Who is The Hottest Texoma News Guy? – Vote Now!
Forget who is the best journalist. Forget who does the best hard-hitting stories. At 929 NIN we want to know which one gets your vote for the hottest Texoma News Guy! Which one brings it with a capital B when letting you know about the most recent house fire? Which one steams you up and creates a personal high pressure zone for you while relating the ins and outs of the seven day forecast? Yep, it's time to get a little less serious about the news and start rating the men who give it to us every day!
We even have a trophy and we'll throw some kind of prize in for the winner!
So, scroll through the photos and bios of our Texoma News Men from Newschannel 6, KAUZ, KFDX 3, and 7 News, KSWO below, then vote for the one that you think is the hottest in the poll at the bottom of this post.
The poll will close at 11:59pm on Friday, March 10th.
Chris Horgen – Evening Anchor, Newschannel 6
Check out the Horganator! Chris Horgen has been on the air with Newschannel 6 since April of 1992. His near two decades covering Texoma is another reason Newschannel 6 is the place to turn when it comes to covering the stories and events that are important to you. While not a native Texoman the community has grown on him and he takes pride in giving back to it as often as he can.
Adam Ostrow – Newschannel 6 Sports
Adam Ostrow – KAUZ's Tight End Adam Ostrow joined the Newschannel 6 team in October of 2009. Since joining Newschannel 6, Adam has been looking out for Texoma on and off the field. He has reported live from both of MSU's Elite 8 trips to Springfield, Massachusetts, and from several games on Windthorst's run to the state championship football game this year. He also traveled to the Metroplex to talk to Texomans at the World Series, and to bring the sights and sounds of Super Bowl week back to Texoma.
Eric Crosslin – Newschannel 6 Web Reporter and Internet Content Manager
Is Crosslin in your cross-hairs? Eric Crosslin joined the Newschannel 6 team in October 2010 as a Web Reporter and Internet Content Producer. A native of the Waco, TX area, Eric graduated from The University of North Texas in Denton, TX, with a degree in Broadcast Communications. While there he hosted The Eric Crosslin Show on NTTV, the university's cable television station.
Barry Wong – Sports Anchor, Newschannel 6
He'll love you Wong-time! Barry Wong joined Newschannel6 in April 2011, and jumped right into the Texoma sports scene. After weeks of baseball and softball state playoff games, Barry hit the road to Austin in June, providing Texomans with three days of coverage of Rider High School's run to the Class 4A State Championship.
Ken Johnson, Chief Meteorologist, Newschannel 6
His radar is large and in charge! We are living in a time of weather extremes. From the record-breaking 2011 Drought to the February Freeze. It is very important to have somebody who knows and understands these extremes look out for Texoma. That's why Skywarn 6 Certified Broadcast Chief Meteorologist Ken Johnson is a part of the Newschannel 6 Team.
Matt Posgai, Newschannel 6 Meteorologist
You have to give him credit because his name sounds like positive guy. let's see how you rank him. Matt feels privileged to play an important role in helping keep Texomans safe. As part of the Skywarn 6 Storm Team, Matt tracked storms all hours of the day, most recently during the February Freeze. Matt is proud to be a part of the Skywarn 6 Storm Team. “Our mission is alerting people first and keeping people safe,” he said. “It takes a person willing to be here around the clock to keep that promise to Texoma.”
John Cameron, Newschannel 6 Meteorologist
One of our staff actually went to high school with John… you guessed it, he was a “playa” even then. With the exception of a tour in the United States Navy, John Cameron has spent his life in Texoma. Growing up and going to school in Lawton, and spending much of his adult life in Wichita county. John may be one of the most well-rounded media people in Wichita Falls. His TV life started in the late '90s when he came to Newschannel 6 as a studio camera operator. Since then he has worn the hat of an audio mixer, technical director, commercial editor, weathercaster, advertising account executive, and most-recently, as news assignments editor where he provided direction to newsroom personnel. While John served well in these positions, his heart has always been in the weather center.
Ben Coker, KFDX Sports
He's sweet, just like his name sake… Sweet as sodie pop. Ben Coker joined the KFDX team January 22nd, 2002 as a General Assignment Reporter. He graduated Magna Cum Laude a month earlier from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, Nm, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business Administration. A local boy, Ben attended City View Elementary and Junior High schools and graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1997.
Brian Rupp, KFDX Meteorologist
The forecast calls for an E-Rupp-tion. Meteorologist Bryan Rupp has lived in nearly every corner of Texas over the years. He's worked on the South Plains of West Texas in Lubbock, on the bayous of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and in Big D! Spending so much time living, working and forecasting in Texas has given Bryan unique and well qualified experience to understand the microclimates of Texas from the Caprock and Llano Estacado to the deep south coastal plains. Each have seperate features that can effect the weather all over the state.
Darrell Franklin, Fox News At 9 News Anchor
the “Shooter McGavin” of news is the name sometimes given to “Diamond” Darrell, the face of KJTL Fox News At 9. Darrell Franklin is now the anchor of Fox, Texoma's News @ 9 on KJTL. While much of his time is devoted to that, Darrell also reports for KFDX. He was hired in February, 1992, as a studio camera operator. A year later, he was directing weekend newscasts. Darrell moved from production to the newsroom in January, 1994. Then, during the summer of 96, he was asked to co-anchor the weekend newscasts. Darrell continued to do that and report on stories from around the region until October, 2005, when he moved over to Fox.
David Morris, KFDX Weekend Meteorologist
Do you want more Morris? David Morris is a Tennessean by birth, but a Texan and Texoman by choice. He joined the KFDX 3 Weather Team in 2002. You usually see him giving the forecast on the weekends, but during severe weather season, David is chasing tornadoes. David came to KFDX from the NBC affiliate in Waco, but has also worked in Montgomery Alabama, Greensboro North Carolina, and at KFDX's sister station in Dothan, Alabama . David has degrees in both Atmospheric Science and Broadcasting from Appalachian State University, but his weather enthusiasm started when he was a Boy Scout. David's hobbies include all outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and snow skiing.
Doug Bilyeu, KFDX Anchor
If you like your men with good looks and a LOT of experience, you want to “do the Dougie”! Doug Bilyeu anchors KFDX 3 news at 5,6 and 10 with Gwyn Bevel. He has been with KFDX since June of 1995. A native Oklahoman, Doug began his career as News Director/Anchor at the NBC affiliate in Garden City, KS. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University in May of 1992 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Greg Parker, KFDX Morning And Noon Anchor
Greg “The Undercover News Lover” Parker. Vote now if he floats your boat. If you are luck to go out with him, remember he has to be home early so he can get you up and ready to go the next morning! Greg Parker joined the KFDX News Team as a Morning Co-Anchor and Noon Anchor/Producer in June 2011. Born and raised in Southern Indiana, Greg has been involved in Broadcast Media for more than a decade. In 2001, Greg was a member of a media team that received international recognition for a short-film his team wrote and produced. Later in 2003, he won the Hollywood Student Film Competition for a documentary in which he hosted and narrated.
Kevin Puricelli, KFDX Meteorologist
This cajun is Spicy and might even have some lagniappe for you! Kevin was born in Lake Charles, LA and raised in St. Louis, MO, but he thinks he should have been born and raised in Texas. Growing up in Missouri he we was captivated by the tumultuous weather, but he knew there were places that could be even better. And for that reason, Texas has always been in his cross hairs.
Orlando Sanchez, KFDX Sports
Arriba, arriba, My name is Orlando, and I dance the news for you. Orlando Sanchez joined the KFDX Sports Team in July of 2010. Before making the move to Texoma, Orlando was a sports reporter/photographer for KOB-TV, the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Orlando was born and raised in Albuquerque where he received his Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of New Mexico. When he's not out covering sports Orlando loves to travel, but more than anything, he loves to eat!
Ryan Robertson, KFDX Weekend Anchor
If Ry-Ry is your guy, rate him here! Ryan Robertson joined the KFDX news team in December of 2010 as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter. Ryan was born in Lubbock before moving to Colorado and then finally Nebraska. While in college at the University of Nebraska, Ryan worked as a Production Assistant with a CBS affiliate. His time there gave Ryan a chance to experience how a newsroom functions from the ground up.
Skip McBride, KFDX Anchor/Meteorologist
What can we say? The original news Gangsta'. 'Nuff said. Skip McBride joined the KFDX team in January 1983 as a weekend Meteorologist. In January 1984 Skip became the Early Weekday Meteorologist with “RFD 3 with Joe Brown” at 6 AM and on “THE MIDDAY EDITION.” In July 1984 Skip was moved to the position of Chief Meteorologist and took over the anchor duties on NewsCenter 3 at 5, NewsCenter 3 at 6, and on NewsCenter 3 at 10. Skip served 20 years with the USAF. His entire military career was in weather.
Tobin McDuff, KFDX Sports Director
Something to think about: With a name like Tobin, YOU HAVE TO BE GOOD! Tobin became sports director of KFDX-3 News in January 2007. Prior to that he spent 10 years anchoring weekend sportscasts on KFDX, including the popular weekly sports show Sports Sunday.
Austin Bowling – 7News Meteorologist
Who wants to go Bowling for Austin? A native of East Tennessee, Austin uprooted and traveled to North Carolina to pursue a career in meteorology. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology with a concentration in Oceanography from North Carolina State University.
Dan Moscaritolo, 7News Sports
Vote for him or he'll break your legs! I was born in The Woodlands, Texas but grew up most of my life in Corning, New York. I wanted to be a sportscaster ever since high-school, so I attended Syracuse University and earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In my time there, I did television anchoring, reporting and producing on all three major SU sports (football, basketball, lacrosse). I also did radio production and play-by-play for the same three seasons. My fondest television memory was covering the Big City Lacrosse Classic at the New Meadowlands Stadium junior year. As for radio, my best experiences were calling the regular season football finale my senior year at the Carrier Dome between SU and Boston College. Also, covering last year's Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium between the Orange and Kansas State.
David Bradley, 7News Anchor
He's been reporting the news longer than you've been alive. (Well, some of you anyway) Oklahoma-born and bred, David Bradley joined KSWO-TV in April, 1986. He was originally hired as Sports Director, and served in that role until the summer of 1999. That's when he was moved to the news department, and named the co-anchor of the 6pm and 10pm weeknight newscasts, as well as Executive News Producer. In the summer of 2006, he was named Executive News Director.
Joe Belanger, 7News Meteorologist
Don't let the babyface fool ya'! Born in New Hampshire, Joe migrated south to begin his journey as a meteorologist. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Joe began his forecasting days for NC State's radio station, WKNC, providing weekly updates on current weather conditions. He later explored the TV Broadcasting Industry by earning a spot on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's news station, Carolina Week, becoming one of the lead forecasters for their 5PM show.
Justin Rudicel – 7News Meteorologist
This Justin: It's going to be a very hot and sweaty year with Rudicel calling the weather! A native of Indianapolis, Justin graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology and Climatology. He also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism, Conventions and Event Management from Indiana University. Justin began his broadcasting career while attending Ball State for WIPB in Muncie as its weekly forecaster for Newslink Indiana. He also had a weather internship at WISH-TV in Indianapolis in the summer of 2007. Justin is an active member of the American Meteorological Society and an active Skywarn storm spotter.
Kyle Weatherly, 7News Sports
The wide receiver of all Texoma Sports, Kyle want YOUR vote! Kyle Weatherly is a native of Garden City, Kansas. He holds a degree in Radio/Television from Cameron University. During his time at Cameron, Kyle produced and anchored the “Cameron Sports Beat” on CUTV. You may recognize his name or voice from his work as a color commentator for Lawton Macarthur football.
Matthew DiPirro, 7News Meteorologist
He HAS pahked the cah in Boston Yahd, A native of the Boston area, Matthew graduated from Lyndon State College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences, concentrating in broadcasting. He is excited to start his career in Texoma.
Monte Brown, 7News Anchor/Reporter
Monte is a native Oklahoman from the Tulsa area. He's a self-described “news junky” and has been all his life. Whether it's covering crime or politics at the Oklahoma Capitol, you can count on Monte to bring you the complete story from every angle and viewpoint.