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DaLaun Dillard joins FOX 26 Houston

DaLaun Dillard


DaLaun Dillard has been named as Jose Griñan's successor as the FOX 26 KRIV Houston morning anchor effective December 2023.

Dillard will anchor with Melissa Wilson on weekdays from 7am to 10am on the "Houston's Morning Show" newscast.

"DaLaun is committed to reporting on a community's challenges and triumphs," said Aaron Fernandez-Wische, VP of Content and Distribution.  "He's personable, engaging and a great fit for 'Houston's Morning Show.' We're excited for Houstonians to welcome DaLaun as part of their busy morning routines."

"I am honored for the opportunity to help Houstonians start their day," added Dillard. "I am passionate about serving my local community so I cannot wait to get involved in this city that I already love, rich in culture, diversity, and delicious food."

Dillard served as the weekday evening anchor for News 5 Cleveland WEWS. 

Before that, he was an anchor for KETV 7 Omaha, Nebraska. 

Previously, Dillard held the position of reporter/anchor for Nexstar's WMBD Peoria, Illinois.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Dillard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Broadcast/Cinema Arts and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., The 100 Black Men of America, and The National Association of Black Journalists.

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