KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Ryan Wolf

Ryan Wolf - Anchor

Ryan Wolf joined the Fox San Antonio news team in 2015, and anchors Fox News at Nine alongside Elisa Amigo.

Before moving to San Antonio, Ryan carried a leadership role at Action 4 News in the Rio Grande Valley where he anchored the 6 and 10pm newscasts. He also enjoyed his time in the field as a senior reporter and one of the most respected journalists in the area. Viewers most recognized Ryan for his two franchise pieces, “Streets of Speed” and “Food 4 Thought.”

Ryan has received accolades from inside and out of the broadcast industry. He’s picked up a Texas Associated Press Award for “Best Spot News Coverage” and two awards for storytelling from the Louisiana Associated Press. The Weslaco Police Department honored him with their prestigious “Media Award” as reporter of the year. Valley viewers took notice as well, and Ryan was named “Best TV Personality” in a local newspaper poll.

Before becoming a television news anchor, Ryan was in the news after winning $100,000 as a finalist in the Fox hit television reality show "Boot Camp."

Ryan was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude from Temple University.

When not breaking news stories, you'll find Ryan volunteering his time in the community or working out in the gym.


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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.

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. Zuniga also served as the play-by-play announcer during live high school football telecasts of Church’s Chicken Thursday Night Lights on CW 35.

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 - Jessica Headley

Jessica Headley - Anchor

Jessica Headley’s love for news and exploration makes her the perfect person to serve as the Fox News First co-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 - 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 - Claudia Garofalo

Claudia Garofalo - Traffic Anchor/Reporter

Claudia Garofalo helps viewers through their daily commute as the traffic reporter each weekday on Fox News First.

Claudia is a professional singer, and radio and television personality. 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 - Kristyn Leon

Kristyn Leon - Anchor/Reporter

Kristyn Leon co-anchors Fox News at Nine’s weekend edition.

Kristyn is truly blessed for the gifts God has given her in life. Born into a beautiful family of seven and raised in the city of Long Beach, Calif.

She learned at a young age that with hard work, dedication and perseverance, anything is possible. She's always been interested and intrigued with news media, particularly hard news and breaking news stories. As a child, Kristyn knew that she wanted to be a reporter after watching Katie Couric and Matt Lauer on the Today Show.

She graduated from California State University - Long Beach in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications. Following graduation, Kristyn worked for a PBS News affiliate in southern Illinois as their evening anchor and producer. She then moved on to FOX21 News in Colorado as a reporter. She hopes to one day fulfill her dream to become a national investigative reporter.

During her spare time, Kristyn enjoys watching I Love Lucy re-runs, salsa dancing to Latin beats and rhythms, and traveling to new places to soak up some "cultural color!" She thanks her family and close friends for their unconditional love and continuous support and wouldn't be who she is today without them.

"Nothing is impossible, the world itself says I'm possible" -Audrey Hepburn


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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 - Robert Price

Robert Price - Anchor/Reporter

Robert Price joined the Fox San Antonio news team in March 2011 as a reporter, and now co-anchors Fox News at Nine’s weekend edition.  The San Antonio native is thrilled to work in the city he knows so well and be close to family and friends.
 
Robert is a graduate of TMI.  After high school, he 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 did 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 general assignment reporter and weekend anchor.
 
In San Antonio, Robert can be seen covering all sorts of stories around 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 - Andrew Lofholm

Andrew Lofholm - Reporter

Andrew comes to San Antonio after working for three years in Casper, Wyoming. He is a three-time Wyoming Association of Broadcasters award winner. While the Cowboy state taught him a lot, he is glad to be out of the bitter cold and wind.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, graduating in 2011 with a BA in Communications. He went to OU in part to play baseball and in part to go to a different part of the country.

During his time at OU, he played baseball all four years at the NCAA level, playing mostly catcher and outfield. He owns the career hit by pitch record at 34.

He knew he wanted to get into broadcasting ever since he saw the movie "Good Morning Vietnam" and grew affection for Robin Williams' ability to connect with his listeners. He interned at KTVU in the Bay Area during the Summer of 2010 and WSB-TV in Atlanta during the Fall of 2010. He also was the voice of OU's men's soccer team all four years.

Andrew feels broadcasting is a way to change people's lives for the better by keeping them informed on topical stories. His favorite part about broadcasting is getting to do something different every day and meeting new people.

Andrew is an Eagle Scout, earning the award in 2007. When he's not reporting you can find him watching the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors (sorry!) and Raiders.

You can email Andrew anytime about something going on in your community as well as comments, concerns, and criticism. He would love to hear from you. awlofholm@sbgtv.com


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Ashley Sutton

Ashley Sutton - Reporter

Since joining the team as a producer in 2009, Ashley Sutton has taken the step from behind the camera as the social media reporter.

Ashley developed and produced the News 4 SA 6:30pm broadcast for its launch in 2011, earning her first of two Emmy nominations, and was most recently the special projects producer, managing investigations and field producing stories that took her to a wide range of locations including death row, Washington D.C. and the home of a faith healer.

No one can predict what news will break, and when the attacks on 9/11 happened just a month into her freshman year at TCU, Ashley decided to supplement her journalism education with an Art History degree in order to learn about the world’s cultures, religions, politics and philosophies as preparation for the great range of topics covered in news. She continues that education now in the form of travel to everywhere from Budapest, Hungary to China to the great cities of the U.S.

When Ashley isn’t plotting her next travel adventure, she’s spending time with family and friends,  brushing up on pop culture, Grouponing/Living Socializing her way to fitness, or trying to perfect her Grandma’s chicken and dumplings – all typically done while singing and dancing.


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KABB Fox San Antonio :: News Team - Darian Trotter

Darian Trotter - Anchor/Reporter

Darian Trotter is an experienced, award-winning journalist. He enjoys the craft of storytelling and prefers covering issues and untold stories that make a difference in the lives of viewers. He welcomes your story ideas!

Darian is no stranger to beating the streets in hot, humid weather. Before moving to San Antonio he spent 4.5 years as an evening general assignment news reporter at WGNO in New Orleans. In fact, Darian prefers a more tropical climate.

"After long winters in both Chicago and Detroit, I embrace warmer weather," he says.

Darian experience in news includes reporting in New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and his native Nashville. But he welcomes the move to San Antonio.

"I'm looking forward to the city's rich culture in arts and entertainment, as well as its authentic cuisine,” explains Darian.

In his free-time, Darian is an avid bodybuilder who has mastered diet and exercise as a way of life.

“I find peace in my workouts,” says Darian. “They not only strengthen my body, but also help replenish my mind and soul."

Darian enjoys mentoring youth and working with student interns.

"I try to give interns a true inside look at television news, just as my mentors gave me.”


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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 - 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 - 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 - Darlene Dorsey

Darlene Dorsey - Reporter

Darlene Dorsey joined Fox San Antonio in 2014, but she was already a familiar face to many viewers.  Darlene reported for News 4 San Antonio a few years back, and freelanced for Fox San Antonio in 2005.  Prior to that, she served as a general assignment reporter at WDJT-TV in Milwaukee.  

Darlene got her degree in Journalism from Texas Southern University, and has spent most of her career covering education and politics.  She received the Texas Education Agency School Bell Award for coverage of Beaumont ISD.   She loves to report stories that help someone find their way after a life-altering event.

Darlene is an artist and a painter, and loves to exercise.  She enjoys biographies and music, but can’t sit still long enough to watch most movies.   She spends her free time with her husband, two children and three dogs.  Her children often ask, “Do you have talk to everybody?” That’s all the evidence you need to know that Darlene loves a good story, and believes everyone should have the chance to tell theirs.


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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 - 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 - Jocelyn Tovar

Jocelyn Tovar - Multi-media journalist

Jocelyn Tovar is excited to be covering news in her hometown. In fact she’s such an authentic San Antonian her parent’s first date was at a San Antonio Spurs game! After graduating from John Marshall high school Jocelyn left San Antonio for Austin. She graduated from The University of Texas with a Print Journalism and Film undergraduate degree.

At U.T, Jocelyn was a film critic for the newspaper The Daily Texan, and got her first taste of journalism interviewing Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway and Quentin Tarantino.
 
After taking a broadcast course her senior year, Jocelyn realized it perfectly combined her two passions -- journalism and media. So she studied Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University and received her Master’s Degree from the S.I. Newhouse school of journalism.

She began her career as a Washington D.C. correspondent for KFDX before moving to Abilene, Texas where she was the crime and courts reporter. After Abilene, Jocelyn moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she had the chance to work as a one-woman-band (meaning she shoots and edits 100% of her own stories).

Now that she’s back in her hometown Jocelyn is enjoying spending time with her niece and three nephews, and scouring San Antonio for the best place for a “Corn in a Cup”. Find her on Facebook and Twitter or you can email Jocelyn with story ideas.


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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.

If you have an adventurous story idea for JT, find him on Facebook or Twitter.


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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 - 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 - 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

Kristina De Leon is the morning reporter on Fox News First.

A true South Texas native, Kristina De Leon was born in San Antonio. After graduating from MacArthur High School, she earned a Masters degree in Communication and 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.


 


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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 - 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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