KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Elisa Amigo

Elisa Amigo - Anchor

Elisa Amigo joined the Fox San Antonio news team in 2014.  She co-anchors Fox News at Nine along with Michael Valdes.

Elisa came to San Antonio from Cleveland, Ohio, where she anchored at WJW.  She spent seven years as a reporter there, and two years in the field in Toledo, Ohio.

Throughout her career, Elisa has covered a wide range of stories, including the emotional homecoming of three women kept hostage for more than a decade, and the mass school shooting at Chardon High School.   One of Elisa’s most memorable stories was a one-on-one flight with the Blue Angels.  That assignment had her cruising along at speeds exceeding 500 miles an hour, and pulling 6.2 Gs.

Elisa’s storytelling abilities and community involvement have earned her numerous awards, including the Ohio AP 1rst place award for Best Reporter, and an Emmy for Best Weekend Newscast.  She’s been honored as one of Northeast Ohio’s top “40 under 40” Hispanic leaders, and Cleveland Magazine put her on its cover and labeled her one of the city’s Most Interesting People.

Elisa grew up in Marietta, Ohio, and attended the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.  She graduated cum laude and majored in broadcast journalist with a double minor in Spanish and political science.  During college, she spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Pamplona.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia - Chief Meteorologist

Alex Garcia is the Chief Meteorologist for Fox News at Nine. Alex is a multi-disciplined individual with professional experience as an educator and broadcaster. He holds several degrees and certifications, including a B.S. in Education, a Master’s in Education with Certification as an Educational Administrator, and of course, he’s a Broadcast Meteorologist.

Alex has taught students of all ages, from elementary school children, to college students at the University of Houston.  He’s logged more than two decades of broadcast experience in a long list of roles, including news director, assignment editor, meteorologist and reporter.    

Alex has received the AMS Seal of Approval and has been the recipient of six Associated Press Awards for Best Weathercast.  He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, National Weather Association, and the Knights of Columbus.  

While Alex speaks to thousands of viewers every night on Fox San Antonio, he still enjoys time in front of a smaller crowd.   He is an adjunct professor at the University of Incarnate Word, where he teaches meteorology, oceanography, astronomy and science for elementary teachers.   He is also active in science education programs for teachers and students across the state.

Alex is married to his high school sweetheart Eva and has a daughter Angelique and a son Alejandro.  He is a proud grandfather and enjoys spending time with his grandson Michael and granddaughters Lili and Jayla.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Chuck Miketinac

Chuck Miketinac - Sports Director

Chuck Miketinac has been the Sports Director/Anchor for Fox San Antonio’s "Maximum Sports" since 1999 and has worked in various capacities in the sports department at the station since 1995. He’s been in the San Antonio market longer than that, previously serving as an anchor/sports reporter for five years for the city’s CBS affiliate.

Chuck’s broadcasting career began at KVTV in Laredo, Texas, where he worked as a one-man sports department back in 1988.  As the son of a retired Army General, Chuck is no stranger to travel.  He was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and spent his childhood moving around the country.  Even though he’s been to 44 of the 50 states, Chuck decided to take up roots in San Antonio because, “it’s the only place that ever felt like home.”

Chuck is a graduate of Madison High school in San Antonio and received his degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas State University in San Marcos (the artist formally known as Southwest Texas State). Chuck is an avid baseball fan who enjoys playing "Madden" in his spare time.   His great uncle Nick Miketinac was a lineman for the Green Bay Packers back in the 1930s. Chuck is married with three children. He hates beets.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Ernie Zuniga

Ernie Zuniga - Anchor

Ernie Zuniga wakes up San Antonio bright and early as the anchor and co-host of Fox News First. He previously spent nine years as a sports anchor and reporter, including four and a half years in the Fox San Antonio Maximum Sports department.  

Ernie was born and raised in Victoria, Texas and began his career there at KAVU. In addition to Victoria and San Antonio, Ernie previously worked in Phoenix, Arizona.  Some of his most memorable stories include covering three of the four Spurs championship title runs, covering the great South Texas flood of 1998, and spending the day on the “Wheel of Fortune” set during NFL players’ week on the show.  

Zuniga attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Houston-Victoria.
   
He is active with the March of Dimes, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and served two terms as Vice President of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ).
Ernie enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and three kids.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Monica Taylor

Monica Taylor - Anchor

Monica Taylor is the anchor and co-host of Fox San Antonio's morning show, Fox News First.

Prior to joining the Fox News First team, Monica made countless appearances on Fox San Antonio as the face and voice of the San Antonio Spurs and is now happy to call the station home.

She loves having the chance to connect to the San Antonio community through the lens of the camera.  When people ask her why she left the Spurs, Monica just simply says "working at Fox San Antonio was an opportunity I just couldn't pass up."

Monica was born in Madrid, Spain and moved to San Antonio when she was just two years old. She graduated from Judson High School and the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Before graduating from UTSA, she completed an internship at KMOL-TV (now WOAI) in San Antonio.

Monica will tell you that TV has always flowed through her veins. Her family still has recordings of her as a child delivering the news of the day to anyone who would listen.

When she is not working, Monica loves to watch professional sports (basketball and football are her favorites), workout, travel, listen to music and dance.

Monica is married and has two Cairn Terriers, the same breed as Toto from the Wizard of Oz.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Shaun Stevens

Shaun Stevens - Meteorologist

Shaun can be seen every weekday morning on Fox News First.  The early morning hours aren’t for everyone, but Shaun loves the schedule that allows him to have fun in the community, and forecast the weather at the same time.

Shaun joined Fox San Antonio for the debut of Fox News First in January 2006.  He left the snow and cold of Spokane, Washington for the warmth of San Antonio, and he loves it here.

Shaun's love of weather began early. When he was in the second grade, a local meteorologist visited his class.  Shaun listened to him describe his job, and knew immediately what he wanted to be when he grew up.

Shaun spent the summers of his youth living and working on his grandparents’ farm in Eastern Washington State. While farming, he realized how important an accurate weather forecast is to people in their daily lives.

Since moving to San Antonio in 2005, Shaun has been blessed with a wife and three young children. He also adopted his Yellow Lab "Blond Dog" from the Pets on Fox segment on Fox News First. When away from work, Shaun loves to get outdoors and enjoy what South Texas has to offer. You may catch him on one of his frequent walks through the nature park with Blond Dog and son Conner.

Shaun has a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University. He got his start as a weather producer at Telemundo in the San Francisco Bay Area. His first on-air job came in Billings, Montana followed by a stay in Spokane, Washington. Shaun holds the distinguished American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Jessica Headley

Jessica Headley - Traffic Anchor/Reporter

Jessica Headley’s love for news and exploration makes her the perfect person to serve as the Fox News First Traffic Anchor.  

Jessica grew up in Alabama, and attended Birmingham Southern College, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in political science, with an emphasis in Spanish, dance and vocal performance. She also showed an interest in bettering her community, with the foundation of her own non-profit group called P.R.A.I.S.E. That effort propelled her into a role as a political appointee at The White House, presiding over the President's domestic and international volunteer missions, including work with the Peace Corps, the American Red Cross, AmeriCorps, and celebrity and corporate philanthropy. She was awarded the President’s Service Award for logging more than 4,000 hours of community service.

After her time at The White House and placing as a runner up in Miss DC (USA), Jessica chose to combine her ardor for academics and the arts with her longstanding fervor for news. She took an assignment working for a foreign dignitary in NYC while also training with Fox Network News in both New York City and Los Angeles. She then worked as a reporter for stations in Montana and San Diego.

Having trained as a dancer for 23 years, practiced the art of singing, and grown up in the 'sports central' south, Jessica loves the outdoors, music, foreign films, horseback riding, the philosophy and history of great wines and cuisine, performance cars, and the science of organic and holistic nutrition.

In her down time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her Great Pyrenees Dakota.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Jennifer Barbaro

Jennifer Barbaro - Traffic Anchor/Reporter

Jennifer Barbaro is a San Antonio native and joins the News 4 San Antonio team as Traffic Anchor.

A graduate from Incarnate Word High School, Jennifer also earned her BA in Communication Arts and MBA from The University of the Incarnate Word. Jennifer started her career interning at KENS San Antonio working the weekend news as a producer and reporter before leaving her career to raise her family.

Jennifer’s passion for broadcasting never left her sights as she avidly stayed active in the community. She focused on fundraising for private schools, where her hard work and attention to details earned her the Telly award for the best in film and video production. This was the first time the award was given to a private school.

Jennifer’s work ethic caught the attention of NBA Hall of Fame and Spurs Legend George Gervin. She promoted an iconic event with all-time NBA Legends for the George “Iceman” Gervin Roast televised nationally by ESPN and major sports channels.

Jennifer is also a corporate executive member for Gabriel Investment Group and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenburg School of Optometry, as well as several community projects.

Jennifer’s first love is her husband, Dr. Salvatore Barbaro III, and her seven children, followed by helping the children of San Antonio through her many charitable involvements.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Cleto Rodriguez

Cleto Rodriguez - Reporter

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Cleto Rodriguez is living his lifelong dream of becoming an elite stand-up comedian.

Rodriguez has been performing since 1995 and has worked with comedians George Lopez, Carlos Mencia, Daniel Tosh, Wayne Brady, Brett Butler, Tim Hawkins and Bob Smiley. He has even opened for living legend B.B. King.

Rodriguez performs nationwide in comedy clubs, corporations, colleges and churches. He was chosen as the comedian for the 2008 Promise Keepers events in seven U.S. cities.

Rodriguez connects with audiences by relating everyday life experiences. Anything and everything is fair game, from marriage mishaps to the challenges of dieting. His comedy is high-energy, observational and hilarious with a brilliant Latino twist.

He has strong San Antonio roots going back to his grandfather, San Antonio native Cleto Rodriguez I, who was one of Texas first Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Rodriguez also contributes his time and talents to the community by helping raise money for disadvantaged youth and the homeless.

From clean comedian to TV personality, you can catch Rodriguez daily as the latest morning personality on FOX News First.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Kimberly Crawford

Kimberly Crawford - Host, Daytime at Nine

Kimberly Crawford is the host of San Antonio’s hippest lifestyle and entertainment show, Daytime @ 9.   The show focuses on all the great things about living in San Antonio, including festivals, music, theater and fashion.   Kimberly loves to keep viewers in the know and keep them entertained at the start of their day!

Kimberly grew up in Three Rivers, Texas, about an hour south of San Antonio.  After high school, she went on to earn her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.  Hook’em!

Before getting her start in television news, Kimberly moved to Los Angeles to pursue her love of acting.  She was cast as “Miss Maine” in Sandra Bullock’s hit movie “Miss Congeniality”.  She is also a former “Miss Corpus Christi, USA”.

Kimberly recently served as entertainment reporter for the San Antonio Spurs during live game broadcasts on Fox Sports Southwest.

As much as she loves her gig hosting on Daytime at Nine, nothing in this world brings her more joy than her family.  She is a mom of two.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Esteban Solis

Esteban Solis - Co-host, Daytime at Nine

Esteban joined the station in 2013 as a freelance correspondent, and considers the career move a huge positive change in his life.  Eventually, he made his way to the hosting chair, and now brings viewers news, entertainment and lifestyle segments every morning on Daytime at Nine.

Esteban has covered countless stories since he first came to the station, but says his very first assignment was the most memorable. He spent seven days exploring two resorts in Mexico, and got completely immersed in the stories and culture. That assignment has been hard to top.

In his free time, Esteban spends as much time as possible with his family. One of his favorite places is the family ranch in La Salle County. It is there that he enjoys his “hectic” version of R&R.  

Esteban is a San Antonio native and also spends time mentoring young people in the area.  He shares his personal story of how he overcame the obstacles in his life, in the hope that others may think about how their current choices will impact their future.  Esteban considers it a privilege to speak to at-risk youth, and welcomes the opportunity to make a difference in his community.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Alanna Sarabia

Alanna Sarabia - Co-host, Daytime at Nine

From big name stars like Rachael Ray, Carrie Underwood and Joel Osteen, to local celebs like Sebastian De La Cruz, Alanna Sarabia has shared just about every kind of story with the people of San Antoinio. She is the entertainment reporter and co-host for morning lifestyle shows, San Antonio Living and Daytime at Nine. Chances are, if there is Hollywood gossip buzzing around, Alanna has already heard it.  Leave it to this lady to give you the daily trending topics from Beliebers, to the once club-bouncing Pope Francis.

Alanna began her career in television right here in San Antonio.  She graduated from Texas State University in 2011 with a degree in Electronic Media and Communications. While in school, she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority, and Student Foundation.  She interned at WOAI her last semester of school, and impressed the staff so much that she landed her first job!  Alanna became a freelance reporter, and served as the "Fiesta Insider" during Fiesta 2011.

She may be from Dallas, but Alanna has strong ties to San Antonio. She served as Miss San Antonio 2009, promoting her platform of educating the city on the importance of being responsible pet owners, and she’s a former NBA Spurs Silver Dancer. She also held the title La Reina de La Feria de las Flores 2012 for Fiesta San Antonio and raised $25,000 to give to the Parent/Child Scholarship.

Got a story idea or a question you want to ask? Alanna would love to hear from you.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Claudia Garofalo

Claudia Garofalo - Correspondent, Daytime at Nine

Claudia is a professional singer, and radio and televsion personality. She co-hosts the energy-packed 'Miles in the Morning' morning show on Y100, and is the newest addition to the Daytime at Nine team.

With a passion for music and the entertainment industry, Claudia tapped into radio and television at the young age of 18. She served as a radio and television personality with Univision Broadcasting Group. She was best known for gracing the airwaves on The Beat 98.5 and KXTN 107.5

Claudia was cast on a national reality television show 'Nuevas Voces de America' in 2005. Hand-picked by music mogul Emilio Estefan himself, Claudia worked under Estefan Productions and Telemundo Television in Miami, Florida. Claudia also participated in American Idol, season 7, making it all the way to the Hollywood round.

Born and raised in Del Rio, Texas, in 2008, Claudia served as a journalist for the Del Rio News-Herald. She was well known for her feature stories and strong photography skills.

An active performer, Claudia is a registered songwriter and has released two professional albums under the Universal Mexico music label and MP of Miami, Florida. She has also performed the National Anthem for the San Antonio Spurs.

Claudia's biggest joy in life is her 5-year-old daughter Avah, and husband, News 4 San Antonio's Michael Garofalo. On their spare time, they enjoy outdoor sports and road trips.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Kaitlyn Munoz

Kaitlyn Munoz - Correspondent, Daytime at Nine

Kaitlyn Muñoz is a producer and correspondent for San Antonio's newest lifestyle show, Daytime at Nine, on Fox San Antonio.

Kaitlyn, a San Antonio native, began her career in the television industry at the young age of seventeen. After a visit to the CBS affiliate, Kaitlyn shadowed the staff and mentored under the Executive Producer. Upon graduation, she furthered her education with an internship at KENS.  

Kaitlyn acquired her first full-time production position upon the relaunch of Daytime at Nine on FOX San Antonio in May 2012. After a year and a half as an Associate Producer, Kaitlyn was quickly promoted and is now the youngest lifestyle producer in San Antonio.

She enjoys being behind the scenes, but her lively personality and infectious smile on air cannot be ignored.  You can catch her on camera as a correspondent and co-host on a regular basis. She loves to cover an array of “lifestyle-esque” stories, from Hollywood gossip, to events that help raise money for local nonprofit organizations.

If you ask Kaitlyn about her favorite part of the job, the answer is easy. She loves the ability to be creative and to help people get the word out about their stories.   Kaitlyn believes if the Daytime @ 9 team can spread the knowledge and inform at least one person, then she is doing her job.

In her spare time, Kaitlyn is in the kitchen cooking or baking for her friends and family. She also spends a lot of time in Zumba, CX, and body pump classes. Kaitlyn may be a “girly girl” but she will always have a special place in her heart for the San Antonio Spurs.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Grace White

Grace White - Anchor/Reporter

Grace White is an Emmy award-winning Anchor and Reporter for Fox San Antonio & News 4 San Antonio. She’s followed San Antonio doctors to Africa, reported live from the coast as hurricanes come ashore and even spent the night in the Bexar County Jail to bring viewers an inside perspective.
 
It was Grace’s series of special reports on rising immigrant deaths on the border that won her a Lone Star Emmy. The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters have also recognized her work on numerous occasions. In 2012, she traveled to the Democratic National Convention to cover San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s keynote address. Grace has also traveled to the battleground state of Iowa to interview Senator Ted Cruz.
 
Before coming to San Antonio, Grace worked for KLFY, the CBS affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana and WEAR, the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida. She also appeared as a live guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 when a gunman killed 10 people in Alabama.
 
Grace graduated from The University of Mississippi with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. During college she interned at KTRK, the ABC affiliate in Houston and at the White House. After college, she traveled to Guatemala and Singapore as a member of the White House Press Advance Team.
 
When she's not chasing stories, Grace is in the kitchen. She loves to bake and her homemade chocolate chip cookies have a way of winning over hearts. Grace also enjoys volunteering with her church and exploring San Antonio’s beautiful backyard, the Hill Country.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Mike Hernandez

Mike Hernandez - Meteorologist

Meteorologist Mike Hernandez was born and raised in San Antonio, and loves to bring viewers vital weather information right here in his hometown.

Mike graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and then decided to go into the Air Force, where he served for ten years as a weather forecaster.  Mike completed his meteorology training at Creighton University, before beginning his career in television in 1989 at KCEN-TV in central Texas.  He then returned to San Antonio at KMOL-TV (now WOAI), where he helped kick off their morning news and later the San Antonio Living Show.  

In 1999, Mike took on the role of Chief Meteorologist at KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mike and his family came back to San Antonio in 2009, when he joined the weather team at Fox San Antonio.  

Mike enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.  He also is a volunteer firefighter with the Grey Forest Fire Department.  Mike is happily married to Rose Hernandez and has four children, Michael, Phillip John, Monique and John-Michael.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Hector Ledesma

Hector Ledesma - Sports Anchor/Reporter

Hector Ledesma was born and raised in San Antonio, and is thrilled to be back home. Growing up on the west side, he is proud to say he knows what San Antonio is all about.  From the love of family and faith, to the taquerias, to the "mom and pop" mechanic shops, he believes what makes San Antonio unique can be found where he grew up.

Hector is a graduate of Central Catholic High School and of Syracuse University. While at SU, Hector not only got to cover Orange football, basketball and lacrosse, but also got the chance to study abroad in Spain - one of the best experiences of his life. He earned a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication in 2001.

The Sports Director position at KLST in San Angelo, TX followed, before he moved across the state to help launch the sports department for the new CBS affiliate in Tyler. Since joining KABB in 2005, he has covered several NFL and NBA playoff runs, including co-anchoring the live broadcast of the Spurs arrival following their championship in 2007. Hector's extensive work goes beyond Max Sports. In fact, on different occasions, he has appeared on both Fox San Antonio and sister station, CW 35, on the same day, anchoring Max Sports while also working for Thursday Night Lights or Max Spurs Live. He also co-anchors and produces "High School to the Max" on Friday nights at 10:00 during the high school football season, taking viewers inside fascinating and unique stories within our community.  Hector was awarded First Place for Best Television Sports Story two years in a row (2012-2013 and 2011-2012) by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He had previously been honored by the TAPB, and in 2007 he won a Lone Star Award for Best TV Sports Feature from the Houston Press Club.

In his personal life, Hector loves spending time with his wife Vanessa and daughter, Mia Isabella. As an only child, he is also very close to his parents, whom he considers his heroes. Away from work, Hector founded the Syracuse Alumni in San Antonio organization and serves as an alumni representative for SU. He also works to raise scholarship money so that boys from all over the area may be able to attend Central Catholic.  Among other things, he is on the Nursing Advisory Council for the UT Health Science Center, volunteers for the non-profit organization Advance, and is happy to talk to students in all parts of town about the importance and value of education.  Hector loves to meet new people, so when you see him around, please say hello.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Robert Luna

Robert Luna - Meteorologist

Robert Luna joined the Fox San Antonio Weather Team in 1999.  He spent his previous 9 years working for the National Weather Service as a weather forecaster and occasionally chasing tornadoes in the Southern Plains.

Robert grew up in Del Rio, Texas where storms tended to be severe and produce flash flooding. This is what he credits his life-long fascination to weather. Luna graduated with a degree in Meteorology from Texas A&M University in 1989. He also holds a certification to teach math at the secondary level and is currently a math teacher at Health Careers High School. He is also the Head Tennis Coach at Health Careers.

He is married to Yvonne and they have a son named Robert and two daughters, Rylee and Risa. Robert spends much of his time with his family but is also an avid runner, tennis player and loves playing golf.
 
If you see Robert out and about ask for a personal weather forecast and tell him your best weather story.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Ashlei King

Ashlei King - Reporter

It has been Ashlei King’s lifelong dream to report in her hometown of San Antonio, so you can only imagine how excited she was when she got the call to pack her bags and come home.

Ashlei was born in Italy and lived a large portion of her childhood in Germany. She moved to Schertz when she was eight and is a Samuel Clemens High School graduate.

Ashlei earned her bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During her freshman year at UT, she was a member of the co-ed cheerleading squad. She cheered for the Texas Longhorns football team and men’s basketball team. She also ran hurdles for two years on the UT Track & Field team.

Ashlei kicked off her career in Austin, where she served as the CBS-affiliate’s UT Reporter. She was also the Assistant News Director for Texas Student Television’s KVR News.

After graduation, she worked for KTXS in Abilene. During her time in Abilene, she won a Texas Associated Press Award for deadline editing.

Before returning to the Alamo City, Ashlei spent two years in Tulsa, Oklahoma working for the CBS-affiliate. While in Tulsa, she covered a variety of stories from tornadoes to devastating wildfires that torched hundreds of homes. Her most memorable moment was when she did a live interview on CNN with Don Lemon about a racially motivated shooting spree in Tulsa.

During Ashlei’s spare time, you can find her hanging out with her family, eating at hole in the wall restaurants and then working off the calories at the gym. If you see her out and about, don’t hesitate to say hello and if you have any story ideas, send them her way.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Erin Nichols

Erin Nichols - Reporter

Erin Nichols was born and raised in San Antonio, and she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to report in her home town.   

Erin joined the Fox San Antonio news team in 2013. Before that, Erin was honing her skills as an anchor, producer and reporter in Beaumont, Texas.

Erin attended Providence High School and then the University of the Incarnate Word, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, with a concentration in journalism and international studies.    During her college courses, Erin interned at Fox San Antonio, and made such an impression the station decided to make her an offer.  She was hired as freelance on-air talent and served as the “band cam” reporter for Thursday Night Lights.   She was also the host of the Weekend Movie Spotlight.

Erin also interned at FOX 5 in Washington, D.C., as part of the Fund for American Studies.  She attended the Institute on Political Journalism and studied economics and media ethics at Georgetown University.

After graduating from UIW, Erin went on to work at Fox 4 KBTV in Beaumont, Texas as the weekend anchor, producer, and a reporter. While in Beaumont, she was honored by the Texas Medical Association for bringing awareness to ovarian cancer.  She was also recognized by the Southeast Texas Press Club for her investigative and feature work.

Erin is a Texas girl at heart and loves her San Antonio Spurs.  However, when it comes to football, she's a New Orleans Saints fan.  (Who dat?!) She loves movies, old and new, and enjoys playing the piano in her spare time.

Erin is always looking for story ideas! If you have a story or a concern, please send her an email.

 

 


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Kevin Cuenca

Kevin Cuenca - Sports Reporter

Kevin Cuenca joined Fox San Antonio as a sports reporter in 2012, but sports have taken center stage in his life for a lot longer than that.

Kevin’s love for sports was kicked off in childhood, when he played basketball with his older brother, and delivered play by play broadcasts of video games on Super Nintendo.  As a pre-schooler, he loved to watch the San Diego Padres, and hear announcer Jerry Coleman describe the action.

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University, and then honed his skills with stints in California’s Bay Area, then College Station, Texas.

25 years later, Kevin is holding one Emmy and has been nominated for another. He loves the variety his job offers, and the time spent out in the community.  He covers anything from Spurs games to high school football.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys lifting weights, playing basketball and learning Spanish.

If you have any story ideas or questions for Kevin, or want him to speak to a group of students at your school, click the little mail icon right below this.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - JT Street

JT Street - Reporter

JT Street is host of “Street’s Corner” and KABB's first video journalist, which means wherever he goes, his camera goes with him. Whether he's hovering over Canyon Lake on a Flyboard, bumping around in a C-130 through the eye of Hurricane Alex, or burning his tongue on the latest deep-fried dessert at the Texas Folklife Festival, JT loves sharing his adventures with an audience.

A native Texan who grew up in Houston and graduated from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, JT began his broadcasting career in the early 2000s as a radio reporter. His first station was AM 1420 KGNB in New Braunfels, where he became known as "the man on the street" and was the unwitting victim of many subsequent vehicular puns. From there, he moved to San Antonio and joined Newstalk 550 KTSA, where he fell in love with San Antonio's history, fiestas and food. A few years later, he joined the KABB news team, working behind the scenes on the "Fox News First" morning show before moving in front of the camera in 2008.

When he's not on the clock, JT can be found toobing [sic] the Comal River in New Braunfels (an incurable addiction from his KGNB days), grilling something delicious in the backyard, or hanging out somewhere sunny with his two hilarious dogs; a black-and-white Dalmatian named "Pink," and a Pembroke Corgi named Studz McCorgi.

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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Robert Price

Robert Price - Reporter

Robert Price has been a member of the Fox San Antonio news team since March 2011 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor on Fox News at 9. He also reports for News 4 San Antonio.

Robert is a San Antonio native and a graduate of TMI, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and co-editor of the yearbook. After high school, Robert headed west to the University of Southern California as a National Merit Scholar, where he earned his B.A. (cum laude) as a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. While in college, Robert interned at KABC in Los Angeles and KSAT in San Antonio. He also spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Robert began his career in America’s “heartland” as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KHAS-TV, the NBC affiliate for central Nebraska. While there, Robert received awards from the Nebraska Associated Press and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.

He then moved one state over to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to work for the Sinclair sister-stations KGAN CBS 2 and KFXA FOX 28. In Cedar Rapids he served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor, and even did an eight-week stint as the sports anchor. He made the intra-company move to Fox San Antonio as soon as an opening presented itself to be back home and close to family and friends (and non-subzero temperatures), and for this (among many other reasons) he is grateful to be a part of the Sinclair Broadcasting family.

In San Antonio, Robert can be seen covering all sorts of stories around town and the region, from breaking news to crime to city politics to personal interest features. In 2013, he received an award for spot news coverage from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

When he’s not out reporting, Robert likes to absorb pop culture, exercise his brain with trivia competitions and spend time with his family. He also fanatically roots for his Spurs, Cowboys, Rangers and Trojans.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Sylvia Rincon

Sylvia Rincon - Anchor/Reporter

Sylvia Rincon can’t believe how much the news industry has changed since her broadcast career began nearly two decades ago.

Sylvia was born and raised in San Antonio, where she attended Highlands High School (go Owls!) and the University of the Incarnate Word. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Pre Law and was a Fellow at the Washington Center in D.C.

Sylvia began her broadcast career in radio, and then made the jump to television. She’s covered natural disasters, including hurricanes Rita, Ike and Katrina, and historical events including President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration. She loves covering breaking news and state politics, but the stories she finds the most memorable are about the people of San Antonio.   “This job is truly a dream come true,” says Sylvia. “I am honored to have such a great career.”

Sylvia is an advocate of epilepsy awareness, child abuse prevention and health education. She is an AP award winner and has been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy.

When she’s not chasing down a story, Sylvia loves to spend time with family and friends. She has an army of loved ones, including her parents, who still live on the southeast side of San Antonio, where she grew up. She shares her life with her four dogs and her best friend Dave. She loves to travel and collect pictures and postcards from her journeys. Sylvia says she puts her relationship with God above all else, and her ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in the world with her reporting.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Yami Virgin

Yami Virgin - Anchor/Reporter

Yami Virgin may not have been born in Texas, but she considers herself a transplanted San Antonian. Yami can regularly be seen knocking on doors, making calls and digging for the truth in her job as an investigative reporter for Fox San Antonio.

Yami was born in Panama City, Panama, and is proud to call herself an Army brat.  She says it was that upbringing that taught her to accept others, and sparked the desire to find out more about people around her.  

She got her start in broadcasting while taking classes at San Antonio College, after a program director at a local radio station heard her on the air. From there, Yami went on to UTSA where she majored in Political Science and minored in Communications. She worked on several political campaigns after graduation, but eventually the pull back to the news industry was too strong.  She took a job with a local Telemundo station and began earning a reputation as a solid news reporter and producer.

In 2000, a family decision moved Yami to the land of the frozen tundra, “brats” and the Green  Bay Packers. While in Milwaukee she reported for the CBS station and anchored and produced the news at Telemundo.

Yami holds 13 Associated Press awards, but she is quick to remind everyone that all were the result of a team effort.

When she’s not at work, Yami enjoys traveling. 


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper - Reporter

Gary was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas and has watched San Antonio news while growing up in the southwest Texas border town.

Ill admit, when I started I wanted to be the guy on teevee, says Cooper.

After studying Political Science and Journalism at Texas State in San Marcos, Cooper soon found himself working behind the scenes at the CBS affiliate in San Antonio (KENS).

From there, Cooper landed his first on-air position in Shreveport, Louisiana with KTBS 3.

"It was while I was in Shreveport were I fell in love with shooting and telling the best story I could. The craft is so much more engaging than sitting in a cold studio. There was a lot of paying dues, but it was an experience I will never forget," adds Cooper.

After 13 months in northwest Louisiana. The management at KENS at the time offered Cooper a chance to come home.

Now, Cooper is with Fox San Antonio

Still unreal to be doing what I want to do in one of the best places to live in: home.

Cooper says he enjoys a good cup of coffee and discussing a good story.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Melissa Vega

Melissa Vega - Reporter

Melissa says it's a dream come true to be back home reporting the news in her own community. She grew up in Seguin and graduated from Seguin High School. Melissa was bitten by the journalism bug in high school and the rest is history.

Melissa went on to study journalism at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She's a proud graduate of the Dan Rather School of Communications.

Melissa began her career in Corpus Christi working for KZTV-TV. There she worked as a reporter and was later promoted to main anchor. Melissa also worked as an main anchor for KGBT-TV in the Rio Grande Valley. Melissa's career also took a leap outside the Lone Star State. She worked at KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she focused on consumer and investigative reporting.

She is thrilled to be back at home and close to family and friends.

"There's no place I'd rather be," says Melissa.

Melissa is happy to donate her time to charity causes in the community. She's a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

When she's not chasing stories, Melissa is spending time with her husband Robert and their three rescue dogs.

Melissa is always looking for a great story to tell. So if you have an idea, she'd love to hear from you.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Jozannah Quintanilla

Jozannah Quintanilla - Reporter

Jozannah Quintanilla is a 13 year veteran of television broadcasting. After anchoring and reporting from South to Central Texas she is proud to call San Antonio home. You may recognize Jozannah because she has been reporting in the market for the last 5 years.

"I'm so proud to be part of such a credible and highly respected news team," said Jozannah. "I'm thrilled to be reporting for the San Antonio community on the 5, 6 and 6:30 newscasts."

A native Texan, Jozannah was born and raised in the small town of Kingsville just south of Corpus Christi.  

"I grew up watching the news with my dad, and every time a reporter would be live with big news he would tell me that's going to be you one day. I never doubted I would do just that. I was born to perform for an audience and started acting in major theatre productions at the university at the age of 12. "

Everyone told me it was going to be a tough business It reality hit when I was first sent to cover violence across the border. I knew it was the job for me when I began doing stories that were making a difference in peoples lives, Jozannah replied.

Jozannah was one of the first reporters on the scene of the South Padre Island Bridge Collapse just before 9/11. When she anchored and reported in the Waco-Killeen-Temple market she was one of the first to report on the Fort Hood deployments at the start of the war on terrorism.

 Ill never forget the men and women who left their families behind to go to war and will always do my best in reporting the stories on our military heroes, Jozannah expressed.

Jozannah anchored and reported in Corpus Christi for several years and then moved to San Antonio as a news reporter.

"I knew immediately San Antonio would be my permanent home because of all the wonderful people," Jozannah said.

Among her most memorable stories, Jozannah will never forget her interview with Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton. She remembers the excitement from covering President George H.W. Bush's visit to Crawford. But perhaps the time she felt 100% pure adrenaline was being in the middle of Hurricane Ike.

Jozannah is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she earned her degree in Communications/Radio/TV.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Lauren Lea

Lauren Lea - Reporter

Lauren Lea is an Emmy Award-winning general assignment reporter for News 4 San Antonio and Fox San Antonio. She joined the team in June 2010 and she is ecstatic to be back home in Texas.

Lauren has covered wildfires, floods, ice storms and even a hurricane, but she enjoys meeting the people of San Antonio and telling their stories the most. She loves being a "storyteller," but you'll also find her covering breaking news throughout the city and the surrounding area. Her stories have resulted in policy changes in both a local school district and a hospital system.

Lauren grew up watching the news and she loves working alongside some of the same people she watched while she was still in school. She is a Boerne High School graduate and she majored in broadcast journalism at the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Lauren is a proud Horned Frog!

Her first reporting job was in Wichita Falls, Texas and her next stop was in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lauren has been honored with Houston Press Club Lone Star awards and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters award in 2014.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Hill Country, spending time with her family and trying new restaurants. She and her husband are the proud parents of two dogs, Porkchop and Squeaker.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Kristina De Leon

Kristina De Leon - Reporter

A true South Texas native, Kristina De Leon was born in San Antonio. After graduating from MacArthur High School, she double majored in Psychology and Sociology from the University Of The Incarnate Word.
 
Kristina began her on air career in Laredo at KVTV. She spent nearly three years as the weekend, then noon show anchor. There, she covered the drug cartel, immigration issues and often reported from across the border.
 
Kristina spent nearly five years as the morning show anchor/reporter for KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas. During that period, she stood on the front lines of three major hurricanes.
 
Before moving back home to San Antonio, Kristina spent a year in the Valley at KGBT-TV as a reporter, producer, and anchor.

The Emmy-nominated morning reporter was honored by the San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sheriffs Office with merit awards. She was also recognized by the SA Crime Coalition and is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.

Kristina was also a featured alumni in the University of the Incarnate Word's campaign.

When her ailing mother was in need, Kristina donated a kidney. The procedures were documented as a feature series on News 4 San Antonio.

Currently, Kristina is enrolled in grad school, earning a Masters degree in Communications from the University of the Incarnate Word.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Emily Baucum

Emily Baucum - Reporter

Emily Baucum is an EMMY Award-winning journalist who joined our sister station News 4 in March 2012. She was born and raised in San Antonio. You'll find her reporting on the biggest stories impacting our area, from the immigration crisis on the border to the Spurs championship run in Miami.

Emily's also reported for TV stations in Tulsa, OK; Springfield, MO; and Lansing, MI. Her career started behind the camera as a freelance field producer at CNN's Chicago bureau.

She graduated high school from Keystone School in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood. Emily then attended Northwestern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, with a second major in political science.

Emily thrives on telling your stories. She considers herself always "on the clock" to help you make a difference in the community - so whether you see her on the job, wandering our local museums or cheering for the Spurs, Emily hopes you'll stop and say hello.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Randy Escamilla

Randy Escamilla - Reporter

Randy Escamilla is one of San Antonio's best known and credible veteran journalists. His enthusiasm for journalism began at a young age and hes been involved with the profession since graduation from high school.

Randy is known for advocating on behalf of viewers and communities facing challenges. Randy gets results for our viewers and is sometimes forced to confront public officials in scandalous situations.

Meeting new people every day is one of the perks of the job he relishes.

Prior to coming to News 4 San Antonio in 1992, Randy was the weekend anchor at KVIA-TV; the ABC affiliate in El Paso.

He is one of the nations few working journalists who also holds the Accreditation in Public Relations credential administered through the Universal Accreditation Board and the Public Relations Society of America.

His most notable jobs in public relations were with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and with the Communities Putting Prevention to Work program that focused on the nations anti-obesity initiative.  His work has taken him to Mexico, England, France, Zambia, and Peru.

Randy holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

When hes not at work, Randy enjoys working out and traveling the world.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Kristine Frazao

Kristine Frazao - Reporter

Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award-winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience.  As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine
delivers the top political stories of the day, along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.

Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America.  She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections, both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years.  During her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD).  It was there that she received an Emmy for her coverage of the wildfires of 2007.

Kristine got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, Georgia at WJCL/WTGS, where she served as the political reporter, covering local government leaders.  She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab, Chomsky.



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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Sheila  Gray

Sheila Gray - Special Correspondent

Special Correspondent Sheila Gray reports on issues affecting women and families in Sinclair Broadcast Groups Family 411 reports.

Sheila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and studied at the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She began her career in Charleston, West Virginia, eventually being named the 6 & 11 p.m. anchor at WSAZ-TV.  She was recognized by the West Virginia Associated Press for her reporting.

Sheila’s next stop was in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she co-hosted the Fox 19 Morning News. She is happy that her alarm is no longer sounding at 2:30 a.m., and is looking forward to this new chapter in her career, and a new broadcasting family with Sinclair.
 
Sheila and her husband Ric are the parents of four children, Kasey, Kari, Katie, and Kari.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Kai  Jackson

Kai Jackson - Special Correspondent

Kai Jackson is a veteran journalist with more than 27 years of experience covering local, national and international news as well as stories for affiliate and network television news.
He's currently a national correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group. Previously he was an anchor and reporter for 20 years at WJZ-TV in Baltimore.
He's covered some of the biggest stories of our day including the September 11th attack on America.

Jackson is the co-founder of a film company called DocYourmentary dedicated to telling unusual and untold stories of people and history.

He's a member of several professional organizations including;
The Society of Professional Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists
The International Documentary Association
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Kai received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from South Carolina State College. He received a Masters Degree in Film from American University.
Kai is an avid gardener and reader and practices Shotokan Karate. He and his wife live in Maryland with their two daughters.




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