Monday, November 22, 2021

Deborah Knapp steps back from KENS 10pm, anchors 5pm


Deborah Knapp KENS San Antonio

Deborah Knapp has decided to lighten her workload by continuing to anchor KENS 5 San Antonio's Eyewitness News at 5pm, but no longer anchor the TEGNA station 10pm newscast.

“I decided it was time for me to work a little less and spend evenings with my husband and friends” Knapp said.  "KENS 5 management has been wonderful in accepting this request to remain anchoring the 5pm newscast but no longer anchor at 10pm. This also will allow more time for my volunteer work at the Alamo Colleges Foundation, Old Spanish Missions and other organizations that make our city so special." 

Knapp started at KENS 5 in 1987 and is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has been inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame. She was honored in Washington D.C. with the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for her years of community involvement and leadership in San Antonio. 

She is currently serving on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America, the Alamo Colleges Foundation and The Old Spanish Missions, which restored and maintains San Antonio's historic mission churches, now designated as a World Heritage Site.

"I am blessed to continue doing what I love with people I respect and admire and to pursue my passion to serve our viewers by bringing them the news," Knapp added.

"For the past 35 years, San Antonio has embraced Deborah for her commitment to our community and strong journalism. She’s simply the gold standard for news anchors," said Tom Cury, president and general manager. "We’re pleased that Deborah will be staying with the station to continue anchoring our 5pm newscast while engaging with our community and mentoring young journalists in our newsroom."

"Deb is one of the best anchors I’ve ever worked with," Jack Acosta, KENS 5’s news director, added.  "I’m happy she’ll be able to spend more time with her family while still continuing her work at KENS 5."

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