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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Courtney Zavala to host Houston Life on KPRC

Former KPRC anchor Courtney Zavala returns to channel 2 as Houston Life host

Former weekend morning anchor Courtney Zavala is returning to KPRC 2 to host Houston Life with Derrick Shore.

Courtney Zavala leaves Houston Life on KPRC 2

"I'm excited and thrilled to come out of retirement and return to my KPRC family," Zavala told "Houston Life is a great show that showcases our diverse city."

Zavala fills the spot Jennifer Broome left open a few months ago.

Back in 2014, when Zavala left the KPRC 2 weekend anchor gig, she told me her exit was for family reasons.

"It's time for me to bow out gracefully and go out the way I want to go out instead of them telling me it's time to leave," Zavala said on this blog three years ago. "It was not an easy decision, it was several months in the making. I feel like I missed so much of my family life, that I'm just ready to be present."

Fast forward to 2017, the Houston Life weekday hosting gig, is a seemingly better fit for Zavala's life with children.

"This opportunity came knocking and I feel it was the perfect time to jump on it," she told me. "This is a perfect fit for me and my busy family."

Zavala originally joined KPRC as a reporter back in 2003.

Before channel 2, she worked at Salt Lake City's KSTU Fox 13 as a fill-in anchor/reporter. She started TV in Texas at KMID in Midland.

The Chicago native is a graduate Zavala of St. Xavier University.

"I'm looking forward to my first day back on the air on Oct. 16th," Zavala added.

“Courtney was a popular anchor at KPRC2 and always enjoyed a strong following among viewers,” Jerry Martin, KPRC Channel 2 Vice President & General Manager said in a statement after I originally posted this. “We know she will bring the same energy to Houston Life where she will be a natural fit with Derrick.”


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