Julian Esparza is a reporter and weekend anchor at KLTV/KTRE.
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. During college, Julian interned with NBC 5 in Dallas and CBS Sunday Morning in New York City. In addition, Julian also worked as a reporter at UNT’s student-run TV station, ntTV.
Julian was awarded a Lone Star EMMY Student Production Award for his work at ntTV.
Julian is very excited to be here and telling the stories of East Texans!
College students across the country had their on-campus classes cut short or moved online this spring, leaving many wondering if online, distance learning will be the plan for the fall semester. An alternative some are making is enrolling in community colleges.
Across the country, airline travel is happening at a fraction of its normal rate. According to the TSA, they're now screening less than 100,000 passengers a day in the U.S., down from their normal 2 million a day.
Smith County's stay-at-home order forced the closure of businesses deemed non-essential. These businesses brought sales tax revenue to the city of Tyler. With those businesses now closed, the city is preparing for a lower sales tax revenue.
As colleges move classes online amid the COVID-19 outbreak, some students at the University of Texas at Tyler are being told they'll have to pay their apartment rent for April and May, despite voluntarily moving out for the semester.
As cases of COVID-19 began to be reported in East Texas, we heard from many of you wondering where these patients live and where they have been. However, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act, or HIPAA, prevents the release of that information.