Tessa Barrera

94.5 The Buzz, Houston’s Rock and Alternative, announced today that Tessa Barrera will join “The Rod Ryan Morning Show,” effective September 30. Barrera joins top-rated hosts Rod Ryan, Alex Middleton and Executive Producer, Jose “The Chile” Santos weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“Tessa brings an amazingly strong on-air presence along with an accomplished set of skills in radio, news, sports and television,” said Elliott Wood, Program Director for 94.5 The Buzz. “Her attitude as a go-getter and involvement in the community with great organizations like the Special Olympics makes her the right fit here at The Buzz.”

“After a nationwide search and talking to a lot of amazing talent, Tessa was the one who had that immediate ‘it factor,’” said Ryan. “Ten minutes after meeting her, I knew she was the missing puzzle piece.”

“It is a true honor to be back in the Lone Star state doing what I love,” said Barrera. “Joining a market as well respected as Houston brings me so much pride, and I can’t wait to lay these roots back in Texas.”

Barrera comes to The Buzz from KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles where she served as a news anchor and executive producer. She also previously worked at KZTV/KRIS where she was the first Latina sports anchor in South Texas, covering the Astro’s minor league affiliate, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Texas A&M Kingsville. She also was a field reporter during Hurricane Harvey, where she covered the destruction and effects of the Texas storm.