KPRC 2 Houston cancels one of its weekly morning newscasts

If you watch the morning TV news, you may have noticed a change in one of the local Houston news channels this week. As of Monday, KPRC 2 Houston no longer airs the 4:30 am weekday morning newscast. The slot, which was once owned by NBC’s Houston affiliate, has been replaced with an NBC slot. Earlier today which is actually hosted by Philip Mena, former host of KPRC 2 Weekend.

Morning host Sophia Ojeda shared details about the updated schedule on social media, although she did not reveal the reason for the cancellation. “I get several emails from you guys at home. Today at 4:30 am we are no longer open,” Ojeda said in a 45-second clip she posted to Twitter on Monday morning. “So from 4 to 5, Earlier today the show will be on and then we’ll pop out at 5am sharp and we’ll go all the way to 8am on the KPRC 2+ app. So join us. I know it’s a small change, but change is good, right?”

Ojeda shared a photo of the morning news team, which includes co-anchor Owen Conflenty, longtime meteorologist Anthony Yanez, traffic anchor Anavid Reyes, and consumer market investigative reporter Amy Davis. Ojeda returned to the station after a short hiatus to take over as weekday morning anchor in November after host Lisa Hernandez was moved to the noon, afternoon and 4 o’clock newscasts.

KPRC 2 first launched a 4:30 am newscast back in 2009, around the same time that KHOU 11 announced a newscast at the same time.

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