Monday, April 08, 2013

Kyle Montgomery leaves KPRC 2

KPRC 2's weekend sports anchor Kyle Montgomery signs off for national footprint

Kyle Montgomery
Kyle Montgomery
Kyle Montgomery tells mikemcguff.com that he has left his KPRC 2 weekend sports anchor gig. He tells me is leaving for a national presence, but can't disclose where at this moment.

"My time working at KPRC was a blessing for my career," Montgomery said in an email to mikemcguff.com. "It's an experience that I will never forget. I want to thank the people of Houston for welcoming me with open arms, and for showing so much support."

I hear his bio was deleted from the station's website on April 1st. It was no April Fool's Day joke.

KPRC sports reporter Gary Striewski posted a photo on Instagram the Saturday before saying it was Montgomery's last night.

Montgomery joined the Houston Post-Newsweek station last June replacing Winston Dutchin.

He came to the Houston NBC affiliate from Raycom Sports' Atlantic Coast Conference channel where he had worked since 2011. Before that, Montgomery worked at NBA TV's GameTime and The Jump. From 2008-2011, he was with Turner Sports and hosted Cartoon Networks first sports show Run it Back. He also worked at WSFA 12 Montgomery, AL and WDAM in Hattiesburg, MS.

According to his bio, Montgomery was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from Alabama State University. One of his career highlights was being a guest sports anchor on CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips.

*updated with Montgomery response

(Thanks Taylor)

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