Monica Hernandez, who has been a reporter and fill-in anchor for WFAA/Channel 8, is leaving the station, news director Carolyn Mungo confirms.
Hernandez has accepted a main anchor role out of state, Mungo said, without specifying what city. According to local TV-blogger Ed Bark, who first reported the departure on his Uncle Barky’s Bites website, it’s a station somewhere in the Northeast. At WFAA, Hernandez did field reporting and was also a fill-in anchor, often seen on weekend-morning anchor shifts.
According to Hernandez’s LinkedIn page, she has previously worked at WWL in New Orleans, where she also spent four years, and before that was at WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi, for nearly three years. In New Orleans, according gto her WFAA bio, she covered the power failure during Super Bowl XLVII and did stories about Hurricane Isaac.
From June to September 2007, she worked at WNBC in New York City under a paid fellowship through WNBC and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She has bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and international relations from Syracuse University in upstate New York, so she already has some familiarity with the Northeast.