Courtney Kerr to leave ‘The Broadcast’

Posted 4:29pm on Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Courtney Kerr, the fashion blogger who appeared on Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas and Courtney Loves Dallas, will leave KTXD/Channel 47’s female-oriented talk show The Broadcast sometime in mid-August, station vice president and general manager Brian Joyce confirmed on Wednesday.

Kerr has been hosting Courtney Kerr’s Lunchtime Takeoverwith Leigh Ann Adam on radio station KVIL/103.7 FM since late June. A spokeswoman for CBS Radio Dallas says that she doesn’t expect Kerr’s role at the radio station to change, and Joyce says he doesn’t think that her radio gig has anything to do with her departure.

“It doesn’t interfere with [The Broadcast] at all, so I don’t know if that’s why she’s leaving,” said Joyce, who didn’t have an exact date for her departure. “I think she just wanted to continue her fashion and blog career and do other things. That was the conversation I had with here.”

Kerr’s departure comes on the heels of the exit of DFW broadcasting vet Suzie Humphreys, who is leaving the show at the end of July, as reported early in July by local-TV blogger Ed Bark.

Joyce says that The Broadcast’s other regular hosts — Amy Kushnir, Dawn Neufeld and Lisa Pineiro — will remain with the show, but that when the fall TV season starts, the show will be cut back to one hour from its current two to make room for changes in KTXD’s schedule.

“We’ve got a whole new lineup coming in the fall,” Joyce says of KTXD, which currently runs a mix of repeats of shows ranging from the deeply nostalgic (I Dream of Jeannie, Hart to Hart) to the relatively contemporary (Mad About You, Community). “We’ll have newer shows like The Office and Cougar Town, and The Broadcast will move back to an hour to accommodate this new lineup that we have.”

Other new offerings will include shows hosted by John Tesh and Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood Live and the 1997-2003 sitcom Just Shoot Me.

The Broadcast has had frequent guest co-hosts, who will continue contributing to the show. Joyce says that the show will run a contest in which viewers who want to be co-hosts can send in audition videos, but he didn’t have firm details yet on when the contest will start.

“We’ll look at the videos on-air and have some fun, and maybe bring some of those people in,” Joyce says. “In the meantime, we’ll have a lot of celebrity hosts come in to help host the show.”

Kerr continues to do her fashion blog, What Courtney Wore. is attempting to reach her for further comment.

Joyce says that he is also leaving in August to take a position with Gannett, which recently purchased London Broadcasting stations in several Texas markets -- except in Dallas, where London still owns KTXD and Gannett owns WFAA/Channel 8.

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