Simon Gutierrez, a former KSAT 12 San Antonio reporter, showed up on KTRK 13 this morning. He replaces Crystal Kobza, the feature of my number 12th most visited post of 2012, who has apparently left the TV news world. 

Back in January of last year, we got the shocker of the night when KTRK 13 sportscaster Bob Allen said he was leaving the station by the end of 2012 (KTRK recruited Greg Bailey from WCNC as his eventual replacement).

 KTRK 13’s weathercaster Doug Brown, died last night according to an Ed Brandon Facebook post. He was 79 the station reported.

Former KTRK 13 reporter Wayne Dolcefino has started Dolcefino Communications LLC. A consulting company.

Investigators said a Friendswood man has been stalking KPRC 2’s Jennifer Reyna since Sept. 14, disregarding a no-contact order issued by a judge in May 2007 after he twice drove his vehicle through the front door of the news station.

Remember when KPRC 2 had baby fever? After my recent post about Fox 26 KRIV’s Traffic Authority Michelle Merhar pregnancy, I learned that KPRC 2 reporter Jennifer Bauer ‏is also expecting.

 KPRC channel 2 viewers get another big one. It’s chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley. Billingsley married Kevin Gilliard who he’s been with for 17 years. 

NBC 5 / KXAS-TV announced that Lindsay Riley has joined the NBC 5 weather team as weekend morning meteorologist. In addition to forecasting on weekend mornings, Riley will report on environmental and other weather-related stories and features.