Houston NBC affiliate KPRC is saying goodbye to one of its longtime weekend morning anchors: Courtney Zavala. Zavala told media blogger Mike McGuff that her contract was up and the station offered her another, but she declined.
“It’s time for me to bow out gracefully and go out the way I want to go out instead of them telling me it’s time to leave,” Zavala told McGuff. “It was not an easy decision, it was several months in the making.”
Zavala said she’s looking forward to spending time with her husband and sons and has no immediate career plans ahead of her.
“I feel like I missed so much of my family life, that I’m just ready to be present,” Zavala told McGuff.
Zavala has worked at KPRC since 2003. Prior to that, she was a fill-in anchor/reporter at KSTU, the FOX affiliate in Salt Lake City.