Mayra Moreno
Mayra Moreno joined KTRK-TV Eyewitness News in October 2015.

A journalist with years of experience, Mayra has reported all over the state of Texas. She comes back to her hometown of Houston from KENS 5 in San Antonio, where she worked as the weekend anchor and reporter for four years.

Mayra's television career started at the Rio Grande Valley's news leader, KRGV-TV Channel 5 News in Weslaco, TX. Mayra covered an array of stories; from border-crime issues, to hurricane coverage and other problems affecting the community. A few years later, Mayra found her way back to Houston a as a fill-in anchor and reporter for KIAH-TV's CW 39 News.

Throughout her career, Mayra has covered many notable stories. During her time at the CW, she was one of the many journalists to report live from Fort Hood after the deadly 2009 shooting. In San Antonio, Mayra was nominated for a Lone Star Emmy on an investigation into the city's DWI no refusal program, where blood samples began piling up and caused a backlog at the courts. Mayra also covered some major weather-related events: from the deadly Memorial Day floods of 2013 and 2015 in the San Antonio area, to the tornado that tore through Acuna, MX later that year.

Mayra is happy to return home to Houston. She's a proud alum of the University of Houston, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Journalism and Spanish.

Mayra loves being involved in the Hispanic community. When she's not talking to kids at local schools about the importance of staying in school, Mayra loves to spend her free time with family and friends, working out and cooking.

Mayra loves to hear from viewers, whether it's to say hello or pitch a story idea, be sure to drop her a line at She is also very active on social media look for her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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The department said 16 homicides between inmates were reported just this year. These are the immediate changes coming to all correctional facilities as a result.
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Dr. Brooke Goldner spoke to ABC13 and explained the best option for the community to protect themselves as a spike in cases has appeared in the city of Houston.
Tuition-free choir program provides opportunities for underserved Houston community
After the TEA takeover of HISD, after-school programs are needed more than ever. A bilingual choir program gives a creative outlet for underserved HISD students.
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A significant outbreak of syphilis is happening in our city, specifically in pregnant women, and leaders are doing what they can to provide help.
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The city of Houston touted the need for new crime-fighting technology to support police, but ABC13's partners at the Houston Chronicle found data suggesting an unsuccessful result so far.
HPD, city leaders tackling safety in Asiatown after man shot 4 times on his way home
Holam Cheng was critically injured when he was shot during a robbery on his way home from work. It's this type of crime that residents say needs to stop.
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