I've learned that KPRC 2 temporary reporter Cathy Hernandez can drop the temp part from her title, because she's going full time with the NBC affiliate.
"I couldn't be more excited to officially join the team," Hernandez wrote the news department in an email obtained by mikemcguff.com. "I look forward to working at KPRC for many years to come. I definitely have A LOT to be thankful for this holiday season!"
In a time when we see a lot of temporary reporters come and go, it's nice to see one stick around. Especially since she began her career with the station as an associate producer and has Houston roots.
Before Houston, Hernandez worked as a reporter for KDVR and KWGN Denver. The University of Houston grad got her turn in front of the camera as a reporter, anchor and producer at KTSM and KDBC in El Paso.
As I wrote when she came back to Houston in June of 2015, I first met Hernandez back in 2007.
Back then as a lowly abc13 web producer, I was tasked with building a Houston Texans cheerleader section for the site. That year, we held a contest where our viewers got to choose the newest Texans cheerleader. Hernandez competed and eventually landed a spot on the squad! Now we can all cheer on the 2015 AFC South Champions!
So in honor of Hernandez's promotion, I'm headed to the channel 2 studios on the Southwest Freeway with Pom-Poms in hand to say this:
"Who rocks KPRC?
I said Cathy rocks KPRC.
And when the Cathy rocks KPRC,
she rocks it all the way to number 1!"
You can leave your own cheer for her in the comments below.