Kris Gutierrez Joins KPRC As Evening News Anchor
Graham Media Group NBC affiliate KPRC Houston (DMA8) welcomes back a familiar face. Kris Gutierrez will join Dominique Sachse, Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley and Sports Director Randy McIlvoy to anchor the station’s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts beginning March 30. Gutierrez will also anchor KPRC 2 News at 5PM with Lauren Freeman.
Texas-born Gutierrez is a multiple Emmy and Regional Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering news on the national, regional and local stages.
Gutierrez was a reporter and fill-in anchor at KPRC from 2003 to 2007, where he was named Best Television Reporter in Texas by the Texas Association of Broadcasters, Top Television Journalist by the Houston Press Club, and awarded the Best Live Report from the Dallas Press Club.
In 2007, he left KPRC to become a national correspondent at Fox News Channel, based in the Dallas bureau, where he was sole reporter for all editorial content in a four-state region including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Gutierrez has since worked as a morning news anchor at WBBM Chicago, before joining Dallas’ KXAS in March 2015, where he currently anchors the NBC 5 News at 5. He has previously worked at KVUE Austin, WKBN Youngstown, Ohio, and KXII Sherman, Texas.
Gutierrez earned a BS in broadcast journalism at Texas Christian University.