Finally! Someone is leaving a local TV news staff and it’s a happy story.
KVUE-TV is losing Andrew Horansky, one of its best reporters, but it’s for a very good reason and News Director Frank Volpicellahelped it along. Andrew Horansky’s fiancée has completed medical school at the University of Texas San Antonio and for her residency program in pediatrics has been matched with Children’s Hospital, Houston. The couple will marry June 2.
After two years of living in separate cities, Horansky, 35, wanted to begin married life residing with his new bride. He kept Volpicella full informed as fiancée Kristin looked at various cities for her residency so that his news director might help with possible broadcasting jobs. It all came together when Houston emerged as the residency location and KVUE’s Belo Broadcasting sister station KHOU-TV
had a reporter leave, opening up a spot for Horansky.
“The business is so competitive and just because I worked for Belo and had a solid resume didn’t guarantee me anything,” Horansky said. “I interviewed with KHOU’s news director and won the job, so it all worked out.”
Horansky came to KVUE in March 2010 following five years at the Chicago Bureau of Cablevision’s HDNews, the first TV news network produced completely in high definition. When that operation folded in December 2008, he was suddenly unemployed.
“When I lost my job it was a low point, but I had a cool year freelancing and volunteering in Chicago,” Horansky said. “Then KVUE hired me and provided a really good opportunity. Frank (Volpicella) gave me some anchor work and even allowed me do a fellowship in Germany. I’m really sad to go.”
Horansky covered a range of stories as a general assignment reporter, with some emphasis on transportation, technology and city growth issues. He will continue to be a general assignment reporter for KHOU.
His last day at KVUE will be April 19 and he begins in Houston on April 23.