CBS Austin traffic anchor Chrisdyann Uribe leaving for Houston

Chrisdyann Uribe (CBS Austin photo)

CBS Austin traffic anchor Chrisdyann Uribe has landed a new gig in Houston.

Uribe, who came to CBS Austin two years ago, will head down U.S. 290 next month to start work as the traffic anchor at Fox-owned KRIV, the station said Thursday.

A Texas State University graduate, Uribe handled traffic duties at KFOX in El Paso prior to landing at CBS Austin.

“Between Chrisdyann’s many years reporting on Texas traffic, and strong presence on broadcast and social media, she is prepared to help Houston’s drivers better navigate their commutes and avoid construction projects or delays,” KRIV vice president and news director Susan Schiller said in a written statement.

Summer shakeup: Familiar faces depart Austin TV stations

A summer shakeup is underway at Austin’s TV stations.

Former KTBC anchor Jenni Lee is filling in on KVUE.
Former KTBC anchor Jenni Lee is filling in on KVUE.

KEYE, KTBC, KVUE and KXAN have all seen staffers come and go in recent weeks.

At KEYE, Chrisdyann Uribe has signed on as morning traffic anchor. She arrives from a station in El Paso.

Ashley Roberts is now filing reports from KEYE’s Traffic Tracker in the morning and from the studio during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Fox-owned KTBC reports weekend meteorologist Scott Prinsen has left the station. He’d been there since 2004 and, before that, was at Time Warner Cable News.

Longtime KVUE reporter Shelton Green waved farewell to viewers last week.

KVUE weekend morning anchor Jade Mingus is off on maternity leave. Former KTBC anchor Jenni Lee will be filling in while she’s out.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the KVUE news team,” Lee said. “I’ve known many of them for several years and have always admired and respected them.”

And at KXAN, morning co-anchor Brian Sanders has left the station. The search is on for a replacement.