93.1 KISS-FM has learned New Jersey native Erik Elken will take the seat next to Estela Casas at ABC7 KVIA.

Elken is leaving ABC/Fox affiliate WRGT in Dayton, Ohio where he’s worked as the morning anchor and sports director since 2014. He’ll take the position vacated by Rick Cabrera, who left Channel 7 on June 1 "to start a new chapter" in his life with an insurance brokerage here in town.

Erik Elken Facebook

Elken announced his new El Paso gig in a Facebook post that included a photo of himself and Estela Casas at San Jacinto Plaza filming what appears to be a promotional clip which will presumably be used by the news station to announce his arrival.

It’s not known when the married father of one will assume co-anchoring the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscast at KVIA, but in his post he said he would be leaving Dayton on Sept. 10.

Prior to Ohio, Elken worked in Eugene, Oregon, as a Sports Anchor/Reporter and did play-by-play for the minor league baseball team in Troy, New York. Away from the news desk, his interests include skiing and, of course, watching and playing sports.

Erik Elken in Action