Friday marked the final weathercasts of Meteorologist Travis Herzog at KBTX News 3.
Herzog has accepted a job at KTRK in Houston to work both behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera. At ABC 13, he will assist their weather team in creating the graphic presentations during the week. On weekends, he will be the weatherman for the early morning newscasts.
"I told Travis that I hoped the toughest day of his life would be the day he leaves KBTX because he was rewarded while he was here, and because he knew he was part of an incredible family," said KBTX General Manager Mike Wright during Thursday's broadcast of Brazos Valley This Morning. "It was my hope that a station who deserves Travis would get him, not in Top 70 or Top 50 markets, but in a Top 20 or higher, and he indeed landed in the major leagues straight from here."
For Herzog, this move represents more than a step-up in his career. His mother-in-law, who lives in Houston, has been fighting for her life after complications from heart surgery.
"Erin (Herzog's wife), Erin's sister and I are the only family she has to care for her, so when the Good Lord paved us a path to Houston, we followed His lead," Herzog said Thursday. "This move is more about stepping out in faith to support family than it is to pursue a career."
But the Texas A&M graduate said the Brazos Valley will always hold a special place in his heart.
"I cannot begin to tell you how much it means to have lived among good samaritans that still practice the golden rule, hold fast to family values, and generously open their pocketbooks for those in need," he said. "You in the community have even gone so far as to fully embrace me from Day One, and I'm going to miss you terribly."
The News 3 family wishes our friend and colleague nothing but the best in his future endeavors, and we look forward to seeing great things personally and professionally from him in the future.
Good luck, Travis!