Monday, June 06, 2016

KPRC 2 ND Rhonda LaVelle heading to WXYZ Detroit

After two years at KPRC 2, news director Rhonda LaVelle returns to Detroit, this time at WXYZ

Rhonda LaVelle
Rhonda LaVelle

Rhonda LaVelle is leaving the KPRC 2 news director role for the one at WXYZ Detroit. This will be a homecoming for LaVelle who is from Michigan and previously worked at WDIV Detroit.

In 2014, LaVelle came from the Motor City to be channel 2's assistant news director. Within months, she took over the top news gig when then ND, Deborah Collura, left for the general manager gig at WCNC Charlotte.

Here is the internal KPRC memo obtained by about LaVelle's departure:

This is a tough note for me to write. After 2 years here at KPRC, I am moving back to Michigan. I have accepted the News Director position at WXYZ in Detroit.

I have loved every minute here in Houston. We have done some great things and I know you will continue to do so. I am very proud to have been a part of such a great team. It's been so rewarding to watch us grow on air and on our digital platforms. The stories we have covered together have been just amazing. Houston is an unbelievable news town!

Thank you to everyone one of you for everything you have done. I wish all of you the best of luck!

My last day is June 17th.


  1. KPRC needs to install a huge revolving door at the front of their building on the Southwest Freeway to handle all of the entering and exiting of personnel.

  2. People leaving left and Right. I know at KHOU Mario I think is still leaving his post as Weekend anchor I do believe probably when Chita returns.

    But yes a revolving door but ND's as to Reporters.

    1. The revolving door continues at KPRC-TV!

  3. Hey Detroit! Get ready for a bunch of dog stories!

  4. City of Strays: Detroit's Epidemic of 50,000 Abandoned Dogs
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  5. Watching the 5PM news today, it appears by Ms Donchey's wardrobe that today was "Dress As Frumpy and Un-Professional as You Can Day".