Anchor Andrés Herrera has decided not to renew his contract with KGET Telemundo Bakersfield. He’ll be leaving the station on June 1 to start his own company.
“It’s been a lot of hard work, but a great experience,” he says of the past 5 years at the station. “When I started at Telemundo Bakersfield, there was only one newscast. Now, we’ve grown to 3 shows. I’m proud of what we have accomplished. But for the past year, I’ve been thinking it’s time to venture out on my own. I know it’s difficult to leave a steady income and benefits, but I told myself it’s now or never,” he tells Media Moves.
Telemundo Bakersfield currently has 5:30, 6 and 11 pm newscasts.
His wife and co-anchor Candy Cáceres, who renewed her contract in February, will remain at the station for another 3 years.
Prior to KGET, Andrés worked as a reporter and anchor for KRCA 62 Estrella TV, KVEA Telemundo 52 and Azteca 54 in Los Angeles.