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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Daniella Guzman moves to KNBC LA from WMAQ Chicago

Daniella Guzman continues to move up the TV new ladder from NBC Chicago to KNBC LA

Daniella Guzman
Daniella Guzman at KPRC
It's only been a little more than two years and former KPRC 2 weekend anchor Daniella Guzman is moving up.

 In 2012, Guzman left Houston for the morning anchor chair at NBC's WMAQ Chicago. Wednesday, the press release was issued that Guzman is heading to Los Angeles and NBC owned sister station KNBC.

Clearly the KPRC weekend chair is a great launching pad. As I blogged months ago, KPRC 2 weekend anchor Irika Sargent is about to move to CBS Miami. After this KPRC viral video trending this week, weekend anchor Phillip Mena might be on his way to the network. Who knows?

Here is the release:

Emmy award-winning Daniella Guzman is joining NBC4 Southern California as Co-Anchor and General Assignment Reporter in June 2014. Guzman will co-anchor the “Today in LA” morning newscast alongside Michael Brownlee. “Today in LA” airs weekdays 4:30AM to 7AM.

“Daniella has the right combination of journalistic experience and genuine warmth that comes across on the air and in person,” said Todd Mokhtari, Vice President of News at NBC4 Southern California. “She is a dynamic anchor who will further strengthen our newscast and help our viewers kick start their day.”

Guzman joins NBC4 Southern California after a successful career at NBC5Chicago where she served as anchor for the weekday morning newscast in 2012. For two years she covered a fast-moving blend of the latest breaking news stories and issues important to local residents.

Prior to NBC 5 Chicago, Guzman was a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at KPRC-TV in Houston. There, she covered hurricanes Dally and Gustav and was one of the first reporters on the scene during the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. From 2004-2006, she worked at Telemundo station KTMD in Houston, and was at the Univision network in Miami earlier in her career. Adding to her broadcast television acumen, she also worked in radio and print media.

An avid traveller, Guzman is fluent in Spanish. She grew up just outside of Houston in Sugarland, TX and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where she holds a degree in bilingual journalism and communications. Guzman is married and has a young daughter.

Which other Houston anchor recently worked for KNBC? That's right, former KHOU anchor Lucy Noland.

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