From temp to perm: Jenni Lee staying at KVUE

Jenni Lee

Jenni Lee’s fill-in assignment anchoring KVUE’s weekend morning newscasts has turned into a permanent gig.

Lee had been subbing for Jade Mingus, who was on maternity leave. Mingus, however, has opted not to return.

“After a lot of prayers and tears, I decided to leave KVUE and stay home with my two sons,” she wrote in a Facebook message. “They are growing up so fast, and it was so hard to juggle my crazy schedule with a growing family. I’m sure a lot of moms can relate to the demands of work and home.”

Before joining KVUE on a temporary basis, Lee spent more than a decade at Fox-owned KTBC.

“Jenni is a talented anchor who connects well with our viewers because she is both trustworthy and personable,” KVUE executive news director Frank Volpicella said. “As a reporter she is a seasoned journalist who knows the Austin market and has a long list of contacts and reliable sources. I am pleased that she is now a member of my team.”

See Lee on the anchor desk from 7-9 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday on KVUE, plus catch her reporting from the field during the week.

“I’m thrilled to be working with such a talented and great group of people,” she said. “KVUE feels like home.”

More local TV staffing changes

  • Mark Monstrola has left KXAN. Monstrola, who started out as the station’s weekday morning meteorologist before shifting to weekend evenings, is now at the Fox station in Denver.
  • Lynae Miyer, who handled weekend evening weather duties on KVUE, has delivered her final forecast. In a Facebook message to viewers, Miyer said she plans to pursue a career outside TV news.

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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