Longtime Houston Reporter is Leaving

Longtime Houston Reporter Katie McCall is leaving Fox O&O KRIV to....say it with me...."spend more time with her family".

McCall says she is getting out of the business as she plans to get married.

"I'm trying to plan my wedding and expand our family," McCall told mikemcguff.com.

In addition to wanting children of her own, McCall is also helping to raise her finace's two kids.

"My future stepchildren are asking me when I'm quitting so I can pick them up from school," she added.

"I'm a little conflicted because I do love reporting when you know the story is going to help someone, but I don't want my life to just be about me, I want my life to be about other people," McCall said. "What I do in news requires me to be gone a lot. We would love to sit down together and have dinner on a weeknight, which we've never done."

McCall says she gives 100% of herself to her journalism career. And she also wants to do that for her stepchildren and future kids. Realizing that will be a juggling act she personally does not feel she can handle, McCall is ready for more family time. That desire for more time also extends to her own family in Chicago.

"Since 1998, (when she started in TV) I have not been in control where I've been on Thanksgiving and Christmas," she said.