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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Maclovio Perez joins KAVU 25 News Now as chief meteorologist


Maclovio Perez returns to Texas television weather as the 25 News Now KAVU Victoria chief meteorologist.

"I look forward to working with the KAVU news staff and I appreciate James Munoz's confidence in me," Perez told mikemcguff.com. "Obviously, I am well aware of Gulf Coast weather and by most experts we expect it to be an active hurricane season. We'll be ready."

He is "well aware of Gulf Coast weather" because Perez was with KRIS 6 Corpus Christi for nearly 10 years until he retired from TV news in 2020.

Perez's previous 40 year broadcasting career included meteorology positions with News 4 San Antonio WOAI, KCBS 2 Los Angeles (KNXT when he was hired) and KENS 5 San Antonio.

Before returning to school to earn a degree in meteorology, the University of Texas at Austin grad was a reporter for KMOL San Antonio (now back to the original WOAI call letters).

Just last year in 2022, Perez ran for Texas' 27th Congressional District seat. 

"I also look forward to collaborating with the newsroom on other stories that would be of interest to the Crossroads region," Perez told me. "I found out that retirement is for the birds! And I am ready to get back into the swing. It's in my blood. Having worked in varied communities, I am excited to get to know the folks in the Crossroads region. We are all proud Texans!"

In other news, I hear Perez and his wife are expecting their first grandchild soon too!

He's a founding member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.



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