Heather Kovar is finally back home in Texas after leaving the state in 1998.
Heather comes to KVUE after working in London as a freelance news correspondent for CBS. Prior to that job, she spent 10 years living in New York City where she won several Emmys and other awards for reporting and anchoring.
Heather is a native Texan. She was born in Houston and attended high school here in Central Texas. She earned a BA in journalism and a BA in psychology at Southern Methodist University.
She began her career at KXAS. She also worked on-air in cable and radio while in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. From there she made the move to upstate New York where she worked as an anchor and reporter at WENY in Elmira and WKTV in Utica. In Utica she covered several National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, including Nolan Ryan's in 1999. That same year she was a reporter in the Hillary Clinton Upstate Listening Tour. She was part of the press pool as Clinton toured New York, preparing for her New York Senate campaign.
From there Heather worked at RNN in Kingston, 90 miles north of Manhattan. That's where she was living during 9/11. She was planning her coverage of the New York City mayoral primary that day. She moved to Manhattan in 2002 where was freelancing for Reuters business news, delivering stock reports from the NASDAQ. She was also working for various other news outlets when she accepted the morning anchor position at News 12 Connecticut. She spent the next eight years commuting from New York. Heather won two New York Emmy awards during her tenure at News 12, an Edward R. Murrow award, as well as numerous Associated Press and other awards.
She then spent one year in London, and is happy to finally work in a place near her family.