Friday, January 17, 2020

Sophia Beausoleil leaves KPRC 2

Sophia Beausoleil leaves KPRC 2


Katy native Sophia Beausoleil is leaving KPRC 2 and heading to Dallas.

"Saying goodbye (for now) to @KPRC2SophiaB who, along with her beautiful baby boy, is headed to Dallas, where her husband is a medical resident. We are going to miss her at @KPRC2. Good luck Sophia," posted KPRC 2 Assistant News Director Aaron Wische to Twitter.

That's not the only life change for the channel 2 reporter. Beausoleil welcomed baby Zayn last September (the same day as KPRC colleague Haley Hernandez).

Beausoleil joined KPRC 2 in 2017 coming from KXAN Austin. She has been there since 2012.

Before that she worked at WCIA Champaign, Illinois and KOMU8 Columbia, Missouri.

She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Hannah Mackenzie joins KPRC 2

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UPDATE

Beausoleil says goodbye on Facebook:

LIFE UPDATE: I have some bittersweet news.

After the 10pm newscast, today is my last day at KPRC2 / Click2Houston. The past three years here have been absolutely amazing! It's been an honor and privilege to report in my hometown and tell stories that are important to the community. One of the the most memorable moments will forever be reporting during Hurricane Harvey. The flooding impacted my family and I know many of you too. I'm grateful to those of you who opened up to me and shared your experiences during that time.

Thank you for trusting me. Trust is the only currency I have in this job, and I take it very seriously, so thank you for sharing your stories and for tuning in everyday.

I'm truly going to miss my hardworking co-workers and management. I'm so grateful to KPRC for allowing me to travel across the state, the country and even internationally to tell stories with ties to Houston.

As you may know, Houston is home for both me and my husband. We grew up in Katy, our parents are still here and so is our extended family.

So where am I going and why?

I am heading north on I-45 and moving to Dallas.

My husband is currently in residency at a hospital in Dallas and we've been long distance since last year. Now since our sweet baby boy is part of the equation, it makes the distance a little harder. While I will greatly miss reporting in H-Town, it's important for our little family to be together.

You may still see me on the airwaves though, I'll be reporting at NBC 5, KXAS.

It's a small world and I can still help pass your story ideas along. Please follow my new page Sophia Beausoleil

So this isn't goodbye, but so long for now.

Thank you all so much!
-Sophia




* This post has been corrected after initially misidentifying Beausoleil's son's name

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