Destiny Chance is new Fox 7 weekend evening anchor

Destiny Chance (Fox 7 photo)

Fox 7 has promoted from within to fill a vacant anchor position.

Reporter Destiny Chance has been upped to weekend evening anchor, taking over for Ashley Paredez, who is now at sister station KDFW in Dallas.

Chance joined Fox 7 in February.

“In her time here at Fox 7, Destiny has proven a desire to learn and grow,” Fox 7 vice president and news director Pam Vaught said in a written statement. “She has been committed to extensively covering our community in the field, and we know that will carry through to the anchor desk.”

Earlier in her career, Chance worked at stations in Columbia, S.C.; and Augusta, Ga. She has a journalism degree from the University of South Carolina.

“Austin has always felt like home, and each day the stories I cover make me fall even more in love with this amazing city,” she said. “I thank the viewers for welcoming me with open arms, and I hope you’ll continue to welcome me in this new role.”


Bobby Bones among celebrities to join Season 27 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

He hosts. He writes. And now, he dances.

Bobby Bones, host of the Nashville-based country-radio format “Bobby Bones Show,” which is syndicated on more than 100 stations and has millions of listeners each weekday morning, announced on air this morning that he will be among the celebrities featured in Season 27 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Bobby Bones has been called “the most powerful man in country music.”

“What life is this????” Bones posted on Instagram under a photo of himself with partner Sharna Burgess.

This is not Bones’ first foray into Hollywood. The bestselling author and touring stand-up comedian has also served as an “American Idol” mentor and, most recently, as a judge on “2019 Miss America.”

Bones, who launched his career in Austin and still lives here part-time, has credited the city with leading to much of his success. Dancing With the Stars premieres Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. on ABC.