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Gary Dinges

Entertainment Reporter/Columnist

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman. He joined the American-Statesman in 1999 and has, over the years, worked as editor of austin360.com, a content producer on statesman.com, editor of the Lake Travis View community newspaper and a copy editor/page designer. A native of The Woodlands, just north of Houston, and a graduate of the University of Texas, Gary began his journalism career while still in high school, working as a reporter at The Woodlands Villager newspaper. While Mom and Dad are quite proud of the many awards Gary has won, they're not listed here because he’s pretty sure you couldn't care less.

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Sean Adams

Host Sean Adams joins the Zone's weekday lineup

Radio host Sean Adams will return to Austin’s airwaves next month, joining AM 1300 the Zone. His show, “The Adams Theory,” will air weekdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 4. That same day, “The Sports Buffet,” which currently kicks off at 2 p.m., will change its start ...

Spirit Clanton co-hosts “The Daily Helpline,” a new daytime show getting a trial run in Austin this summer. If ratings are high enough, the show will likely air nationwide.

Dinges: New talk show gets Austin test run

Help with life’s problems, big and small, is now as close as your TV set.A new talk show, “The Daily Helpline,” hit Austin’s airwaves this month as part of a six-week summertime test run. If it’s successful in the ratings, producers say they’ll roll it out to stations nationwide.Airing at ...

Spirit Clanton co-hosts 'The Daily Helpline,' a new daytime show getting a trial run in Austin this summer. If ratings are high enough, the show will likely air nationwide.

New talk show gets Austin test run

Help with life’s problems, big and small, is now as close as your TV set. A new talk show, “The Daily Helpline,” hit Austin’s airwaves this month as part of a six-week summertime test run. If it’s successful in the ratings, producers say they’ll roll it out to stations nationwide. ...

Dobie theater being converted to offices

The funky four-screen theater at Dobie Center near the University of Texas campus won’t be reopening after all. Attempts to locate a new operator were unsuccessful, property managers said this week, prompting them to transform the space into offices instead. Regus, a global company that specializes in renting offices and ...

Ashley Paredez

Fox 7 announces new weekend anchor

KTBC’s search for a new weekend news anchor has come to an end. Reporter Ashley Paredez will helm the station’s Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts effective immediately, a spokeswoman said Monday. She replaces Lauren Petrowski, who has moved to Fox 7’s morning show.    “During Ashley’s tenure filling in on ...

Austinite Gabriel Luna stars as Tony Bravo in El Rey network’s newest show, “Matador.”

Austin actor is star of El Rey network’s 'Matador'

“Matador,” the latest TV series from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s Austin-based El Rey network, kicks off this week with a local actor in the lead role. Austinite Gabriel Luna stars as Tony “Matador” Bravo, an undercover agent working for the CIA. He poses as a professional soccer player for the Los ...

Kaiama Glover is a member of the ‘History Detectives Special Investigations’ team that digs into cold cases, searching for clues that could help solve them.

‘History Detectives’ tackle century-old Austin murders

In 1885, eight Austin women were found raped and murdered in their beds — and the killer was never identified. Now, PBS is shining new light on the shocking crimes that happened more than a century ago, devoting an entire episode of its newly retooled “History Detectives Special Investigations” series ...

Rhonda Lee

Meteorologist who sued KXAN lands new job

A meteorologist who filed a racial discrimination suit against KXAN after she was let go by station management has landed a new job with a nationally televised cable network. Rhonda Lee will soon join Denver-based WeatherNation, according to a Facebook post. Lee sued KXAN in 2012, claiming she was “repeatedly ...

Austinite Gabriel Luna stars as Tony Bravo in El Rey network’s newest show, “Matador.”

Dinges: Austin actor is star of El Rey network’s ‘Matador’

“Matador,” the latest TV series from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s Austin-based El Rey network, kicks off this week with a local actor in the lead role. Austinite Gabriel Luna stars as Tony “Matador” Bravo, an undercover agent working for the CIA. He poses as a professional soccer player for the Los ...

KVUE's owner completes purchase of 6 Texas TV stations

Gannett Co., owner of Austin ABC affiliate KVUE, has completed its purchase of six Texas TV stations, the company said Tuesday. The stations in Abilene, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, San Angelo, Tyler and Waco were acquired from Addison-based London Broadcasting Co. as part of a $215 million, all-cash deal announced in ...

 
 

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