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Friday, December 23, 2016

Lily Jang exits KHOU 11

Lily Jang signs off from KHOU 11

Lily Jang

Lily Jang has announced she is leaving KHOU 11.

She posted on Facebook this morning:

Today was my last day at KHOU. It was an amazing five years working with incredibly talented photojournalists, producers and fellow reporters. To my former co-anchor, Ron TreviƱo, we're friends for life! Cheers to my next adventure. Stay tuned...

Jang hit the airwaves of KHOU as a morning anchor in 2012 from KCPQ Q13 Seattle where she had worked in the same capacity.

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

Jang served as a morning anchor on channel 11 with Ron Trevino until last June when KHOU 11 introduced major anchor changes. From then until now, Jang has been an afternoon features reporter.

KGW morning anchor Russ Lewis was paired with evening anchor Lisa Hernandez to reboot the morning show.

The changes led to viewer criticism which the anchors took head on. As of late, I have not heard how viewers are taking the changes now. However, according to ratings numbers KPRC 2 released for the November 2016 sweeps period, KHOU came in fourth in the Adult 25-54 demographic for the 6am newscast.

Jang, who was born in Vietman, grew up in northwest Houston.

According to her bio, Jang attended Lowery Elementary, LaBay Jr. High and Langham Creek High School. Her first two jobs were teaching aerobics at Gold's Gym in Bear Creek and working as a cashier at Randalls off Highway 6.

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.

She is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin.

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