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Reporter Ashley Paredez joining Fox4's Good Day; Kaley O'Kelley heading back to Phoenix


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Ashley Paredez of Fox-owned KTBC-TV in Austin is joining Dallas-based Fox4 as a reporter for the early morning Good Day.

Paredez replaces veteran Saul Garza, who left the station in May to become the city of Garland’s Social and Media Relations manager. Her first day will be July 9th.

Vice President/News Director Robin Whitmeyer said in a Thursday announcement that Paredez’s years in Austin “have honed her ability to face the challenges of the Metroplex and I know viewers will welcome her energy, enthusiasm and experience.”

The University of Texas at Austin graduate joined KTBC in October 2013 after a previous stop at KFDA/KZBZ-TV in Amarillo, TX. She has a degree in broadcast journalism.

On May 23rd, unclebarky.com, acting on a tip, asked Whitmeyer via a direct message whether the station would be hiring Paredez as an early morning reporter. She did not respond.

O’Kelley returning to Phoenix -- Featured CBS11 anchor Kaley O’Kelley, who left the station last month in search of a “better work/life balance,” is returning to Phoenix to anchor weekday early mornings at ABC station KNXV-TV.

Her impending arrival, in early August, was announced in a KNXV memo obtained by the industry website FTVLive.

O’Kelley briefly worked at KNXV in 2003 before joining rival KTVK-TV in Phoenix. She arrived at CBS11 in January 2015, joining incumbent anchor Doug Dunbar on the station’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

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