BREAKING

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Chita Craft announces second pregnancy


While I was on my blog break last week, the Houston media scene exploded as KHOU 11 #HTownRush morning meteorologist Chita Craft announced she is expecting her second child and spoiler alert...it's a girl due in early December.

This is one of those stories it doesn't even matter if I post quickly because you've probably already read it in the newspaper, CultureMap or KHOU.com.

The great Houston TV baby wave of 2019 rolls on!

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“This is just something we’ve prayed for and hoped for, we wanted two babies,” Chita told the KHOU morning audience. “I’m really excited.”

The TEGNA station reports Craft never thought a girl was in the cards since both sides of the family tend to have boys.

The baby girl will be named Chita, following a six-generation tradition. The Houston Chronicle writes the now famous Houston name is derived from "Conchita."

The Chron also reports that the then Chita Johnson met her husband, Lane, in 2014 when former channel 11 sports director Butch Alsandor and Lane's uncle set them up.

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The couple had their first child, Les, in March of 2017.

Les' birth announcement
was an online video with Pastors Eric Huffman (The Story Houston) and Dr. Tom Pace (St. Luke's Methodist), Houston rap legend Bun B and fashion designer Preston Boyer. She then sang the 1982 Weather Girls hit "It's Raining Men."

Craft came to KHOU 11 in 2011 for the launch of its 4pm newscast. Before Houston, she worked for KRCR in Redding, CA.

Just last month, #HTownRush anchor Lisa Hernandez shocked her channel 11 morning team as she not only announced she was pregnant, but also revealed the baby's gender on air.

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- Haley Hernandez is expecting
- Britta Merwin is pregnant
- Lauren Freeman is pregnant with 5th baby
- Katherine Whaley is expecting
- Kaitlin Monte announced baby #2
- Lisa Vaughn is pregnant



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