Bios

LEO LAZARO - Founder/Content Manager/Anchor/Reporter

With a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a passion for Multi-media Journalism, Leo has spent many successful years working in the industry. He is an Emmy award-winning videographer and editor who writes, shoots and edits inspirational, informational and enriching stories for 713News.com; and their television and webcasting forums. In addition, he is the designer of the 713News website and its webmaster.

Leo is an inspirational man himself, dedicated to family and led to help young people achieve success in life. As a former Associate Producer-Multimedia Journalist at the NBC affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to every job and treats each project with professionalism, pride and a commitment to excellence.

If you have a story idea or want him to cover an event, please e-mail him: Leo@713News.com

CYNDI GARCIA - Anchor/Reporter

When you think about Cyndi, think about experience.  With more than 10-years of television journalism work as an Award-winning Anchor-Reporter-Producer, Cyndi knows the industry inside and out and how to be successful in it.  As a former Main Anchor-Producer at the NBC affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, an Anchor-Reporter for News 24 Houston, a highly successful reporter in Hawaii and a newly named Anchor for Houston's Global Broadcasting Channel, Cyndi brings her expertise, impeccable work effort and joyful dedication to 713News.

She is a passionate, caring and creative person who has produced and hosted several documentaries for Hawaii Public Television and put together stories for Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, Extra, E Television and ABC News.  Cyndi is also a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild, the National Association of Hispanic Journalist and the Asian American Journalist Association.  Yet, despite all of her accolades, Cyndi is a down to earth proud Houstonian who can always be depended on to give her heart and give it her all.

If you have any story ideas, please e-mail her: info@713News.com

CHOYCE DAVIS - Videographer/Producer

Choyce Davis is a 713News Sports Videographer/Producer who covers Sports on the High School, College and Professional Levels.  Choyce grew up in Houston and graduated from Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City. This Native Houstonian also enjoys reporting on positive events throughout the Houston Area. Although, for Choyce, covering sporting events and athletes are his passion. He is constantly striving to provide the best sporting coverage in the Bayou City.

If you have a story idea or want him to cover an event, please e-mail him: Choyce@713News.com

HENRY YAU - Arts & Culture Reporter

Lone Star Emmy Award winning writer, Henry Yau, is a freelance reporter for 713news.  Born and raised in the Andes in a small town bordering Venezuela and Colombia, Henry is of Chinese descent.  He speaks three languages:  English, Spanish and Cantonese, and holds two degrees in Communications from the University of Houston.

In 1994, he immigrated to Oakland Chinatown.  Then in 1997, moved to Houston where he finished high school and college.  Previous to his position at 713news, he worked as Web Producer for Telemundo 47 KTMD, TV Reporter for TV Informa 43 KHLM and Associate Producer for FOX 26 KRIV.

Henry likes to travel and has visited 24 countries in the last decade.
If you have a story idea please e-mail him: info@713News.com

BROOKE - Kidz Newz Reporter

Brooke is an 8th grader at Holy Spirit Episcopal School, where she participates in many activities. She is the president of National Junior Honor Society for 2013/14 school year. Brooke also plays sports (volleyball, basketball, track) where she was recognized last year as Most Dedicated in volleyball, as well as the “All Saints Award” for her grade. She loves being involved in her school drama department where she has been a main character in the last two theater productions. Brooke’s real passion is writing – she won second place in Ready Writing at the district Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA) and went on to place first at the state competition in Ft. Worth. In the same meet, she placed first at district for Public Speaking and went on to place second overall at the state meet. Brooke is interested in becoming a TV news journalist and enjoys the experience she is having with 713News as the Kidz Newz Reporter.

If you have a story idea for Brooke, please e-mail her: info@713News.com

DR. RAY MCLENDON, DDS - Expert on Dental Matters

Ray McLendon, DDS is a native Texan (Beaumont) and has been a Houstonian since 1970 (Spring Branch High School, Houston Baptist University, UT Dental Branch at Houston for both DDS and Orthodontic Specialist Certification, and much later, Rice Jones School of Business (Health Care)).

DR. MCLENDON IS CLEARLY ONE OF THE LEADING ORTHODONTIC AND INVISALIGN EXPERTS IN THE COUNTRY. He loves patient care and making a difference in the lives of his patients, his staff, and the community. He also is a gifted teacher and loves learning new ideas and teaching in his field.

HE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS BOTH A “TOP 10 INVISALIGN ORTHODONTIST” AND HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR AN EXPERIENCE LEVEL OF TREATING MORE INVISALIGN PATIENTS THAN ANY DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. HE HAS HELD THE POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL PROGRAMS FOR ALIGN TECHNOLOGY (THE MAKERS OF INVISALIGN), RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DOCTOR TRAINING AND SUPPORT, INCLUDING ALL DENTAL SCHOOL AND ORTHODONTIC SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMS. THIS MEAN THAT EVEN IF ANOTHER DOCTOR SAID THAT INVISALIGN WAS NOT RIGHT FOR YOU, YOU CAN BE TREATED BY DR MCLENDON!

http://clearchoiceortho.com

Dr. McLendon and his wife Lois are very active in their local Christian church – Celebration Church of the Woodlands (they would love to see you there!)