Thursday, October 16, 2014

KPRC 2's Anthony Yanez heading to KNBC LA

KPRC 2 morning meteorologist Anthony Yanez heads west to KNBC LA where Daniella Guzman is morning anchor

UPDATE JANUARY 12, 2015
PHOTOS: KPRC staff's big Anthony Yanez KNBC send off party

UPDATE DECEMBER 29, 2014
Britta Merwin to replace Anthony Yanez on KPRC 2

KPRC Anthony Yanez & Daniella Guzman KNBC
A KPRC reunion:  Anthony Yanez & Daniella Guzman on the KNBC Los Angeles set.

KPRC 2's Anthony Yanez is starting a new chapter in his life. The longtime Houston morning meteorologist is becoming the noon and 5pm meteorologist at KNBC LA.

"It's bitter sweet, all my kids were born here in Houston," Yanez told mikemcguff.com. "But you get this opportunity and grab it."

Anthony Yanez
Anthony Yanez
Longtime Houston TV watchers will remember that former KPRC 2 weekend anchor Daniella Guzman is the morning anchor at KNBC. In fact, Yanez tells me Guzman was the anchor he auditioned with for the NBC owned and operated station (see photo above).

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PHOTOS: See pictures from Yanez's KPRC goodbye party!
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Yanez is a member of the KPRC morning crew that earned the NBC affiliate its first morning ratings win. I've always thought he and morning anchor Owen Conflenti have a good chemistry on the news - much in the way Tom Koch and Don Nelson have it on KTRK abc13. Yanez tells me that's because he and Conflenti are good friends off the air too.

Before Houston, Yanez worked for KRQE 13/KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque, NM where he is originally from. He is a graduate of University of New Mexico.

Houstonians will still get to enjoy Yanez's forecasts for a few more months. He tells me his last day at KPRC will be January 15 and his first at KNBC is January 21st.

And speaking of new chapters, Yanez is launching a writing career too. He's about to release A Wild Ride on the Water Cycle - a children's book that teaches weather science to younger readers.

The soon to be Los Angeles resident already has another book in the works too!

For more information on the book - anthonyyanez.com

UPDATE JANUARY 12, 2015
PHOTOS: KPRC staff's big Anthony Yanez KNBC send off party

UPDATE DECEMBER 29, 2014
Britta Merwin to replace Anthony Yanez on KPRC 2

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23 comments:

  1. Aww. Sad to see him go. Can't you post any good news, McGuff? :-)

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  2. I always find it funny when they say I love Houston, but then they leave at the first chance. Why go to LA when its sunny and comfortable pretty much all year. At least our meteorologists can try and forecast here. Maybe he can talk to Chita since she grew up in Cali.

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  3. It's good, however, that good people are being recognized and given better opportunities. Also in a tie in to your story, Owen and Anthony remind me of Doug Johnson and Ron Stone's chemistry, too.

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  4. Hate to see him go, but I'm happy for him. Anthony was solid ever since he arrived.
    Now there's no talent remaining or reason to watch their morning show, with the troglodyte chain smoker, the worst winter olympics correspondent ever, Perez Hilton-lite, and the unqualified traffic girl who won a bikini contest.

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    1. Nothing wrong with being Ms. Rockwear

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    2. If I could like the "Nothing wrong with being Ms. Rockwear" I would!

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    3. You can surely hold a grudge. What bothers me though, is that you keep maligning the decent, classy and talented KPRC staff with your petty verbiage. It is time to move on.

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    4. Agreed! They all do a great job

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    5. Guess you have to be a corn pipe smoker to move up in the biz.

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  5. I'm not surprised that Yanez is leaving KPRC-TV. It won't be long before Rachel McNeil or Jennifer Reyna leave too.

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  6. He had to leave if he ever wanted to advance his career. KPRC is completely in love with the 10 PM crew (not sure why they are so fake! ). The rest including Owen will follow suit soon.

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    1. I wish Owen left years ago. He's so smug and arrogant on air.

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    2. I think you meant to identify yourself as Owen Smokesplenty!

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  7. Who's going to replace Yanez on weekday mornings in the weather segments ?

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  8. What does Owen's smoking habits have to do with his job? Not sure why all the hate for that guy? I just dont see the arrogance that people claim. If he was doing a bad job then he would be replaced like Freeman was. I know people are going to have their opinions and thats great but bringing up things that arent relevent is just plain silly

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    1. I remember when that dbag did a TV and Blog piece on smoking vapor cigarettes and a number of kids started using them at the middle school.

      Oh...and here's a freebie favor to the KRAP 2 folks....get rid of the Lauren and Owen's Blog...the last post was in February, all of the posts were junk stories that sucked on air, and the two no longer work side by side:

      http://www.click2houston.com/hot-button/blogs/owen-and-lauren-blog/9280886

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  9. I hope they don't go for the 'hot young weather gal' as a replacement. Channel 11 tried that with Chita. Unfortunately, the only forecast that's going to produce among is 'Partly Cloudy with a chance of erection!'

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    1. Chita is not hot, and her voice is neck-in-neck with Lauren Freeman as the most unlistenable voice ever on Houston TV.
      In fact, knowing how Kozmo Kramer reacted to Mary Hart's voice, I can only assume he'd slit his wrists if he had to endure either of these Bleached Blondes' voices.

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    2. You must have vision problems cause Chita IS HOT.

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    3. I think Jennifer Reyna needs to go. She is not accurate with her traffic reports, she dresses very unprofessional and you can tell she totally depends on a TelePrompTer . She looks like she gets dressed in the dark. Poor thing! She needs to go back to radio where she is heard and not seen. KPRC is going down hill fast. Owen, Anthony, Robert Arnold, Amy Davis and Jennifer Bauer are awesome!!! Tragic when Courtney left. Oh and yes everyone loves Khambrel! He is awesome... Clear lake loves all of them....

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  10. I take it that you're not a big fan of Chita Johnson ?

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  11. Is your information correct? It seems as though Anthony will do the noon show a few days a week and weekend evenings. (That's according to his bio on nbcla.com)

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