A year ago, KVUE morning meteorologist Erika Lopez left the Tegna-owned station in Austin, Texas, for a bigger market within the Tegna family. Lopez made a jump to KHOU in Houston.
But it’s all coming full circle for Lopez, who just announced she’s returning to Austin to fill the chief meteorologist position that was recently vacated.
“I am so excited to be back serving the Austin and Central Texas community. Austin and KVUE always felt like home, and I am so thankful for this opportunity to lead the KVUE Storm Team in keeping us all prepared and safe during severe weather,” said Lopez.
Lopez will join the station again starting June 22 and will do the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. shows. Before this stint, she worked on the morning show for two years.
“We are excited to bring someone of Erika’s caliber back to Austin. Erika’s science, forecasting skills and leadership will be an extraordinary resource for the Austin community,” said Christina Ginn, KVUE news director.
Lopez replaces long-time KVUE meteorologist Albert Ramon, who worked alongside her from 2017-2019 and recently moved to WGN America.