Christine Haas has left Fox-owned KTBC to launch her own company.
Haas, who joined the station two years ago and anchored the 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts, has created Christine Haas Media.
“I am serving a handful of select clients across the country and helping them increase their media exposure, enhance their public relations and improve their on-camera performance and image,” Haas said. “For years, I have been unable to maximize the use of my investigative reporting skills because newsrooms were just so short on staff. Now, I will be able to use all of my talents in a whole new way for my clients.”
She’s also joined forces with Ryan Deiss, creator of Austin-based DigitalMarketer.com.
“Ryan and I are teaming up to launch and produce Web programs that will showcase the team behind Digital Marketer, the latest in online technology, business, entrepreneurism and the power of video marketing for small and large businesses,” Haas said. “Essentially, we are going to teach companies how they can use Web programs and video to enhance their own customer base.”
This was Haas’ second stint on Austin TV. Previously, she had served as the main anchor at KVUE from 2003 to 2008, followed by stops in Houston and San Diego.
She admits leaving the anchor desk behind will be hard, but Haas says she’s ready for a new challenge. She’s also excited to be able to spend more time with her 9-year-old son.
“I have had a very successful run on TV and I am so grateful to the many viewers who welcomed me into their home every night,” she said. “It is weird to leave TV – no doubt. But, I must admit, I wake up in the morning so excited to get to work on this new venture. It’s the same feeling I had when I started as a journalist in Amarillo, Texas, in 1998.”
Learn more about Christine Haas Media by visiting ChristineHaas.com.