Felipa Solis has more than 30 years of broadcast experience, having worked at KTSM TV Newschannel Nine, the NBC affiliate in El Paso, Texas.
Felipa’s love of the community and passion for the arts lead her to the position of Executive Director of El Paso Pro-Musica. Felipa has worked for 3 ½ years working alongside world renowned cellist and Artistic Director Zuill Bailey.
Her media work continued in Austin, Texas where she worked in the Capitol Press Corps and was assigned to the State Senate, the Attorney General’s Office, The Texas Land Commission and Gubernatorial and Presidential Campaigns. She returned to Channel 9 in 1997 to continue her work as a reporter, film reviewer and Main Anchor of the Morning, Noon, 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscasts. She also worked as the Managing Editor of the Newsroom, whereby she oversaw the news content of each broadcast and guided the Intern programs.
Felipa is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, and continues to volunteer with organizations throughout the community including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Plaza Classic Film Festival and the El Paso Humane Society. Along with the El Paso Community Foundation, her family has established the Mickey Solis Scholarship Fund for students at Jefferson High School in honor of her late husband. She has been named the Humanitarian of the year by the League of United Latin American Citizens for 2014. Felipa Solis is also a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association . Her love of the arts was instilled early on as her father, the late choreographer Antonio Triana took Felipa to soundstages while growing up in Hollywood, California. Her 24 year old son Gabriel, is a graduate Magna Cum Laude of Loyola University in Chicago. He is preparing to launch his studies for a Master’s Degree at the University of Texas at El Paso.