Dave Ward’s Houston TV segment on abc13 KTRK
August 14, 2018 – KTRK-TV is pleased to announce the upcoming September launch of Dave Ward’s Houston, a new ABC/13 Eyewitness News & multi-platform series exploring the people, places and events that make this city so special.
As ABC/13 Eyewitness News’ Anchor Emeritus, Dave Ward was the longest serving news anchor at a single television station, anchoring the news for more than 50 years at KTRK. Dave started his tenure at KTRK-TV on November 9, 1966, as a reporter-film photographer. He was quickly promoted to the anchor desk where over the years he led the newscasts through triumphs in space, to the tragedies of nature, including many hurricanes. During his career he interviewed numerous presidents and led the station through 13 Presidential elections. He reported on wars from Vietnam to Syria in the Middle East.
Dave Ward is excited about his return to KTRK and says, “I could not be happier to have this unique opportunity to reconnect with my viewers and KTRK colleagues as we explore the history of what I consider to be the greatest city in the world and connect with a new generation of viewers.”
KTRK-TV President and General Manager Henry Florsheim says he is thrilled the Station found a way for Dave to remain a part of the KTRK-TV family.
“We all look forward to his unique storytelling and look at our City.”
KTRK-TV’s award winning Vice President of Programming Kim Nordt-Jackson will supervise the production of the special segments and looks forward to working with Dave.
“If you think you know everything there is to know about our great city, you haven’t spent time with Dave Ward. Dave not only intimately knows the places, people and stories that are Uniquely Houston, Dave knows the stories behind the stories. Our team is very excited and can’t wait to start this new adventure with him!”
For over 50 years, ABC-13 has been the undisputed news leader in Houston, from sign-on to sign-off. Broadcasting 46 hours of locally produced newscasts each week, ABC-13 is top-rated and most-watched among the Houston-area viewers. ABC-13 also leads the market in its digital media efforts, with top rankings for its website, abc13.com, Facebook and Twitter. ABC-13 is the first and only television station in Houston with WATCH ABC, which delivers live, 24/7 digital streaming of our programming to users on their smartphones and tablets. ABC-13 is deeply invested in the
Houston community, and we spotlight Houston’s diversity and unique events with our ABC 13 & You program. ABC-13 is also known for telecasting most of the city’s major events including the annual July 4th Freedom over Texas celebration, The Chevron Marathon, The Bayou Bowl and The Houston Rodeo Parade. The station also broadcasts several community affairs projects throughout the year including: Share Your Holidays, an annual food drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank; and our E-cycle Drive, a collection/recycling effort for outdated electronic equipment in conjunction with Earth Day.