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Monday, November 28, 2022

Caroline Collins joins FOX 26 Houston


Caroline Collins is joining FOX 26 KRIV Houston in December 2022 to anchor various station evening newscasts. Collins begins on-air for January 2, 2023.

UPDATE JANUARY 2, 2023
Caroline Collins debuts on FOX 26 Houston


According to a FOX 26 social media posts on 1-2-2023, Collins will anchor 5pm and 9pm newscasts with Jonathan Martin, and Rashi Vats will anchor the 6pm and 10pm shows. 



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Collins fills the opening from the departure of Kaitlin Monte

FOX 26 made the announcement last week when I was away in Big Bend.  For those keeping score, I was not ignoring the story, even though you were still seeing new posts.  I pre-wrote and scheduled some goodies to give you some extra T-Day week coverage along with stuffing and pie.  BTW, see any close call football games on Thanksgiving Day?

The Fresno Bee reports Collins has 1.5 million followers on social media and is a TikTok star.  As for me, I stopped signing up with social media companies after Snapchat.  That was my digital sign that old age is creeping in for me. Instead of going viral, I'll be going curmudgeon yelling at kids filming TikTok videos to get off my freakin' lawn!

With that many followers, she is bound to already be known in Houston.  And from my own social media messages...that totally checks out.  While I was hiking the Ernst Tinaja, many excited Houston TV viewers were messaging me about the Collins hire.

"In this fast-paced world of digital platforms and on-air broadcasting, Caroline's strong journalistic skills and ability to reach and serve our viewers on whatever platforms they consume news and information will be an asset to our audience," FOX 26 KRIV Vice President and News Director, Susan Schiller said in a release.

Get this...Collins earned her Master’s Degree in Communication Technology with a social media specialization.

I guess Collins in the TikTok version of former Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati's Clancy Burke who ruled TV news reporting on YouTube. 

"I'm looking forward to delivering the important news impacting these diverse Houston communities, while fully embracing the area myself," Collins added.  "From the restaurants, to sporting events, and, of course, the golf courses, I want to experience it all in the fastest growing city in the US."

Collins is joining FOX 26 from KSEE24 Sunrise News Fresno, California where she's served as a morning anchor since December 2020.

Before Fresno, Collins was a weekend evening anchor and multi-media journalist at 21 WFMJ Youngstown, OH.

The graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh started her TV news journey for WJET/WFXP Erie, PA as a general assignment reporter, fill-in anchor and producer. 

In addition to TV news, Collins has also hosted a national golf show, "The Swing Clinic" for FOX Sports.




*Post updated with Caroline Collins FOX 26 Houston on-air anchor start date of 1/2/23.

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