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Brandon Walker leaves KPRC 2

Brandon Walker

Brandon Walker is leaving KPRC 2 Houston March 1, 2023 the anchor/reporter announced on Facebook today:

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"After months of consideration, I’ve decided to leave KPRC2.  My last day is March 1. 

I haven’t much to say about why.

The decision was all mine.

The short of it is simple: it’s time.

My time reflecting over whether to jump included a trip down memory lane.  I read and watched dozens of the thousands of stories I’ve had the responsibility of telling since station management took a chance on me in 2014.

I was 27, eager, and ready for the challenge to report in such a big city.

Little did I know the ride I would take.

Thank you for riding with me, for over eight years.

Thank you for being patient with me, as I grew.

Boy, did I have to grow.

A process.

That process has taken me to where I stand today.  I have no professional plans outlined at the moment, but that’s by design.  I look forward to a period of reflection, rest, and rejuvenation."

Walker has been the interim 4pm anchor since Keith Garvin moved to evenings when Kris Gutierrez surprisingly left

The Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist made news himself in January 2020 when hit by a truck while crossing the street.  Lamar High School student Alex Park found Walker after the accident and helped save his life, later earning the Boy Scouts of America’s Medal of Merit for his heroic actions that night.

After surgery and recovery, Walker returned to work at KPRC in March of 2020. 

Walker joined KPRC 2 as a morning reporter in January 2015.  Known as a masterful storyteller, Walker even brining back the legendary "Eyes of Texas" as a podcast at one point.

He came from News 12 Connecticut where he worked as a reporter/fill-in anchor.

Prior to News 13 Connecticut, Walker was a bureau chief reporter/fill-in anchor for YNN Albany, New York.

While earning his master's degree at the Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism, Walker worked as a CBS News broadcast associate.

As a student, the Carleton College grad was the news director/anchor/producer for the school run 88.1 KRLX Northfield, Minnesota. 

He also interned with CBS News and worked as an assignments editor while in high school for WGNO New Orleans.

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