Oralia Ortega - NewsChannel 9 Tonight Anchor/Reporter

Oralia Ortega NewsChannel 9 Tonight Anchor/Reporter

I'm so happy to be back in the Lone Star State. El Paso is a great place to live and I’m thrilled to be here and to be part of the NewsChannel 9 team. I was born in Nicaragua and lived in several Central American countries before my family settled in Miami. I’ve been all over the world. But, I’ve found a new home here in the Borderland.

I come to the Sun City from the Sunshine State. I worked as a freelance reporter at WSVN, the Fox station in Miami. It’s one of the most fast-paced newsrooms in the country. I had a chance to work with and learn from some of the most talented people in the business. I covered everything from hurricanes and immigration to cats stuck in drains. I loved the big city. But Texas was calling……

I previously spent two years anchoring and reporting at KLTV, the ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas. You could say it was there that I developed a love for this great state. Before that, I was a morning/noon anchor at KPAX, the CBS affiliate in Missoula, Montana. I was learning the ropes and paying my dues. All of it – preparing me for what I’m doing now at NewsChannel 9.

I believe there’s something special happening here at NewsChannel 9. This station has a long history in the community and I’m excited to be a part of it. I consider it a privilege to communicate the news to our viewers week nights at 5, 6 an 10 p.m. I hope you’ll watch and see the good work our team is doing.

But do more than watch! I'm always looking for story ideas. I also love meeting new people so if you see me around, don't be shy about saying hello.