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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lisa Hernandez joins KPRC 2

UPDATE JUNE 03, 2020
Lisa Hernandez debuts on KPRC 2

Former KHOU 11 H-Town Rush morning anchor Lisa Hernandez joins KPRC 2 in same position

HOUSTON – April 21, 2020 – KPRC 2 welcomes Lisa Hernandez to the KPRC 2 News Today team. She will co-anchor with Owen Conflenti and join Britta Merwin, Amy Davis, Haley Hernandez (no relation) and Anavid Reyes in getting Houstonians ready for the day.

Current plans have Hernandez on the air in early June 2020.

“I always believed Lisa was meant to be on KPRC 2 and we are thrilled that she was excited to join our team,” says KPRC 2 Vice President/General Manager Jerry Martin.

January 09, 2020
KHOU 11 anchor Lisa Hernandez says she is not returning after maternity leave

APRIL 17, 2020
KPRC 2 morning anchor Taniya Wright leaves KPRC 2

Once a newsie, always a newsie. Hernandez is a familiar face in Houston; she served as a KHOU anchor for 8 years. She recently took time off after the birth of her second child and is thrilled to return to the anchor desk.

Hernandez moved to Houston in 2011. The Southern California native earned her political science degree at UCLA, before making the move to broadcast television as a producer at KESQ in Palm Springs. She then moved on to be a reporter at North Carolina’s News 14, before joining KABC 7 in Los Angeles as an anchor/reporter.

“I’m excited to begin this new chapter in a community I hold dear,” says Hernandez. “I can’t wait to become a regular part of Houston’s morning routine!”

She and her husband of nearly 6 years have two daughters, 4-year-old Taylor and 5-month-old Madison. They’re also parents to four rescue dogs.

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(This post was from a release sent to me by KPRC 2)

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