KDFW/Channel 4 has announced that Latoya Silmon, most recently of KTUL-TV in Tulsa, is joining the Fox 4 news team, effective Nov. 5. She'll be a general-assignment reporter for Good Day, the station's 4:30-9 a.m. morning show.
"Its a dream come true to be able to return to my hometown and work for FOX 4," Silmon says in a Fox release. "I cant wait to get started telling the stories of the community that shaped the person and professional I am today. (According to her KTUL bio, she was born in Tulsa but grew up in Dallas.)
Silmon has also worked in Greenville, S.C.; Washington, D.C., and Waco. "Her career highlights include covering the Coretta Scott King funeral in Atlanta, following President George W. Bush during his trips to his Western White House (Crawford, Texas), and moderating a forum on the 'War on Terrorism'," her KTUL bio says. The forum aired LIVE on C-SPAN shortly after the 9-11 attacks.
Silmon is a University of Houston grad, with bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and public relations. Just to be clear, that's two bachelor's degrees we're talking about there. If you want to follow her on Twitter, go here.