KRIV Weekend Morning Meteorologist Caitilin Espinosa is calling it a career and getting out of the TV news game.
"The past 6 months I have been dealing with personal health issues, and I took it as a sign to leave the TV industry," Espinosa told mikemcguff.com. "My health is good now but I need a job with fewer environmental stresses. The cold studio, long unusual hours really made things worse for me."
Espinosa says she can mark TV career off her bucket list. The Houston native goal was to work in a top 10 television market and her hometown. She's now done both.
Prior to coming back to Houston, Espinosa was the morning meteorologist for KIII-TV in Corpus Christi. Before that she was at KVEO-TV in Brownsville. She is a graduate of Baylor University.
"It was a very tough decision to leave and everyone at FOX has been incredible, begging me to stay," Espinosa told mikemcguff.com. "I am really going to miss my FOX family!"
Espinosa is launching a new YouTube channel called #DearCaitilin. You can call it an advice channel for life.
She says she signed a contract extension with KRIV to help out until the station finds a replacement.
"I am happy about how and where my TV career is ending," Espinosa told me.