The Courant story does not mention KVUE, but News Director Frank Volpicella told me that he met with Nava about a month ago when she was visiting family in Austin and even introduced her to the KVUE news staff. He confirms she has been a candidate, but that he has nothing to announce at this time.
The Courant story quotes WVIT’s general manager praising Nava’s time in Connecticut:
“For the past five years, Yvonne has jumped into the community,” said David Doebler, WVIT station president and general manager. “She has done a lot of good stuff on the air and in the community and the opportunity to go back with her child to be close to her family is understandable, ” he said. “Heart strings won out over love for Connecticut.”
Nava started in TV at just 18 years of age, reporting for Telemundo in her hometown of Laredo. She then anchored at KACB-TV in San Angelo and KCBD-TV, Lubbock, where she covered several major stories, including deadly tornadoes and the Columbia space shuttle disaster.
She helped launch the weekend morning newscast at WATE-TV, Knoxville, Tennessee, and in 2005 joined WPLG-TV, Miami as a fill-in anchor and reporter covering crime, severe weather and even Fidel Castro.
Nava earned degrees in both Broadcast Journalism and Business from the University of Texas. In college, she reportedly served as an intern at KXAN-TV and was recognized by Hispanic Magazine for being an outstanding role model for Latinas.
In Connecticut, Nava mentors young girls, works with the Connecticut chapter of the Lupus Foundation, Meals on Wheels and Family Life Education of Hartford and supports the Latinas and Power Symposium, which helps inspire Latinas to succeed.