Kris Gutierrez Biography, Age, Wife, Career, NBC 5 News And WBBM-TV

Kris Gutierrez Biography

Kris Gutierrez is an American journalist working for KXAS-TV and also a co-anchor at NBC News at 5. He grew up in Lewisville.

He attended Lewisville High School and he used to play for the Fighting Farmers. He attended the Texas Christian University and graduated with a BS in Broadcast Journalism.

He used to play for Division One collegiate soccer for the Horned Frogs. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children when he is not on air. He is a big supporter of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas, and Dallas Stars.

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He is a married man and has two children.

Kris Gutierrez Career | Kris Gutierrez NBC 5

Kris joined NBC 5/KXAS-TV in March 2015 as a co-anchor for NBC 5 News at 5 pm. 5 weeks after joining the station, he was the anchor of a newscast from a tornado that ravaged Runway Bay. This particular broadcast won himself and his team an Emmy Award for the best newscast in the region.

He returned to NBC after spending 3 years as a morning news anchor at WBBM-TV, Chicago. Back in 2014, his team won an Emmy Award for their newscast after a tornado touched down. He was then nominated for an Emmy Award as the best news anchor that same year.

Before joining WBBM-TV, he was a national correspondent working for FOX News Channel situated in the Dallas bureau. He was the only reporter responsible for all the editorial content in a four-state region. The states included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Back in 2008, he reported from the FLDS Yearning for Zion Ranch in El Torado. After the FBI raided the polygamist sect ranch, he went on air with live coverage of the breaking developments. This became the largest custody case in US history.

He reported live from Ft. Hood in 2009 after less than 24 hours of the deadliest shooting rampage at a military installation. He also covered the worst oil spill in US history spending almost 3 months in Louisiana. In 2011, Kris spent a whole week covering on the EF-5 Tornado that hit Joplin.

Kris has also worked for KPRC-TV in Houston and he was named the Best Television Reporter in Texas by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Kris has also been named as a Top Television Journalist by the Houston Press Club.

He has also received an award from the Dallas Press Club due to his story telling capabilities. Kris has won almost a dozen Lone Star Emmys, a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for a series of reports about the Texas-Mexico border, and been named Best News Anchor by the Texas Association of Broadcasters.

Guitierrez has also worked as a substitute anchor and reporter at KVUE-TV situated in Austin. His stories while in Houston were honored with several awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcaster. His work has also been recognized by The American Cancer Society.

He used to also work as a weekend anchor at WKBN-TV in Youngstown. He began his career as a weekend anchor as well at KXII-TV situated in Sherman.

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Kris Gutierrez returning from Chicago to be NBC5’s new 5 p.m. co-anchor


Kris Gutierrez is circling back to North Texas to become co-anchor of NBC5’s 5 p..m. weekday newscasts.

The Fort Worth-based station made the announcement Wednesday, with Gutierrez scheduled to start in March.

“This is a Texas homecoming for a journalist seasoned by regional stories like the Fort Hood shootings and the devastating Joplin tornado,” NBC5 Vice President of News Susan Tully said in a statement.

Gutierrez had been a Dallas-based national correspondent for Fox News before leaving in early 2012 to co-anchor the early morning newscasts on Chicago’s WBBM-TV. The Texas Christian University graduate also has worked for TV stations in Sherman, Austin, and Houston.

Gutierrez’s wife, Krystle Gutierrez, had been a Fox4 news reporter during his time in Dallas. She then left the station to join him in Chicago.

In the four-week November “sweeps” rating period, NBC5 ran first at 5 p.m. in total viewers and third among 25-to-54-year-olds (the main advertiser target audience for news programming). Gutierrez will team with incumbent NBC5 anchor Deanna Dewberry. Brian Curtis, the station’s 6 and 10 p.m. weekday co-anchor, had been filling in at 5 p.m. while management sought a permanent replacement.