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Monday, March 06, 2023

Anavid Reyes leaves KPRC 2 Houston

Anavid Reyes left KPRC 2 Houston as its morning traffic anchor on April 5, 2023. Later in May, she  announced that she joined engineering consulting firm  Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. as its Corporate Communications and Community Relations Specialist.

Justina Latimer joins KPRC 2

Here is what Reyes posted when she signed-off channel 2.

"It has been a WILD ride, and these folks made it so special!! I’m going miss them so much. 

And a huge thanks to all of our viewers, serving you was an absolute delight. 

It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later. Follow me on FB & Insta @anavidreyes … to keep up with all my mooooves!!"

Brandon Walker leaves KPRC 2

Here is what Reyes originally posted on social media when she announced her KPRC departure in early March 2023:

"My friends, it is with a heavy heart to announce I’ll be leaving KPRC2 / Click2Houston in April, as I take a moment to focus on family. 

It’s definitely not the easiest, but it is the best decision for me in this season of life. 

It takes a group of talented, creative, servant hearted individuals and strong leaders to produce a high-quality news product, so I feel incredibly proud and blessed to have been part of this team. 

But most importantly, THANK YOU for welcoming me into your homes, and sharing your stories, and venting about traffic with me. 

 I’m going to miss serving you all the most. I'll still be in Houston and will be out and about so make sure to follow me on Insta & FB: @anavidreyes to keep up with what I’m up to! But we still have a whole month together left, no tears just yet."

The real Reyes came to KPRC 2 in 2020 from KVUE Austin where she was also the morning traffic anchor since 2017. Reyes replaced Jennifer Reyna, who had just left KPRC near the end of 2019. Reyna later joined KHOU 11 in October 2021.

By the way, the Houston raised Reyes had previously worked at KPRC in 2015 as a web editor for  Around the same time, she was also a feature reporter and web editor for the now defunct News92FM KROI.

She later worked for KTAB-KRBC Abilene in 2015.

The University of Texas at San Antonio grad interned for FOX 29 KABB San Antonio.

And before anyone asks, no, it was not the real Anavid Reyes who had a meltdown on live TV! That was a comedian. 

(Thanks Shad)

*** This post has been updated in May 2023 when Anavid Reyes announced she was joining Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. - LAN after KPRC 2.

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