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Petrowski replaces Keri Bellacosa who left the station last week. Michael Lewis, KTBC GM said in a statement, “We mutually agreed to part ways. We want to thank Keri for her many contributions to FOX 7 during her time with us.”
But, as Austin360.com reports, when Hernandez had some blood work done as part of the process to have a second child via in vitro fertilization, doctors found she had leukemia.
“The doctor called me crying,” Hernandez told Austin360. “I said, ‘What? You must be kidding.’ I was yelling and crying. It was unreal.”
Sadly, her doctor wasn’t kidding. She was very, very ill.
Hernandez wasted little time, booking a last-minute ticket and arriving at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital late Monday. She expects to start six weeks of on-and-off chemotherapy Tuesday or Wednesday.
“They told me, ‘This can’t wait,’” she said.
The support from friends, former co-workers — and viewers who’ve never met the vibrant broadcast journalist — has been, from the start, overwhelming, Hernandez said. She says she is so incredibly grateful.
“I’m so touched,” she said. “My stomach hurts from crying so much, but I know I can beat this. I can kick its ass. I look at my precious son and I say, ‘Failure is not an option.’”
“As a native Texan, who graduated from the University of Texas and has spent most of her career reporting and anchoring here, there is no one better versed on all things Austin than Amanda,” KTBC vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement.
“I have some bitter sweet news to share this Tuesday morning,” Hernandez wrote on her facebook page. “After 7 years here at Fox 7 I have decided it is time for me to join my husband Cesar in the DC area so we can raise our 19-month old son Gabriel under one roof. My husband and I have commuted for the past few years so I could keep doing what I love doing here at FOX 7 but we need to be together as a family.”
The morning anchor for the Austin FOX owned station went on to say her last day on-air would be January 3, but plans to stay in Austin until late January.
Paredez came to KTBC from KFDA in Amarillo, TX. She interned at KTBC in 2008. You can watch her KFDA farewell video after the jump.
She announced the move on facebook saying she was moving closer to home, “It’s a bitter sweet moment to leave Amarillo and the friendships I’ve made here but I look forward to the future God has planned for me.” Read more
“I always dreamed of reporting in my hometown, so this is a major career accomplishment. It’s also a full-circle moment because I started my TV News career at Ch.13 as an intern,” Kallergis wrote on Facebook. “I feel honored and blessed to have this opportunity, and I can’t wait to serve my hometown.” [h/t Mike McGuff]
Greyson was most recently a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for KAMC, the ABC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. She began her career with internships at “NBC Nightly News,” KTRK in Houston and WGHP in Greensboro, N.C.
More from Fox after the jump. Read more
For the past six years, Petrowski has been a general assignment reporter for the Austin FOX owned station. Before coning to KTBC, she was a reporter and anchor at KZTV in Corpus Christi, TX.
Petrowski is a graduate of the University of Texas where she majored in Broadcast Journalism.
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