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There's speculation brewing that CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston might be looking for a new home. The TEGNA station had to evacuate their building during Hurricane Harvey, the station's Facebook page previously mentioned that a restoration company was working the flooded studio.

 

However, CBS 11 KHOU-TV meteorologist Brooks Garner was asked by someone on his Facebook page on the latest developments regarding the restoration of Allen Parkway studios. Garner replied the station was looking for a new spot to call home. Even Mike McGuff of mikemcuff.com, asked the station about the possible new location search: he was then told by one of the station's representatives they will "keep in touch" when there's something to announce... which is code for MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

 

For now, just stay tuned on whether CBS 11 gets a new studio to call home.

 

http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2017/10/is-khou-11-rebuilding-or-moving.html

 

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 10:50 AM, ChannelTwoNews said:

 

Looks like CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston is closer to getting a new home including other details:

 

http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/02/khou-close-to-getting-new-building-plus.html

 

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The big question is who owns the property and what will become of it? Great site for another high rise.

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Wow, so the old Coastal Banc/Hibernia Bank/Capital One Tower. I once worked here on the fourth floor during the Coastal Banc years. It’s always been a nice building, even before the more recent renovations.  With all the standard overhead lighting and the large news sets, I’m guessing the studios will be on the first floor as it is the tallest from floor to ceiling? 

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https://realtynewsreport.com/2019/10/24/khous-big-lease-plus-a-10-million-redo-generates-upswing-at-westheimer-office-towe

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HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The arrival of flood-impacted KHOU-TV Channel 11 as a key tenant – along with a hefty $10 million renovation budget – has triggered new leasing activity in the 5718 Westheimer office tower near the Galleria.

 

CBRE’s Marilyn Guion and Parker Duffie have inked over 18,000 square-feet in recent leases.

“The KHOU-TV station lease was a significant win for the building and has helped energize the property along with the improvements,” Guion said.

 

The television station moved into the building, a 22-story tower located at the corner of Westheimer and Bering Drive, earlier this year to occupy 43,000 SF on three floors of the tower.

KHOU’s building on Allen Parkway near Buffalo Bayou was inundated during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Flood waters came into the broadcast studios, forcing the station to move to the upper floor and eventually vacate.

 

In addition to KHOU’s tenancy, CBRE says the 5718 Westheimer building is gaining success because of $10 million in recent capital improvements and amenity upgrades, including a new entrance, updated multi-tenant corridors, new destination dispatch elevators, activated green space, and state-of-the-art fitness and conference center.

 

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On 2/29/2020 at 10:35 PM, ekdrm2d1 said:

 

I wonder if this was in response to the new building NBC 2 KPRC-TV got ?

 

Big question is whether Fox 26 KRIV-TV Houston will get a new home ? 

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KRIV moved once already, are they looking to upgrade again?

They were on Westheimer, now they're on the SW Freeway

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3 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

I wonder if this was in response to the new building NBC 2 KPRC-TV got ?

 

Big question is whether Fox 26 KRIV-TV Houston will get a new home ? 

 

Not to nitpick, but this sort of thing isn't a tit-for-tat proposition. Because one station gets another building, another won't just up and decide to do the same.

 

It was widely reported that this was influenced primarily by the former location of the station on Allen Parkway. From what I understand - after Buffalo Bayou overflowed during Allison, there were discussions about installing flood gates of some sort at the site, but their corporate parent at the time (Belo) didn't go along with that. When Harvey flooded the building out again, their current owner (TEGNA) sought other space due to the issues with the site. 

 

As for KRIV, I don't see them moving anywhere. They have a fair amount of room even today, and the facility is only 20 years old or so. 

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On 3/7/2020 at 1:54 PM, ChannelTwoNews said:

 

Not to nitpick, but this sort of thing isn't a tit-for-tat proposition. Because one station gets another building, another won't just up and decide to do the same.

 

It was widely reported that this was influenced primarily by the former location of the station on Allen Parkway. From what I understand - after Buffalo Bayou overflowed during Allison, there were discussions about installing flood gates of some sort at the site, but their corporate parent at the time (Belo) didn't go along with that. When Harvey flooded the building out again, their current owner (TEGNA) sought other space due to the issues with the site. 

 

As for KRIV, I don't see them moving anywhere. They have a fair amount of room even today, and the facility is only 20 years old or so. 

I'm assuming CW 39 is staying put in their current location ?

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11 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

I'm assuming CW 39 is staying put in their current location ?

 

No reason for them to leave...no local news, Nexstar presumably has master control in another location.

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14 hours ago, cowboybud said:

 

No reason for them to leave...no local news, Nexstar presumably has master control in another location.

 

They do have a morning newscast, and I think they had been hiring for a few local reporter/producer spots as of late. The latter may be to supplement Nexstar's planned News Nation primetime newscast that will air on WGN America later in the year.

 

Last I was aware, their master control was still out of Denver. They were moved there with KDAF in Dallas at the same time a number of years ago.

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On 3/7/2020 at 1:54 PM, ChannelTwoNews said:

As for KRIV, I don't see them moving anywhere. They have a fair amount of room even today, and the facility is only 20 years old or so. 

I wonder if the space used for producing "Texas Justice", "Judge Alex", and "Cristina's Court" has been reconfigured, or if they're keeping the option open for possible future productions.

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