SEATTLE -- Tribune Broadcasting's Q13 FOX (KCPQ-TV) and JOEtv (KZJO-TV) in Seattle announced Brian Flores will join the station as an Anchor/Reporter. Flores will co-anchor the station’s new weekend morning newscasts on JOEtv Saturdays and Sundays 6a-10a which launch September 10th. Flores will join co-anchor Alexandra Lewis starting the weekend of October 1st and will anchor from 4:30a-5a during the week along with reporting during Q13 News This Morning from 5a-10a.
“The minute we met Brian we knew he was the right fit for the team. He is an experienced, talented journalist and we are thrilled he is joining our winning news team,” said Erica Hill, News Director of Q13 News.
Flores joins Q13 FOX/JOEtv from KTVU, the FOX affiliate in San Francisco where he has been a morning anchor and reporter since 2012. Prior to that, he worked for Tribune Broadcasting’s FOX 5 San Diego as a reporter. This is a return to the state of Washington for Flores. His first job out of college was at KVEW in Tri-Cities, WA.
"I'm so excited to join the outstanding team at Q13 News. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the Pacific Northwest, getting to know the people in the Seattle area and sharing the stories that matter to them,” said Flores.
Brian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. Brian is a 3rd generation Filipino journalist. His father, Ernie Flores Jr. was the first Filipino journalist for the San Diego Union and Arizona Republic newspapers. His grandfather was a journalist in the Philippines.
ABOUT Q13 FOX AND JOEtv
Q13 FOX is the Seattle/Tacoma FOX Network affiliate and the home of Q13 News, which provides 10 hours of local news programming weekdays. Q13 FOX is the official television partner of the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC and WNBA Seattle Storm. JOEtv is the Seattle/Tacoma My Network TV affiliate broadcasting on channel 22 and carries a variety of entertainment programming in addition to Sounders FC matches, Storm games, and re-broadcasts of pre-season Seahawks games. In addition, Q13 FOX News at 9 airs nightly on JOEtv and is the #1 nine o'clock news program in the market.