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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Lily Jang's successful transition from Houston TV news

Lily Jang

Lily Jang posted on Facebook about a profile on the covering her very successful transition from television news to real-estate.

Now the former popular KHOU 11 morning anchor closed nearly $28 million in deals for 2022.

She is a true inspiration to those looking to leave the local TV biz:

"She never would've left the broadcasting world, she told Insider, had the TV station not gone through a management change and subsequent layoffs.

'You always know in the back of your head this could happen: New management comes in, and they're going to clean house, and you could be a casualty — and that's exactly what happened to me,' she said.

The blow was especially difficult for her because one of the main reasons she moved to Houston was to take care of her aging parents, especially her father, who has Parkinson's disease. Unlike other broadcasters who could pick up and move to another city for a job, Jang needed to stay and take care of her family.

'That was the most devastating time in my life. Anybody else would've spring boarded to Chicago, New York, LA, or Miami, but I couldn't,' Jang, who had worked in other states before moving to Texas, said. 'I sat in a corner and cried for two weeks, but I said to myself, 'I'm going to have to pivot. I have to figure this out.'" READ THE REST

Jang was able to take what she learned from TV journalism and use it as a Realtor.

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