Former Texas Anchor Eddie Flores Dies After Long Cancer Battle

By Kevin Eck 

Former Texas anchor Eddie Flores died Tuesday after a 10-year battle with cancer.

The news was announced by his wife on social media.

“To all that loved him and were touched by him, we announce the passing of our beloved Eddie R Flores. He fought a hard battle with cancer since 2013 and faced many challenges. Through it all, he was a tough Marine and a faithful Christian. His wife, children, grandchildren, mother and sisters ask for our time to reflect,” she said. “I will always love and remember you, my love. Rest in peace.”


Flores joined Midland, Texas ABC station KMID in 2018 as an evening co-anchor alongside Katie Orth. Before that, he worked at KGBT in the Rio Grande Valley.

He started his career in Yuma, Ariz., and went on to work in Austin, Texas, and then at KRIS in Corpus Christi in the late nineties. He also worked at KRGV in the Rio Grande Valley for more than 12 years.

“Working with Eddie was a treat that not many people get to say,” said KVEO chief meteorologist Freddy Vela. “On air he had this confidence that was unrivaled. He was passionate about getting the story first and with as much detail as possible.”

“Off air, he was loud, brash, and beyond funny. He loved to joke and dance, but what I remember the most were our conversations. He always had Whataburger and would tell me about his parents and about his time as a Marine. It meant a lot to hear those stories. I’ll never forget him,”

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and other family. Funeral services are pending.