Kayla joined KRQE News 13 as an anchor and reporter in December 2012.
Growing up in a suburb of Houston Kayla spent many of her days onstage performing in musicals and plays. She pursued classical vocal performance to Boston University where she fell in love with a different kind of storytelling: journalism. Kayla graduated from BU with a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism and a concentration in international relations.
During her studies she interned in several newsrooms including KTRK in Houston, WHDH in Boston and at GlobalPost. Kayla also spent time in Istanbul interning in public affairs with the U.S. Department of State.
Kayla started her journalism career in Salisbury, Md., where she reported for WBOC. She covered a wide range of news in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, ranging from environmental legislation affecting the Chesapeake Bay to the area's tourism industry. In the fall of 2012, and with hurricanes Irene and Sandy under her belt, Kayla packed up and headed for the Southwest.
When not working, Kayla loves traveling and exploring her new home in the Land of Enchantment. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, hiking and practicing yoga.
As the first week of December arrived, so did a storm bringing snow, ice and freezing temperatures.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.
University of New Mexico senior defender Kyle Venter is one of 15 semifinalist for the Mac Hermann Trophy. The award is the highest individual honor in college soccer.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.