Shara Fryer wins 2022 Dave Ward Media Excellence Award
Shara Fryer is the news anchor for Houston’s Morning News on News Radio 740 KTRH and the 2022 winner of the Dave Ward Media Excellence Award.
Fryer received the award at the 2022 Crime Stoppers of Houston Houston Heroes Award Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Houston.
She is a 45 year veteran journalist and broadcaster whose career path began in television in Austin, then San Antonio and on to Houston where she became the preeminent television anchorwoman for 27 years at abc13 KTRK.
Shara earned her many awards and journalist credentials for stepping outside the anchor desk, from Jerusalem to Rome to London and across the United States, covering the top stories of the day, political campaigns and special events, and getting the hard-to-get interviews for her popular newsmaker
Her “Up Close and Personal” segments and Emmy Award- winning “IN FOCUS” documentaries included exclusive interviews with Presidents, Foreign Heads of State, well-known Texans, and celebrities of national and international renown.
As a surviving cancer patient, she devotes much of her time to various cancer outreach programs and established the Shara Fryer Cancer Research Fund in the Department of Surgical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
She is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, has been honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, received the Ben and Julie Rogers Ecumenism Award from the Anti-Defamation League of Houston, the Community Builder Award from the Grand Masonic Lodge of Houston, and has been recognized by the governments of Japan and Israel for her efforts toward international goodwill.