Tessa Barrera has been announced as the new co-host of “The Rod Ryan Morning Show” on 94.5 The Buzz in Houston, effective September 30.
On the show, Barrera joins top-rated hosts Rod Ryan, Alex Middleton, and Executive Producer, Jose “The Chile” Santos. Together, they connect with listeners on wide ranging topics including sports, the latest news headlines and more each morning via their social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter as well as through email and listener phone-in. “The Rod Ryan Morning Show” broadcasts weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.“Tessa brings an amazingly strong on-air presence along with an accomplished set of skills in radio, news, sports and television,” said Elliott Wood, Program Director for 94.5 The Buzz. “Her attitude as a go-getter and involvement in the community with great organizations like the Special Olympics makes her the right fit here at The Buzz.”“After a nationwide search and talking to a lot of amazing talent, Tessa was the one who had that immediate ‘it factor,’” said Ryan. “Ten minutes after meeting her, I knew she was the missing puzzle piece.”Barrera previously served as a news anchor and executive producer at KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles where she served as a news anchor and executive producer. She also previously worked at KZTV/KRIS where she was the first Latina sports anchor in South Texas, covering the Astro’s minor league affiliate, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Texas A&M Kingsville. She also was a field reporter during Hurricane Harvey, where she covered the destruction and effects of the Texas storm.“It is a true honor to be back in the Lone Star state doing what I love,” said Barrera. “Joining a market as well respected as Houston brings me so much pride, and I can’t wait to lay these roots back in Texas.”