Monday, June 28, 2010

Anchor Alan Hemberger no longer with KIAH 39


OCTOBER 21, 2013
Alan Hemberger has died

If you haven't seen anchor Alan Hemberger on KIAH 39's news lately, you are not hallucinating. Hemberger, who has most recently been sitting on the anchor desk during the weekends, is no longer with the station (although his bio is still on the KIAH 39 website at the time of this writing).

"We'll let Houston's news directors decide if in fact I'm retired," Hemberger told the mikemcguff.com blog. "We'll see if anyone needs part time, nightside, or weekend help. Or if I only have a face for radio."

Hemberger, along with Sherry Williams (now at KHOU 11), was part of the original anchor team in channel 39's latest incarnation of news. Before that he was a popular anchor on Houston's KTRK 13 Live at 5 with Melanie Lawson. He's also worked in Austin and San Antonio too.

What you might not know is that Hemberger was also a reporter on Entertainment Tonight in the 1980s.

On a personal note, I have to mention how gracious Hemberger was to me when I interned at KTRK in the mid 1990s. I never forgot that and I think it is an important lesson for today's broadcasters.

Hemberger has had a great career and I am sure it will continue into the future. I contacted Tribune Company (the owners of KIAH) about Hemberger but the media representative did not get back with me.

I leave you with a very funny report Hemberger filed while at KTRK.

OCTOBER 21, 2013
Alan Hemberger has died


6 comments:

  1. Mike - Thanks for the update on Alan Hemberger. Keep us posted on his whereabouts. I wish him the best. How someone treats an intern says a lot about a person. :-)
    Thanks to for the Monday smiles with the YouTube Ch. 13 bloopers. Loved seeing Tom Koch and others with their old do's.
    Susan Farb Morris
    www.farbulous.com

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  2. Alan did a great job on that story. Looked like fun times.

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  5. I worked with Alan Hemberger as a weekend producer. He's a talented broadcaster and I learned a lot from him. I wish him the best in the next phase of his career.

    "We'll let Houston's news directors decide if in fact I'm retired."

    That's Alan!

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  6. Was told he passed away.

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