Jenni Lee

Jenni Lee’s fill-in assignment anchoring KVUE’s weekend morning newscasts has turned into a permanent gig.

Lee had been subbing for Jade Mingus, who was on maternity leave. Mingus, however, has opted not to return.

“After a lot of prayers and tears, I decided to leave KVUE and stay home with my two sons,” she wrote in a Facebook message. “They are growing up so fast, and it was so hard to juggle my crazy schedule with a growing family. I’m sure a lot of moms can relate to the demands of work and home.”

Before joining KVUE on a temporary basis, Lee spent more than a decade at Fox-owned KTBC.

“Jenni is a talented anchor who connects well with our viewers because she is both trustworthy and personable,” KVUE executive news director Frank Volpicella said. “As a reporter she is a seasoned journalist who knows the Austin market and has a long list of contacts and reliable sources. I am pleased that she is now a member of my team.”

See Lee on the anchor desk from 7-9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday on KVUE, plus catch her reporting from the field during the week.

“I’m thrilled to be working with such a talented and great group of people,” she said. “KVUE feels like home.”

More local TV staffing changes

Mark Monstrola has left KXAN. Monstrola, who started out as the station’s weekday morning meteorologist before shifting to weekend evenings, is now at the Fox station in Denver.Lynae Miyer, who handled weekend evening weather duties on KVUE, has delivered her final forecast. In a Facebook message to viewers, Miyer said she plans to pursue a career outside TV news.