Cruz, who was previously the the weekday morning anchor at WSVN in Miami, will start on-air at the Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, N.C. NBC affiliate on Tuesday, May 4.
She will co-anchor the 4:00 p.m. newscast with Talitha Vickers and meteorologist Michelle Kennedy. During the 10 p.m. newscast, she will join Kenny Beck and chief meteorologist Lanie Pope.
“It’s a great opportunity at a great station and I’m thrilled to join the team at WXII 12—and especially so as my husband joins the team at App State,” says Cruz, whose husband, Frank Ponce, is the new offensive coordinator for the Appalachian State Mountaineers. “I left my job of 24 years to come support my husband; he supports me equally and knows I love news. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to continue my career at WXII 12.”