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Kimberly Crawford Life Lessons

COVE R STORY

Perhaps, you are one of thousands of San Antonians whose weekdays are brighter due to Fox “Daytime@Nine” host Kimberly Crawford...

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ith her winning smile, warmth and charm and first-hand recommendations of what’s happening city-wide, Craw-

ford presents the best of the Alamo City. Despite her own elevated public standing and dealing with famous people, she still considers herself a “small town girl.” Born in Austin, she grew up in the small town of Three Rivers, Texas. The small city inspired the young Crawford with a love of family and Texas. The latter was indelibly cast when she attended the University of Texas. Diehard is just one description of her unyielding devotion to all things burnt orange and connected to Bevo, the school’s famed Longhorn mascot. However, even armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, the Lone Star State could not provide enough stimulation or opportunities for her to achieve her first love acting. Like millions of other young hopefuls for over a century, Crawford pulled up her roots, packed her bags and headed to Los Angeles. The next few years proved to be “an incredible experience” in her words. But again, like millions of young hopefuls, the hard realization that a different calling awaited her saw her bags repacked and carried back to Texas. Ironically, one of her biggest acting role as “Miss Maine” opposite Sandra Bullock in 2000’s “Miss Congeniality” was shot in Austin – not Hollywood. Wearing a sash and a crown came naturally to the brunette beauty. In 1995, she competed as Miss Corpus Christi at the Miss Texas USA pageant. Her break into television also came in Corpus Christi. At CBS 10, she first served as a general assignments reporter and weekend anchor. Within months a new opportunity arose when the sta-

Kimberly Crawford wearing a dress designed by Geeda J. Fashions in the home of Karlos Anzoategui

tion’s News Director approached her with an idea. Would she be interested in learning the techniques needed to do the weather? Her immediate “yes” answer paved the path to reaching a long-

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