UPDATE JULY 2015
FOX 26 KRIV reporter Hilary Whittier leaves the TV news world and goes back to New York as a communications specialist for CBRE.
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Back in action! Reporting on the huge oil spill affecting cruise ships in Galviston. Live at 5 on fox26 pic.twitter.com/ZRMWFHfBsF
— Hilary Whittier (@HilaryWhittier) March 24, 2014
As you can see in her above tweet earlier this week, Whittier is so new to H-town, she is not totally clear on how to spell some of the cities in our coverage area - but I'm sure she is a quick learner after working in TV market numero uno. Quick, someone in the KRIV newsroom needs to tell her how to pronounce Kuykendahl!
Whittier, comes from KIAH 39 Tribune sister station WPIX in New York. According to tunedinnyc.com, she worked with Fox 26 assistant news director Howard Dorsey at WPIX.
A quick check of Whittier's LinkedIn profile tells us she worked at WPIX for around two years. Before that she was a reporter/anchor at KNDU, the NBC affiliate which serves south-central and southeastern Washington state according to Wikipedia.
This is a return to the Lone Star State for Whittier since her profile also says she has a journalism and psychology degree from Texas Christian University. With a degree like that, she's going to have those Fox 26 photogs figured out after long car trips.
You can watch Whittier's demo tape embedded below.
Ford Atkinson retires from Fox 26 KRIV
(Thanks to "you know who you are" and Taylor)