Thursday, July 23, 2020

KVUE Austin shifts Bryan Mays and Mike Rush

KVUE Austin shifts morning and evening anchors, plus changes for weather team too

KVUE Austin announced that morning Daybreak anchor Bryan Mays is swapping roles with 5, 6 and 10pm evening anchor Mike Rush starting July 27.

Mike Rush has revelations for new morning colleagues

"KVUE anchors are shifting seats to keep the news we bring you informational, entertaining, and when we can – fun," the station said on its website.

A few months ago there were big changes when KVUE chief meteorologist Albert Ramon left for Nexstar Media Group's News Nation on WGN America and KHOU 11 meteorologist Erika Lopez returned to fill Ramon's duties.

Erika Lopez interviewed by GMA's Ginger Zee

The Central Texas ABC affiliate also says meteorologist Jason Mikell will move to the 4:30am anchor role and eventually traffic anchor when that need returns.

In the meantime, meteorologist Hunter Williams will work both weekend mornings and nights until Mikell's weather team slot successor is hired.

Mays joined KVUE in 2004 as weekend sports anchor. Before returning to Austin (he studies journalism at the University of Texas at Austin), Mays was Sports Director at News 9 San Antonio and Sports Director at KTRE Lufkin.

Rush, a native Houstonian, joined KVUE in 2017 from KSDK NewsChannel 5 Saint Louis, Missouri after six years.

He previously worked at:
- WPMI Mobile, AL Weekend Anchor
- WGNO New Orleans, LA General Assignment Reporter
- KPLC Lake Charles, LA Weekend Anchor
- The University of Houston grad interned at FOX 26 KRIV.

Mikell joined KVUE in 2018 as the weekend Daybreak meteorologist. Befor Texas, he served as the chief meteorologist at WLIO in Lima, Ohio.

Williams joined KVUE as a meteorologist in 2020. Prior to Austin, Williams worked for WMAZ Macon, Georgia.

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