Randy Beamer - Anchor
Randy Beamer is the Emmy Award-winning weekday 5, 6, 6:30 & 10 p.m. co-anchor and a photojournalist for News 4 San Antonio.
He still loves to grab his camera and shoot his own stories as often as possible.
Beamer has shot and reported for News 4 San Antonio from all over the country and even around the world, focusing on all kinds of stories involving -- and important to -- South Texans.
In Iraq, he added a bulletproof vest to his gear for a series and documentary on San Antonians who run the biggest hospital in Iraq.
He's reported on Texans guarding detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and helping in relief efforts after the tsunami in Sri Lanka and a hurricane that devastated Honduras.
He flew with a medical team into hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, reported from Galveston on Hurricane Ike, and has gone deep into Mexico to look at exactly what drives so many people to cross illegally into the U.S.
He also volunteers as a popular speaker and emcee at dozens of community fundraisers.
Beamer was a National Merit Scholar at Drake University and briefly attended the USC Film School in L.A.
He's won seven Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, top honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and many other awards over the years for reporting, anchoring, photography and commentary.
And he'd rather you just call him "Beamer." Email Beamer: RBeamer@news4sa.com
Evy Ramos - Anchor
Evy Ramos joined the News 4 San Antonio team in 2014. She co-anchors the 6pm, 6:30pm, and 10pm newscasts alongside Randy Beamer. Before she came to San Antonio, Evy anchored four top-rated evening newscasts for the CBS affiliate in Fresno, California.
Evy began her broadcast career in Los Angeles, working for E! True Hollywood Story, where she dug up details on the lives of Hollywood celebrities. She landed her first on-air job in Fresno, working for the Fox affiliate. During her time there, Great Day became the areas most popular morning newscast.
Her career then took her to Southern California, where she anchored the morning news at KGTV in San Diego. During the devastating wildfires of 2007, Evy co-anchored the stations non-stop coverage, bringing viewers details of the fire that was destroying hundreds of homes and threatening thousands of others. She eventually returned to Fresno, where she produced several stories about one of her passions: adoption. She also anchored during President Obamas visit, when he toured the damage caused by the worst drought California has ever experienced.
Evy is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She was born in Mexico and has relatives in Texas, so in her spare time you can find Evy spending time with her extended family, along with her husband and their three young children. She loves to dance salsa, merengue and bachata.
Evy Ramos shares her adoption story...
Robert Price - Anchor/Reporter
Robert Price co-anchors News 4 San Antonio weekend newscasts..
Robert is a San Antonio native and a graduate of TMI, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and co-editor of the yearbook. After high school, Robert headed west to the University of Southern California as a National Merit Scholar, where he earned his B.A. (cum laude) as a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. While in college, Robert interned at KABC in Los Angeles and KSAT in San Antonio. He also spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Robert began his career in Americas heartland as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KHAS-TV, the NBC affiliate for central Nebraska. While there, Robert received awards from the Nebraska Associated Press and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.
He then moved one state over to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to work for the Sinclair sister-stations KGAN CBS 2 and KFXA FOX 28. In Cedar Rapids he served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor, and even did an eight-week stint as the sports anchor. He made the intra-company move to Fox San Antonio as soon as an opening presented itself to be back home and close to family and friends (and non-subzero temperatures), and for this (among many other reasons) he is grateful to be a part of the Sinclair Broadcasting family.
In San Antonio, Robert can be seen covering all sorts of stories around town and the region, from breaking news to crime to city politics to personal interest features. In 2013, he received an award for spot news coverage from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
When hes not out reporting, Robert likes to absorb pop culture, exercise his brain with trivia competitions and spend time with his family. He also fanatically roots for his Spurs, Cowboys, Rangers and Trojans.
Delaine Mathieu - Co-Anchor
Emmy Award-winning journalist, Delaine Mathieu, co-anchors News 4 San Antonio at 5 p.m. weekdays with Randy Beamer.
Delaine comes to San Antonio from Miami where she co-anchored the top-rated morning newscast at WSVN. During her time there, she covered some of the nation's biggest news stories including the Elian Gonzalez saga, the 2000 Presidential Election debacle, the September 11th attacks, and the deadly 2004 hurricane season.
Delaine has received several awards, including four Emmy's, for her investigative reporting. Since she's been with News 4 San Antonio, Delaine has been nominated for nine Emmy's and has won three Texas Associated Press awards for her reporting and anchoring. In 2009, one of her reports about a rotating bed used to help save H1N1 patients was featured on the NBC show, "The Doctors."
Delaine is passionate about news, but even more so about children. She serves on the board for ChildSafe, a comprehensive clinic that helps young victims of sexual abuse in the San Antonio area and several surrounding counties. She is determined to raise awareness about San Antonio's child abuse problem. Her blog, Hell Is For Children, has garnered national attention. She launched a county-wide child-abuse awareness campaign called All4One. News 4 San Antonio partnered with ChildSafe, Family Service Association, CASA and Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital to try to reach abused and neglected children in schools all over Bexar County.
During Delaine's senior year at the University of Texas at Austin, she was chosen for an internship at CNN's Washington D.C. Bureau. She also interned at News 4 WOAI. She landed her first job at KRBC in Abilene, then KEYE in Austin where she won a Best Reporting award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters. She also picked up a Best Anchor nomination from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters during her time at KAKE in Wichita, Kansas.
Most people don't know this, but Delaine is half Venezuelan. Her mother is from Caracas, Venezuela. In her spare time, Delaine loves to workout, cycle and run. She and her husband, Shad, have two daughters and are thrilled to call San Antonio home!
Michael Garofalo - News Anchor
Michael Garofalo is an Edward R. Murrow and AP award winning journalist. He anchors weekday mornings for News 4 San Antonio Today.
Garofalo is all about storytelling and thinks everyone has something to share, even if it takes time to figure that out.
He has reported and anchored from around the globe, including from the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and from the CMA Awards in Nashville.
When Garofalo is not working and out meeting people in the community he enjoys spending time with his wife Claudia and daughter Avah.
You also might see him running along the River Walk with their yellow lab Kaia. He also enjoys playing golf, tennis and skiing.
Leslie Bohl - Anchor/Reporter
San Antonio-born native Leslie Bohl is co-anchor for News 4 San Antonio Today.
Bohl cultivated her love of journalism at the University Of Texas at Austin where she received degrees in Journalism and Government. She began her professional career in Lubbock, Texas as a general assignment reporter at KAMC-TC. Before leaving the West Texas town, she moved to the CBS affiliate KLBK-TV. There, she entered management as assistant news director and intern coordinator. Bohl also produced newscasts and worked her way to anchor desk and the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.
From Texas, Bohl headed east to Southwest Florida and the NBC-affiliate WBBH-TV. She anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and at different times served as the station's consumer reporter and business reporter. Bohl followed her husband's career and relocated to the Alamo City. She left broadcasting to become a full-time mother to a young baby until joining the News 4 San Antonio team. Highlights of her career include covering the 1996 Centennial Olympics, Hurricane Andrew, and traveling to Germany for a series of special reports.
She enjoys spending her time away from the station with her two daughters. They chose to return to San Antonio to be closer to family and friends.
Amanda Weber - Reporter
Weber is a general assignment reporter for News 4 San Antonio.
was born in Newport Beach, California and moved to Roswell, Georgia when she
was four years old. She attended the University of South Carolina and graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Her journalism career
started in Rapid City, South Dakota where she covered the Sturgis Motorcycle
She comes to San Antonio from Fayetteville, North Carolina, home to Fort
Bragg. Amanda enjoyed telling the stories of our nation’s heroes and is excited
to once again be immersed with our service men and women in Military City USA.
Amanda is not at work you can catch her exploring the area with her husband and
yellow Labrador retriever, George. She enjoys exercising and loves college
football, Go Gamecocks!!
is excited to get to know the people of San Antonio and tell the stories that
matter the most to you!
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Zack Hedrick - Reporter
Zack Hedrick is a multi-media journalist reporter for News 4 San Antonio.
Hedrick began his career as a multi-media journalist reporter at KTEN, the NBC
affiliate in Denison, Texas. He worked
out of the Ardmore, Oklahoma bureau and covered a number of major stories
including the NCTC bus crash and the abduction of a 7-year old girl from Carter
County and her rescue by police officers.
Zack grew up in the D/FW metroplex, but attended The
University of Oklahoma and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013 from The Gaylord College
of Journalism & Mass Communications with a bachelor’s in journalism and a
minor in business.
He is an Eagle Scout, earning the award in 2008 from Troop
170 of Keller, Texas.
Zack is a big sports fan and is an avid supporter of the
Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Oklahoma
Sooners, and Oklahoma City Thunder.
In his spare time, Zack likes to read, run, and spend time
with friends and family.
If you have a story idea to share with Zack, or just want to
say hello, send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristine Frazao - Special Correspondent
Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award-winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience. As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine
delivers the top political stories of the day, along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America. She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections, both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years. During her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD). It was there that she received an Emmy for her coverage of the wildfires of 2007.
Kristine got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, Georgia at WJCL/WTGS, where she served as the political reporter, covering local government leaders. She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab, Chomsky.
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Eric Johnson - Reporter
There is something really special about working for the news in your hometown. I love San Antonio, and working for News 4 San Antonio as allowed me to truly get to know every inch of the city. Everyday, I get to fly and drive all over the place, meet new people and discover new places both inside and out!
I have two wonderful parents, Brent and Sherry who have always supported me and I love them very much. My two younger sisters Jessica and Robin graduated college from St. Mary's University and they are both two of the smartest and strongest young women that I have ever known. I am so proud of both of them. I have a huge extended family, and almost all of them were born in San Antonio too. They go work and go to schools here, and they are all apart of who I am as a person.
Before graduating from college, I got an internship at News 4 San Antonio. After my first day, I knew I was hooked and couldn't wait to come work here! Now I get to fly around the city in World Car Sky 4, and help keep you informed and safe. Every morning Captain Dan and I get up before the sun and make sure the road ways are looking good for the morning commute.
My best News 4 San Antonio moment is a special one. On my very first, big time assignment I ran into a girl I went to high school with and always liked. We are now married and very happy together. On the ground, and in the air I will be there whenever there is something you need to know about San Antonio.
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Claudia Garofalo - Traffic Anchor/Reporter
Claudia Garofalo helps viewers through their daily commute as the traffic reporter each weekday on News 4 San Antonio Today, and a regular correspondent on San Antonio Living.
Claudia is a professional singer, and radio and television personality. With a passion for music and the entertainment industry, Claudia tapped into radio and television at the young age of 18. She served as a radio and television personality with Univision Broadcasting Group. She was best known for gracing the airwaves on The Beat 98.5 and KXTN 107.5
Claudia was cast on a national reality television show 'Nuevas Voces de America' in 2005. Hand-picked by music mogul Emilio Estefan himself, Claudia worked under Estefan Productions and Telemundo Television in Miami, Florida. Claudia also participated in American Idol, season 7, making it all the way to the Hollywood round.
Born and raised in Del Rio, Texas, in 2008, Claudia served as a journalist for the Del Rio News-Herald. She was well known for her feature stories and strong photography skills.
An active performer, Claudia is a registered songwriter and has released two professional albums under the Universal Mexico music label and MP of Miami, Florida. She has also performed the National Anthem for the San Antonio Spurs.
Claudia's biggest joy in life is her 5-year-old daughter Avah, and husband, News 4 San Antonio's Michael Garofalo. On their spare time, they enjoy outdoor sports and road trips.
Andrew Lofholm - Reporter
Andrew comes to San Antonio after working for three years in Casper, Wyoming. He is a three-time Wyoming Association of Broadcasters award winner. While the Cowboy state taught him a lot, he is glad to be out of the bitter cold and wind.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, graduating in 2011 with a BA in Communications. He went to OU in part to play baseball and in part to go to a different part of the country.
During his time at OU, he played baseball all four years at the NCAA level, playing mostly catcher and outfield. He owns the career hit by pitch record at 34.
He knew he wanted to get into broadcasting ever since he saw the movie "Good Morning Vietnam" and grew affection for Robin Williams' ability to connect with his listeners. He interned at KTVU in the Bay Area during the Summer of 2010 and WSB-TV in Atlanta during the Fall of 2010. He also was the voice of OU's men's soccer team all four years.
Andrew feels broadcasting is a way to change people's lives for the better by keeping them informed on topical stories. His favorite part about broadcasting is getting to do something different every day and meeting new people.
Andrew is an Eagle Scout, earning the award in 2007. When he's not reporting you can find him watching the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors (sorry!) and Raiders.
You can email Andrew anytime about something going on in your community as well as comments, concerns, and criticism. He would love to hear from you. email@example.com
Kristyn Leon - Anchor/Reporter
Kristyn Leon co-anchors News 4 San Antonio weekend newscasts.
Kristyn is truly blessed for the gifts God has given her in life. Born into a beautiful family of seven and raised in the city of Long Beach, Calif.
She learned at a young age that with hard work, dedication and perseverance, anything is possible. She's always been interested and intrigued with news media, particularly hard news and breaking news stories. As a child, Kristyn knew that she wanted to be a reporter after watching Katie Couric and Matt Lauer on the Today Show.
She graduated from California State University - Long Beach in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications. Following graduation, Kristyn worked for a PBS News affiliate in southern Illinois as their evening anchor and producer. She then moved on to FOX21 News in Colorado as a reporter. She hopes to one day fulfill her dream to become a national investigative reporter.
During her spare time, Kristyn enjoys watching I Love Lucy re-runs, salsa dancing to Latin beats and rhythms, and traveling to new places to soak up some "cultural color!" She thanks her family and close friends for their unconditional love and continuous support and wouldn't be who she is today without them.
"Nothing is impossible, the world itself says I'm possible" -Audrey Hepburn
Jaie Avila - Co-Anchor/Reporter
Jaie Avila is an Emmy award winning investigative reporter with the News 4 San Antonio Trouble Shooters unit.
Jaie's investigative stories have had a big impact on San Antonio. His investigation into towing company practices led city officials to reduce the amount those companies can charge you to get your car back. Another investigation exposed a San Antonio school official who was stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the district. After Jaie's story the official was fired, charged with fraud, and ultimately agreed to pay the money back. Then there was the hidden-camera investigation that caught city utility workers literally sleeping on the job.
Before coming to News 4 San Antonio in 2004, Jaie spent eight years reporting in Los Angeles for KABC-TV and KCBS-TV. During that time he covered the O.J. Simpson civil trial, the North Hollywood Shootout and the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case.
Jaie began his on-camera career at KXAN-TV in Austin, where from 1991 to 1994 he was a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. During that time he covered the Branch Davidian standoff, the Luby's cafeteria massacre and political stories from the state capitol. Jaie was also an investigative reporter at KNXV-TV in Phoenix where he was named "Reporter of the Year" by the Associated Press for his investigation into food stamp fraud.
Prior to beginning his on-air career, Jaie worked as a writer/producer for KCAL-TV in LA, as a researcher for Good Morning America, and an assistant producer at FOX 11 in Los Angeles.
When he's not chasing a story, Jaie is usually chasing after his three young kids, who keep him and his wife Jessie very busy. The sixth member of the family is Milo the cat, a survivor of the Bastrop fires, who the family adopted, and who was also the subject of one of Jaie's stories.
Ashley Sutton - Reporter
Since joining the News 4 team as a producer in 2009, Ashley Sutton has taken the step from behind the camera as the social media reporter.
Ashley developed and produced the 6:30pm broadcast for its launch in 2011, earning her first of two Emmy nominations, and was most recently the special projects producer, managing investigations for the News 4 Trouble Shooters and field producing stories that took her to a wide range of locations including death row, Washington D.C. and the home of a faith healer.
No one can predict what news will break, and when the attacks on 9/11 happened just a month into her freshman year at TCU, Ashley decided to supplement her journalism education with an Art History degree in order to learn about the world’s cultures, religions, politics and philosophies as preparation for the great range of topics covered in news. She continues that education now in the form of travel to everywhere from Budapest, Hungary to China to the great cities of the U.S.
When Ashley isn’t plotting her next travel adventure, she’s spending time with family and friends, brushing up on pop culture, Grouponing/Living Socializing her way to fitness, or trying to perfect her Grandma's chicken and dumplings - all typically done while singing and dancing.
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Darian Trotter - Anchor/Reporter
Darian Trotter is an experienced, award-winning journalist. He enjoys the craft of storytelling and prefers covering issues and untold stories that make a difference in the lives of viewers. He welcomes your story ideas!
Darian is no stranger to beating the streets in hot, humid weather. Before moving to San Antonio he spent 4.5 years as an evening general assignment news reporter at WGNO in New Orleans. In fact, Darian prefers a more tropical climate.
"After long winters in both Chicago and Detroit, I embrace warmer weather," he says.
Darian experience in news includes reporting in New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and his native Nashville. But he welcomes the move to San Antonio.
"I'm looking forward to the city's rich culture in arts and entertainment, as well as its authentic cuisine, explains Darian.
In his free-time, Darian is an avid bodybuilder who has mastered diet and exercise as a way of life.
I find peace in my workouts, says Darian. They not only strengthen my body, but also help replenish my mind and soul."
Darian enjoys mentoring youth and working with student interns.
"I try to give interns a true inside look at television news, just as my mentors gave me."
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Gilbert De La Portilla - Crime Tracker Specialist
Gilbert De La Portilla is a Crime Tracker Specialist at News 4 San Antonio. As a retired San Antonio Police Department officer, Gilbert brings an extra level of depth, perspective and relevance to the stories we bring you on News 4; Stories that will show you how to better protect yourself and your loved ones from criminals.
With nearly 32 years of service, Gilbert has seen almost every type of crime possible; From family disturbances to SWAT incidents. During his tenure with SAPD, Gilbert served in several different units, including the Crime Prevention Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Department of Justice Operation Weed and Seed and Volunteers in Policing. Gilbert was also shot in the line of duty in December of 1979 while on routine patrol.
Upon his retirement, Gilbert formed StrykeForce - a consulting firm that develops materials for use in crime prevention courses and seminars.
Most viewers likely recognize Gilbert from the Emmy-award winning Stranger Danger program, a News 4 San Antonio eye-opening report that showed parents first-hand how easily a young child can be abducted. The segment went on to become the foundation of the Stranger Danger program implemented by schools throughout the San Antonio area.
It's Gilbert's expertise as a crime prevention specialist which makes his contributions so important. He has shown our viewers how to better safeguard their homes, their property and their lives; It's a certain level of reporting you won't see on any other news station in the San Antonio area!
Aside from his criminal justice background, Gilbert is also a family man who loves to spend time with his loved ones and is active with his church.
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Jennifer Barbaro - Traffic Anchor/Reporter
Jennifer Barbaro is a San Antonio native and joins the News 4 San Antonio team as Traffic Anchor.
A graduate from Incarnate Word High School, Jennifer also earned her BA in Communication Arts and MBA from The University of the Incarnate Word. Jennifer started her career interning at KENS San Antonio working the weekend news as a producer and reporter before leaving her career to raise her family.
Jennifer's passion for broadcasting never left her sights as she avidly stayed active in the community. She focused on fundraising for private schools, where her hard work and attention to details earned her the Telly award for the best in film and video production. This was the first time the award was given to a private school.
Jennifers work ethic caught the attention of NBA Hall of Fame and Spurs Legend George Gervin. She promoted an iconic event with all-time NBA Legends for the George Iceman Gervin Roast televised nationally by ESPN and major sports channels.
Jennifer is also a corporate executive member for Gabriel Investment Group and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenburg School of Optometry, as well as several community projects.
Jennifers first love is her husband, Dr. Salvatore Barbaro III, and her seven children, followed by helping the children of San Antonio through her many charitable involvements.
Cleto Rodriguez - Reporter
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Cleto Rodriguez is living his lifelong dream of becoming an elite stand-up comedian.
Rodriguez has been performing since 1995 and has worked with comedians George Lopez, Carlos Mencia, Daniel Tosh, Wayne Brady, Brett Butler, Tim Hawkins and Bob Smiley. He has even opened for living legend B.B. King.
Rodriguez performs nationwide in comedy clubs, corporations, colleges and churches. He was chosen as the comedian for the 2008 Promise Keepers events in seven U.S. cities.
Rodriguez connects with audiences by relating everyday life experiences. Anything and everything is fair game, from marriage mishaps to the challenges of dieting. His comedy is high-energy, observational and hilarious with a brilliant Latino twist.
He has strong San Antonio roots going back to his grandfather, San Antonio native Cleto Rodriguez I, who was one of Texas first Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Rodriguez also contributes his time and talents to the community by helping raise money for disadvantaged youth and the homeless.
From clean comedian to TV personality, you can catch Rodriguez daily as the latest morning personality on News 4 San Antonio Today.
Darlene Dorsey - Reporter
Darlene Dorsey joined News 4 San Antonio in 2014, but she was already a familiar face to many viewers. Darlene reported for News 4 San Antonio a few years back, and freelanced for Fox San Antonio in 2005. Prior to that, she served as a general assignment reporter at WDJT-TV in Milwaukee.
Darlene got her degree in Journalism from Texas Southern University, and has spent most of her career covering education and politics. She received the Texas Education Agency School Bell Award for coverage of Beaumont ISD. She loves to report stories that help someone find their way after a life-altering event.
Darlene is an artist and a painter, and loves to exercise. She enjoys biographies and music, but cant sit still long enough to watch most movies. She spends her free time with her husband, two children and three dogs. Her children often ask, Do you have talk to everybody? Thats all the evidence you need to know that Darlene loves a good story, and believes everyone should have the chance to tell theirs.
Emily Baucum - Reporter
Emily Baucum is an EMMY Award-winning journalist who joined News 4 in March 2012. She was born and raised in San Antonio. You'll find her reporting on the biggest stories impacting our area, from the immigration crisis on the border to the Spurs championship run in Miami.
Emily's also reported for TV stations in Tulsa, OK; Springfield, MO; and Lansing, MI. Her career started behind the camera as a freelance field producer at CNN's Chicago bureau.
She graduated high school from Keystone School in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood. Emily then attended Northwestern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, with a second major in political science.
Emily thrives on telling your stories. She considers herself always "on the clock" to help you make a difference in the community - so whether you see her on the job, wandering our local museums or cheering for the Spurs, Emily hopes you'll stop and say hello.
Ashlei King - Reporter
It has been Ashlei Kings lifelong dream to report in her hometown of San Antonio, so you can only imagine how excited she was when she got the call to pack her bags and come home.
Ashlei was born in Italy and lived a large portion of her childhood in Germany. She moved to Schertz when she was eight and is a Samuel Clemens High School graduate.
Ashlei earned her bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During her freshman year at UT, she was a member of the co-ed cheerleading squad. She cheered for the Texas Longhorns football team and mens basketball team. She also ran hurdles for two years on the UT Track & Field team.
Ashlei kicked off her career in Austin, where she served as the CBS-affiliates UT Reporter. She was also the Assistant News Director for Texas Student Televisions KVR News.
After graduation, she worked for KTXS in Abilene. During her time in Abilene, she won a Texas Associated Press Award for deadline editing.
Before returning to the Alamo City, Ashlei spent two years in Tulsa, Oklahoma working for the CBS-affiliate. While in Tulsa, she covered a variety of stories from tornadoes to devastating wildfires that torched hundreds of homes. Her most memorable moment was when she did a live interview on CNN with Don Lemon about a racially motivated shooting spree in Tulsa.
During Ashleis spare time, you can find her hanging out with her family, eating at hole in the wall restaurants and then working off the calories at the gym. If you see her out and about, dont hesitate to say hello and if you have any story ideas, send them her way.
Kristina De Leon - Reporter
Kristina De Leon is the morning reporter on News 4 San Antonio Today.
A true South Texas native, Kristina De Leon was born in San Antonio. After graduating from MacArthur High School, she earned a Masters degree in Communication and double majored in Psychology and Sociology from the University Of The Incarnate Word.
Kristina began her on air career in Laredo at KVTV. She spent nearly three years as the weekend, then noon show anchor. There, she covered the drug cartel, immigration issues and often reported from across the border.
Kristina spent nearly five years as the morning show anchor/reporter for KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas. During that period, she stood on the front lines of three major hurricanes.
Before moving back home to San Antonio, Kristina spent a year in the Valley at KGBT-TV as a reporter, producer, and anchor.
The Emmy-nominated morning reporter was honored by the San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sheriffs Office with merit awards. She was also recognized by the SA Crime Coalition and is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.
Kristina was also a featured alumni in the University of the Incarnate Word's campaign.
When her ailing mother was in need, Kristina donated a kidney. The procedures were documented as a feature series on News 4 San Antonio.
Lauren Lea - Reporter
Lauren Lea is an Emmy Award-winning general assignment reporter for News 4 San Antonio and Fox San Antonio. She joined the team in June 2010 and she is ecstatic to be back home in Texas.
Lauren has covered wildfires, floods, ice storms and even a hurricane, but she enjoys meeting the people of San Antonio and telling their stories the most. She loves being a "storyteller," but you'll also find her covering breaking news throughout the city and the surrounding area. Her stories have resulted in policy changes in both a local school district and a hospital system.
Lauren grew up watching the news and she loves working alongside some of the same people she watched while she was still in school. She is a Boerne High School graduate and she majored in broadcast journalism at the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Lauren is a proud Horned Frog!
Her first reporting job was in Wichita Falls, Texas and her next stop was in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Lauren has been honored with Houston Press Club Lone Star awards and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters award in 2014.
In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Hill Country, spending time with her family and trying new restaurants. She and her husband are the proud parents of two dogs, Porkchop and Squeaker.
Melissa Vega - Reporter
Melissa says it's a dream come true to be back home reporting the news in her own community. She grew up in Seguin and graduated from Seguin High School. Melissa was bitten by the journalism bug in high school and the rest is history.
Melissa went on to study journalism at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She's a proud graduate of the Dan Rather School of Communications.
Melissa began her career in Corpus Christi working for KZTV-TV. There she worked as a reporter and was later promoted to main anchor. Melissa also worked as an main anchor for KGBT-TV in the Rio Grande Valley. Melissa's career also took a leap outside the Lone Star State. She worked at KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she focused on consumer and investigative reporting.
She is thrilled to be back at home and close to family and friends.
"There's no place I'd rather be," says Melissa.
Melissa is happy to donate her time to charity causes in the community. She's a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
When she's not chasing stories, Melissa is spending time with her husband Robert and their three rescue dogs.
Melissa is always looking for a great story to tell. So if you have an idea, she'd love to hear from you.
Albert Flores - Chief Meteorologist
Albert Flores grew up right here in San Antonio and attended schools in the Harlandale ISD. He went to the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship and received his journalism degree. A few years later he received his Meteorology certification from Mississippi State. Albert has worked as a Chief Meteorologist in Austin at KTBC, in the valley at KRGV, in Corpus Christi at KIII and at KENS 5 here in San Antonio.
Albert is married and has two children and four grandchildren. He loves to spend time with his family and travel. He is very involved in the community and serves on several board of directors of non-profit organizations.
As the Chief Meteorologist for News 4 San Antonio his goal is to give you something to smile about and feel informed every time you tune in.
Erin Nichols - Reporter
Erin Nichols was born and raised in San Antonio, and shes thrilled to have the opportunity to report in her home town.
Erin joined the Fox San Antonio news team in 2013. Before that, Erin was honing her skills as an anchor, producer and reporter in Beaumont, Texas.
Erin attended Providence High School and then the University of the Incarnate Word, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, with a concentration in journalism and international studies.
During her college courses, Erin interned at Fox San Antonio, and made such an impression the station decided to make her an offer. She was hired as freelance on-air talent and served as the band cam reporter for Thursday Night Lights. She was also the host of the Weekend Movie Spotlight.
Erin also interned at FOX 5 in Washington, D.C., as part of the Fund for American Studies. She attended the Institute on Political Journalism and studied economics and media ethics at Georgetown University.
After graduating from UIW, Erin went on to work at Fox 4 KBTV in Beaumont, Texas as the weekend anchor, producer, and a reporter. While in Beaumont, she was honored by the Texas Medical
Association for bringing awareness to ovarian cancer. She was also recognized by the Southeast Texas Press Club for her investigative and feature work.
Erin is a Texas girl at heart and loves her San Antonio Spurs. However, when it comes to football, she's a New Orleans Saints fan. (Who dat?!) She loves movies, old and new, and enjoys playing the piano in her spare time.
Erin is always looking for story ideas! If you have a story or a concern, please send her an email.
Jocelyn Tovar - Reporter
Jocelyn Tovar is excited to be covering news in her hometown. In fact shes such an authentic San Antonian her parents first date was at a San Antonio Spurs game! After graduating from John Marshall high school Jocelyn left San Antonio for Austin. She graduated from The University of Texas with a Print Journalism and Film undergraduate degree.
At U.T, Jocelyn was a film critic for the newspaper The Daily Texan, and got her first taste of journalism interviewing Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway and Quentin Tarantino.
After taking a broadcast course her senior year, Jocelyn realized it perfectly combined her two passions -- journalism and media. So she studied Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University and received her Masters Degree from the S.I. Newhouse school of journalism.
She began her career as a Washington D.C. correspondent for KFDX before moving to Abilene, Texas where she was the crime and courts reporter. After Abilene, Jocelyn moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she had the chance to work as a one-woman-band (meaning she shoots and edits 100% of her own stories).
Now that shes back in her hometown Jocelyn is enjoying spending time with her niece and three nephews, and scouring San Antonio for the best place for a Corn in a Cup. Find her on Facebook and Twitter or you can email Jocelyn with story ideas.
Sheila Gray - Special Correspondent
Special Correspondent Sheila Gray reports on issues affecting women and families in Sinclair Broadcast Groups Family 411 reports.
Sheila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and studied at the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She began her career in Charleston, West Virginia, eventually being named the 6 & 11 p.m. anchor at WSAZ-TV. She was recognized by the West Virginia Associated Press for her reporting.
Sheilas next stop was in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she co-hosted the Fox 19 Morning News. She is happy that her alarm is no longer sounding at 2:30 a.m., and is looking forward to this new chapter in her career, and a new broadcasting family with Sinclair.
Sheila and her husband Ric are the parents of four children, Kasey, Kari, Katie, and Kari.
Jeannette Calle - Meteorologist
Jeannette Calle joins Michael Garofalo, Leslie Bohl and Jessica Headley on San Antonios fastest growing morning newscast, News 4 San Antonio Today.
Jeannette has seven years of experience in the field of meteorology and weather broadcasting, and is delighted in being able to give viewers what they need to know when it comes to weather and preparing for their day ahead.
I like to give people the weather straight forward, when its going to rain, at what time and what is causing the rain. Its especially important in the morning as viewers are planning their day. I am super excited about becoming a Texan and being a part of the San Antonio community.
Jeannette Calle joins News 4 from NBC Universal in New York City where she was a freelance meteorologist, filling in on weekdays and weekends on NBC and MSNBC. She also freelanced at WPIX in NYC. Jeannette is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Jeannette had a long run at AccuWeather, a 24-hour, weather-oriented, cable television network. She worked for over five years as a Bilingual Television and Radio Weather Broadcaster, serving major television and radio networks nationwide and worldwide.
Jeannette will make a great addition to News 4 San Antonio, said News 4 San Antonio Director of News Blaise Labbe. We continue to build the weather team that provides the 4 Zone Forecast, which has been honored as the most accurate in town.
Jeannette comes from a large extended family and is very proud of her Latin heritage. On her off days you can find Jeannette spending time with her family and friends, and working out at the local gym, or taking a long run outdoors. She also enjoys cooking Latin, Italian and soul food cuisine, without recipes, she eyeballs everything. Jeannette loves traveling, her ultimate travel destinations include: Italy, Spain, Thailand, Bora Bora, and Fiji.
Mike Hernandez - Meteorologist
Meteorologist Mike Hernandez was born and raised in San Antonio, and loves to bring viewers vital weather information right here in his hometown.
Mike graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and then decided to go into the Air Force, where he served for ten years as a weather forecaster. Mike completed his meteorology training at Creighton University, before beginning his career in television in 1989 at KCEN-TV in central Texas. He then returned to San Antonio at KMOL-TV (now WOAI), where he helped kick off their morning news and later the San Antonio Living Show.
In 1999, Mike took on the role of Chief Meteorologist at KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mike and his family came back to San Antonio in 2009, when he joined the weather team at Fox San Antonio.
Mike enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. He also is a volunteer firefighter with the Grey Forest Fire Department. Mike is happily married to Rose Hernandez and has four children, Michael, Phillip John, Monique and John-Michael.
Siobhain Anders - Meteorologist
Meteorologist Siobhain Anders comes to News 4 San Antonio with long-time ties to San Antonio and an intimate understanding of the complex weather unique to South Texas. She was born and raised right here in San Antonio, and as a fifth generation Texan she loves to use the phrase "Ya'll".
A graduate of Alamo Heights High School, she earned her B.A. in Journalism from Trinity University. She then moved on to Mississippi State University where Siobhain's long, hard hours of studying paid off when she earned a degree in Broadcast Meteorology. If Siobhain looks familiar, there's a good reason. For the past 13 years, she's worked at several television stations from the Rio Grande Valley to San Antonio, making her mark with precision forecasts. Siobhains first love is weather, but her second love is the entertainment field. She covered the entertainment beat for nearly five years. Some of her favorite interviews were Prince Charles, Reba, Peter Jennings, and Shirley MacLaine.
Siobhain's family has lived in Texas for five generations! She passed her trademark red hair onto her two daughters, and now her family is nicknamed "Red Head Central." In her spare time, Siobhain is a realtor and runs her father's flooring business. The family loves to ride horses together, dance and swim. They also love to travel as a family and are looking forward to many great vacations in the future.
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Selena Garza - Executive Producer Weather
Selena Garza is the Executive Producer for News 4 San Antonio's 4 Zone Weather team. Selena grew up right here in San Antonio and earned a BA in Communication from St. Mary's University. Selena's primary responsibility is producing the weather portions of the newscasts. She specializes in the technology that weather folks use on air. As a weather guru she translates complex forecast computer models and Dual Polarization Radar images into easy to understand weather graphics you see on TV and News4sa.com.
Selena has been Emmy Nominated for her Weather Specials, and continues writing weather-related stories and how it affects you and your family. Working closely with her second family, Albert Flores, Siobhain Anders & Mike Hernandez, Selena thrives on making sure every piece of weather equipment is used to its fullest, giving the latest details as to what's going on right now and what you can expect in the future. It is important to Selena to not only keep up with the latest and greatest in the meteorological industry, but to use technology to help viewers better understand how the weather affects them. So Selena works closely with computer technicians to create images that have never been seen before.
When storms threaten, she makes sure you can get your latest up to the minute weather updates online, on the radio, through Weatherline, Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, in our newscasts.
"I can't control the weather, but I can help plan your day around it, explains Selena. You not only get the forecast, but I can give you as much detail as possible so you know what and when to expect it. She works closely with large venues such as UTSA & San Antonio Botanical Garden to help them plan their outdoor event when storms threaten.
Feel free to call or email Selena anytime you're planning an event, a wedding, a birthday party -- or even if you just want to know the forecast is for your kids soccer game. She loves helping San Antonians plan their day around the weather. Selena spends her spare time with husband Cary (where she gets the last name Garza). Selena's heritage is Chinese. Selena and Cary have two beautiful children. She spends most of her weekends at games watching her kids play soccer, basketball and baseball. If you ask her whats her all-time favorite thing to do, shell tell you watching scary movies! You'll see Selena on air occasionally, especially during severe weather when we'll mic her up as she helps the weather team track the storms.
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Don Harris - Sports Director
Don Harris is the Emmy award-winning weekday Sports Anchor and Sports Director for News 4 San Antonio. He celebrates 25 years with the station this year. Don was most recently honored with an Emmy award for Best Sports Anchor. It was his second Emmy award in two years. His sports anchoring has been recognized with eight Emmy nominations. He also serves as the play by play voice of "Thursday Night Lights" a local live high school football broadcast, and as a color commentator on televised UTSA football broadcasts.
In 2009, Harris was presented with the prestigious Edna McGaffey Media Excellence Award by the San Antonio Express-News and the local chapter of American Women in Communications for his work on the air and in the community.
In 1998 Harris started the Don Harris Golf Classic, a golf tournament benefiting the Arthritis Foundation and The Family Service Association. Many top local sports celebrities have taken part helping to raise over a million dollars for local children. The tournament has grown into the "Don Harris/Harvey Najim Golf Tournament for Kids" and will now help the San Antonio Family Service Association, The Autism Treatment Center, S.A. Youth, and the First Tee Of San Antonio. Harris also serves on the board of the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation and San Antonio Sports. Both are actively involved in improving the lives of children in San Antonio. Harris works closely with two other local charities. He is on the advisory board of the Miracle League of San Antonio and of Slam Dunk for Life.
He has won numerous awards from the Texas A.P. Broadcasters for Best Sportscast and Best Sports Story. The News 4 San Antonio Sports department was also honored in the TV Special category for their "Race For The Rings" Spurs Special. He has been honored numerous times by the Texas A.P. Broadcasters for Best Editorial/Commentary for his "Don's Extra Point." . Harris has covered many major sporting events during his 25 years at News 4 San Antonio including numerous Super Bowls, Final Fours and all five Spurs World Championships. News 4 WOAI's Race for the Rings (Spurs pregame and postgame shows) were among the highest rated shows in San Antonio television history. In 2000, Don launched "Sports Sunday" - a unique version of a weekly sports show that climbed to the top of the local ratings. Harris made broadcasting history when he became the first and only broadcaster to host a live radio sports talk show and anchor a live television sportscast - simultaneously! He has been named as one of the San Antonio Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" rising stars in the local community, and was named "Best Talk Radio host" by the San Antonio Current readers poll.
Harris is married to wife Julie, who, like Don, attended San Antonio's Churchill High School and the University of North Texas. They have two sons, Landry and Grant.
David Chancellor - Sports Anchor/Reporter
David Chancellor is the award-winning sports anchor for News 4 San Antonio. Chancellor was awarded the 2008 Associated Press Best Sportscast and Best Sports Story.
Through the years, he has been fortunate for his work to be recognized by his peers, winning several awards for his work including a 2003 Texas Emmy for Best Sports Reporter. He's also been honored with a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club in 2002, and Associated Press in 2002.
David is a native of San Antonio, who attended Lee High School. He also earned his bachelor's degree from Trinity University.
He married Aubrey Mika Chancellor in December 2007.
Jeff Jones - Sports Anchor/Reporter
Jeff's passion for sports and journalism began at a young age when he can remember delivering play-by-play commentary while playing basketball against other kids in the driveway. Often times this commentary was relived that night over dinner with his parents, and once again in school the next morning. Anyone and everyone willing to listen would get an earful of sports from this elementary-aged "broadcaster." It wasn't until he was older that he saw an opportunity to turn this lifelong passion into a career.
Today, Jeff is a member of the News4 sports team and loves telling stories about local athletes and teams. He is also a recent graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word's Communication/Journalism graduate school.
Jeff began his higher education at Trinity University where, as a student-athlete (Football), he quickly learned how to use his own on-the-field experiences to enhance his sports journalism.
In early 2014, Jeff won a national talent search that allowed him to travel to New Orleans to do some reporting at the NBA All-Star Game. During this 5-day experience, he interviewed Blake Griffin, James Harden, Tony Parker, Kevin Love, and others! It was a time that he will surely never forget.
When he is not talking or writing about sports, Jeff likes to spend his time with friends and family, as well as working out and volunteering.
Please feel free to contact Jeff on twitter or via email with any story ideas or inquires.
Shelly Miles - Host, San Antonio Living
Shelly Miles is the host of San Antonio Living on 4 San Antonio.
Shelly graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in broadcast journalism and communications in 1996. She attended school on a speech and debate scholarship, and was a nationally ranked debater. Shelly started her career at the campus-run news program at NAU and interned at KNAZ, the Flagstaff NBC affiliate.
After graduating, Shelly spent her time as a country radio DJ and Music Director.
Shelly is deeply involved in the San Antonio community. She has been honored by many non-profit organizations for her contributions, and was named Fiesta Queen of the Vine by the Brighton School.
Shelly spends her free time with her husband, a San Antonio native, and her two daughters. Shelly is a native of Southern California and likes to head back there for a break when it gets too hot in Texas.
Interesting Fact: Shelly is a "Dance Mom" similar to the ones you see on TV - only worse! Learn more about Shelly and talk dance with her on her fan page...
Esteban Solis - Correspondent, San Antonio Living
Esteban joined the station in 2013 as a freelance correspondent, and considers the career move a huge positive change in his life. Eventually, he made his way to the hosting chair, and now brings viewers news, entertainment and lifestyle segments every morning on San Antonio Living.
Esteban has covered countless stories since he first came to the station, but says his very first assignment was the most memorable. He spent seven days exploring two resorts in Mexico, and got completely immersed in the stories and culture. That assignment has been hard to top.
In his free time, Esteban spends as much time as possible with his family. One of his favorite places is the family ranch in La Salle County. It is there that he enjoys his hectic version of R&R.
Esteban is a San Antonio native and also spends time mentoring young people in the area. He shares his personal story of how he overcame the obstacles in his life, in the hope that others may think about how their current choices will impact their future. Esteban considers it a privilege to speak to at-risk youth, and welcomes the opportunity to make a difference in his community.
Alanna Sarabia - Co-host, San Antonio Living
From big name stars like Rachael Ray, Carrie Underwood and Joel Osteen, to local celebs like Sebastian De La Cruz, Alanna Sarabia has shared just about every kind of story with the people of San Antonio. She is the entertainment reporter and co-host for morning lifestyle shows, San Antonio Living and Daytime at Nine. Chances are, if there is Hollywood gossip buzzing around, Alanna has already heard it. Leave it to this lady to give you the daily trending topics from Beliebers, to the once club-bouncing Pope Francis.
Alanna began her career in television right here in San Antonio. She graduated from Texas State University in 2011 with a degree in Electronic Media and Communications. While in school, she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority, and Student Foundation. She interned at WOAI her last semester of school, and impressed the staff so much that she landed her first job! Alanna became a freelance reporter, and served as the "Fiesta Insider" during Fiesta 2011.
She may be from Dallas, but Alanna has strong ties to San Antonio. She served as Miss San Antonio 2009, promoting her platform of educating the city on the importance of being responsible pet owners, and shes a former NBA Spurs Silver Dancer. She also held the title La Reina de La Feria de las Flores 2012 for Fiesta San Antonio and raised $25,000 to give to the Parent/Child Scholarship.
Got a story idea or a question you want to ask? Alanna would love to hear from you.
Denise Cabello - Correspondent, San Antonio Living
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Kaitlyn Munoz - Correspondent, San Antonio Living
Kaitlyn Muoz is a correspondent for San Antonio Living on 4 San Antonio.
Kaitlyn, a San Antonio native, began her career in the television industry at the young age of seventeen. After a visit to the CBS affiliate, Kaitlyn shadowed the staff and mentored under the Executive Producer. Upon graduation, she furthered her education with an internship at KENS.
Kaitlyn acquired her first full-time production position upon the relaunch of Daytime at Nine on FOX San Antonio in May 2012. After a year and a half as an Associate Producer, Kaitlyn was quickly promoted and is now the youngest lifestyle producer in San Antonio.
She enjoys being behind the scenes, but her lively personality and infectious smile on air cannot be ignored. You can catch her on camera as a correspondent and co-host on a regular basis. She loves to cover an array of lifestyle-esque stories, from Hollywood gossip, to events that help raise money for local nonprofit organizations.
If you ask Kaitlyn about her favorite part of the job, the answer is easy. She loves the ability to be creative and to help people get the word out about their stories.
In her spare time, Kaitlyn is in the kitchen cooking or baking for her friends and family. She also spends a lot of time in Zumba, CX, and body pump classes. Kaitlyn may be a girly girl but she will always have a special place in her heart for the San Antonio Spurs.