Word is that Nichole Ayoub and Robet Bettes are the new faces of KVEO-TV, the NBC affiliate in Brownsville, Texas. Sources inside KTSM-TV Channel 9 say the two KDBC-TV personalities are not leaving El Paso, though.
ComCorp, the owner of KTSM and KVEO and manager of KDBC, are shutting down most news operations in Bownsville and having Ayoub and Bettes record the nightly news show for the Rio Grande Valley out of the Channel 9 studios in Downtown El Paso. My sources said KVEO will keep just a couple of reporters to gather news there, but that their video and script will be sent to El Paso for production.
So when viewers in Brownsville tune in to watch KVEO news, they'll be watching a recording of two El Paso journalists reading news from hundreds of miles away.
By the way, the anchor at KVEO is Jeanine Reyes, a former reporter and weekend anchor at KTSM. My sources say the last day of Brownsville-produced newscasts at KVEO will be Friday.