Morning Anchor/ producer
Max Fernandez is a Laredo native, news anchor, reporter, producer, and educator. He began anchoring and reporting at KGNS in the Gateway City back in the late 1990s after he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a degree in Radio-Television-Film and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech. He had previously worked at KTBC Fox 7 in Austin. After two years, he continued to cover the Texas/Mexico Border as he worked as the Chief Bureau Reporter in Cameron County for the Rio Grande Valley’s Channel 5 News KRGV. In 2003, he began working at the CNN affiliate News 9 San Antonio, a 24 hour cable news station serving the South Texas Region. He returned to school and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and received his certification to teach. Before entering the classroom, he anchored, produced, and assisted with startup of the CW Newscast in Laredo. After two years, he began a ten year tenure with the Laredo Independent School District where he worked as an English Teacher at J.W. Nixon High School. In December of 2018, he returned to the media to produce and anchor the morning show KGNS News Today as well as the noon newscast.