Houston Fox owned station KRIV may be looking to bridge the gap between social media fame and regular old local TV fame with its newest evening anchor.
The station announced the hiring of Caroline Collins in November. Since then, the Houston Chron. said Collins has been posting TikToks about everything from eating salad in the KRIV Fox 26 newsroom to meeting fans on the streets of Houston.
Before Collins made her first on-air appearances, the anchor also documented her exploration of Houston on social media. In December, Collins attended her first Houston Rockets game, during which she got to enjoy a rare win as the home team upset the vaunted Milwaukee Bucks and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Collins told Sullivan and Wilson that she already considers herself an Astros and Rockets fan.Advertisement
Collins anchors at 5 and 9 p.m. on KRIV. She came from KSEE in Fresno, Calif, where she’d worked since 2020. Known as a “bonafide TikTok star,” @CarolineonTV has more than 1.6 million followers and over 37 million likes.
From the Chron:
Fans of Collins’ TikTok account have frequently approached her in Houston, she said. When she was asked by fellow Fox 26 anchor Sally MacDonald during a separate segment Monday how she’s gotten so many social media followers, Collins responded: ” I just show myself getting ready and what goes on behind the scenes in the news, introduce everybody to my coworkers and people seem to really like it.”