Longtime KBMT Staffer Nick Canizales Leaving Texas Station

By Kevin Eck 

Nick Canizales is leaving Tegna owned Beaumont, Texas ABC and NBC affiliate KBMT on October 28.

“I have poured my heart and soul into the TV industry for half of my life,” said Canizales. “I thank God for allowing me to accomplish more than I could ever dream of. Now it’s time to start a new chapter.”

Canizales started in local television as a production assistant at the station nearly 20 years ago — in November 2002. Two years later, he started working as a studio camera operator, in master control and as a prompter, before being promoted to news photographer.


In 2012, he moved to KCEN in Waco to work as sports director—and came back to KBMT in November 2020 to work alongside Tracy Kennick and meteorologist Jeff Gerber.

“Coming back home and co-anchoring alongside Tracy was a full circle experience,” he said. “I hope Tracy, Jeff and I brought you lots of laughs, great entertainment—and everything you needed to know that was happening in and around our community.

The station said Canizales will continue to call Southeast Texas home and will remain an active member of the community.