August 8, 2012

NBC CT's Mayland replacing TX-bound Nava

Kerri-Lee Mayland

NBC Connecticut's popular weekday morning co-anchor Yvonne Nava is returning home to Texas, but fellow staffer and former Philadelphia broadcaster Kerri-Lee Mayland is on deck to replace her.

Beginning September, Mayland will air as weekday morning news co-anchor on NBC Connecticut Today and NBC Connecticut News at 11 a.m.

Nava is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She is a mother to a young boy, and is making her move back to Texas in order to work closer to her family. Nava plans to leave NBC at the end of the month, mediabistro.com reports

Nava is yet to announce where in Texas she is heading, but reports show she met with KVUE news director Frank Volpicella to discuss Austin NBC-affiliates open morning anchor position, mediabistro.com reports.

Mayland joined NBC Connecticut (Channel 30) in 2010 as an anchor and reporter, after anchoring at WTXF in Philadelphia for eight years.

She co-hosted Good Day Philadelphia, and went on to launch their weekday newscasts, eventually taking over the 10 p.m. slot. She won two "best anchor" Emmy's while in Philadelphia.

Mayland has worked in other major TV markets, including Boston, Washington D.C., and Phoenix.

Mayland is a graduate of the Walter Cronkie School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She is originally from Victoria, British Columbia, and came to Connecticut through her husband, who has deep New England roots.

Mayland has two children and splits her time between Litchfield County and Avon.

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