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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Irika Sargent to Chicago's WBBM & Vicente Arenas out at CBS News

Two former Houston weekend TV anchors Irika Sargent (KPRC 2) and Vicente Arenas (KHOU 11) change gigs

Vicente Arenas
Vicente Arenas
TVNewser is reporting that former KHOU 11 weekend anchor Vicente Arenas (formerly of WOAI San Antonio, KTRK Houston) is no longer with CBS News.

In February 2014, Arenas became the first KHOU reporter to go straight to CBS News as a national correspondent since Dan Rather according to an internal KHOU memo.

No word on why Arenas split the CBS News Miami correspondent gig, but TVNewser reports the network is looking for a replacement.

In other former Houston talent news, former KPRC 2 weekend anchor Irika Sargent has been named co-anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago WBBM weekday evening news. And get this, she's joining former KPRC 2 anchor Rob Johnson behind the Windy City anchor desk at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Irika Sargent
Irika Sargent
She is joining CBS Chicago from WFOR Miami where she's co-anchored the station's weekday early evening and late newscasts since May 2014 when she left H-Town. Heck, Sargent even took a turn hosting CBS' 'The Talk.'

So my thinking is, if you are a KPRC weekend anchor, then you can write your ticket to the big time!

Think about this...former KPRC 2 weekend anchor Daniella Guzman is now the NBC4 KNBC Los Angeles morning anchor and former KPRC 2 anchor weekend anchor Phillip Mena is with ABC News.

So anyone willing to bet on where current KPRC 2 weekend anchors Syan Rhodes and Jonathan Martinez will be in a few years?

Sargent, who is a former attorney, starts in Chicago, October 19.

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