While KIAH‘s unconventional new newscast famously doesn’t have anchors, it will have at least one on-camera presence when it debuts this weekend: local police officer Victor Trevino.
Trevino, who is a Harris County constable, will deliver a regular crime report for the station’s 5 and 9 p.m. “NewsFix” newscasts. As the Houston Chronicle points out:
The use of an elected official in an on-camera role for the 5 and 9 p.m. shows is perhaps the most jarring of the nontraditional elements of “NewsFix,” designed by former Tribune Co. executive Lee Abrams as an effort to blow up traditional newscast forms by eliminating anchors and most on-camera reporters.
“I respect the role of the media, even when it isn’t good news for those of us in law enforcement,” Trevino told the Chronicle. “I understand there are certain things you can’t talk about during an investigation. But when you’re looking for criminals, you have to pursue them rather than keeping things low key. You have to ask for help.”