Lupe Zapata is a Multimedia Journalist for Local 2 News and Your FOX 24. He joined the News Team in October 2015.
Lupe began his on-air experience with North Texas Television in Denton, Texas. During his time with ntTV Lupe served as an Anchor and Weather Reporter. He was an Entertainment Host of the Lone Star Emmy Award Winning show North Texas Now. He also co-produced and co-hosted the weekly live talk show Hanging With The Cool Kids while interning at Seacrest Studio’s Red Balloon Network in Dallas, Texas.
Prior to reporting, Lupe has held a lot of jobs, including the following; Skipper on The World Famous Jungle Cruise at the Walt Disney World, Public Educator at the San Antonio Zoo, Aladdin and Go Diego Go Character Entertainer at The Magic Time Machine in San Antonio, PicFlips Flip Books Host.
Lupe holds two Bachelor Degrees in Media Arts and Theatre from the University of North Texas. Lupe has a love for documentary style storytelling. His favorite aspect of reporting is having the opportunity to interview interesting people every day. The aspect of telling a story through the emotions he captures during his interviews is something he takes pride in.
Born and raised in Victoria, Texas Lupe is a proud South Texan. He is enthusiastic to make West Texas his new home although the seven hours between Odessa and Victoria, Texas have him home sick.