4 new reporters set to join KEYE news team

Adela Uchida
Adela Uchida

Look for four new faces to pop up soon on KEYE.

Adela Uchida starts this week as the station’s weekend news anchor, a spot vacated late last year when Deeda Payton left to serve as general manager of Community Impact’s Central Austin edition.

Uchida arrives from Houston, where she most recently worked for an all-news radio station. Prior to that, she co-anchored weekend newscasts for ABC-owned KTRK-TV.

“I’m sad about leaving Houston, but thrilled to be going to Austin,” Uchida told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff. “I have great faith in Rob Cartwright, the news director. He knows the direction he wants to go.”

In an email announcing Uchida’s hiring, Cartwright says she “has the reputation of being an aggressive reporter who digs deep for her stories.”

Nadia Galindo
Nadia Galindo

Reporter Nadia Galindo also debuts this week.

She last worked at KGBT-TV, the CBS station in Harlingen.

Another reporter, Juliette Dryer, will start later this month.

Dryer comes from Columbia, Mo., where she’s been a morning anchor and reporter.

The fourth new hire, David Iniga, will work as a sports reporter for Telemundo Austin, KEYE’s sister station.

He arrives here after a stint in Laredo, where he delivered sports reports for both English- and Spanish-language affiliates.

Juliette Dryer
Juliette Dryer

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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