January 23, 2007

KENS 5's Vicki Buffolino to Anchor Morning News

SAN ANTONIO -- KENS 5 announces the promotion of weekend anchor Vicki Buffolino as the new anchor of KENS 5 Eyewitness News This Morning. Beginning January 29th, she will join co-anchor Fred Lozano weekday mornings from 5 to 7am, along with meteorologist Paul Mireles and traffic reporter Megan Alexander.

"Vicki has done an outstanding job anchoring our weekend newscasts for the past 12 years, and has consistently earned the highest ratings in San Antonio for a weekend newscast," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "With Vicki's extensive experience covering news in this community, she'll be a strong addition to our morning news team."

"We conducted an extensive search and auditioned countless candidates from around the country, but the very best person for the job was already right here in our newsroom," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "Vicki's unmatched experience in San Antonio news, as both an anchor and as an investigative reporter for the I-Team, makes her the perfect choice to add to our morning news anchor desk."

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