Keyhla Calderon

Keyhla Calderon-Lugo is the first one to admit she was not the best student. Although she did pretty well at Westwood Terrace Elementary School and Jones Middle School, she maintained only average grades at John Jay High School. Even while attending the University of Texas at San Antonio, she was easily distracted by outside pursuits. She credits her achievements to her parents and others who believed in her and pushed or cajoled her to reach her dreams. Music, however, was a different story. Throughout her middle school, high school and college years, she played the flute for each school’s band. She was even a member of the San Antonio Wind Symphony, San Antonio Municipal Band and worked as a flute private lesson instructor.  Shortly after receiving her communications degree from UTSA, she landed her first job at a local radio station in the sales department. That’s when she realized a career in sales was not a right choice for her. She then moved on to KLDO 27 in Laredo to work as a weather anchor for almost five years.  Later she moved back home to San Antonio and is a weather anchor and reporter for KWEX Univision 41. Calderon-Lugo covers education at Univision 41 and has a weekly segment, “Creciendo Juntos”, which focuses on family. In 2011 Calderon-Lugo and several of her colleagues won an Emmy for “Unase al Reto” a health campaign. And while she loves her job and all the people she meets, she says if she wasn’t a journalist she’d be a teacher. So it’s no wonder she married someone who shares her love of music and education, the Holmes High School head band director Daniel Lugo. 

Photograph: 
Pillar of...: 
Respect
School: 
John Jay High School
Year: 
2013
Class of ...: 
1991