Fox 7 announces new weekend anchor
Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 14, 2014
KTBC’s search for a new weekend news anchor has come to an end.
Reporter Ashley Paredez will helm the station’s Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts effective immediately, a spokeswoman said Monday.
She replaces Lauren Petrowski, who has moved to Fox 7’s morning show.
“During Ashley’s tenure filling in on the weekend newscasts, it was clear she was the best choice to be our weekend anchor,” news director Pam Vaught said. “She connects with our viewers and is always looking for stories that will have an impact on our community.”
A University of Texas graduate, Paredez joined the station after a stint in Amarillo.
“Since interning at Fox 7 Austin in 2008, I knew this is where I wanted to work,” she said. “Becoming a reporter here was a dream come true. Becoming the weekend anchor is more than I could have ever imagined.”