James Muñoz

News Director/Anchor

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James Muñoz has worked in seven Texas television newsrooms since 1998 including KVII Amarillo, KIII Corpus Christi, KTRE Lufkin, KSAN San Angelo, KENS San Antonio, and KWES Midland.
He currently serves as Executive News Director and news anchor on Newscenter25 at 5 p.m.

Muñoz is a graduate of Texas Tech University and author of a memoir, “Some Monument to Last.” The book documents his interview with Walter Cronkite in 2000. That evening, Muñoz met his great-uncle Preston Doughty. Preston was able to provide a copy of “Our Doughty Familes”, which traces the Doughty family history to 1755.
Muñoz has strong ties to Texas. His third great-grandfather, James Murray Doughty, was a co-founder of the City of Rockport, the first superintendent of the King Ranch and Sheriff of Refugio County. Another ancestor, John Moses, came to Texas in 1847 and wrote a series of columns for the San Antonio Express-News from 1887 to 1890 under the pseudonym Sesom.
Muñoz has covered several major news stories including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the mass church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.


Defendant convicted in death of La Grange resident Jeremy Cornwell

Dylan Nelson found guilty in 2017 murder

SLIDESHOW: Keep Victoria Beautiful fall sweep

Keep Victoria Beautiful is always looking for volunteers to fill up a bag

Racist audio clip circulating among some students in the Cuero I.S.D.

School administrators addressing issue of racist audio clip circulating on social media in Cuero

Man from La Grange charged with murder in Fayette County

Name and cause of death not released

Former educator faces 22 count indictment on crimes involving children

Alvin Mumphord III indicted on sex abuse charges

Victoria Crimes Stoppers seeking information on Joshua Montes

Fugitive wanted on aggravated robbery charges

Gov. Abbott deploys emergency response resources, personnel to Louisiana

Texas to support Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

Gov. Abbott statement on U.S. military members killed in Kabul airport attack

PENTAGON: Twelve U.S. service members killed in Kabul attack

WATCH LIVE: Victoria County/City OEM press briefing at 3 p.m.

Every Dose Counts tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Victoria County has 97 new COVID-19 cases

Every Dose Counts is Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Victoria County has 177 new COVID-19 cases

The Road to Recovery

Victoria Police Department reviewing use of force incident with Taser by an officer

Internal review is routine practice when an officer uses force

Corrections officer indicted accused of providing meth and sex to an inmate

Beeville woman arrested on charges of attempting to bring meth to an inmate

Gov. Abbott tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Abbott is fully vaccinated

One student killed at Middle School in Albuquerque

Student shot and killed at Washington Middle School

Refugio County Sheriff's Office investigating death of 33-year-old woman

Family members of woman found dead looking for answers

Medical personnel deployed to help Texas hospitals

Beating COVID-19

Texans can still request a mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Hospitals asked to postpone elective medical procedures

SLIDESHOW: Pack the Bus underway through Sunday

Pack the Bus started more than 20 years ago

Crothall Healthcare-DeTar Healthcare restructure could affect 53 workers

Xanitos will take over environmental services and meet with the 53 workers

Zac Lentz Pkwy. shut down between Navarro and Main

Drivers should find alternate routes

Shiner Police Chief resigns following placement on administrative leave

Shiner city council members accepted the resignation of Chief Zachary Kramer

Early Head Start Child Care program launching in Victoria in the Fall of 2021

Head start promotes nutrition and healthy development and education

Gov. Abbott issues statement on 2nd anniversary of El Paso mass shooting

Remembering victims in El Paso mass shooting

Two men shot following a quinceañera in Yoakum

No suspects in double shooting in Yoakum

Victoria County Sheriff's Office: Victim of human trafficking rescued

VCSO deputies rescue victim of human trafficking

Capital murder charges filed against woman in infant death

One-month-old died Thursday, July 15, 2021

Victoria Fire Department works vehicle fire at Ben Jordan and Sam Houston

Firefighters work vehicle fire in the rain

Victoria County Sheriff's Office investigating child found wandering at 3:45 a.m.

Child placed with family members

Name of victim in fatal boat crash released

Randy Scott Krueger, 66, of Yorktown identified as victim in boat crash

Governor Abbott hosts former President Trump for border security briefing

Border wall tour in Rio Grande Valley

Fatal boat crash at Port O'Connor

Name of boater not released

Driver arrested accused of trafficking humans

Several undocumented immigrants detained

Man faces two counts of intoxication manslaughter for fatal crash in June 2020

Anthony Threadgill also faces a charge for possession of a controlled substance

COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Bloomington Thursday, June 10, 2021

Beating COVID-19

Six boaters rescued offshore in Port O'Connor

Coast Guard rescued boaters after their boat capsized

Parts of Victoria's Riverside Park closed

City of Victoria Parks and Rec staff monitoring river forecast

COVID-19 vaccine available by appointment on Tuesdays

The Road to Recovery

The Victoria I.S.D. is hosting an in-person job fair

Job fair set for June 10, 2021

Fifty-three people get their second Pfizer shot at KAVU-TV today

The Road to Recovery for 143 people started in the KAVU-TV parking lot May 13, 2021