Morning anchor Hunter Ellis leaves KEYE

Meredith and Hunter Ellis poses at their home in Travis heights neighborhood. (Ricardo B. Brazziell photo)
Meredith and Hunter Ellis pose at their home in Travis Heights. (Ricardo B. Brazziell photo)

Hunter Ellis has left KEYE to focus full-time on documentaries.

Ellis, a former “Survivor” contestant and cable TV host who co-anchored the station’s morning show for about three years, signed off in late December.

“It is bittersweet, as I am very excited to return to the world of documentary television, but I will miss the viewers and the loyalty they showed us as we built the show from scratch,” Ellis wrote on Facebook. “It has been a true privilege to share all the news and events, good and bad, over the past few years. It has made me appreciate the town we live in. I am happy to say we will continue to call Austin home, I will just be on the road more, and will be destroying my alarm clock! A very sincere thank you to all our viewers, and to all those I worked with who made those early mornings easier and more fun. Time to kick the tires and light the fires … Many great adventures ahead!”

Reporter Alex Boyer has been filling in alongside Ericka Miller since Ellis departed.

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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