Popular KSEE 24 morning anchor Caroline Collins, with nearly 1.5 million followers on social media, is leaving Fresno.
Known for her fun personality on air and her engaging presence on social media, Collins took an amusing turn — but also a non-traditional approach — to sharing what it’s like to be in and out of the studio as a TV anchor. How was his life?
Her video clips included doing the wacky dance moves popular on TikTok, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the studio when the TV cameras are no longer rolling and what it’s like to prepare for newscasts that start at 5 a.m.
Collins announced his pending departure on Monday night and said his last day would be November 30.
“I cannot thank the Central Valley enough for welcoming me into the community every morning with open arms and their homes,” Collins wrote on social media. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the KSEE 24 Sunrise and Midday Anchor!
“The people I’ve met, the stories I’ve heard, the exciting live shots I’ve done have made this experience incredible!”
While it is unclear how many followers Collins gained during her three-year tenure in Fresno, she has without a doubt been the strongest social media influencer among the on-air Fresno personalities. Collins has 1.1 million followers and 25.8 million likes on his TikTok page alone.
However, there has been criticism with a focus on whether Collins was making up too much of the news about himself and not enough about the stories actually being told as has been the traditional approach.
But in today’s state of journalism that analyzes online page views, television viewership and followings on multiple social media platforms, Collins’ approach to news can also be seen as a significant bonus for media outlets.
Susan Schiller of Houston Fox 26 said, “In this fast-paced world of digital platforms and on-air broadcasting, Carolyn’s strong journalistic skills and ability to reach and serve our audience, on whatever platform they are looking for news and information, will be invaluable.” consume, he will be an asset to our viewers.” , station vice president and news director told TVNewsCheck.com.
Nonetheless, Collins made a lasting impression during his time in Fresno, which began in December 2020.
Her candid insight into what life is like as a TV anchor has often generated thousands, if not millions, of views on social media, including her popular morning shifts while applying makeup and what happens on set between commercial breaks. Did it
Collins also shared the time she caught COVID-19 for the second time in her life and missed time on air.
Collins was also a popular presence in the local golf scene and became friends with local pro golf star Bryson DeChambeau and his family.
Collins, who is from western Pennsylvania, went to college on a full-ride athletic scholarship and played golf at Point Park University.
She graduated from the university in 2019 with a master’s degree in communication technology with a social media specialization.
and she co-hosted a nationally televised golf instructional show series, The Swing Clinic, which aired on Fox Sports.
In addition, Collins was the face of national golf companies, modeling for Golf Galaxy and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Collins said she would be moving to Houston to serve as the weeknight anchor for station Fox 26 (KRIV).
“I’ll still be in Fresno and on-air for another week!” Collins said. “Please say hello if you see me and know I care deeply about the Central Valley!”