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Brandon Ortega is a Southern California native and is excited to be in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles, Brandon worked and interned with several television stations in Los Angeles before moving to Abilene, Texas to join KTXS-TV (ABC) as a sports reporter.
Brandon was promoted to sports anchor after six months. He worked at KTXS for two and a half years altogether, covering Big Country high school and college sports. He covered several state championship teams including Munday (2012), Stamford (2012, 2013) and Cisco (2013).
Brandon is ecstatic to be working with CHANNEL 5 NEWS' award-winning sports department. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys playing guitar, drums, and just about any sport you can think of.
Brandon is the oldest of three boys. Both of his brothers reside in Southern California.
If you know of a great sports story that needs to be told, feel free to contact him.