Randy Beamer - Anchor
Randy Beamer is the Emmy Award-winning weekday 5, 6, 6:30 & 10 p.m. co-anchor and a photojournalist for News 4 San Antonio.
He still loves to grab his camera and shoot his own stories as often as possible.
Beamer has shot and reported for News 4 San Antonio from all over the country and even around the world, focusing on all kinds of stories involving -- and important to -- South Texans.
In Iraq, he added a bulletproof vest to his gear for a series and documentary on San Antonians who run the biggest hospital in Iraq.
He's reported on Texans guarding detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and helping in relief efforts after the tsunami in Sri Lanka and a hurricane that devastated Honduras.
He flew with a medical team into hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, reported from Galveston on Hurricane Ike, and has gone deep into Mexico to look at exactly what drives so many people to cross illegally into the U.S.
He also volunteers as a popular speaker and emcee at dozens of community fundraisers.
Beamer was a National Merit Scholar at Drake University and briefly attended the USC Film School in L.A.
He's won five Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, top honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and many other awards over the years for reporting, anchoring, photography and commentary.
And he'd rather you just call him "Beamer."
Evy Ramos - Anchor
Evy Ramos joined the News 4 San Antonio team in 2014. She co-anchors the 6pm, 6:30pm, and 10pm newscasts alongside Randy Beamer. Before she came to San Antonio, Evy anchored four top-rated evening newscasts for the CBS affiliate in Fresno, California.
Evy began her broadcast career in Los Angeles, working for E! True Hollywood Story, where she dug up details on the lives of Hollywood celebrities. She landed her first on-air job in Fresno, working for the Fox affiliate. During her time there, Great Day became the areas most popular morning newscast.
Her career then took her to Southern California, where she anchored the morning news at KGTV in San Diego. During the devastating wildfires of 2007, Evy co-anchored the stations non-stop coverage, bringing viewers details of the fire that was destroying hundreds of homes and threatening thousands of others. She eventually returned to Fresno, where she produced several stories about one of her passions: adoption. She also anchored during President Obamas visit, when he toured the damage caused by the worst drought California has ever experienced.
Evy is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She was born in Mexico and has relatives in Texas, so in her spare time you can find Evy spending time with her extended family, along with her husband and their three young children. She loves to dance salsa, merengue and bachata.
Delaine Mathieu - Co-Anchor
Emmy Award-winning journalist, Delaine Mathieu, co-anchors News 4 San Antonio at 5 p.m. weekdays with Randy Beamer.
Delaine comes to San Antonio from Miami where she co-anchored the top-rated morning newscast at WSVN. During her time there, she covered some of the nation's biggest news stories including the Elian Gonzalez saga, the 2000 Presidential Election debacle, the September 11th attacks, and the deadly 2004 hurricane season.
Delaine has received several awards, including four Emmy's, for her investigative reporting. Since she's been with News 4 San Antonio, Delaine has been nominated for nine Emmy's and has won three Texas Associated Press awards for her reporting and anchoring. In 2009, one of her reports about a rotating bed used to help save H1N1 patients was featured on the NBC show, "The Doctors."
Delaine is passionate about news, but even more so about children. She serves on the board for ChildSafe, a comprehensive clinic that helps young victims of sexual abuse in the San Antonio area and several surrounding counties. She is determined to raise awareness about San Antonio's child abuse problem. Her blog, Hell Is For Children, has garnered national attention. She launched a county-wide child-abuse awareness campaign called All4One. News 4 San Antonio partnered with ChildSafe, Family Service Association, CASA and Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital to try to reach abused and neglected children in schools all over Bexar County.
During Delaine's senior year at the University of Texas at Austin, she was chosen for an internship at CNN's Washington D.C. Bureau. She also interned at News 4 WOAI. She landed her first job at KRBC in Abilene, then KEYE in Austin where she won a Best Reporting award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters. She also picked up a Best Anchor nomination from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters during her time at KAKE in Wichita, Kansas.
Most people don't know this, but Delaine is half Venezuelan. Her mother is from Caracas, Venezuela. In her spare time, Delaine loves to workout, cycle and run. She and her husband, Shad, have two daughters and are thrilled to call San Antonio home!
Albert Flores - Chief Meteorologist
Albert Flores grew up right here in San Antonio and attended schools in the Harlandale ISD. He went to the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship and received his journalism degree. A few years later he received his Meteorology certification from Mississippi State. Albert has worked as a Chief Meteorologist in Austin at KTBC, in the valley at KRGV, in Corpus Christi at KIII and at KENS 5 here in San Antonio.
Albert is married and has two children and four grandchildren. He loves to spend time with his family and travel. He is very involved in the community and serves on several board of directors of non-profit organizations.
As the Chief Meteorologist for News 4 San Antonio his goal is to give you something to smile about and feel informed every time you tune in.
Don Harris - Sports Director
Don Harris is the Emmy award-winning weekday Sports Anchor and Sports Director for News 4 San Antonio. He celebrates 25 years with the station this year. Don was most recently honored with an Emmy award for Best Sports Anchor. It was his second Emmy award in two years. His sports anchoring has been recognized with eight Emmy nominations. He also serves as the play by play voice of "Thursday Night Lights" a local live high school football broadcast, and as a color commentator on televised UTSA football broadcasts.
In 2009, Harris was presented with the prestigious Edna McGaffey Media Excellence Award by the San Antonio Express-News and the local chapter of American Women in Communications for his work on the air and in the community.
In 1998 Harris started the Don Harris Golf Classic, a golf tournament benefiting the Arthritis Foundation and The Family Service Association. Many top local sports celebrities have taken part helping to raise over a million dollars for local children. The tournament has grown into the "Don Harris/Harvey Najim Golf Tournament for Kids" and will now help the San Antonio Family Service Association, The Autism Treatment Center, S.A. Youth, and the First Tee Of San Antonio. Harris also serves on the board of the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation and San Antonio Sports. Both are actively involved in improving the lives of children in San Antonio. Harris works closely with two other local charities. He is on the advisory board of the Miracle League of San Antonio and of Slam Dunk for Life.
He has won numerous awards from the Texas A.P. Broadcasters for Best Sportscast and Best Sports Story. The News 4 San Antonio Sports department was also honored in the TV Special category for their "Race For The Rings" Spurs Special. He has been honored numerous times by the Texas A.P. Broadcasters for Best Editorial/Commentary for his "Don's Extra Point." . Harris has covered many major sporting events during his 25 years at News 4 San Antonio including numerous Super Bowls, Final Fours and all five Spurs World Championships. News 4 WOAI's Race for the Rings (Spurs pregame and postgame shows) were among the highest rated shows in San Antonio television history. In 2000, Don launched "Sports Sunday" - a unique version of a weekly sports show that climbed to the top of the local ratings. Harris made broadcasting history when he became the first and only broadcaster to host a live radio sports talk show and anchor a live television sportscast - simultaneously! He has been named as one of the San Antonio Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" rising stars in the local community, and was named "Best Talk Radio host" by the San Antonio Current readers poll.
Harris is married to wife Julie, who, like Don, attended San Antonio's Churchill High School and the University of North Texas. They have two sons, Landry and Grant.
Michael Garofalo - News Anchor
Michael Garofalo is an Edward R. Murrow and AP award winning journalist. He anchors weekday mornings for News 4 San Antonio Today.
Garofalo is all about storytelling and thinks everyone has something to share, even if it takes time to figure that out.
He has reported and anchored from around the globe, including from the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and from the CMA Awards in Nashville.
When Garofalo is not working and out meeting people in the community he enjoys spending time with his wife Claudia and daughter Avah.
You also might see him running along the River Walk with their yellow lab Kaia. He also enjoys playing golf, tennis and skiing.
Leslie Bohl - Anchor/Reporter
San Antonio-born native Leslie Bohl is co-anchor for News 4 San Antonio Today.
Bohl cultivated her love of journalism at the University Of Texas at Austin where she received degrees in Journalism and Government. She began her professional career in Lubbock, Texas as a general assignment reporter at KAMC-TC. Before leaving the West Texas town, she moved to the CBS affiliate KLBK-TV. There, she entered management as assistant news director and intern coordinator. Bohl also produced newscasts and worked her way to anchor desk and the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.
From Texas, Bohl headed east to Southwest Florida and the NBC-affiliate WBBH-TV. She anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and at different times served as the station's consumer reporter and business reporter. Bohl followed her husband's career and relocated to the Alamo City. She left broadcasting to become a full-time mother to a young baby until joining the News 4 San Antonio team. Highlights of her career include covering the 1996 Centennial Olympics, Hurricane Andrew, and traveling to Germany for a series of special reports.
She enjoys spending her time away from the station with her two daughters. They chose to return to San Antonio to be closer to family and friends.
Mike Hernandez - Meteorologist
Meteorologist Mike Hernandez was born and raised in San Antonio, and loves to bring viewers vital weather information right here in his hometown.
Mike graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and then decided to go into the Air Force, where he served for ten years as a weather forecaster. Mike completed his meteorology training at Creighton University, before beginning his career in television in 1989 at KCEN-TV in central Texas. He then returned to San Antonio at KMOL-TV (now WOAI), where he helped kick off their morning news and later the San Antonio Living Show.
In 1999, Mike took on the role of Chief Meteorologist at KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mike and his family came back to San Antonio in 2009, when he joined the weather team at Fox San Antonio.
Mike enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. He also is a volunteer firefighter with the Grey Forest Fire Department. Mike is happily married to Rose Hernandez and has four children, Michael, Phillip John, Monique and John-Michael.
Jessica Headley - Traffic Anchor/Reporter
Jessica Headley serves as the News 4 San Antonio Today Traffic Anchor. An explorer by nature, her sense of direction has been the essence of getting her to her destinations. After growing up in Hoover/Birmingham, Alabama and graduating cum laude in political science with an emphasis in Spanish, dance, and vocal performance from Birmingham Southern College, Jessica served as a political appointee for a year and a half at The White House presiding over the President's domestic and international volunteer missions including work with the Peace Corps, the American Red Cross, AmeriCorps, and celebrity and corporate philanthropy. It was founding and chairing her own non-profit at 18-years-old, P.R.A.I.S.E., Inc.(Promoting Responsibility, Awareness, Integrity, Service, and Education), which impelled her into that role after passing first ever character education legislation in the Alabama State House, HB 673, and subsequently, for the first time ever, passing character education funding in the Alabama State Budget with the help of state law makers. For her service, she was awarded the President of the United State's Service Award for over 4,000 hours of community service. Governor Bob Riley of Alabama wrote a resolution acknowledging her service to Alabama, and the City of Center Point in Birmingham, Alabama named May 21 "Jessica Headley Day" in recognition of her work with the local schools. With her non-profit and the Miss Alabama Program (MAO), where she placed as 3rd Runner-Up and as a preliminary winner, she spoke with more than 150 corporations and community organizations while also emceeing and performing at events.
After her time at The White House and placing as a runner up in Miss DC (USA), Jessica chose to combine her ardor for academics and the arts with her longstanding fervor for news. She began working for a foreign dignitary in NYC while also training with Fox Network News for close to a year in both New York City and Los Angeles. She then served as a live general assignment reporter for NBC Montana while also filming and editing and then moving to Los Angeles to cover an investigative piece while getting published on The Huffington Post and serving as a live general assignment reporter with KUSI in San Diego.
Having trained as a dancer for 23 years, practiced the art of singing, and grown up in the 'sports central' South, Jessica loves the outdoors, music, foreign films, horseback riding, the philosophy and history of great wines and cuisine, performance cars, and the science of organic and holistic nutrition as it changed her life.
While greatly treasuring family, friends, and her Great Pyrenees dog Dakota, she has an affinity for understanding the various cultures, religions, and politics throughout San Antonio, the state, nation, and world. If you ever want to invite Jessica on an adventure be it a speedway, your community, or to jump out of a plane, do so as she may beat you to it or do a feature report on it!
Jennifer Barbaro - Traffic Anchor/Reporter
Jennifer Barbaro is a San Antonio native and joins the News 4 San Antonio team as Traffic Anchor.
A graduate from Incarnate Word High School, Jennifer also earned her BA in Communication Arts and MBA from The University of the Incarnate Word. Jennifer started her career interning at KENS San Antonio working the weekend news as a producer and reporter before leaving her career to raise her family.
Jennifer's passion for broadcasting never left her sights as she avidly stayed active in the community. She focused on fundraising for private schools, where her hard work and attention to details earned her the Telly award for the best in film and video production. This was the first time the award was given to a private school.
Jennifers work ethic caught the attention of NBA Hall of Fame and Spurs Legend George Gervin. She promoted an iconic event with all-time NBA Legends for the George Iceman Gervin Roast televised nationally by ESPN and major sports channels.
Jennifer is also a corporate executive member for Gabriel Investment Group and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenburg School of Optometry, as well as several community projects.
Jennifers first love is her husband, Dr. Salvatore Barbaro III, and her seven children, followed by helping the children of San Antonio through her many charitable involvements.
Cleto Rodriguez - Reporter
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Cleto Rodriguez is living his lifelong dream of becoming an elite stand-up comedian.
Rodriguez has been performing since 1995 and has worked with comedians George Lopez, Carlos Mencia, Daniel Tosh, Wayne Brady, Brett Butler, Tim Hawkins and Bob Smiley. He has even opened for living legend B.B. King.
Rodriguez performs nationwide in comedy clubs, corporations, colleges and churches. He was chosen as the comedian for the 2008 Promise Keepers events in seven U.S. cities.
Rodriguez connects with audiences by relating everyday life experiences. Anything and everything is fair game, from marriage mishaps to the challenges of dieting. His comedy is high-energy, observational and hilarious with a brilliant Latino twist.
He has strong San Antonio roots going back to his grandfather, San Antonio native Cleto Rodriguez I, who was one of Texas first Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Rodriguez also contributes his time and talents to the community by helping raise money for disadvantaged youth and the homeless.
From clean comedian to TV personality, you can catch Rodriguez daily as the latest morning personality on News 4 San Antonio Today.
Jaie Avila - Co-Anchor/Reporter
Jaie Avila is weekend co-anchor and an Emmy award winning investigative reporter with the News 4 San Antonio Trouble Shooters unit.
Jaie's investigative stories have had a big impact on San Antonio. His investigation into towing company practices led city officials to reduce the amount those companies can charge you to get your car back. Another investigation exposed a San Antonio school official who was stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the district. After Jaie's story the official was fired, charged with fraud, and ultimately agreed to pay the money back. Then there was the hidden-camera investigation that caught city utility workers literally sleeping on the job.
Before coming to News 4 San Antonio in 2004, Jaie spent eight years reporting in Los Angeles for KABC-TV and KCBS-TV. During that time he covered the O.J. Simpson civil trial, the North Hollywood Shootout and the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case.
Jaie began his on-camera career at KXAN-TV in Austin, where from 1991 to 1994 he was a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. During that time he covered the Branch Davidian standoff, the Luby's cafeteria massacre and political stories from the state capitol. Jaie was also an investigative reporter at KNXV-TV in Phoenix where he was named "Reporter of the Year" by the Associated Press for his investigation into food stamp fraud.
Prior to beginning his on-air career, Jaie worked as a writer/producer for KCAL-TV in LA, as a researcher for Good Morning America, and an assistant producer at FOX 11 in Los Angeles.
When he's not chasing a story, Jaie is usually chasing after his three young kids, who keep him and his wife Jessie very busy. The sixth member of the family is Milo the cat, a survivor of the Bastrop fires, who the family adopted, and who was also the subject of one of Jaie's stories.
Siobhain Anders - Meteorologist
Meteorologist Siobhain Anders comes to News 4 San Antonio with long-time ties to San Antonio and an intimate understanding of the complex weather unique to South Texas. She was born and raised right here in San Antonio, and as a fifth generation Texan she loves to use the phrase "Ya'll".
A graduate of Alamo Heights High School, she earned her B.A. in Journalism from Trinity University. She then moved on to Mississippi State University where Siobhain's long, hard hours of studying paid off when she earned a degree in Broadcast Meteorology. If Siobhain looks familiar, there's a good reason. For the past 13 years, she's worked at several television stations from the Rio Grande Valley to San Antonio, making her mark with precision forecasts. Siobhains first love is weather, but her second love is the entertainment field. She covered the entertainment beat for nearly five years. Some of her favorite interviews were Prince Charles, Reba, Peter Jennings, and Shirley MacLaine.
Siobhain's family has lived in Texas for five generations! She passed her trademark red hair onto her two daughters, and now her family is nicknamed "Red Head Central." In her spare time, Siobhain is a realtor and runs her father's flooring business. The family loves to ride horses together, dance and swim. They also love to travel as a family and are looking forward to many great vacations in the future.
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David Chancellor - Sports Anchor/Reporter
David Chancellor is the award-winning sports anchor for News 4 San Antonio. Chancellor was awarded the 2008 Associated Press Best Sportscast and Best Sports Story.
Through the years, he has been fortunate for his work to be recognized by his peers, winning several awards for his work including a 2003 Texas Emmy for Best Sports Reporter. He's also been honored with a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club in 2002, and Associated Press in 2002.
David is a native of San Antonio, who attended Lee High School. He also earned his bachelor's degree from Trinity University.
He married Aubrey Mika Chancellor in December 2007.
Shelly Miles - Host, San Antonio Living
Shelly Miles is the host of San Antonio Living on 4 San Antonio.
Shelly graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in broadcast journalism and communications in 1996. She attended school on a speech and debate scholarship, and was a nationally ranked debater. Shelly started her career at the campus-run news program at NAU and interned at KNAZ, the Flagstaff NBC affiliate.
After graduating, Shelly spent her time as a country radio DJ and Music Director.
Shelly is deeply involved in the San Antonio community. She has been honored by many non-profit organizations for her contributions, and was named Fiesta Queen of the Vine by the Brighton School.
Shelly spends her free time with her husband, a San Antonio native, and her two daughters. Shelly is a native of Southern California and likes to head back there for a break when it gets too hot in Texas.
Interesting Fact: Shelly is a "Dance Mom" similar to the ones you see on TV - only worse! Learn more about Shelly and talk dance with her on her fan page...
Claudia Garofalo - Co-host, San Antonio Living
Claudia is a professional singer, and radio and televsion personality. She co-hosts the energy-packed 'Miles in the Morning' morning show on Y100, and is the newest addition to the San Antonio Living team.
With a passion for music and the entertainment industry, Claudia tapped into radio and television at the young age of 18. She served as a radio and television personality with Univision Broadcasting Group. She was best known for gracing the airwaves on The Beat 98.5 and KXTN 107.5
Claudia was cast on a national reality television show 'Nuevas Voces de America' in 2005. Hand-picked by music mogul Emilio Estefan himself, Claudia worked under Estefan Productions and Telemundo Television in Miami, Florida. Claudia also participated in American Idol, season 7, making it all the way to the Hollywood round.
Born and raised in Del Rio, Texas, in 2008, Claudia served as a journalist for the Del Rio News-Herald. She was well known for her feature stories and strong photography skills.
An active performer, Claudia is a registered songwriter and has released two professional albums under the Universal Mexico music label and MP of Miami, Florida. She has also performed the National Anthem for the San Antonio Spurs.
Claudia's biggest joy in life is her 5-year old daughter Avah, and husband; News 4's Michael Garofalo. On their spare time, they enjoy outdoor sports and road trips.
Esteban Solis - Correspondent, San Antonio Living
Esteban joined the station in 2013 as a freelance correspondent, and considers the career move a huge positive change in his life. Eventually, he made his way to the hosting chair, and now brings viewers news, entertainment and lifestyle segments every morning on San Antonio Living.
Esteban has covered countless stories since he first came to the station, but says his very first assignment was the most memorable. He spent seven days exploring two resorts in Mexico, and got completely immersed in the stories and culture. That assignment has been hard to top.
In his free time, Esteban spends as much time as possible with his family. One of his favorite places is the family ranch in La Salle County. It is there that he enjoys his hectic version of R&R.
Esteban is a San Antonio native and also spends time mentoring young people in the area. He shares his personal story of how he overcame the obstacles in his life, in the hope that others may think about how their current choices will impact their future. Esteban considers it a privilege to speak to at-risk youth, and welcomes the opportunity to make a difference in his community.
Alanna Sarabia - Host, San Antonio Living
From big name stars like Rachael Ray, Carrie Underwood and Joel Osteen, to local celebs like Sebastian De La Cruz, Alanna Sarabia has shared just about every kind of story with the people of San Antoinio. She is the entertainment reporter and co-host for morning lifestyle shows, San Antonio Living and Daytime at Nine. Chances are, if there is Hollywood gossip buzzing around, Alanna has already heard it. Leave it to this lady to give you the daily trending topics from Beliebers, to the once club-bouncing Pope Francis.
Alanna began her career in television right here in San Antonio. She graduated from Texas State University in 2011 with a degree in Electronic Media and Communications. While in school, she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority, and Student Foundation. She interned at WOAI her last semester of school, and impressed the staff so much that she landed her first job! Alanna became a freelance reporter, and served as the "Fiesta Insider" during Fiesta 2011.
She may be from Dallas, but Alanna has strong ties to San Antonio. She served as Miss San Antonio 2009, promoting her platform of educating the city on the importance of being responsible pet owners, and shes a former NBA Spurs Silver Dancer. She also held the title La Reina de La Feria de las Flores 2012 for Fiesta San Antonio and raised $25,000 to give to the Parent/Child Scholarship.
Got a story idea or a question you want to ask? Alanna would love to hear from you.
Denise Cabello - Correspondent, San Antonio Living
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Kaitlyn Munoz - Correspondent, San Antonio Living
Kaitlyn Muoz is a correspondent for San Antonio Living on 4 San Antonio.
Kaitlyn, a San Antonio native, began her career in the television industry at the young age of seventeen. After a visit to the CBS affiliate, Kaitlyn shadowed the staff and mentored under the Executive Producer. Upon graduation, she furthered her education with an internship at KENS.
Kaitlyn acquired her first full-time production position upon the relaunch of Daytime at Nine on FOX San Antonio in May 2012. After a year and a half as an Associate Producer, Kaitlyn was quickly promoted and is now the youngest lifestyle producer in San Antonio.
She enjoys being behind the scenes, but her lively personality and infectious smile on air cannot be ignored. You can catch her on camera as a correspondent and co-host on a regular basis. She loves to cover an array of lifestyle-esque stories, from Hollywood gossip, to events that help raise money for local nonprofit organizations.
If you ask Kaitlyn about her favorite part of the job, the answer is easy. She loves the ability to be creative and to help people get the word out about their stories.
In her spare time, Kaitlyn is in the kitchen cooking or baking for her friends and family. She also spends a lot of time in Zumba, CX, and body pump classes. Kaitlyn may be a girly girl but she will always have a special place in her heart for the San Antonio Spurs.
Darlene Dorsey - Reporter
Darlene Dorsey joined News 4 San Antonio in 2014, but she was already a familiar face to many viewers. Darlene reported for News 4 San Antonio a few years back, and freelanced for Fox San Antonio in 2005. Prior to that, she served as a general assignment reporter at WDJT-TV in Milwaukee.
Darlene got her degree in Journalism from Texas Southern University, and has spent most of her career covering education and politics. She received the Texas Education Agency School Bell Award for coverage of Beaumont ISD. She loves to report stories that help someone find their way after a life-altering event.
Darlene is an artist and a painter, and loves to exercise. She enjoys biographies and music, but cant sit still long enough to watch most movies. She spends her free time with her husband, two children and three dogs. Her children often ask, Do you have talk to everybody? Thats all the evidence you need to know that Darlene loves a good story, and believes everyone should have the chance to tell theirs.
Emily Baucum - Reporter
Emily Baucum is an EMMY Award-winning journalist who joined News 4 in March 2012. She was born and raised in San Antonio. You'll find her reporting on the biggest stories impacting our area, from the immigration crisis on the border to the Spurs championship run in Miami.
Emily's also reported for TV stations in Tulsa, OK; Springfield, MO; and Lansing, MI. Her career started behind the camera as a freelance field producer at CNN's Chicago bureau.
She graduated high school from Keystone School in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood. Emily then attended Northwestern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, with a second major in political science.
Emily thrives on telling your stories. She considers herself always "on the clock" to help you make a difference in the community - so whether you see her on the job, wandering our local museums or cheering for the Spurs, Emily hopes you'll stop and say hello.
Jeff Jones - Sports Anchor/Reporter
Jeff's passion for sports and journalism began at a young age when he can remember delivering play-by-play commentary while playing basketball against other kids in the driveway. Often times this commentary was relived that night over dinner with his parents, and once again in school the next morning. Anyone and everyone willing to listen would get an earful of sports from this elementary-aged "broadcaster." It wasn't until he was older that he saw an opportunity to turn this lifelong passion into a career.
Today, Jeff is a member of the News4 sports team and loves telling stories about local athletes and teams. He is also a recent graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word's Communication/Journalism graduate school.
Jeff began his higher education at Trinity University where, as a student-athlete (Football), he quickly learned how to use his own on-the-field experiences to enhance his sports journalism.
In early 2014, Jeff won a national talent search that allowed him to travel to New Orleans to do some reporting at the NBA All-Star Game. During this 5-day experience, he interviewed Blake Griffin, James Harden, Tony Parker, Kevin Love, and others! It was a time that he will surely never forget.
When he is not talking or writing about sports, Jeff likes to spend his time with friends and family, as well as working out and volunteering.
Please feel free to contact Jeff on twitter or via email with any story ideas or inquires.
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Jocelyn Tovar - Reporter
Jocelyn Tovar is excited to be covering news in her hometown. In fact shes such an authentic San Antonian her parents first date was at a San Antonio Spurs game! After graduating from John Marshall high school Jocelyn left San Antonio for Austin. She graduated from The University of Texas with a Print Journalism and Film undergraduate degree.
At U.T, Jocelyn was a film critic for the newspaper The Daily Texan, and got her first taste of journalism interviewing Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway and Quentin Tarantino.
After taking a broadcast course her senior year, Jocelyn realized it perfectly combined her two passions -- journalism and media. So she studied Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University and received her Masters Degree from the S.I. Newhouse school of journalism.
She began her career as a Washington D.C. correspondent for KFDX before moving to Abilene, Texas where she was the crime and courts reporter. After Abilene, Jocelyn moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she had the chance to work as a one-woman-band (meaning she shoots and edits 100% of her own stories).
Now that shes back in her hometown Jocelyn is enjoying spending time with her niece and three nephews, and scouring San Antonio for the best place for a Corn in a Cup. Find her on Facebook and Twitter or you can email Jocelyn with story ideas.
Randy Escamilla - Reporter
Randy Escamilla is one of San Antonio's best known and credible veteran journalists. His enthusiasm for journalism began at a young age and hes been involved with the profession since graduation from high school.
Randy is known for advocating on behalf of viewers and communities facing challenges. Randy gets results for our viewers and is sometimes forced to confront public officials in scandalous situations.
Meeting new people every day is one of the perks of the job he relishes.
Prior to coming to News 4 San Antonio in 1992, Randy was the weekend anchor at KVIA-TV; the ABC affiliate in El Paso.
He is one of the nations few working journalists who also holds the Accreditation in Public Relations credential administered through the Universal Accreditation Board and the Public Relations Society of America.
His most notable jobs in public relations were with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and with the Communities Putting Prevention to Work program that focused on the nations anti-obesity initiative. His work has taken him to Mexico, England, France, Zambia, and Peru.
Randy holds a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
When hes not at work, Randy enjoys working out and traveling the world.
Ashlei King - Reporter
It has been Ashlei Kings lifelong dream to report in her hometown of San Antonio, so you can only imagine how excited she was when she got the call to pack her bags and come home.
Ashlei was born in Italy and lived a large portion of her childhood in Germany. She moved to Schertz when she was eight and is a Samuel Clemens High School graduate.
Ashlei earned her bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. During her freshman year at UT, she was a member of the co-ed cheerleading squad. She cheered for the Texas Longhorns football team and mens basketball team. She also ran hurdles for two years on the UT Track & Field team.
Ashlei kicked off her career in Austin, where she served as the CBS-affiliates UT Reporter. She was also the Assistant News Director for Texas Student Televisions KVR News.
After graduation, she worked for KTXS in Abilene. During her time in Abilene, she won a Texas Associated Press Award for deadline editing.
Before returning to the Alamo City, Ashlei spent two years in Tulsa, Oklahoma working for the CBS-affiliate. While in Tulsa, she covered a variety of stories from tornadoes to devastating wildfires that torched hundreds of homes. Her most memorable moment was when she did a live interview on CNN with Don Lemon about a racially motivated shooting spree in Tulsa.
During Ashleis spare time, you can find her hanging out with her family, eating at hole in the wall restaurants and then working off the calories at the gym. If you see her out and about, dont hesitate to say hello and if you have any story ideas, send them her way.
Kristina De Leon - Reporter
Kristina De Leon is the morning reporter on News 4 San Antonio Today.
A true South Texas native, Kristina De Leon was born in San Antonio. After graduating from MacArthur High School, she earned a Masters degree in Communication and double majored in Psychology and Sociology from the University Of The Incarnate Word.
Kristina began her on air career in Laredo at KVTV. She spent nearly three years as the weekend, then noon show anchor. There, she covered the drug cartel, immigration issues and often reported from across the border.
Kristina spent nearly five years as the morning show anchor/reporter for KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas. During that period, she stood on the front lines of three major hurricanes.
Before moving back home to San Antonio, Kristina spent a year in the Valley at KGBT-TV as a reporter, producer, and anchor.
The Emmy-nominated morning reporter was honored by the San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sheriffs Office with merit awards. She was also recognized by the SA Crime Coalition and is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.
Kristina was also a featured alumni in the University of the Incarnate Word's campaign.
When her ailing mother was in need, Kristina donated a kidney. The procedures were documented as a feature series on News 4 San Antonio.
Lauren Lea - Reporter
Lauren Lea is an Emmy Award-winning general assignment reporter for News 4 San Antonio and Fox San Antonio. She joined the team in June 2010 and she is ecstatic to be back home in Texas.
Lauren has covered wildfires, floods, ice storms and even a hurricane, but she enjoys meeting the people of San Antonio and telling their stories the most. She loves being a "storyteller," but you'll also find her covering breaking news throughout the city and the surrounding area. Her stories have resulted in policy changes in both a local school district and a hospital system.
Lauren grew up watching the news and she loves working alongside some of the same people she watched while she was still in school. She is a Boerne High School graduate and she majored in broadcast journalism at the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Lauren is a proud Horned Frog!
Her first reporting job was in Wichita Falls, Texas and her next stop was in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Lauren has been honored with Houston Press Club Lone Star awards and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters award in 2014.
In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Hill Country, spending time with her family and trying new restaurants. She and her husband are the proud parents of two dogs, Porkchop and Squeaker.
Jozannah Quintanilla - Reporter
Jozannah Quintanilla is a 13 year veteran of television broadcasting. After anchoring and reporting from South to Central Texas she is proud to call San Antonio home. You may recognize Jozannah because she has been reporting in the market for the last 5 years.
"I'm so proud to be part of such a credible and highly respected news team," said Jozannah. "I'm thrilled to be reporting for the San Antonio community on the 5, 6 and 6:30 newscasts."
A native Texan, Jozannah was born and raised in the small town of Kingsville just south of Corpus Christi.
"I grew up watching the news with my dad, and every time a reporter would be live with big news he would tell me that's going to be you one day. I never doubted I would do just that. I was born to perform for an audience and started acting in major theatre productions at the university at the age of 12. "
Everyone told me it was going to be a tough business It reality hit when I was first sent to cover violence across the border. I knew it was the job for me when I began doing stories that were making a difference in peoples lives, Jozannah replied.
Jozannah was one of the first reporters on the scene of the South Padre Island Bridge Collapse just before 9/11. When she anchored and reported in the Waco-Killeen-Temple market she was one of the first to report on the Fort Hood deployments at the start of the war on terrorism.
Ill never forget the men and women who left their families behind to go to war and will always do my best in reporting the stories on our military heroes, Jozannah expressed.
Jozannah anchored and reported in Corpus Christi for several years and then moved to San Antonio as a news reporter.
"I knew immediately San Antonio would be my permanent home because of all the wonderful people," Jozannah said.
Among her most memorable stories, Jozannah will never forget her interview with Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton. She remembers the excitement from covering President George H.W. Bush's visit to Crawford. But perhaps the time she felt 100% pure adrenaline was being in the middle of Hurricane Ike.
Jozannah is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she earned her degree in Communications/Radio/TV.
Melissa Vega - Reporter
Melissa says it's a dream come true to be back home reporting the news in her own community. She grew up in Seguin and graduated from Seguin High School. Melissa was bitten by the journalism bug in high school and the rest is history.
Melissa went on to study journalism at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She's a proud graduate of the Dan Rather School of Communications.
Melissa began her career in Corpus Christi working for KZTV-TV. There she worked as a reporter and was later promoted to main anchor. Melissa also worked as an main anchor for KGBT-TV in the Rio Grande Valley. Melissa's career also took a leap outside the Lone Star State. She worked at KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she focused on consumer and investigative reporting.
She is thrilled to be back at home and close to family and friends.
"There's no place I'd rather be," says Melissa.
Melissa is happy to donate her time to charity causes in the community. She's a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
When she's not chasing stories, Melissa is spending time with her husband Robert and their three rescue dogs.
Melissa is always looking for a great story to tell. So if you have an idea, she'd love to hear from you.
Stacey Cameron - Investigative Reporter
Stacey Cameron is an Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter, as well as a constitutional and intellectual property attorney. His investigations have changed laws in Kansas and Missouri, forced high-ranking politicians to resign in Oklahoma, and exposed safety hazards inside West Virginia coal mines.
Before joining News 4 San Antonio in May of 2014, Stacey covered the news and broke investigations in Kansas City, MO; Raleigh, NC; Oklahoma City, OK and Charleston, WV. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Oklahoma Press Association, the Kansas City Press Club and the Missouri and Kansas Association of Broadcasters have all recognized Staceys reporting.
Prior to his career in journalism, Stacey practiced law in Cincinnati, St. Louis and New York City, litigating constitutional, trademark, and copyright matters before the federal and state bar. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Indiana University, a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University, and a Masters of Laws in Intellectual Property Law from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City.
When hes not in the newsroom working his next investigation, you can find Stacey behind his Pearl kit practicing the drums or reading the literary works of Norman Mailer, Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac.
Gary Cooper - Reporter
Gary was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas and has watched San Antonio news while growing up in the southwest Texas border town.
Ill admit, when I started I wanted to be the guy on teevee, says Cooper.
After studying Political Science and Journalism at Texas State in San Marcos, Cooper soon found himself working behind the scenes at the CBS affiliate in San Antonio (KENS).
From there, Cooper landed his first on-air position in Shreveport, Louisiana with KTBS 3.
It was while I was in Shreveport were I fell in love with shooting and telling the best story I could. The craft is so much more engaging than sitting in a cold studio. There was a lot of paying dues, but it was an experience I will never forget, adds Cooper.
After 13 months in northwest Louisiana. The management at KENS at the time offered Cooper a chance to come home.
Now, Cooper is with News 4 San Antonio.
Still unreal to be doing what I want to do in one of the best places to live in: home.
Cooper says he enjoys a good cup of coffee and discussing a good story.
Robert Price - Reporter
Robert Price has been a member of the Fox San Antonio news team since March 2011 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor on Fox News at 9. He also reports for News 4 San Antonio.
Robert is a San Antonio native and a graduate of TMI, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and co-editor of the yearbook. After high school, Robert headed west to the University of Southern California as a National Merit Scholar, where he earned his B.A. (cum laude) as a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. While in college, Robert interned at KABC in Los Angeles and KSAT in San Antonio. He also spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Robert began his career in Americas heartland as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KHAS-TV, the NBC affiliate for central Nebraska. While there, Robert received awards from the Nebraska Associated Press and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.
He then moved one state over to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to work for the Sinclair sister-stations KGAN CBS 2 and KFXA FOX 28. In Cedar Rapids he served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor, and even did an eight-week stint as the sports anchor. He made the intra-company move to Fox San Antonio as soon as an opening presented itself to be back home and close to family and friends (and non-subzero temperatures), and for this (among many other reasons) he is grateful to be a part of the Sinclair Broadcasting family.
In San Antonio, Robert can be seen covering all sorts of stories around town and the region, from breaking news to crime to city politics to personal interest features. In 2013, he received an award for spot news coverage from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
When hes not out reporting, Robert likes to absorb pop culture, exercise his brain with trivia competitions and spend time with his family. He also fanatically roots for his Spurs, Cowboys, Rangers and Trojans.
Erin Nichols - Reporter
Erin Nichols was born and raised in San Antonio, and shes thrilled to have the opportunity to report in her home town.
Erin joined the Fox San Antonio news team in 2013. Before that, Erin was honing her skills as an anchor, producer and reporter in Beaumont, Texas.
Erin attended Providence High School and then the University of the Incarnate Word, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, with a concentration in journalism and international studies.
During her college courses, Erin interned at Fox San Antonio, and made such an impression the station decided to make her an offer. She was hired as freelance on-air talent and served as the band cam reporter for Thursday Night Lights. She was also the host of the Weekend Movie Spotlight.
Erin also interned at FOX 5 in Washington, D.C., as part of the Fund for American Studies. She attended the Institute on Political Journalism and studied economics and media ethics at Georgetown University.
After graduating from UIW, Erin went on to work at Fox 4 KBTV in Beaumont, Texas as the weekend anchor, producer, and a reporter. While in Beaumont, she was honored by the Texas Medical
Association for bringing awareness to ovarian cancer. She was also recognized by the Southeast Texas Press Club for her investigative and feature work.
Erin is a Texas girl at heart and loves her San Antonio Spurs. However, when it comes to football, she's a New Orleans Saints fan. (Who dat?!) She loves movies, old and new, and enjoys playing the piano in her spare time.
Erin is always looking for story ideas! If you have a story or a concern, please send her an email.
Sheila Gray - Special Correspondent
Special Correspondent Sheila Gray reports on issues affecting women and families in Sinclair Broadcast Groups Family 411 reports.
Sheila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and studied at the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She began her career in Charleston, West Virginia, eventually being named the 6 & 11 p.m. anchor at WSAZ-TV. She was recognized by the West Virginia Associated Press for her reporting.
Sheilas next stop was in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she co-hosted the Fox 19 Morning News. She is happy that her alarm is no longer sounding at 2:30 a.m., and is looking forward to this new chapter in her career, and a new broadcasting family with Sinclair.
Sheila and her husband Ric are the parents of four children, Kasey, Kari, Katie, and Kari.
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Kai Jackson - Special Correspondent
Kai Jackson is a veteran journalist with more than 27 years of experience covering local, national and international news as well as stories for affiliate and network television news.
He's currently a national correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group. Previously he was an anchor and reporter for 20 years at WJZ-TV in Baltimore.He's covered some of the biggest stories of our day including the September 11th attack on America.
Jackson is the co-founder of a film company called DocYourmentary dedicated to telling unusual and untold stories of people and history.
He's a member of several professional organizations including: The Society of Professional JournalistsThe National Association of Black JournalistsThe International Documentary AssociationKappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Kai received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from South Carolina State College. He received a Masters Degree in Film from American University.Kai is an avid gardener and reader and practices Shotokan Karate. He and his wife live in Maryland with their two daughters.
Kristine Frazao - Special Correspondent
Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award-winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience. As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine
delivers the top political stories of the day, along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America. She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections, both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years. During her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD). It was there that she received an Emmy for her coverage of the wildfires of 2007.
Kristine got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, Georgia at WJCL/WTGS, where she served as the political reporter, covering local government leaders. She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab, Chomsky.
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Selena Garza - Executive Producer Weather
Selena Garza is the Executive Producer for News 4 San Antonio's 4 Zone Weather team. Selena grew up right here in San Antonio and earned a BA in Communication from St. Mary's University. Selena's primary responsibility is producing the weather portions of the newscasts. She specializes in the technology that weather folks use on air. As a weather guru she translates complex forecast computer models and Dual Polarization Radar images into easy to understand weather graphics you see on TV and News4sa.com.
Selena has been Emmy Nominated for her Weather Specials, and continues writing weather-related stories and how it affects you and your family. Working closely with her second family, Albert Flores, Siobhain Anders & Mike Hernandez, Selena thrives on making sure every piece of weather equipment is used to its fullest, giving the latest details as to what's going on right now and what you can expect in the future. It is important to Selena to not only keep up with the latest and greatest in the meteorological industry, but to use technology to help viewers better understand how the weather affects them. So Selena works closely with computer technicians to create images that have never been seen before.
When storms threaten, she makes sure you can get your latest up to the minute weather updates online, on the radio, through Weatherline, Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, in our newscasts.
"I can't control the weather, but I can help plan your day around it, explains Selena. You not only get the forecast, but I can give you as much detail as possible so you know what and when to expect it. She works closely with large venues such as UTSA & San Antonio Botanical Garden to help them plan their outdoor event when storms threaten.
Feel free to call or email Selena anytime you're planning an event, a wedding, a birthday party -- or even if you just want to know the forecast is for your kids soccer game. She loves helping San Antonians plan their day around the weather. Selena spends her spare time with husband Cary (where she gets the last name Garza). Selena's heritage is Chinese. Selena and Cary have two beautiful children. She spends most of her weekends at games watching her kids play soccer, basketball and baseball. If you ask her whats her all-time favorite thing to do, shell tell you watching scary movies! You'll see Selena on air occasionally, especially during severe weather when we'll mic her up as she helps the weather team track the storms.
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Kiko Martinez - Blogger
Kiko Martinez is a local film critic and writer. He earned his degree in journalism from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2003 and has been writing reviews and articles on film since 2001 for a number of different publications and websites across the U.S.
Kiko has interviewed everyone from Dakota Fanning to Bill Maher and hopes to one day pick the brain of his favorite director P.T. Anderson. He has never met a movie he wont watch and prides himself in giving all cinema its fair chance to impress him.
When he's not at the movies, Kiko is on the computer updating his website www.CineSnob.net where he posts his latest film reviews and celebrity interviews.
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Jerrod Kingery - Blogger
Jerrod Kingery is the web master for News4SA.com.
Jerrod is a native of San Antonio, a graduate of John Marshall High School and a product of the Radio/TV/Film department at San Antonio College. Jerrod got his start in the TV industry working in master control at KABB/KRRT all the way back in 2000. In 2002, he moved downtown to the engineering department at WOAI. Jerrod became web master of News4SA.com in 2013.
You may recognize Jerrod from his appearances on San Antonio Living, the News 4 San Antonio Spurs Roundtable, and as the host of the movie review segments streamed on News4SA.com, or maybe from his appearance (with a puppet) on an episode of "Conan" in 2012. In his spare time, Jerrod writes film reviews, blogs for News4SA.com, and tries his hand at film making.
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Eric Johnson - Reporter
There is something really special about working for the news in your hometown. I love San Antonio, and working for News 4 San Antonio as allowed me to truly get to know every inch of the city. Everyday, I get to fly and drive all over the place, meet new people and discover new places both inside and out!
I have two wonderful parents, Brent and Sherry who have always supported me and I love them very much. My two younger sisters Jessica and Robin graduated college from St. Mary's University and they are both two of the smartest and strongest young women that I have ever known. I am so proud of both of them. I have a huge extended family, and almost all of them were born in San Antonio too. They go work and go to schools here, and they are all apart of who I am as a person.
Before graduating from college, I got an internship at News 4 San Antonio. After my first day, I knew I was hooked and couldn't wait to come work here! Now I get to fly around the city in World Car Sky 4, and help keep you informed and safe. Every morning Captain Dan and I get up before the sun and make sure the road ways are looking good for the morning commute.
My best News 4 San Antonio moment is a special one. On my very first, big time assignment I ran into a girl I went to high school with and always liked. We are now married and very happy together. On the ground, and in the air I will be there whenever there is something you need to know about San Antonio.
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