DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/-- NBC 5 hires
Ashanti Blaize as anchor/reporter, effective October 15, 2007. Blaize,
along with Kevin Cokely, will anchor the NBC 5 Weekend Report at 5 p.m. and
NBC 5 News at 10 p.m. on Sunday evenings. She will also report four days
Blaize comes to NBC 5 from KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas
where she was a general assignments reporter. She graduated from Columbia
University, receiving a bachelor's degree in sociology. While at Columbia,
she interned at ABC News and developed her love of journalism.
Ashanti attended journalism school at the University of Miami. While
getting her master's degree in communications she worked at the South
Florida Sun-Sentinel as an intern and field producer. She was also an
anchor, reporter and producer for UMTV, a cable station out of Coral
After graduating from the University of Miami, she began working with
KFOX-TV in El Paso, Texas where she was a morning reporter.
Blaize was honored with a New Mexico AP Award in 2004 for her breaking
news coverage of a snowstorm that paralyzed parts of Southwest Texas. She's
reported on a myriad of stories from Senator John Edwards' campaign visit
to Las Cruces, New Mexico during the 2004 Presidential Elections, to one of
the largest fires in El Paso's history.
NBC 5 / KXAS-TV / http://www.nbc5i.com and Telemundo 39 / KXTX-TV are
the NBC owned and operated media centers serving the Dallas/Fort Worth
SOURCE NBC 5