Latoya Silmon anchors the 3pm and 7pm newscasts on News 3. She joined the team in October of 2016.
Latoya is an award-winning broadcast journalist who has worked everywhere from Waco to Washington D.C.
Latoya returns to television after taking a year off to promote health and wellness. While it was a rewarding experience, Latoya realized she missed television news.
Latoya’s last position was a reporter/fill-in anchor at Fox4 in Dallas, TX. Latoya grew up in Dallas, so it was great to tell the stories of the community that helped shape her into the woman she is today. While at Fox 4, Latoya won the hearts of many North Texans and became one of the most sought after personalities for station appearances. She was also nominated for an Emmy for her storytelling.
Prior to her years in Dallas, Latoya was a 5pm news anchor at KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a sister station of News 3. While in Oklahoma, Latoya won a Regional Edward R. Murrow award, an SPJ award and won the Oklahoma Salute to Excellence award for best anchor. She also won various community awards.
Latoya got her first break at BET Nightly News in Washington D.C. She started the day before 9/11. What began as an unpaid internship quickly turned into a paid position and a valuable experience. Latoya’s career stops also include KCEN-TV in Waco, Texas and WYFF News 4 in Greenville/Spartanburg SC. Her career highlights include covering the Joplin Tornado, field anchoring the NBA Finals in Oklahoma City, reporting from the Coretta Scott King funeral in Atlanta, following President George W. Bush during his trips to Crawford, TX, covering President Barack Obama's trip to Oklahoma and moderating a forum on the "War on Terrorism". The forum aired LIVE on C-SPAN shortly after the 9/11 attacks. She was featured in the documentary "Hate Crimes in the Heartland," which is currently on Netflix.
Latoya graduated from the University of Houston with a dual degree in broadcast journalism and public relations. She also studied Spanish at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.
In her spare time, Latoya loves to volunteer, run, and she's an avid reader. She's completed five half-marathons and continues to train for future races. She's also an overall health enthusiast, who is passionate about proper nutrition and disease prevention. Latoya is a member of the Church of Christ, National Association of Black Journalists, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Junior League of Las Vegas.