Monday, September 29, 2014

Haley Hernandez is new KPRC health MMJ

KPRC 2 revives its health franchise with MMJ Haley Hernandez of WCBD Charleston, South Carolina

Haley Hernandez
Haley Hernandez

I thought full-time health reporting was a goner in Houston after the retirement of KTRK abc13's Christi Myers earlier this year.

Luckily I was only partially right.

Turns out KPRC 2 has given life support to the Healthbeat by reviving it as a multi-media journalist (MMJ) position. The NBC affiliate has hired Clear Lake raised Haley Hernandez from WCBD Charleston, South Carolina.

Hernandez worked at the Charleston NBC affiliate for the last three and half years where she served as the weekend morning anchor and a reporter.

In 2010, Hernandez worked at NBC on the "Nightly News with Brian Williams." Before that she was a production associate with CNBC. Hernandez was also a page at NBC and CBS. As a result, Lester Holt even did a promo for Hernandez's anchor debut at WCBD (see below).

Hernandez attended the University of Oklahoma.

The last health reporter I can remember at KPRC was Krista Marino and that was years ago (TV factoid: Marino is married to abc13 KTRK Ted Oberg).

Today is Hernadez's debut in the Healthbeat role.

- James Starks joins KPRC 2 as sports anchor/reporter
- Jessica Holloway lands KTRK abc13 reporter gig
- Amanda Perez leaves KPRC 2 for Fort Bend ISD
- Melissa Hawkes joins KPRC 2
- Kaitlin McCulley joins KTRK 13


  1. I thought they were calling Rachel McNeal their health expert at kprc. Is she no longer getting that monicker?