Last time Kobza showed up for a freelance gig at the station, my email and social media accounts were filled up with viewers wanting to know more about her. Those mega-Kobza fans put the reporter on the 12th spot of my most viewed blog posts for 2012.
History is clearly repeating itself.
To put this in context, those high trafficked posts usually consist of news about Dominique Sachse, Jennifer Reyna, Casey Curry or news about a longtime anchor leaving (not about a new hire generally).
With that kind of channel 13 viewer star power, I'm wondering if Kobza will eventually be sitting behind a Houston anchor desk. In fact, some have told me she reminds them of the second coming of Shara Fryer.
Before working as a reporter in a temporary capacity at KTRK abc13 for around eight months in 2012, Kobza was briefly an anchor for KOB Eyewitness News 4 Albuquerque. She started her TV career in Tyler at KETK as a reporter - eventually anchoring for Fox 51 News East Texas KFXK, Fox 44 KWKT Waco/Kileen/Temple and Fox 33 Shreveport Ark-La-Tex KMSS.
Kobza graduated from University of St. Thomas in Houston in 2005. She interned at Fox 26 KRIV and KPRC 2.
Now, Kobza won't be the only new face showing up to channel 13 this fall. There are lots of KTRK abc13 reporters and anchors pregnant so more temps will have to fill the spaces as maternity leaves are taken. If you see new reporters or anchors popping up - email me.