Things moved quickly for Alisha Laventure after she joined WFAA/Channel 8 in July 2016 — and appear to have continued to move quickly, as she is gone from the station a little more than two years later.
News director Carolyn Mungo confirmed that Laventure is no longer with the station, but said in an email that that was all she could say. The Star-Telegram sent an email to Laventure, and we’ll update if we hear anything. The departure was first reported by local-TV blogger Ed Bark on his “Uncle Barky’s Bytes” website.
Laventure joined WFAA as a weekend-morning anchor in 2016, but less than a month after her arrival, she was part of an anchor shuffle that led to her co-anchoring the 4 p.m. newscast and anchoring the noon newscast. She came to the station from News 12 Long Island in New York.
In 2016, Laventure, who is Haitian-American and speaks French, Spanish and Haitian-Creole, told the Star-Telegram that she originally attended college as a pre-med major, but she wanted to study abroad and couldn’t do that and also pursue pre-med. “So I ended up dropping the pre-med,” she said. “And that’s when I became a journalism major, picked up romance languages as a double major, and that’s when I decided that I was going to be a full-time journalist.”
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News of Laventure’s departure comes shortly after news of another departure: reporter-anchor Monica Hernandez, whom Mungo said is leaving the station to take a full-time anchor job out of state.
The Star-Telegram has a content-sharing agreement with WFAA.