Houston Reporter Leaves for Teaching Job

KHOU Reporter Angela Korchega is getting out of TV news and into teaching.

Korchega has taken a new job at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She has accepted a position as a professor and editor for the Borderlands Desk of the university’s Cronkite News service, which produces daily news, features and investigative stories for Arizona PBS.

“As I leave KHOU and Tegna (formerly Gannett Broadcasting) I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to bring viewers stories about the border, Mexico and beyond,” Angela tells Media moves. “I’m excited to have a role teaching a new generation of journalists who will report on border issues. And I will continue to report select stories on the border and in Mexico. I think teaching by example is one of the best ways to work with students.”

Korchega says she’s not quitting her life-long passion of reporting the news. “I don’t really see it as leaving journalism for academia. I see it as combining my love for covering the border, producing content and sharing my experiences with a new generation of students. I was not looking for a new position, but the Cronkite School of Journalism is a perfect fit….I remain committed to our profession and will continue to work as a journalist and with young journalists to bring viewers stories about the border and beyond.

H/T Media Moves