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 joined the KLTV/KTRE news team in November 2017. You can find her co-anchoring 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.
Sydney Shadrix joined the KLTV team in October 2019 as an anchor and multimedia journalist. She earned her Master of Arts in Mass Communication from The University of Georgia and her Bachelor of Music in Education from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more here.
A DFW native, Erika Bazaldua Holland anchors Good Morning East Texas. Erika earned a B.S. in Mass Media at Stephen F. Austin State University in December 2014. Learn more here.
Lane Luckie joined KLTV & KTRE in 2008. He anchors Good Morning East Texas each weekday and produces the station’s long-running ‘Power of Prayer’ series. Learn more here.
Mark Scirto is KLTV 7′s Chief Meteorologist. He has established himself as East Texans’ first and favorite choice for the information they care about the most: weather. He 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.
Katie Vossler joined the Good Morning East Texas team in April 2017. Katie 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. Learn more here.
Michael Coleman is the Sports Director for KLTV 7, re-joining the team in 2017. 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.
Cody Gottschalk is a weekend meteorologist and resident storm chaser for KLTV 7. 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 joined the GMET Weekend team in January 2021. He 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.
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.
Stephanie Hill-Frazier, known to viewers as “Mama Steph,” joined the KLTV team in 2011. 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 20 years. 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.
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.
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.
Victoria Lara joined the KLTV & KTRE news team in 2020. She is a reporter and anchors Good Morning East Texas Weekend. Learn more here.
Jeff Chavez is a photographer for KLTV 7. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. Jeff worked for news stations in Killeen and Corpus Christi before join the KLTV 7 news team. He is a former professional actor who grew up in Palestine, Texas. Learn more here.
Arthur Clayborn is the chief photographer for KLTV/KTRE. Learn more here.
Erin Wides joined the KLTV/KTRE news team in December of 2019 as a Reporter/MMJ. Learn more here.
Lexi Vennetti joined the KLTV 7 team in June 2021 as a multimedia journalist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Indiana University. Learn more here.