Kandolite Flores

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It’s been a few years but I am a journalist at heart and naturally, it led me back home. I’m elated to rejoin the team here at KFOX14 on the morning news. I joined the team straight out of college and was the traffic anchor and a reporter for almost three years. In 2011, I was voted ‘Best News Reporter’ in the The City Magazine.

I have covered a variety of stories but when it comes to traffic I reported on some of the most wide-scale and significant road projects in the Borderland and I’m ready to do it again.

As our community continues to grow, that means more traffic and more road work! Not to worry -- I’m here to help you navigate through it all, and trust me, no one knows the Borderland better than me!

I’m a proud El Paso native; I attended Bel-Air High School, UTEP and Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae. But don’t worry, Las Cruces. Our family is divided and I have a handful of cousins who are proud NMSU Alum.

Throughout my college career, I was active in many organizations and served as a Sun Bowl Princess, was crowned the 2008 UTEP homecoming Queen and just this past year, the 2015 Mrs. El Paso.

I love my Sun City and am always proud to represent it.

I graduated with a B.A in Communications and Minor in Women's Studies in 2009.

My passion for giving back and love for animals led me away from news and into other roles. While gone, I worked at local nonprofit animal shelter where I was the associate director for close to four years. I helped save thousands of animals through marketing, education and outreach. It was very heart-wrenching but fulfilling. I then worked at KCOS, El Paso’s PBS station, as the development director. Public Television is so amazing and it was a wonderfully creative place to learn and grow before returning to the newsroom!

One thing that remains constant among life’s many changes is my commitment to volunteering. I have been a long-time volunteer with Operation H.O.P.E's Heroes; a group that dresses up as superheroes and visits the less fortunate or ill children in the community and host events to help lift their spirits and give them hope. I’ll tell you a big secret, but you can’t tell anyone else: I’m Batgirl!

I have multiple passions and just enjoy giving back to the community, which has always lifted me up! Encouraging El Pasoans to pay it forward, and living a fit and healthy life, are very important to me. My hobbies include working out and trying new healthy recipes, which I love to share. Watching sports and hanging out with my family are also among my passions.

I am happily married to an El Paso firefighter, and we have five rescue pups together. Yes, five.