Houston’s KRIV May Land High-Profile Anchor for Weekday Newscasts

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Houston’s KRIV is searching far and wide for a successor to longtime anchor Mike Barajas, who “agreed to part ways” with the Fox O&O earlier this year.

According to Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, KRIV is thinking big:

Sources inside Fox 26 tell me two high profile anchor candidates have been to the station in the last weeks vying for the open main anchor gig. One name I heard is a big 3 network correspondent. The other is a big market anchor for a station on the East Coast with national experience too.

The station still has the weekday 5 and 9 p.m. anchor position posted on its website. The post states that the position requires at least five years of experience as a broadcast anchor but it appears that KRIV may be close to signing someone with much more experience than that.