Monday, January 09, 2012

KHOU 11 puts Lily Jang in mornings from KCPQ Q13 Seattle

New KHOU 11 morning anchor Lily Jang courtesy of KCPQ Q13 Seattle.
It's ironic that it has rained like cats and dogs in Houston today because Houston is getting a new morning anchor from Seattle (aka Rain City). Turns out Fox affiliate KCPQ Q13 Morning News anchor Lily Jang is headed to KHOU 11's morning anchor chair to replace Christine Haas next to Ron Trevino.

Just last week, I blogged how now former KHOU 11 morning anchor Christine Haas was headed to San Diego's NBC owned and operated station KNSD NBC 7.

"I am incredibly blessed that KHOU is giving me this opportunity," Jang told mikemcguff.com. "Excited to finally be home where I grew up and my parents can watch me."

Jang was born in Vietnam but grew up in Houston. She graduated from Langham Creek High School and the University of Texas in Austin.

She's moving back home to help take care of her father who is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Jang told Seattle blogger John Yeager, “Everything I ever did was because of my parents.”

Jang will blow up the Houston media social media scene. According to her Q13 bio, the Emmy nominated anchor has been honored by The Huffington Post twice as a Twitter Powerhouse. She has nearly 20,000 Twitter followers as I am writing this. That should make her one of the top Twitter users in the Houston area. She's big on Facebook too.

Before working for Tribune owned Q13, Jang was an anchor/reporter for Northwest Cable News. She also worked at WIAT Birmingham, Alabama and KFDA in Amarillo.

Yeager blogs that Jang's last day at Q13 is February 10th. Then she begins February 13th at KHOU.









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15 comments:

  1. Lily Jang is replacing Christine Haas on February 12, 2012

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    1. as a seattle guy... i can tell you that the only reason i even turned on my tv in the morning is lily jang...She'll be greatly missed here and our loss is truly your gain... best wishes lily...

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    2. I'm with jwakeland... I will miss seeing her on KCPQ here in the mornings. She is also very interactive on Twitter/Facebook, and knows her fans personally.

      <3 for our tiny anchor as she finds her way back home with her parents!

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    3. The only reason I would ever watch a Fox news affiliate is because or Lily Jang. She was my morning eye candy and wet day dream. I liked the local coverage of Q13 as well as the morning crew, but with no more Lily no more morning news for me. I tried checking out KONG morning news, but kinda blah. Man, I miss gazing at Lily.

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  2. By the way, Rekha Muddaraj will be sitting next to Vicente Arenas to replace Shern-Min Chow for the weekends on January 14, 2012

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  3. Actually Lily Jang is replacing Christine Haas on February 13, 2012

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  4. Actually Lily Jang is replacing Christine Haas on February 13, 2012

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  5. This comes, what, less than a week after Haas announced she was leaving. Musta already been in the works, right?

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  6. Any truth that Jen Reyna has been hired by PBS to sit and watch Sesame Street and learn to read?

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  7. She looks pretty.

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  8. Does KHOU have some Asian quota they have to fill since Noland left?

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  9. I already miss Christine Haas ... she was natural - believeable - genuine. Hope she enjoys San Diego.

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  10. Lily has such an amazing personality and her reporting skills are top notch as well. Though I understand her moving to help her father in his time of need, she will be sorely missed her in Western Wa. God Bless you Lily.

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  11. Wish she was on the Fox affiliate - I hate to add to a CBS station's ratings! But she is absolutely one the most beautiful women on the planet!!!

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