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Jacqueline Ortiz Leaving San Antonio’s WOAI

jacqueline ortizAfter 16 years at WOAI-KABB, Jacqueline Ortiz is leaving the stations to spend more time with her family, the San Antonio Express- News reports.

“It was her decision,” WOAI-KABB news director Blaise Labbe said. “She wanted to spend more time with her family. Before she signed her last contract, she had said her husband wanted her to be home more with her kids — a son and daughter — but she decided to stay on the job.”

Ortiz will continue to co-anchor the weekend newscasts until July 13. Until a permanent replacement is hired, KABB weekend anchor Grace White will anchor alongside Jaie Avila on the WOAI weekend newscasts and Ted Garcia will anchor solo on the KABB weekend newscasts, according to the Express-News.

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WOAI Anchor Breaks Her Tailbone in Obstacle Course Race

mathieu donut woaiDelaine Mathieu won’t be sitting in the WOAI anchor chair for a bit after she broke her tailbone in an obstacle course race last weekend.

Blaise Labbe, news director for the San Antonio NBC affiliate, confirmed with MySanAntonio.com Mathieu will be out all week with the injury.

“Sitting is definitely an issue,” said Mathieu. “I’m on pain meds right now so reading is an issue as well…not to mention driving!”

On her facebook page, Mathieu posted a shot of the donut she needs to sit on with the comment, “When life gives you a donut and WAY too much free time…..#dyingofboredom

She said she also suffered a cut and bruise on her arm during Saturday’s Gladiator Rock ‘n Run in San Antonio.

“There was a rock sticking up through the slide,” Mathieu said. “The doctor told me one guy cut his face, another person cut their scalp and a girl cut open her hand…all on that slide!”

According to the race website, “The course challenges all participants to conquer extreme obstacles and harsh terrain, then to celebrate their conquests with a bad-ass post race party filled with music, beer and food.”

Evy Ramos to Anchor for San Antonio Station

ramos croppedEvy Ramos has been named anchor for San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI.

She will co anchor the 6:00, 6:30 and 10:00 p.m. news with Randy Beamer.

“Evy is a true pro with great experience and a solid, if not superior, track record. I am certain San Antonio will find her the perfect complement to Randy and Delaine,” John Seabers, WOAI and Sinclair Broadcast Group Manager said in a statement. “I am thrilled she is here to help take our news presentation to the next level.”

Mathieu will continue to anchor the 5:00 p.m. news with Beamer.

Ramos left Fresno CBS affiliate KGPE last month. She started her on-air career at KMPH in Fresno. She has also worked at KGTV and Azteca America in San Diego.

WOAI Names Albert Flores Chief Meteorologist

albert flores_304x200Albert Flores has promoted to chief meteorologist at WOAI, Sinclair’s NBC affiliate in San Antonio.

“Albert is a consummate pro, an integral part of our superior weather team and the most recognized face for weather in San Antonio,” WOAI general manager John Seabers said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him step into this leadership role for WOAI.”

Flores has been the station’s morning meteorologist since 2011. He will shift to the 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts May 27.

“I am thrilled to serve our community as the Chief Meteorologist for News 4 San Antonio. I look forward to leading an experienced team of television meteorologists that will work hard to make sure our viewers are safe and well aware of the weather around them 365 days a year,” Flores said.

Meteorologist John Gerard Joins WFOR

john gerardMeteorologist John Gerard is joining WFOR, the CBS-owned station in Miami, as the weekend weather anchor. In his new role, which begins June 15, he will also be the primary fill-in for chief meteorologist Craig Setzer.

“With his wealth of experience in the South Florida market and his expertise in general, John Gerard makes an excellent addition to our weather team,” WFOR news director Liz Roldan said in a statement.

Gerard moves to Miami from San Antonio, where he has been a meteorologist at WOAI for the past four years. He has previously worked in South Florida at WPLG and WTVJ in Miami.

Stacey Cameron to Join WOAI

cameron woai croppedStacey Cameron has announced he’ll be joining San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI.

“Well it’s official. I’m off to Texas and WOAI News 4 San Antonio,” Cameron wrote on his facebook page. “While I will miss Kansas City, I am incredibly excited to make the to move to a station committed to meaningful investigative journalism.”

Cameron said he’d been hired as one of the station’s lead investigative reporters and will “work as an old school ‘watchdog reporter’ holding government and corporate wrongdoers accountable.”

According to Bottom Line Communications, Cameron left KCTV in January when his contract wasn’t renewed. He has also worked at WRAL in Raleigh, NC, KWTV in Oklahoma City, OK, and WCHS-WVAH in Charleston, WV. He starts May 19.

Vicente Arenas Joins CBS News From KHOU

vicente arenasVicente Arenas is joining CBS News as a Miami-based correspondent next month.

Arenas joins the network from KHOU, the CBS affiliate in Houston, where he has been a weekend anchor and reporter since 2003. Before that, Arenas worked at WOAI in San Antonio and KTRK in Houston.

Arenas will officially begin at CBS on March 17.

San Antonio Anchor and WNYW Reporter Save Lives In Separate Incidents

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Two on-air talent at two different stations roughly 1800 miles apart are being hailed separately as heroes.

San Antonio, TX, anchor Delaine Mathieu said she was on her way home from NBC affiliate WOAI when she came upon a man named Paul Hernandez who had been hit by a car on the freeway.

Hernandez’ car had spun out and hit the freeway median after blowing a tire. He was hit when he got out of his car. Mathieu fashioned a tourniquet out of a scarf and tied it around Hernandez’ nearly severed leg. She was credited with saving his life.

In Yonkers, NY, just north of New York City, John Huddy reporter for FOX owned station WNYW saw a man fall on the tracks of at a Metro North train station. While Huddy’s photographer rolled, several people along with Huddy teamed to pull the man to safety. According to the New York FOX owned station, the man was unhurt.

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San Antonio Anchor Following Husband to LA

ramon_cropped_woaiElsa Ramon, anchor for San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI, has announced she is leaving the station.

Ramon will join her husband who recently got a new job in Los Angeles. Her last day will be December 20.

“I cannot even describe how bittersweet this is. My husband made a sacrifice for me to come to San Antonio, and now it’s time for me to exercise the give-and-take of marriage and let him follow his dream,” Ramon said in a statement.

Ramon has been with WOAI for five years. She has also worked in Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles.

“We are saddened to lose such a quality professional as Elsa,” said John Seabers, WOAI general manager and group manager for Sinclair Television Texas. “We know her unique brand of journalism in San Antonio will be missed. Sinclair Broadcast Group believes family comes first, and we feel Elsa is doing the right thing for her family.”

Blaise Labbe Named ND at WOAI-KABB

Blaise Labbe has been named news director at KABB and WOAI, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Fox and NBC affiliates in San Antonio, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

News of Labbe’s hire was first reported on Rick Gevers’ weekly newsletter. He moves to San Antonio from Kansas City, where he has been news director at CBS affiliate KCTV since 2010. Labbe replaces Tom Bell, who left San Antonio to join KOVR in Sacramento.

Before KCTV, Labbe worked at KWTV in Oklahoma City, KENS in San Antonio and KHOU in Houston.

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