Why I Stick Around in This Tiny Market

KFOX (El Paso) Anchor John Purvis knows he’s working in a tiny market that is most often just used as a stepping stone for Journalist just getting started.

But, before you think that he is not good enough for the big markets, Purvis wants to put an end to that talk right now.

Posting the station’s website, Purvis writes:

A KFOX14 viewer named Mello sent me this question: "How long have you been a news anchor with KFOX and how was your first day?"

On Dec. 18, I'll celebrate my 18th anniversary as an anchor here at KFOX.

He then goes onto say:

For many young reporters and anchors, El Paso is a stepping stone to other places. For example, my co-anchor Kezhal Dashti is about to leave after working on the KFOX14 Morning News since 2015. She's going home to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she'll be an anchor on WFAA-TV's morning newscast.

KFOX14 traffic anchor Kandolite Flores is also leaving this week. She's about to give birth to a baby boy and now wants to spend as much time as she can with her new son.

Others leave for financial reasons because the pay's not that great when you're starting out in the TV news business.

There are many reasons why people come and go on the air, but I stick around because this is home for me.

So, don’t think for a minute that John Purvis can’t be taking over for Lester Holt or someone else at the network. He’s in El Paso by choice and it has to be true, because it’s on the internet.

And not only that, he also put this on air.

Must have been a slow news day… then again it is ElPaso.