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 KTBC in Austin has hired Amanda Salinas to Anchor the station's morning show.

Salinas broke the news on her Twitter account:

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Austin 360 reports that Salinas will join the Fox affiliate on Jan. 20 as co-anchor of “Good Day Austin.” In addition, she’ll also appear on the station’s noon newscast.

Most recently, Salinas worked for KDAF, the CW affiliate serving Dallas/Fort Worth. Previous career stops have included stations in Laredo, Waco and West Palm Beach, Fla.

“As a native Texan who graduated from the University of Texas and has spent most of her career reporting and anchoring here, there is no one better versed on all things Austin than Amanda,” said Fox 7 vice president and news director Pam Vaught. “She is the ideal person to lead our morning newscast and provide our viewers with the information they need to navigate their day."

Mornings, Salinas will work alongside established anchors Dave Froehlich and Keri Bellacosa, while she’ll share the anchor desk with Froehlich at noon.

“Joining KTBC is a dream come true,” Salinas said. “My family and I have been blessed with the opportunity to call Austin home.”