Two reporters are set to join Fox-owned KTBC-TV this week.
Elizabeth Saab and Nick Spinetto will both start Wednesday, the station said.
Saab will report for Fox 7’s evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. She arrives in Austin after a stint as a reporter/anchor/producer for foxnews.com.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to continue working with Fox at KTBC and am excited to move back to my home state," she said. "Every Texan has a special place in their heart for Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. I look forward to being an active part of such a dynamic community."
Spinetto is set to appear on "Good Day Austin," Fox 7’s five-and-a-half-hour morning show. He most recently worked for a station in Manchester, N.H. Previous stops included network affiliates in Fort Myers, Fla.; Springfield, Mass; and Bryan-College Station.
"I look forward to joining the talented team of Fox 7 journalists," he said. "Most of all, I’m counting the days until I can call Austin home — a fantastic place because of the culture, music, food and the people."
New anchor at Univision 62
Univision 62 is expanding its news team with the addition of a new evening co-anchor.
Hugo Chavez Montes has joined Regina Rodriguez on KAKW-TV’s 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts.
Chavez comes to Austin after a stint with Grupo Televisa, where he has served as an anchor and reporter for morning and evening newscasts for the past eight years. Since 2010, he’s also been news director for MVS Radio Monterrey.
"Hugo has an amazing depth of experience on an international level, and I’m pleased to welcome him to our news team," said Luis Patino, vice president and general manager for Univision Television Group. "He will bring a fresh perspective to our news program and I believe that his broadcast style will resonate with viewers in Austin."
New addition to cable lineup
Aspire, a cable network launched by former NBA star Magic Johnson, has been added to the Time Warner Cable lineup in the Austin area.
Located on channel 185, Aspire "celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans."
Programming includes some classic shows, such as "Julia," "The Bill Cosby Show," "The Flip Wilson Show," "Soul Train" and "I Spy," as well as original shows.
Series developed especially for Aspire include "Exhale," a talk show, as well as "Groundbreaking Movies," "Groundbreaking Comedy" and "Groundbreaking Documentaries" which, as you might imagine, focus on films, stand-up comedy and documentaries relevant to black audiences.
Sports matchups featuring historically black colleges and universities are also part of the mix.
Learn more about Aspire by heading to aspire.tv.
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