Julian Esparza

Julian Esparza


East Texas

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!


  • University of North Texas

Recent Articles by Julian

  WATCH: Chopper 7 gets bird’s-eye view of storm damage in Cherokee, Rusk, Panola counties

  Nearly 600-acre Catholic community planned in East Texas

  Report: Home sales, prices rise in Tyler area during 2020

  ERCOT CEO stands by winter storm power outages, says grid could have collapsed without them

Tyler City Council approves $2.5 million contract for continued sewer system repairs

  East Texas couple delivers their baby at home during winter storm

  Tyler City Council approves $150M Westside Place development

  City of Tyler hopes to move forward with new convention center in Rose Complex

Tyler Fire Department receives top Public Protection Classification rating

  ‘It’s still a frustrating process:’ Rural East Texas counties ask for more COVID-19 vaccines

  Titus County judge says waitlist for vaccine has over 5,000 names and continues to grow

  ‘We are over the moon:’ Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority members react to VP Kamala Harris’ swearing-in

  Longview ISD to provide COVID-19 vaccines for staff

  Tyler/Longview area COVID-19 hospitalization rate remains above 15% for one month

  Ten months after first reported cases, East Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations, new cases are highest ever

  East Texas man reported missing without phone, ID, needed medication

  Economy recovering faster in East Texas than other parts of the state, economist says

  East Texas man recalls seeing church shooting suspect crash into his yard

  East Texas man loses mother to COVID-19 while recovering from the virus himself

  COVID-19 vaccine could be available to general public by late January, early February, officials say

Police investigating shots fired near UT Tyler campus Wednesday night

  East Texas woman learns to walk again after suffering long-term health effects of COVID-19

  UT Tyler says COVID-19 response plan helped keep campus cases relatively low during fall semester

  Tyler Junior College identifies man who died following officer-involved shooting

  Texas African American Museum to move into old Tyler fire station building

  Record number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Tyler/Longview area

  Record number of Texans vote in 2020 election

  WATCH: UT Tyler professor discusses record voting numbers

  Sen. John Cornyn makes campaign stop in Tyler

  New East Texas bomb squad almost ready for operation