Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 10, 2013

Congratulations are in order for KTBC’s Dennis de la Pena and John Hygh, who’ve been promoted to sports director and weekend sports anchor, respectively.

De la Pena, who had been Fox 7’s weekend sports anchor, takes over for Dave Cody, who retired earlier this month after 28 years at the station.

A University of Texas graduate, de la Pena joined Fox 7 in 1999 after a stint in Amarillo. He is married to KXAN morning and noon news anchor Sally Hernandez.

Hygh previously served as Fox 7’s sports reporter. He, too, came to Austin from Amarillo.

Hygh joined Fox 7 in 2006 after spending time at KVUE and Time Warner Cable’s YNN. He graduated from Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University.