Roger Uvalle was born in Laredo and graduated with a degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.
Uvalle's first job in the news industry was as a video editor for KVUE's morning newscasts in Austin in 2010. This experience made him understand the ins and outs of news broadcasting, what it means to work as a team, and the ethics journalists have to uphold in order to earn and keep the community’s trust.
Uvalle made his way back to Laredo in 2012 and started working for KGNS as a production assistant -- operating studio cameras, creating graphics, and doing audio work.
In 2013, he transferred to the news department as a video editor.
He is now the producer for KGNS News at Noon and KGNS News Evening Edition since 2015.
Uvalle has been nominated for a Lone Star Emmy Award as Producer in the “Team Coverage” story for covering Donald Trump’s visit to Laredo where he toured the border during his 2016 presidential campaign.
In 2017, he garnered an Honorable Mention at the 2016 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Contest in the “Daytime Newscast” category, Division IV for “KGNS News At Noon.”
He also won the Excellence In My Market Award in 2017 as Producer in the Spot News category when the KGNS newsteam covered an accident involving a charter bus heading to an Eagle Pass casino, killing 8 passengers and injuring 44 others.
When Roger's not producing, he likes to read books, watch films, take photos, and write.
If you have any story ideas or would like to be in our newscasts, drop him an e-mail at email@example.com.