Houston’s KIAH Prepares Launch of Anchor-Less Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 


Despite the high-profile departure of the guy behind the idea, Tribune Broadcasting’s KIAH in Houston is still prepping to launch its anchor-free newscast, most likely in January.

“We are going ahead and it’s going to be anchorless, like envisioned,” says KIAH General Manager Roger Bare.

Gary Jaffe, a Miami-area producer and director, has been hired to oversee the project, and staff is undergoing the intense kind of training that comes with basically tossing out the way local news has always been done, Bare said. More…