November 18, 2009

KENS-TV Announces Marrou's Successor

KENS 5 has named Jeff Vaughn, an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, to succeed Chris Marrou as the station's new evening news anchor, KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann announced Tuesday morning.

Vaughn, most recently morning news anchor at KSHB-TV in Kansas City, will step into the position held by veteran anchor Chris Marrou, who is retiring from the station after 36 years on the air with KENS 5.

"I am delighted that Jeff will be joining us at KENS Television," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "He has the solid experience required for such a prominent role on our news team and will continue the legacy of journalistic excellence that Chris has maintained for more than three decades."

"Jeff has what it takes to step into such an esteemed position with our team" said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "We're looking forward to a great future working together."

Vaughn has roots in Texas, as an anchor/reporter for KCBD-TV in Lubbock, and a reporter for KMID-TV in Midland. "My wife Jaime and I are looking forward to calling San Antonio home," said Vaughn.

Vaughn received an Emmy for best morning newscast while at WDIV-TV in Detroit. He also won honors from the Texas Associated Press, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Vaughn will begin anchoring KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 10 on January 4th.