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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Mayra's Stories
Outgoing Houston mayor backs increasing drainage team budget to $40M but calls on Harris Co. to help
Flood-weary residents, who have pressed the city ever since Harvey, brought their "divert floods, not funds" message to city hall on Tuesday in the midst of a budget deadline.
US not seeing expected migrant surge a week after Title 42's end, officials say
Officials are not seeing the expected surge at the border in the week after Title 42's expiration. But some immigration advocates believe something else is easing the number of crossings.
Former Harris Co. Universal Services exec director intends to sue Judge Hidalgo after firing
Rick Noriega was dismissed from his role after the county administrator's office said he refused to complete sexual harassment training. He has since offered to ABC13 a blistering retort.
FBI explains the way tips are processed and their impact on cases
What happens when the FBI receives tips when there is a sense of urgency? There's a process from when it's called in, to how it's analyzed for accuracy and then followed.
Baby dies after mom moves to Houston to give him chance at life
Little Juan Rivera Jr.'s mom was hoping that doctors in Houston would be able to help her son, who had a rare heart defect.
Houston creators of Milkify pitch their breastmilk freeze-drying business on ABC's Shark Tank
After discovering a way to help busy moms better feed their babies, a Houston couple determined they wanted to take their idea to the sharks!
Houston Methodist patient's brain tumor shrinks after using experimental helmet for 6 months
Last October, we first told you about a woman with a deadly brain tumor undergoing an experimental treatment. ABC13's Mayra Moreno checked in on her, and her results are astonishing.
4-year-old who spent 307 days at Texas Children's leaves with new lungs after double transplant
Little Ava Thomas has cystic fibrosis, and when she developed pneumonia last April, her body had trouble fighting it. But now, she gets to leave with her "new pink princess lungs."
Corpus Christi mother hopes Houston hospital can help her unborn baby who has a half a heart
A Corpus Christi family's unborn baby has a birth defect in which only half of his heart is developing. Now, his mom must travel to Houston for her baby's surgeries.
HISD high school marching band 'Sonic Boom' receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
The Stephen F. Austin High School marching band received the highest honor in the country issued by the president, to recognize their commitment to cultivating lasting change.