Meet the Team
The success of KLTV is due to a strong, intelligent team of workers. Under the direction of General Manager Pat Stacey, the station continues to reach new milestones every day.
Meet the team below.
Anissa Centers is a native East Texan whose award-winning career has taken her all over the Southeast. She most recently anchored the news at WSB-TV, the number one station in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more here.
Jennifer Kielman co-anchors East Texas News at 4 and KLTV 7 News at 10, alongside Anissa Centers. Learn more here.
Blake Holland is the anchor of East Texas News at 5, KLTV 7 News at 6, and a reporter for KLTV/KTRE. Blake grew up in Panola County and graduated from Carthage High School. Learn more here.
Erika Bazaldua Holland anchors East Texas News MidDay and the East Texas News at 5. Erika earned a B.S. in Mass Media at Stephen F. Austin State University in December 2014. Learn more here.
Lane Luckie anchors Good Morning East Texas each weekday and produces the station’s long-running ‘Power of Prayer’ series. Learn more here.
Victoria Lara anchors Good Morning East Texas and serves as a reporter. Learn more here.
Katie Vossler is KLTV 7′s Chief Meterologist. She graduated from Troup High school and attended Tyler Junior College where she earned an associate’s degree in Physics before transferring to the University of Oklahoma to earn a B.S. in Meteorology at one of the country’s most prestigious weather schools. She can be seen each day on KLTV 7 News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. Learn more here.
Mark Scirto is KLTV 7′s Senior Meteorologist. He has established himself as East Texans’ first and favorite choice for the information they care about the most: weather. Learn more here.
Cody Gottschalk is the Good Morning East Texas meteorologist. During tornado season you’ll see Cody chasing severe weather in our First Alert Storm Tracker vehicle, mounted with Doppler Radar and all the weather tools needed to keep East Texas safe and informed. Learn more here.
Andrew Tate comes to the First Alert Weather team from KXAS-TV in Dallas, where he worked as a Weather Producer, supporting the meteorologists from behind the scenes. Learn more here.
Michael Coleman is the Sports Director for KLTV 7. Most recently, he worked at the CBS affiliate in Kansas City as sports director. Prior to that, he worked for NY News 12 in Long Island as sports director. Learn more here.
Mark Bownds joined the KLTV & KTRE team in 2022 after spending a number of years in sports radio. Learn more here.
Jeremy Butler hosts East Texas Now - an all-digital broadcast that is streamed live inside the newsroom. He formerly worked as the station’s Digital Marketing Manager. Learn more here.
Devyn Shea is a digital host for East Texas Now. Before joining the KLTV and KTRE news team, she spent six years in Los Angeles working in the television and film industry. Learn more here.
Makayla Goos is a digital host and producer for East Texas Now. She joined KLTV and KTRE in 2023. Learn more here.
Stephanie Hill-Frazier is known to viewers as “Mama Steph.” She shares recipes she develops especially for viewers Tuesday mornings on East Texas News Midday in her segment, “Mama Steph on East Texas Kitchen.” She also writes feature stories, as well as news, as part of the KLTV digital team. Learn more here.
Kerri Compton is a well-recognized face on KLTV 7. As the only traffic anchor in East Texas, she has been providing exclusive traffic reports for Good Morning East Texas for more than 25 years. Learn more here.
Bob Hallmark is the Longview Bureau Chief for KLTV 7. He grew up in Aldine, a south Texas town. Before moving to the Tyler-Longview area, Bob worked for Major League Baseball as network director of the Houston Astros Baseball Team. Learn more here.
Jamey Boyum is a longtime multi-media journalist for KLTV 7. He has worked for KLTV 7 for more than 20 years. Learn more here.
Julian Esparza is a reporter and weekend anchor at KLTV 7. Julian is from McKinney, Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas in 2019 where he majored in journalism and minored in political science and history. Learn more here.
Andrea Valdez anchors Good Morning East Texas Weekend and is a multimedia journalist. She grew up in Mineola and graduated from the University of North Texas. Learn more here.
Arthur Clayborn is the chief photographer for KLTV/KTRE. Learn more here.
Lauren Tear is a multimedia journalist, joining the KLTV 7 News team in May 2023. She is an alumna of the University of Georgia. Learn more here.
JD Conte is a multimedia journalist. He is a graduate of Suffolk University and previously worked for New England Cable News. Learn more here.
Avery Niles is a multimedia journalist. She first joined KLTV 7 News in June 2022. Learn more here.
Lorena Rivas is a multimedia journalist. A DFW native, she graduated from the University of North Texas. Learn more here.
Noemy Sanchez joined the KLTV & KTRE news team in 2023 as a reporter and anchor. Learn more here.