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Ashley Portillo

Ashley Portillo

Originally from Pennsylvania, Ashley graduated from Temple University in May 2017 where she earned her Bachelor of Arts, studying journalism.

Nora Perez

Nora Perez

Nora graduated from Benavides High School and studied theatre and fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, before finishing her BA in English at Texas A&M Kingsville.

Chelsea Torres

Chelsea Torres is a San Antonio native and joined the KRIS 6 News team in April of 2017. Chelsea graduated from Texas State University in December of 2016 where she was the Assistant Program Director for the school’s radio station, KTSW 89.9. Immediately after graduating, Chelsea went from intern to morning production assistant for News 4 San Antonio and was also the TV Insider for the former amateur soccer team in San Antonio. ? Before m…

Haley Williams

Haley Williams has been working in the news industry since 2012 and began as a camera operator. She moved on to producing newscasts and is now a digital content producer for KRIS 6 News Sunrise.

Juan Acuña

Juan Acuña joined the KRIS team happy to return to the Coastal Bend, a place he has called home for many years.  His love for weather began at an early age, but it was in 1999 when category 4 Hurricane Bret hit just north of Corpus Christi that Acuña solidified his future career aspirations…

Emily Hamilton

Emily Hamilton joined the KRIS 6 News team in June of 2016. She was born in Houston and raised in League City, Texas. Emily graduated from Texas Tech University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. 

Nikela Pradier

Nikela Pradier joined the KRIS 6 News team in September 2013. She’s a native of Houston, Texas, and a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. 

Roland Rodriguez

Roland Rodriguez knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a broadcaster, and having played both semi-pro baseball and football, sports reporting was a natural choice.

Tom Harris

Tom Harris began his meteorology career in Corpus Christi in 1991. He has more than 20 years of experience forecasting the weather in some of the most volatile areas in the country.However, the draw of the Coastal Bend has always brought him back to South Texas.

Jessica Savage

Jessica Savage joined KRIS 6 News as an investigative reporter in September 2015. She is excited to be a part of the broadcast team after spending 8 years as a newspaper reporter. Jessica began her career as a cops and courts reporter in east Texas where she worked for The Lufkin Daily News. 

Alan Harwell

For the past 35 years, Alan Harwell has been a familiar face on South Texas television. After spending 25 years as a sports anchor and reporter for a local ABC affiliate, he joined KRIS6 Sports in June of 2013.

Priscilla Torres

Priscilla Torres was born and raised in Corpus Christi. she’s a graduate of King High School and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English-Communications.

Rick Spruill

Rick Spruill joined the KRIS news team as Chief Investigative Reporter in 2013 after five years as a print journalist with Scripps-Howard, including a stint at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Maclovio Perez

Maclovio Perez returns to the Coastal Bend to serve as broadcast meteorologist for KRIS New at Sunrise. Know as "Mac" by friends and viewers, he’s backed by 30 years in broadcasting. He began in radio in his hometown of McAllen, Texas.

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