San Antonio Anchor Reducing Her Schedule

By Kevin Eck 

KENS anchor Deborah Knapp is reducing her schedule and stepping away from the 10 p.m. newscast. She’ll continue anchoring at 5 p.m.

Knapp has been working at the San Antonio CBS affiliate since 1987. She said she wanted to work less and spend evenings with her husband and her friends.

“KENS 5 management has been wonderful in accepting this request to remain anchoring the 5 p.m. newscast but no longer anchor at 10 p.m.,” Knapp said. “This also will allow more time for my volunteer work at the Alamo Colleges Foundation, Old Spanish Missions and other organizations that make our city so special.”


Tom Cury, president and general manager of KENS, called Knapp the “gold standard for news anchors.”

“We’re pleased that Deborah will be staying with the station to continue anchoring our 5 p.m. newscast while engaging with our community and mentoring young journalists in our newsroom,” he said.

“Deb is one of the best anchors I’ve ever worked with,” said KENS news director Jack Acosta. “I’m happy she’ll be able to spend more time with her family while still continuing her work at KENS 5.”