KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Michael Valdes

Michael Valdes - Anchor

Originally from Del Rio, Texas, Michael Valdes has called San Antonio home since 1987. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and received a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy. He also received an Associates degree in Radio-TV-Film from San Antonio College.

After interning at both KSAT-TV and KMOL-TV (now WOAI) in San Antonio, Valdes got his first on-air position at KMID-TV, the ABC affiliate in Midland, Texas in the fall of 1994. He was there for four months before getting a chance to return to the Alamo City.

Valdes is one of the original members on the FOX News at Nine team that made its debut in March of 1995. Hired as a reporter, Valdes was named the weekend anchor six months later. He was then promoted to weekday anchor in March of 2000.

Michael spends most of his off time with his wife Laura, and two young sons, Isaiah and Elias. He also owns a small business and remains a life-long fan of the Cowboys, Longhorns, and Spurs.


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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 serves as the Fox News First Traffic Anchor. An explorer by nature, her sense of direction has been the essence of getting her to her destinations. After growing up in Hoover/Birmingham, Alabama and graduating cum laude in political science with an emphasis in Spanish, dance, and vocal performance from Birmingham Southern College, Jessica served as a political appointee for a year and a half 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. It was founding and chairing her own non-profit at 18-years-old, P.R.A.I.S.E., Inc.(Promoting Responsibility, Awareness, Integrity, Service, and Education), which impelled her into that role after passing first ever character education legislation in the Alabama State House, HB 673, and subsequently, for the first time ever, passing character education funding in the Alabama State Budget with the help of state law makers. For her service, she was awarded the President of the United State's Service Award for over 4,000 hours of community service. Governor Bob Riley of Alabama wrote a resolution acknowledging her service to Alabama, and the City of Center Point in Birmingham, Alabama named May 21 "Jessica Headley Day" in recognition of her work with the local schools. With her non-profit and the Miss Alabama Program (MAO), where she placed as 3rd Runner-Up and as a preliminary winner, she spoke with more than 150 corporations and community organizations while also emceeing and performing at events.

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 began working for a foreign dignitary in NYC while also training with Fox Network News for close to a year in both New York City and Los Angeles. She then served as a live general assignment reporter for NBC Montana while also filming and editing and then moving to Los Angeles to cover an investigative piece while getting published on The Huffington Post and serving as a live general assignment reporter with KUSI in 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 as it changed her life.

While greatly treasuring family, friends, and her Great Pyrenees dog Dakota, she has an affinity for understanding the various cultures, religions, and politics throughout San Antonio, the state, nation, and world. If you ever want to invite Jessica on an adventure be it a speedway, your community, or to jump out of a plane, do so as she may beat you to it or do a feature report on it!


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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 married and has two precious children.


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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'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 @ 9, 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 - Ted Garcia

Ted Garcia - Anchor

Ted Garcia considers San Antonio his second home. After leaving the Alamo City in the mid-90s, Ted returned to join the Fox San Antonio news team in August 2010.

Ted grew up in Southern California. After becoming a news anchor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, he decided to make a career out of telling stories with a microphone and a camera. Ted’s first job was at KSWO-TV in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he interviewed soon-to-be first lady, Hillary Clinton, in a small airplane hangar in Wichita Falls, Texas. After that, it was off to south Texas -- the Rio Grande Valley to be exact. Ted was a weekend anchor for KRGV-TV and after a short time was promoted to 5pm anchor.

Ted’s next job was here in San Antonio at KSAT-TV, where he was a reporter, weekend anchor and finally morning and noon anchor. While there, Ted hosted a number of special events and became very involved in the community, even becoming an alumnus of Leadership San Antonio.

Heading back to the West Coast, Ted took a reporter position at KFMB in San Diego, and then spent 9 years as a reporter/anchor at KTLA in Los Angeles. While there, he covered fires, floods, earthquakes, police pursuits and, of course, TV and movie stars (especially when they misbehaved!). Along the way, Ted won an Emmy and three Golden Mic awards.

In his spare time, Ted likes to play tennis, read, go to movies and explore all that San Antonio has to offer.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Grace White

Grace White - Anchor/Reporter

Grace came to San Antonio from WEAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida.  She was the first reporter on the scene when Byrd & Melanie Billings, the parents of 17 children, many with special needs, were gunned down in their home. Grace also reported live for CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 when a man went on a shooting spree in South Alabama killing 10 people.  Before she left Florida, Grace had the honor of flying with the U.S. Navy Blue Angel's C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert.

Grace got her start in television in Lafayette, LA. There she enjoyed all things Cajun and Creole! At KLFY-TV, she reported live from the coast as Hurricane Humberto came ashore. Grace also had the chance to interview former President Bill Clinton during the 2008 Presidential Campaign and Governor Bobby Jindal on his state-wide ethics reform. Her stay in Louisiana was complete with her first real Mardi Gras. Grace rolled through the streets of Acadiana tossing beads and reporting on all the festivities.

Grace graduated from The University of Mississippi with a degree in Journalism. During college she interned at KTRK-TV in Houston and at The White House. After college, she traveled internationally with the White House Advance team coordinating movements for the White House Press Corps.

Grace is thrilled to be back in Texas! She considers it a privilege to bring San Antonians stories that will help them make better decisions for their lives. When she's not chasing stories, she's enjoying her favorite food (Tex-Mex, of course) and exploring the Hill Country. If you have a story idea, she'd love to hear it.




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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 is the weekend meteorologist for Fox San Antonio.

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 - 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.




KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Cynthia Lee

Cynthia Lee - Anchor

Cynthia Lee is the Weekday Anchor for KABB-TV. She has been with Sinclair Broadcast Group a collective 12 years and has been honored with more than a dozen communication related awards.

Cynthia is the owner of Caruso Media, a full-service multimedia company.

She also owns Videocast Now (a real estate video production company), is an award winning and nationally recognized licensed Realtor for Keller Williams Realty, and appears on HGTV’s “House Hunters” and “Bang For Your Buck.”

Other television experience includes feature reporting for two seasons for the San Antonio Spurs on Fox Sports Southwest.

Cynthia published and co-authored the book, Lizzie Beautiful, which has been featured nationally on shows including the Today Show, Inside Edition, the Dr. Drew Show as well as internationally.

Cynthia was featured as a motivational children's show host on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010.

She is also a member of the prestigious organization, Leadership San Antonio.


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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 - Christina Coleman

Christina Coleman - Reporter

Christina Coleman joined the on-air team of Fox San Antonio in 2010, and is beyond thrilled to return to the city she calls home.

Christina graduated from Judson High School in 2002, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University.  During her senior year of college, she interned at KXAN in Austin and KRIV in Houston during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  That experience confirmed her desire to make a difference in people’s lives through television news.  
 
Christina went on to serve as a reporter and anchor at KIMO in Anchorage, Alaska, where she conducted a memorable interview with then-governor Sara Palin.  From there she moved to KCEN in Waco, Texas, where she was one of the first to report live on the Fort Hood shooting, and was again reminded of the critical role journalists play in times of crisis.  

Christina is grateful to have returned to San Antonio, and to be surrounded by friends and family.  In her spare time she loves to cook, exercise and spend time with her loved ones.


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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 - Jennifer Saucedo

Jennifer Saucedo - Reporter

Jennifer was only four years old, living in her native Brownsville, Texas, when she first got bitten by the reporter bug while watching the news with her mom. Her mother says Jennifer pointed to the anchors and said, "That's what I want to do!" She moved to San Antonio when she was nine. Jennifer's passion for journalism began her freshman year at Holmes High School, where she was a sports writer and co-editor for the school newspaper. During her junior year, she was one of 16 San Antonio students selected to be part of the "Urban Journalism Workshop", a journalism "boot camp" for high school students. Jennifer's story was featured in the San Antonio Express News.

Jennifer later attended San Antonio College and Texas State University, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Criminal Justice. While interning in the state capital of Austin, she covered the funeral of former Texas Governor Ann Richards. Jennifer first broke into the television business at KTXS in Abilene, where she was the crime and courts reporter. One of her most memorable stories was interviewing a man in jail accused of killing a police officer. During the interview, he confessed and asked the officer’s wife and 3-year-old daughter for forgiveness. In West Texas, Jennifer also covered the raid of the polygamist compound in El Dorado.

Jennifer joined Fox San Antonio in November 2008. During the week, you can catch Jennifer reporting, working the assignment desk and writing for Fox News at Nine. When Jennifer is not at work, she loves to spend time with her beautiful daughter Idaly and husband, Roberto. She has two wonderful parents and two brothers, one who serves in the Army. If you see Jennifer out and about, please say hello.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - JT Street

JT Street - Reporter

JT Street is KABB's first video journalist, which means wherever he goes, his camera goes with him. Whether he's reviewing the week's new movie releases with his Preview Review segment, 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 (and more than a few pounds lighter), 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), brushing up on his "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" skills, grilling something delicious in the backyard, or hanging out somewhere sunny with his girlfriend and their two hilarious dogs, a black-and-white Dalmatian named "Pink" and a Pembroke Corgi named Studz McCorgi.

If you have an adventurous story idea for JT or just want to argue with him about the finer points of the latest "Twilight" sequel, email him.

...And when you're going to the movies, don't miss the previews!


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Robert Price

Robert Price - Reporter

Robert Price joined the Fox San Antonio news team in March 2011 as a general assignment reporter.  The San Antonio native is thrilled to return home and be close to family and friends.

After graduating high school from TMI, Robert headed west and earned degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from the University of Southern California.  (The USC/Texas 2006 National Championship game is still a sore subject for him.)

He broke into the news business in America's "heartland" as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KHAS-TV, the NBC affiliate for central Nebraska. While there, he received awards from the Nebraska Associated Press and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.

He then moved one state over to Iowa, working for the CBS and FOX affiliates in Cedar Rapids. His arrival coincided with the massive flooding of 2008 that devastated several communities, and much of his news coverage there focused on the struggles to rebuild, which continue to this day.

A huge fan of warm weather (and non-fan of subzero temperatures), Robert is thrilled to return to the 70/80/90-degree temperatures of San Antonio. He hopes to keep his extensive collection of winter clothes in storage for the foreseeable future.

When he’s not out reporting, Robert likes to absorb pop culture by reading magazines and watching movies and television.  And of course, he faithfully and fanatically roots for his Spurs, Rangers, Cowboys, and Trojans.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Sylvia Rincon

Sylvia Rincon - Anchor/Reporter

Sylvia Rincon was born and raised in San Antonio. Graduated from Highlands High and the University of the Incarnate Word.

She started working as a news radio reporter at KTSA. In 1999 she got a gig in Austin at KLBJ newsradio for the morning show where she also anchored. Started in television at KEYE in Austin on the assignments desk and as a writer before getting a break with ABC 15 in Phoenix. For two and a half years she worked there as a producer, reporter and morning show fill in anchor. Came back home August 2002 to work at KABB with my fellow news hounds.

I love this city and I am a die-hard for the first amendment.

In 2000 won a Texas AP award in Austin 2001 nominated for Rocky Mountain Emmy.


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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 - 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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