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New arrival at Fox4

Fox4 has hired Sophia Reza from ABC station KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City to bolster its recently thinned reporting staff.

Reza, born in El Paso and raised in Houston, is scheduled to join her new station on July 28th according to a memo distributed Thursday.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 with a degree in broadcast journalism, says her KOCO bio. Before joining KOCO, Reza worked for nearly six years at KTSM Newschannel Nine in El Paso.

KOCO also notes that Reza was co-chair of the March of Dimes Walk America for three years and has two chihuahuas, Treasure and Mulan.

Fox4 has lost three full-time reporters -- Jeff Crilley, Jason Overstreet and Scott Sayres -- in the past month. And another of the station's veterans, Paul Adrian, has his last day on Friday (June 27th).

Earlier this year, longtime Fox4 reporter Rebecca Aguilar was dropped by the station after a lengthy and controversial suspension that received widespread national attention.

As previously reported, Crilley, Overstreet and Sayres all have chosen to get into other lines of work. Adrian will be studying for a year at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He then plans to return to Texas and set up his own independent news operation, with an emphasis on state government issues.