She replaces Paulina Sodi, who left the station to become Telemundo network’s morning show news anchor.
She started her new role on Monday, June 5.
Ayala, who joined the station in 2015 as consumer investigative reporter, was named anchor of Telemundo Houston’s new weekday 4 and 4:30 pm newscasts last year.
Prior to joining Telemundo, she was an investigative reporter at Univision Houston. Before that, she spent three years as morning anchor at Univision Dallas.