Ruben Galvan, who most recently spent 10 years at XETV San Diego 6 News (CW affiliate) as the morning entertainment/feature reporter, is returning to Houston to offer his skills here.
"I'm so THRILLED to be joining KPRC and reporting back in my hometown of Houston," Galvan told mikemcguff.com. "This town has a whole lot to offer and I can't wait to feature some of the most amazing people and attractions... so get ready for take off! My first day on air is Monday, August 26."
Galvan left the San Diego station at the end of May. He must have been popular there because the station gave him seven minutes to talk about his departure weeks in advance.
Before that Galvan worked at KXXV in Waco (a side note, I think Ruben took my slot there when I left for KTRK in 2001).
He is a a graduate of Spring Branch's Northbrook High School and the University of Houston.
As he told us, Galvan starts at channel 2 Monday morning.
An interesting Houston note, a few years ago Galvan made San Diego Magazine's 50 People to Watch in 2009. In the list above Galvan was then San Diego Unified School District superintendent Terry Grier (for those who do not know, Grier is now the Houston Independent School District’s superintendent).
I leave you with a video of Galvan falling off a horse during a live shot. The Californians probably felt, as a Texan, he would automatically be a skilled horseman and know how to strike oil: