Sheldra Brigham - Main Anchor
Three things were familiar to me when I moved to Southeast Texas from the Mobile-Pensacola area: Humidity, hot summers, and hurricane threats. This feels like home already! I joined the Fox 4 News team in November of 2007. I anchor the 4 and 9 o'clock newscasts. I also report every week on ways to manage your finances in Money Matters.
Before coming to Fox 4 I worked for another Fox affiliate in Mobile, AL as a general assignment reporter and Fill-in Anchor. From Mobile, I was able to cover several major hurricanes including Hurricane Ivan that devastated the Pensacola area.
My job combines everything I love: learning something new and interesting every day, passing along helpful information to viewers, and of course, talking.
I graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in Mobile, I earned a masters degree in Public and Corporate Communication from the University of South Alabama.
I am a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Presidents of the Southeast Texas Association of Black Journalists, Southeast Texas Press Club, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
In my spare time I enjoy working out, singing, and spending time with my husband and three children.
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Nicole Murray - Main Anchor
It puts a smile on my face as I proudly say, "Southeast Texas is home!" I moved to Beaumont after accepting a job as the Weekend Anchor in 2007. Three years later I was promoted to News at Noon Anchor and soon after joined Dan and James in the morning. I can truly say I am enjoying my dream job!!!
I was raised in Riverside, California by my two loving parents Philip and Carolyn Murray. At a very young age I remember watching the Anchors on the news and thinking that must be the perfect job! Growing up, I never lost the determination and drive to one day become a News Reporter and eventually graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a degree in Broadcasting.
In 2001, I accepted my first job as a News reporter at KWES in Midland, Texas. I loved every moment of getting my feet wet and learning the business hands on. Two years later I moved to Killeen, Texas where I worked as Bureau Chief and News Reporter for KCEN. My main assignment was covering Fort Hood, at the time the largest Army base in the country. It was heart wrenching to watch families send their loved ones off to war knowing some would never return home. The four years I spent in Killeen taught me to appreciate every day, love my family with all my heart, and never take life for granted.
Although I found myself torn to leave Killeen, I knew God was leading me in another direction and I had to follow his plan, that plan lead me to Beaumont and KFDM Channel 6!!! I have never looked back. It has been so rewarding to be a part of this community. Thank you for allowing me to share in the laughter and tears. We have literally gone through the storm and survived!
The recent merger of KFDM and Fox 4 has brought new opportunities for me. I am currently hosting Southeast Texas Live at 3 p.m. and would love to book exciting and fun events going on in Southeast Texas. You can email me at email@example.com
I feel so blessed by the love and support I've receive from my Southeast Texas family and my immediate family Rev. Brandon Carter and our son B.J.
Sheila Gray - Special Correspondent
Special Correspondent Sheila Gray reports on issues affecting women and families in Sinclair Broadcast Groups Family 411 reports.
Sheila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and studied at the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
She began her career in Charleston, West Virginia, eventually being named the 6 & 11 p.m. anchor at WSAZ-TV. She was recognized by the West Virginia Associated Press for her reporting.
Sheilas next stop was Cincinnati, Ohio, where she co-hosted the Fox 19 Morning News.
She is happy that her alarm is no longer sounding at 2:30 a.m. and is looking forward to this new chapter in her career, and a new broadcasting family with Sinclair.
Sheila and her husband Ric are the parents of four children, Kasey, Kari, Katie, and Kari.
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James Ware - Reporter
Homegrown is my motto.I take pride in growing up in Southeast Texas. I'm a graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School as well as Lamar University and I am still working and living in Southeast Texas.
My wife and I have two incredible children. My wife is also from this area and we are lucky to have both our families living close by. We like to travel and see new places, but love coming home. I truly have passion for what I do.
The highlight of my job is being involved in our community. I've been in television since 1992. In those years, I have served as Sports Director, News Anchor and currently work on The Morning Show.
As the Live, Roaming Reporter, I am able to interact with the community I love doing feature stories that shed light on the uniqueness of our area. I am looking forward to many more years serving Southeast Texas.
Please feel free to contact me with any story ideas about special people or places in our community.
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Dana Melancon - Chief Meteorologist
Born and raised right here in Southeast Texas makes me even more proud and dedicated to what I do; because my family is here, in Southeast Texas. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and went right into broadcasting with my first job being a disc jockey at local radio station KHYS. I am also extremely proud of the fact that I was the last "station announcer" hired at NBC in 1980. After some coaching from my best friend, the sports director, I was hired to take over the weekend forecasting position.
I attended Mississippi State University through correspondence and received my certificate in Broadcast Meteorology. After 3 months of weekend forecasting, I was moved to the expanded morning show at Hometown News NBC 4 as co-host and weather forecaster. After 4 years, and a lot of coffee, I was promoted to the chief meteorologist position, heading up the finest weather department in the market at KBTV, Fox 4. I am also a meteorologist for KFDM News Channel 6, Fox 4's sister station.
I'm proud to have hosted and emceed at just about every event here in Southeast Texas including, Cavoilcade, Shrimpfest, Mardi Gras, and many social and civic events. I'm also proud to serve on the board of directors for Girls Haven, The Ehrhart School of Fine Arts and Athletics, Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas and others.I enjoy talking to students and mentoring to the underprivileged . I attend Infant Jesus Church in Lumberton.
I like all kinds of music, especially jazz; both listening and playing. I spend my spare time dancing, cooking. If that weren't enough, every Sunday morning from 6 to 10 a.m., I host the Cajun Express on KD 101.7 along with Gloria Roy. I have a beautiful daughter Kelli, and handsome boy Parker (who gets a heck of a lot more fan email than I do), a sister that's too wonderful, and a couple of ugly brothers.
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Greg Bostwick - Meteorologist
I received my education in Meteorology in 1979 and joined KFDM-TV in July, 1979, so I am going on my 34th year at Channel 6. As you might imagine, it is quite rare for anyone to stay at the same station for that length of time. I also give weather reports for our sister station Fox 4.
And not only do I appear on the evening news on television, I also give weather reports on KLVI-AM weekday mornings. I also do weather consulting work for area industry and emergency management.
I have forecasted literally over 100 hurricanes and tropical storms over the years and take great pride in helping the families of Southeast Texas weather these weather events. Some of the most memorable storms were Allen in 1980, Alicia in 1983, Bonnie in 1986, Andrew in 1992, Rita in 2005, Humberto in 2007, and of course Ike in 2008. Obviously Rita and Ike were the "big" events with those hurricanes causing extensive damage in Southeast Texas. Hopefully the hurricane seasons in the future will be quiet in our area.
Being an Aggie, I am a big supporter of Texas A&M football and you will usually find me and my family at Kyle Field at home games.
I also have a greenhouse and nursery business at my home near Winnie called "Bostwick Farms". I grow and sell plants to area landscapers and nurseries and really enjoy getting my hands dirty.
My family and me have made Southeast Texas our home and hope to enjoy retirement here in the future. Thanks for trusting KFDM-TV for your weather needs.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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Kerry Cooper - Meteorologist
I was born and raised in Southeast Texas and lived in Orange, Texas most of my life. When I was young and loved weather I would be with my parents driving through Beaumont and would always turn and point and say "I'm going to work there one day". Kerry graduated High School in 1987 from Little Cypress-Mauriceville. I went on to Mississippi State University and graduated in 1994 with a degree in Meteorology.
After college Kerry landed his first job in Waco, Texas as the morning Meteorologist at KCEN Television. He worked there until 1996 when he dreamed of working back home at KFDM Channel 6. My favorite stories I have covered was the Jarrell, Texas Tornado in 1994 and the flooding we had with Allison here in Southeast Texas. I enjoy relaxing, playing sports and Ghost Hunting while not at work. I have been awarded "Best Weathercast" by the Port Arthur News.
I have also covered High School Football for KFDM for several years as well as other sporting events locally. I also work as a meteorologist for KFDM News's sister station, Fox 4.
The one thing I love about covering weather in Southeast Texas is it's always changing, never one season. I have enjoyed watching my son grow up as well being here.
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Kristine Frazao - Reporter
Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience. As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine
reports on the top political stories of the day along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.
Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America. She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years as well. Also during her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD) where she received an Emmy for coverage of the Wildfires of 2007.
She got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, GA at WJCL/WTGS, where she worked as the political reporter, covering City Council and County Commission. She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.
Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC. area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab , Chomsky.
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