David Rancken is a morning personality on 98.7 KLUV with Jody Dean and a midday anchor at 1080 KRLD-AM. He has been in broadcasting for more than 25 years, starting his career as the nightly news anchorman for a small TV station in Houston. Recalling those early days, David said, “We had five people in the newsroom and had a lot of area to cover. I anchored, wrote and shot a lot of the news stories myself.”
He went on to work drive times at radio stations KLTR-FM and KODA-FM in Houston. David doubled up as a reporter/senior producer for KNWS-TV and worked overnights. “I learned how to get by on five hours of sleep a day with that schedule.”
David has won numerous broadcast awards from the Associated Press, the Texas Association of Broadcasters, as well as the Dallas and Houston Press Clubs. His public affairs shows have been recognized for their excellence by the American Cancer Society, Women in Communications, the Mental Health Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
In addition to David’s duties at CBS, he also travels the country to serve as emcee for several professional tennis tournaments on the men’s and women’s tours; including the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity, the Advanta Championships and the U.S. Master’s Cup Tennis Championships. He also has emceed Elton John’s annual All Star Smash Hits charity tennis event.
Sections of western New York are still buried after a blizzard dropped anywhere from four to six feet of snow this week. That storm has trapped thousands of people in their homes.
The two smooth voices team up to perform this Christmas hit, but with a twist. While Menzel and Bublé do the singing, the video is set in a classic hotel where all the patrons are children.
The charity supergroup Band Aid 30 has released an album to raise awareness and money for the Ebola crisis in Western Africa. The group includes One Direction, Bono and many other British performers.
British DJ Greg James routinely drives around London lip-syncing the latest hits. He’s at it again, though this time he’s reeled in a legitimate superstar to perform alongisde.
A UK supermarket is recreating a touching moment during World War I, when British and German soldiers crossed enemy lines to celebrate Christmas together.
A political science organization at Texas Tech wanted to find out how much students know about politics. Who won the Civil War? And who is the Vice President? Their answers might surprise you.
Do you leave your valuables sitting out in your hotel room? Maybe you shouldn’t. One man secretly recorded a housekeeper going through all of his stuff.
Tom Hanks, Homer Simpson, and David Letterman. No one is safe from the salmon cannon! Host John Oliver deploys his weapon on a number of celebrities across a number of genres.
They don’t make cameras like they used to. A group of kids is handed an old film camera. Confusion, frustration, and comedy ensue.
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Pentatonix teamed up with singer and songwriter Tori Kelly to create an a cappella mash-up of “Winter Wonderland” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” Sound a little strange? It’s not. It’s incredible.
Remember the adorable little yellow Minions from “Despicable Me”? They’ve now got their own movie, as they desperately search for a new master. The video has over 5 million views since Monday.