Saturday, March 12, 2016

Courtney Gilmore to leave KPRC 2 for NBC 5 KXAS DFW

Houston loses it's own "Gilmore Girl" (I can't resist CW show title tie-ins): KPRC 2 anchor Courtney Gilmore is moving up north to work as a reporter for KXAS NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Courtney Gilmore
Courtney Gilmore

After 9 years, KPRC 2 anchor/reporter Courtney Gilmore is headed to the DFW Metroplex to work as a reporter at KXAS NBC 5 I found out yesterday.

"She started as an intern, then traffic producer and eventually began her on air career," wrote KPRC 2 news director Rhonda LaVelle in a staff memo obtained by mikemcguff.com announcing Gilmore's job move. "She’s done just about everything and covered too many big stories to even try to list."

Houston is losing a great on air talent and one of its own!

 Gilmore is a graduate of Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). That prestigious training led her to the University of Minnesota where she received her BFA degree in Classical Theatre in 2005. While at the university, Gilmore performed and trained around the world from Shanghai and Beijing, China to London, England.

"The world is a classroom, and I am forever learning," Gilmore once wrote.

That kind of thought led Gilmore to also earn a master's degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.

"I have come to realize that my platform is not to give voice to the voiceless," Gilmore added. "Those who are marginalized already have a voice. It is simply my job to hand them a microphone, and add their voice to the story."

In her spare time, Gilmore also mentors young women and girls.

Her last day at KPRC will be April 3rd.

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