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.

Articles

Gov. Abbott holds press briefing in Beaumont with update on COVID-19 response

Gov. Abbott in Beaumont and Victoria today

Five deaths due to COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting five COVID-19-related deaths

Victoria College Board of Trustees consider property tax rate

Victoria College to see proposed no-new-revenue property tax rate

President Trump returns to finish press briefing following incident outside the White House

President Trump escorted out of press conference due to officer-involved shooting outside the White House

Governor Abbott set to visit Victoria Tuesday

Gov. Abbott will hold COVID-19 press conference at Victoria College's Emerging Technology Complex

At least one person killed in natural gas explosion in Baltimore

Natural gas explosion in Baltimore leaves several hurt

The UPS Store Victoria and Rapid Printing sign up to help The Texas Zoo

A few signs are still available in the gift shop at The Texas Zoo

Governor Abbott extends state disaster declaration for COVID-19

Read the Governor's disaster declaration below

Superintendent Quintin Shepherd: What I learned about John Deere

A word from the superintendent of the Victoria I.S.D.

Man reported missing found dead off Warburton Road

Victoria County Sheriff's Office locates body of missing man

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has passed away due to COVID-19

Remembering Herman Cain

More than 6000 AEP customers without power in Port Lavaca

Transmission outage causes major outage in Port Lavaca

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller urging Texans to take precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets

Seed packets mailed to multiple states, including Texas, falsely labeled as jewelry

Newscenter25 KAVU-TV firms up fall lineup of prime time anchors

Don Brubaker to step down from Sports Director into new position

Dr. Quintin Shepherd: Thoughts on State Assessment

From the desk of Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd

State Fair of Texas cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

State fair cancelled

Friday’s Question of the Day

Happy Guessing

YMCA’s Friend of Youth Annual Campaign underway

You can help a child with a membership to the YMCA

Carl Reiner passes away at 98

Comedy legend dead at 98

Plenty of COVID-19 tests available at Victoria Community Center

You can still get a free COVID-19 test today

Governor Abbott limits certain business to fight COVID-19

Governor Abbott takes executive action to contain spread of COVID-19

The Texas Zoo will require face masks

Face mask requirement at The Texas Zoo

Murder suspect Alexis Jarvis arrested in Colorado

Alexis Jarvis is accused in the death of Brian Doelle

Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 response

Gov. Abbott urges Texans to follow guidelines

National Dog Bite Awareness week starts June 14th

Letter carriers need help to prevent dog bites

Hurricane Townhall planned for Victoria

Hurricane Townhall set for June 18, 2020

The Texas Zoo is hiring

The Texas Zoo needs you

Update on COVID-19 cases in Victoria County

Four new cases of COVID-19 documented in Victoria County

Victoria Police officer celebrates three decades with department

Congratulations Sgt. Nieto

Moody Gardens reopens to guests

Moody Gardens sees progress in its first two weeks of reopening to the public

Lavaca county reports one new case of COVID-19

Lavaca county has ten active cases of COVID-19

DeWitt county documents six new cases of COVID-19

DeWitt county reports six new cases of COVID-19 on June 4th

Congressman Cloud announces Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Cloud's Congressional App Challenge

Victoria County reporting an 8th death due to COVID-19

Victoria County has now documented eight deaths due to COVID-19

Victoria Emergency workers respond to crash at 2800 Arroyo Dr.

One man taken to the hospital following crash

Stolen firearms found by Victoria County Sheriff’s Office

Weapons recovered in firearm theft

Gov. Abbott expands COVID-19 testing to underserved communities

COVID-19 testing for underserved communities

Governor Abbott addresses Tropical Storm Cristobal

State of Texas prepared ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal

U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud addresses turmoil in America

U.S. Rep. Cloud on turmoil in America

Governor Abbott announces Phase III to open Texas

Phase III to open Texas released