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CBS11 reporter Susy Solis latest to take PR position


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The public relations field remains fertile for D-FW television reporters seeking new career paths.

CBS11’s Susy Solis, who joined the station in January 2011 after a four-year stay with NBC5, has now opted to join Real News PR, which is run by former Fox4 reporter Jeff Crilley. Her last day at CBS11 will be on Aug. 29th, Solis and the station’s director of communications, Lori Conrad, confirmed Friday.

“Along with pitching clients, we plan to eventually expand the business and launch a Hispanic Division,” Solis told unclebarky.com in an email reply. “We see an opportunity and as journalists understand the differences and nuances of general market vs. Spanish television news. We hope to one day be a reliable resource for journalists who need bilingual sources.”

Solis, a graduate of the University of Texas El Paso, says that leaving the TV news business “was not an easy decision,” although she has plenty of company in recent years. As previously posted, WFAA8 reporter Teresa Woodard likewise is leaving her station this month for a PR position. She’ll be joining former WFAA8 reporters Brad Watson, Chris Hawes, Cynthia Vega, Craig Civale, Steve Stoler and Casey Norton. All resigned from the station to become on- and off-camera spokespeople and/or story pitchers.

“It is bittersweet for me,” Solis said. “I will miss having the privilege of telling people’s stories, facilitating change through journalism and the hustle and bustle of the business. But I feel being a reporter for the past 10 years has prepared me for the next chapter in my career.”

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