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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Joe Gazin hits 40 years at KIII Corpus Christi

KIII-TV, a TEGNA company, announced today that Joe Gazin has marked his 40th anniversary as the primary main anchor for the consistently top-rated news team in South Texas.

Prior to KIII-TV, Gazin worked at KABC Radio in Los Angeles, where he was the youngest talk show host ever on that station. His television career began in Wisconsin in 1975 which eventually led him to Texas.

Gazin is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

“I'm so humbled to be part of only a few in the country who have sat in the anchor chair with one station through so many impactful events since 1977.” said Gazin. “In today’s world, news is on all devices and in front of viewers all the time. This is still an industry where information is at the forefront of serving our communities.”

“Having Joe at the anchor desk or on a special assignment brings a level of credibility unmatched in our area,” said Oscar Garcia, News Director. “He exemplifies our 3NEWS moniker of people you know and trust.”

"Joe’s knowledge of our South Texas communities, coupled with his direct approach to newsroom leadership, are key assets in continuing our tradition of being the #1 station and the undisputed news champion of South Texas," said Dan Robbins, KIII president and general manager.

Gazin has reported from Cuba, China, Austria, Colombia and other countries. He also anchored live coverage of the Selena murder and has kept viewers and listeners informed during Texas hurricanes Allen in 1980, Bret in 1999, and recently, Hurricane Harvey in August. Gazin continues to anchor the 6 and 10pm weekday newscasts and can be seen actively involved with several local charitable organizations throughout the year.


KIII-TV is the ABC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas serving the coastal bend of the Texas gulf coast. KIII-TV3 celebrated 50 years in broadcast television in May 2014. KIII-TV is owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets. Across platforms, TEGNA and KIII-TV tell empowering stories, conduct impactful investigations and deliver innovative marketing solutions.

(This post comes from a release sent to me by KIII)

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