Texas Anchor Pat Simon to Return to West Virginia Station WOWK

By Kevin Eck 

Pat Simon is leaving KRIS in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 4, 2023.

He’ll return to Charleston, W.V., to work as an evening anchor at CBS affiliate WOWK.

“I feel so blessed and humbled to have had this opportunity to serve the Coastal Bend community. I will miss you all,” said Simon


Simon worked at WOWK from 2016 until 2018. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2018 as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving as an instructor at the Command and General Staff Officer College. He joined NBC affiliate KRIS in 2021 after working at WAAY in Huntsville, Ala., for two years.

“Pat has done a great job for KRIS-TV and the Coastal Bend. He embodied all of E.W. Scripps’ values,” said KRIS Communications general manager Ramón Pineda. “His on-air work is only matched by the commitment and passion he demonstrated for Journalism, which has served as an example to those who have worked with him. We will miss him but wish him well with his new role in West Virginia.”

*Correction – we initially wrote that Simon started his career at WOWK.