Tia Johnson Named Morning Co-Anchor in Beaumont, Texas

By Kevin Eck 

Beaumont, Texas ABC and NBC affiliate KBMT has hired Tia Johnson as the newest addition to its morning news team.

Johnson will anchor alongside Tracy Kennick and meteorologist Jeff Gerber weekday mornings from 4-7 a.m., starting Monday.

“I’m so excited to be back in Texas. This new role at 12News not only gives me an opportunity to be closer to family, but to advance my career as a journalist,” Johnson said “I’m looking forward to working with the Daybreak team at 12News, meeting members of the Southeast Texas community and telling their stories.”


“Tia Johnson’s arrival at 12News is a significant moment for us. Her talent, experience, and passion for journalism will undoubtedly enrich our morning news program,” said news director Ginny Sweeney. “We can’t wait to see Tia’s unique storytelling style resonate with our viewers and further strengthen our commitment to delivering top-notch news to Southeast Texas.”

Johnson comes from WDAF in Kansas City, Missouri. She started her career as a reporter for KTRE in Lufkin, Texas. She then joined the team at WBAY in Green Bay, Wisc.

She’ll also serve as an investigative journalist for the station as well as share anchor duties for the midday newscast.