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Monday, January 09, 2012

KHOU 11 puts Lily Jang in mornings from KCPQ Q13 Seattle

Lily Jang exits KHOU 11

New KHOU 11 morning anchor Lily Jang courtesy of KCPQ Q13 Seattle.
It's ironic that it has rained like cats and dogs in Houston today because Houston is getting a new morning anchor from Seattle (aka Rain City). Turns out Fox affiliate KCPQ Q13 Morning News anchor Lily Jang is headed to KHOU 11's morning anchor chair to replace Christine Haas next to Ron Trevino.

Just last week, I blogged how now former KHOU 11 morning anchor Christine Haas was headed to San Diego's NBC owned and operated station KNSD NBC 7.

"I am incredibly blessed that KHOU is giving me this opportunity," Jang told "Excited to finally be home where I grew up and my parents can watch me."

Jang was born in Vietnam but grew up in Houston. She graduated from Langham Creek High School and the University of Texas in Austin.

She's moving back home to help take care of her father who is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Jang told Seattle blogger John Yeager, “Everything I ever did was because of my parents.”

Jang will blow up the Houston media social media scene. According to her Q13 bio, the Emmy nominated anchor has been honored by The Huffington Post twice as a Twitter Powerhouse. She has nearly 20,000 Twitter followers as I am writing this. That should make her one of the top Twitter users in the Houston area. She's big on Facebook too.

Before working for Tribune owned Q13, Jang was an anchor/reporter for Northwest Cable News. She also worked at WIAT Birmingham, Alabama and KFDA in Amarillo.

Yeager blogs that Jang's last day at Q13 is February 10th. Then she begins February 13th at KHOU.

- KHOU 11's Christine Haas to KNSD 7 NBC San Diego
- Q13′s Lily Jang: Re-purposed Journalist Goes Home
- KHOU 11 grabs Rekha Muddaraj from KFMB San Diego

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