After Maternity Leave, Houston Anchor Returns to Television on Different Station

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

KPRC, the NBC station in Houston, has hired a new anchor to add to the four-person morning team.

Lisa Hernandez is returning to television in the market for the first time since taking maternity leave after the birth of her second child.

Hernandez comes from KHOU in Houston, where she served as an anchor for eight years.


“I always believed Lisa was meant to be on KPRC 2 and we are thrilled that she was excited to join our team,” said KPRC 2 vice president and general manager Jerry Martin.

Hernandez moved to Houston in 2011. She came from KABC in Los Angeles, where she was a reporter-anchor.

“I’m excited to begin this new chapter in a community I hold dear,” said Hernandez. “I can’t wait to become a regular part of Houston’s morning routine.”

She will co-anchor with Owen Conflenti and join Britta Merwin, Amy Davis, Haley Hernandez (no relation) and Anavid Reyes in getting Houstonians ready for the day.

Hernandez begins in early June.