Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mayra Moreno is new abc13 KTRK weekend morning anchor

Mayra Moreno replaces longtime anchor Elissa Rivas on KTRK abc13 weekend mornings

Mayra Moreno
Waterlogged KTRK abc13 viewers tuned in Halloween morning to find a TV trick or treat - a surprise new anchor.

That's right, new face Mayra Moreno, who I first blogged about last August, has come back home from KENS 5 San Antonio and made her official channel 13 weekend morning anchor chair debut.

Previously Moreno was an MMJ at KIAH 39 before NewsFix.

Apparently the bad street flooding played a trick on co-anchor Chauncy Glover and stalled his car, so Moreno started the Saturday morning broadcast by herself.


Elissa Rivas
It was rumored that KTRK was looking for a new weekend morning anchor and Moreno would be that person when hired.

So now we know the truth.

That means longtime weekend morning anchor Elissa Rivas will not wake up viewers anymore on the weekend as she has been doing since 2003 (if I remember that start date correctly).

Apparently Rivas will be a reporter from now on as I have not heard if she will move on to anchor another show.

UPDATE
Since I posted this, I was reminded that Elissa Rivas has been filling for the expectant Rebecca Spera on afternoon traffic.



22 comments:

  1. I missed my friend Elissa on TV this morning. She is a class act

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    1. I miss you .... Wayne Dolcefino on TV !!!!
      Yes Ellissa is a class act.

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    2. Indeed she is. One of the best.

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  2. Starting to remind me of another Morning Anchor who was shafted at ABC13. Since they're owned by Disney, maybe it's Mickey M who is in charge over there now/

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  3. Aww, i really like Elissa Rivas. She's one of my favorite anchors. I'll miss hearing her report the news weekend mornings, but hope I get to see her on the morning news weekdays and other news reports.

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  4. I'm glad Mayra is doing the weekend mornings on Ch. 13!

    Watched her on Kens 5 San Antonio for several years!

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    1. But is she using this as a stepping stone to the network level?

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    2. You say that like its a bad thing!

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    3. Maybe Elissa could replace the bumbling stumbling art rascon who has been doing just that since he has been an anchor. Channel 13 has certainly not treated
      Elissa right.

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  5. Agreed. She's also quite versatile -- has done a good job on afternoon traffic. I'll miss her on weekend mornings but will look forward to seeing her reports from the field. Too bad.

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  6. The quality of this channel has really gone down. I think it's because they care more about having minorities and women who " appear" to look a certain way, than actually having people who have talent on. A few years ago, it was the best channel. They have all gotten so bad now!

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    1. I concur. As a Sociologist I believe in diversity, but Channel 13 are making changes with less qualified people. If you are hiring based on minority status, hire the best minority you can find.

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  7. I am sorry to hear this about Elissa. I used to produce the weekend morning show with her and Katie. Hopefully, Elissa can have a better work schedule and more time with her family.

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  8. The fact is that Elissa gets to do Traffic in the afternoons & have more time with her family!

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  9. Hope this isn't another 13 demotion like with Sharron Melton. If it is maybe she can go to Fox 26 and anchor with her husband.

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  10. Elissa is way better. What is with all these new people? Really going down hill.

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  11. I understand that ABC13 used to be the Leader in all the polls, etc in Houston, but now they're slipping into a downward spiral. Seems they like to replace older workers with younger ones, regardless of the popularity of the older ones. Watch out, Tom Koch! We'll be sad to see you go, but that seems to be the trend at that station.

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    1. Agree that Elissa is much better than Mayra and that it does appear that at least some of Channel 13's recent hiring decisions for reporters and anchors have been based primarily on looks, not competence. One good thing about it: it has prompted me to sample other channels again.

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  12. Bad decision to replace Elissa.

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  13. So glad that Rivas is gone!!!!!
    Couldn't understand her, she only spoke with one side of her mouth....weird!
    Even closed captioning couldn't make out what she was saying!
    So happy with the new anchor!
    Best move ever channel 13!

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