (Weekday Morning Meteorologist): [now with WNCN-TV in Raleigh, NC]

 

Kay Bailey Hutchison (1967-1972): first female TV reporter at the station; later went on to serve in the TX House of Representatives (1973-1977); won 5 statewide elections as TX State Treasurer (1991-1993) & United States Senator (1993-2013): her last campaign ended embarrassingly as she got crushed by Governor Perry in the March 2nd, 2010 GOP Gubernatorial Primary by 20 + percentage points.

 

UPDATE: KBH currently served as US Ambassador to NATO under POTUS Donald Trump.

 

Tom Jarrlel (formerly with ABC News)

 

Tony Kovaleski (1997-2001) [now with KNTV-TV]

 

Linda Lorelle (1989-2006): Weekend Anchor & later Weekday Evening Anchor [now with KUHT-TV's Red, White & Blue show]

 

Ray Miller (1950s-1979): Deceased

 

Ron Stone (1972-1992): Deceased

 

Tim Lake (1987-1992): Weekend anchor

 

Sylvia Perez (1985-1989): Weekend Anchor/Health Reporter (formerly with ABC 7 WLS-TV Chicago, IL & FOX 32 WFLD-TV Chicago, IL)

 

John Quinones (1975-1978) [now with ABC News]

 

Jacque Reid (1997-2000) [later with BET Nightly News]

 

Janet Shanilan (1995-1997) [currently with NBC News]

 

Spencer Tillman (1987-1997) [later went to WABC-TV & currently with CBS Sports]

 

Chris Wragge (1998-2004) [later went to WCBS-TV]

 

Paula Zahn (1981-1983) [formerly with CBS News & CNN]

 

Marvin Zindler (1950-1954) [later went to Ch. 13 KTRK-TV, 1973-2007] Deceased

 

Rich Schwartz: Sports Weekend Anchor

 

Roland Galvan (1988-mid 1990s): Deceased

 

Melvin Epps: Weekend Weather Anchor

 

*Anyone else I left out, just let me know immediately & give your take on others, who used to work for NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston.

*Below is a photo of NBC 2 's studio set with the downtown skyline sprawled out, which consisted from 1988 until 1995.

 

Here's a news update from Sylvia Perez from 1989:

 

Weekend news reports from Larry Audas, who subbed in for Tim Lake (1989)

 

Ted Shaw's weather forecast:

 

 

May 17th, 1989 6:00 PM Newscast with Bill Balleza & Jan Carson:

 

 

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What's Bob Nicholas up to these days?

 

Not sure if it's current, but he was running a quite successful independent printing firm right after he left tv.

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2002/08/19/focus2.html

 

http://www.blackenterprise.com/mag/a-joint-venture/

 

and there's this LinkedIn profile...

 

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-nicholas/6b/361/8bb

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Jan Carson was recently doing some business stuff in the private sector.

ChannelTwoNews, who constructed NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston's set with the skyline, which was sprawled out ?

I have to assume other NBC stations took similar versions of this set.

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Jan Carson was recently doing some business stuff in the private sector.

ChannelTwoNews, who constructed KPRC-TV's set with the skyline, which was sprawled out ?

I have to assume other NBC stations took similar versions of this set.

 

 

If I had to guess, I think the designer of the set was Gil Jimenez, who is still based in San Diego. The KPRC was somewhat of a copy of the one that he had designed for KNBC in Los Angeles several years prior, with some minor tweaks.

 

That particular set was not designed solely for NBC affiliates, however. I think variations of it emerged elsewhere on other network affiliates around the same time in the mid or late 80s.

 

His company is still quite active in set fabrication and design and they provide many of the sets for stations owned by Gray Television. One actually ended up at the TV station in Victoria a little over ten years ago and they definitely got a good amount of use out of it before they switched to one that was more HD friendly.

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Here's another photo of NBC 2's sprawled set back on November 15th, 1992 during the weekend newscast with Sher-Min Chow (who used to work for Ch. 13 & currently works for CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston), Larry Audas, Ted Shaw & Lisa Malosky, etc.,

 

February 18, 1992 10:00 PM Newscast with Bill Balleza & Linda Lorelle (after she moved to weeknights from the weekends by either late 1991 or spring 1992: maybe ChannelTwoNews can help us out with this one).

 

April 1990 NBC 2 Weekend Newscast with Tim Lake, Linda Lorelle, Ted Shaw & Rick Schwartz

 

June 1990: Bebe Burns report

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Anyone else remembers Tranzana Halstead-Moreno, who used to do weekend morning newscasts for KPRC-TV from 1999 until 2003 ?

Whatever happened to her ?

 

She's the CMO for the YMCA of Greater Houston now:

 

http://www.naydo.org/about-us/naydo-council/trazanna-moreno,-apr,-chief-communications-officer,-ymca-of-greater-houston.html

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Here's one video from January 7th, 1994 10:00 PM  Newscast, with NBC 2  updating their news open graphics just a bit and they removed the "Channel Two News" sign on top of their news set as well during the fall of 1992.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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