Brian Flores is pretty humble about what a trailblazer he is as a journalist. After almost seven years of bringing credible coverage to Seattle and surrounding areas, the reporter is now moving on to the next step of his career. Brian Flores is leaving FOX13 News at KCPQ-TV in March 2023 for an amazing opportunity. Naturally, FOX13 News viewers want to know where Brian Flores is going next and if his new job is also taking him away from Seattle. Find out what Brian Flores said about his departure from KCPQ-TV here.
Brian Flores Stepping Away from FOX13
Brian Flores dreamed of becoming the first Filipino-American news anchor as a child. His inspiration was his father, Ernie Flores Jr., a journalist in print media who started his career in the Philippines and later started The Filipino Press for the Filipino community in San Diego.
While Flores acknowledges the Filipino-American journalists who paved the path for him, his career has been nothing short of impressive. It began after he received a BA in Journalism from California State University, Northridge.
In 2006, Flores got his professional start as a reporter/anchor at KVEW Your Local ABC TV serving Tri-Cities/Yakima, Washington. He then worked at KSWB-TV FOX 5 San Diego in 2008 as a general assignment reporter for three years.
Flores then flexed his public relations skills in 2011 when he joined Southwest Strategies, California’s most respected, recognized, and successful public affairs firm. He did a one-year stint as an account executive and decided to return to the news industry.
He joined KTVU FOX 2 in 2012, serving the San Francisco Bay area as an anchor/reporter for four years until he relocated to Seattle to work at KCPQ-TV. And since 2016, Flores has been part of the FOX13 News team, working his way to the anchor desk on Good Day Seattle.
But after over six years, the anchor is ready to move on. Brian Flores is leaving FOX13 News and working his last week at KCPQ-TV. The journalist and his family are heading to Colorado after his last day on the air on FOX13 News.
Flores will soon join the team at KCNC-TV in Denver. CBS News Colorado recently bid farewell to Dominic Garcia from their morning team, and Flores will replace him and anchor the morning newscast on CBS Colorado.
For Flores, this will be the first full-time anchor job of his career in 17 years. However, he is yet to reveal further details about the new job and when he starts.
While Seattle doesn’t want to let this reliable journalist go, they’re ecstatic about his advancing career. However, FOX13 News viewers get to make the most of Brian Flores’ last week before he says goodbye.
Moreover, be sure to keep checking his social media for further updates and details.