BEAUMONT, Texas — Lupita Villarreal is a producer at 12News in Beaumont, Tx, specializing in general news.
Villarreal, who is in the Tegna "producer in residence" program, joined the team in June 2021.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Houston,
Villarreal also received a French language and culture certificate from Université Catholique de L'ouest in Angers while studying abroad in France in 2017.
She worked as an intern at KTRK and 104.1 KRBE in Houston where she grew up.
Villarreal enjoys making Tik-Toks and doing Pilates as well as going to concerts and fangirling. She also loves shopping for clothes harkening back to her time as a stylist in a clothing store.