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KABB Anchor Karen Martinez Continues Her Fight Against Stage Four Breast Cancer

KABB anchor Karen Martinez is entering a new phase in her fight against stage four breast cancer that has spread to her liver.

Martinez, who has has sought to raise awareness of breast cancer since she was diagnosed in 2009, has begun radioembolization treatments for her disease. She shared her story with KABB’s Yami Virgin in a report that aired Thursday.

“To be a part of this is amazing because it is so new to San Antonio. I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to do this story and to let people know that this is an option,” Martinez said.

Watch KABB’s report on radioembolization here (the station’s video player does not allow embedding).

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KABB News Director Greg Koelfgen Passes Away at 53

KABB news director Greg Koelfgen passed away at his home in New Braunfels, TX on Monday.  The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 53.

“Greg was a consummate journalist.  He was not just a news director, he was a mentor,” John Seabers, general manager of the San Antonio Fox-affiliate, told TVSpy. “There’s just such a void at the station right now.”

“We are all devastated,” KABB reporter Yami Virgin said today via email. “He is the best boss any of us have had.”

Koelfgen started at KABB in 1995, first working as an executive producer before moving on to become news director. During his time at the Fox-affiliate, Koelfgen helped launch “Fox News First,” the station’s morning newscast, and oversaw the growth of its nightly news audience.

“Greg Koelfgen was an amazing news director,” KABB sports director Chuck Miketinac told TVSpy in an email, “but what was most incredible about the man was that he was an even better human being.” Read more