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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sonia Azad leaves KTRK abc13

Sonia Azad
Sonia Azad
KTRK abc13 reporter Sonia Azad is leaving the station. She's been there since June 2009.


In fact, the funny thing about her arrival is that is coincided with my June 2009 departure from the station. I cleared out my desk one evening and she arrived the next day to sit at it supposedly.

Oddly enough, it's not the first time something like this happened. Azad replaced one of my good friends, also named Sonia, behind the anchor desk in Waco at my old station, KXXV/KRHD, a year or two after I left.

Please Sonia, don't follow in my footsteps this time or you'll be wasting your days blogging about the Houston media hoping someone clicks one of your banner ads so you can get a couple of pennies!

Naturally I'm joking, Azad will probably be announcing her next gig soon.

Before Houston, Azad worked for TV stations in San Diego, Chicago, Waco and College Station.

The award winning reporter is a graduate of the University of Texas Austin with a bachelor of journalism and from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism with a master of science in journalism. Azad also received a master of legal studies from Northwestern University's law school.

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She announced her departure on Facebook:

UPDATE (KTRK deleted her station Facebook is the goodbye message she originally posted)
After 6 years at Channel 13, it has come time for me to start a new chapter in my personal and professional journey. I have had the great fortune of telling the stories and sharing the news of my hometown. I am grateful to have met and worked with some incredible people along the way. Thank you for your trust and for tuning in night after night (or day after day... Or morning after morning... ). I'm looking forward to new and exciting opportunities ahead. Stay tuned!!
Twitter: @SoniaAzadTV
Instagram: SoniaAzadTV

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