Kylie Capps, who grew up in Dallas, will join KDFW/Channel 4 as weekend-morning meteorologist, the station announced in a press release Monday.
Capps will be on-air during “Good Day Saturday” (7-9 am.) and “Good Day Sunday” (6 a.m.-8 a.m.), and will report and produce weather on other newscasts and on digital platforms.
Capps already has weekend-morning experience: She comes from KXXV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Waco, where she was, yes, weekend-morning meteorologist. She has also worked at KOTV-TV “News on 6” in Tulsa. She has a bachelor of science in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, where she began her broadcast-meteorologist career as a nightly weather anchor. According to her Twitter bio, she graduated in 2017.
She got to give an on-air goodbye in Waco, where she was until a couple of weeks ago and you can watch in the Facebook post below (the line about Chance the Rapper makes me like her already, and toward the end, she gets a lovely parting gift that almost any Texan can appreciate). Although she couldn’t announced the DFW gig at the time, she did later on Facebook, calling it her dream job.
Capps fills a vacancy that’s been open since May, when former weekend-morning meteorologist Jennifer Myers left after about six years with the station.. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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Myers, who went on to become communications support coordinator and meteorologist for Oncor, is also an OU grad and posted on her Facebook page: “I’m super excited about who FOX hired for my old shift ... like me, she’s an OU grad and super passionate about the weather. Go like her [Facebook] page. She’s good people.”
Myers left the Fox 4 weekend-morning shift less than two months after anchor Jenny Anchondo, who’d been with the station since 2013, departed in March. A month later, Anchondo announced that she was joining “Morning Dose,” a Tribune Broadcasting weekday-morning show that originated in Dallas and aired in several markets, including DFW, where the show aired on KDAF/Channel 33.
In September, Tribune canceled “Morning Dose,” which aired its last episode on Friday, Oct. 19. Another news program, “NewsFix,” was also canceled and last aired Sept. 14. Anchondo does not currently have an on-air gig but is very active on her website and on social media.
In June, Hanna Battah joined Fox 4 as weekend-morning anchor, filling the vacancy created by Anchondo’s departure. Two months later, Fox 4 announced that it was moving Battah to the 4-6 a.m. anchor shift on weekday-morning program “Good Day” as the show added another hour, running from 4 to 10 a.m. weekdays.