KXAN’s Emmy award-winning evening news anchor and five-time Emmy nominee Britt Moreno is overjoyed to be in the great state of Texas anchoring the 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts on KXAN and the CW Austin. The native Texan feels privileged to report in her hometown, Austin.
Britt first reported in South Texas where she covered hurricane Dolly and border issues. She was then hired in Phoenix, Arizona as a night side general assignment reporter. Britt was afforded the opportunity to have a bird’s eye view reporting from the news station’s helicopter as well as down in the dumps (literally) as she hopped into trash bins to learn why some dumpster dive to reduce food waste.
Britt was the first reporter from her station to cover the horrific shooting outside a Tucson grocery store where 18 people were shot, including US Representative Gabby Giffords. Britt earned a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for “General Assignment Reporting” when she showed two sides of the nation’s immigration battle by shadowing border patrol agents and undocumented immigrants in the desert. While in the Valley of the Sun, Britt was promoted to weekend morning anchor.
Britt’s career then took her to the Rocky Mountain region where she was a weekday morning anchor in Denver, Colorado. While there she anchored coverage of crippling blizzards that shut down the city during extended coverage as well as devastating wildfires. She reported on breaking news that included the aftermath of the tragic Boulder supermarket shooting where 10 people were killed.
Britt earned a 2019 Heartland Emmy Award for “Excellence in News Anchoring.” She hosted a special that earned the news station an Emmy Award in 2018 for “Overall News Excellence” and hosted another special in 2017 that earned the station an Emmy Award for “Station Excellence.” Britt won the 2017 Colorado Broadcaster’s Association Award for Excellence when she showed Colorado leaders what happens to young people who are not adopted and age out of foster care. Britt advocated for children in foster care and worked to raise millions of dollars for a nonprofit that placed older children into adoptive families. She introduced Coloradans to children in foster care in a weekly news segment and, with the community’s help, 60 children Britt featured on the news were adopted out of foster care and into families over the span of eight years.
Britt is the oldest of four and thanks to her parents’ guidance, she was the first in her family to attend college at Trinity University in San Antonio where she double majored in Communication and Spanish. There, she was able to get in front of and behind the camera hosting and producing a live one-hour weekly entertainment show that aired in San Antonio. She also interned at a local San Antonio news station. While growing up in Austin, Britt enjoyed taking literature and Spanish courses at St. Stephen’s Episcopal high school and was required to take a drama class at Hill Country Middle School, which was her first time speaking in front of others.
Britt is passionate about supporting wonderful causes that help underserved people as well as supporting local Austin businesses. The third-generation Texan loves cooking Mexican food for her husband and son. Together her family loves taking their Labrador retriever outdoors to experience the stunning Texas hill country. Britt is grateful her toddler gets to live close to his grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Britt wants to connect with other Central Texans and appreciates story ideas, so please reach out to her via email at email@example.com, on Facebook, on Instagram @brittmorenotv and on Twitter @BrittMorenoTV.