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KRIS Adds Paul Alexander as News Director, Mike Gillaspia as Morning Anchor

KRIS, the NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, has hired Paul Alexander as news director and Mike Gillaspia (pictured) as morning co-anchor.

“Both will be great additions to our staff,” KRIS general manager Greg McAlister told TVSpy in an email.

Alexander joins KRIS from KVEO, the NBC affiliate in Brownsville, Texas. KRIS has been without a permanent news director since Sandra Richards was let go last year. Alexander will officially begin at KRIS in August. Gillaspia, who begins in July, comes from KWES in Midland, Texas, where he is the 6 and 10 p.m. anchor. He replaces Dave Froehlich, who is joining KTBC in Austin, as morning co-anchor.

McAlister told TVSpy KRIS has also hired Alan Harwell, a former sportscaster at rival KIII who was let go several years ago due to budget cuts. In his break from television, Harwell has been coaching at two local high schools. Read more

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Weathercaster Caitilin Espinosa Joins KRIV

Weathercaster Caitilin Espinosa is joining the morning newscast at KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston. Her first day will be October 14.

Espinosa, a Houston native, comes from KIII in Corpus Christi, where she has been the weekday morning weather anchor since 2010. She has also worked at KVEO in Brownsville and KXXV in Waco.

“I am overjoyed to be returning to my hometown, where my family, friends and heart have always been,” Espinosa said in a statement. “I look forward to joining the talented team at KRIV and can’t wait to give viewers the information they need to get their days started, as well as keeping them informed when severe weather arises.”

WOAI Reporter Busted for DWI After Station Runs Investigative Report on Drunk Driving

Angel Covarrubias, a reporter who covers crime for San Antonio’s WOAI, was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Covarrubias was pulled over shortly before 2 a.m. after he hit a parked car and failed to stop at the scene.

Covarrubias joined the NBC-affiliate last year after working as the main anchor for KVEO, the NBC-affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley. He began his career with KZTV in Corpus Christi.

This week WOAI aired an in-depth investigation into drunk driving. Video inside… Read more