Monday, February 14, 2011
Mark Garay returned to the anchor desk (a very modern looking one in this case) at KIAH 39 news this past weekend. This was his first anchor gig in nearly three years after leaving KTRK 13.
I was lucky enough to be a reporter on his Saturday show. After working with him for years as a producer, and having him as a guest blogger on mikemcguff.com, it was cool to be standing in the studio with him delivering a report.
"It feels great being back in the saddle, if only for a brief time," Garay told me. "This was a good time to take a break from the other endeavours in my life and return to reporting and anchoring. Once news gets in your blood, it's hard to resist an invitation to come back."
The feedback on his appearances has been very good. Some big names in Houston sent him congrats notices on Facebook.
In the above photo, it's a KTRK reunion with 39 photographer David DeFranchi, Mark and myself.
Mark Garay was filling in for Katishia Cosley, also a KTRK alum, who normally anchors weekends on KIAH 39 news.