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Friday, December 08, 2017

Patricia Lopez leaves abc13 KTRK

Chelsey Hernandez joins KTRK abc13

After 10 years, abc13 KTRK consumer reporter Patricia Lopez quits abc13 KTRK

KTRK abc13 Stretch Your Dollar morning anchor Patricia Lopez is leaving the station and going out in style!

In all my years of blogging about the Houston media, I don't remember anyone posting a highly produced Facebook video detailing their departure.

In case you are at work or a place where you can't watch video, here is what Lopez told her fans:

"After ten years at channel 13, it's with mixed emotions, that I have my final goodbye next week, December 15, 2017.

You know 2017 was a rough year for my family and so many people in the Houston area and I had a chance to reflect on the last few months and make a decision about my future and my heart is at home with my four children. That's another full-time job and I'm excited about that new adventure.

But you can always catch me on social media still - PatriciaonTV on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook as well. So, I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers.

It's been a very difficult time. But we look forward to coming back stronger and better than ever.

And I want to thank my colleagues and managers at channel 13 who have made that such an amazing job the last ten years.

I appreciate it. But I look forward to keeping in touch with you so please shoot me an email. Bye."

Before returning to Houston in 2007, the Kingwood High grad worked in New York City at WPIX CW11 Morning News.

While there, she even was a finalist in the 2003 search for a new co-host position on ABC's The View.

Before the Big Apple, Lopez worked as a reporter at KCNC-TV Denver and KOKI-TV Tulsa. Lopez's bio also said she worked in Washington, D.C and Wichita Falls.

She is a University of Oklahoma graduate.

SHOW SUPPORT: Tell Patricia goodbye!

Chelsey Hernandez joins KTRK abc13

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