Tuesday, October 04, 2011

KHOU 11 grabs reporter Larry Seward from KSHB Kansas City

KHOU 11 anchor Lisa Hernandez is not the only new face coming to the Belo owned Houston station. According to Bottom Line Communications, Kansas City's KSHB NBC Action News reporter Larry Seward will be arriving too. Seward also has national exposure from a viral video (more on that below).

According to collectivetalent.com, Seward is the lead night side reporter at KSHB and "enterprises investigations leading to change." He has covered disasters ranging from the Joplin tornado to the Mississippi flooding. He also covered President Obama's inauguration. KHOU.com will like the fact he writes news stories and blogs about behind the scenes happenings for his current station's website.

Before Kansas City, Seward worked in the Florence/Myrtle Beach market at WPDE-TV's South Carolina
Bureau reporter as a one man band and live truck operator from 2003 to 2005. He started his career in 1998 at WOUB-TV, Athens, Ohio where he reported, produced and anchored the PBS newscast.

Collectivetalent.com adds Seward has won awards such as the Society Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award: Best TV Sports Reporting (2001) and the Hearst Award: In Depth Reporting (2001).

Seward is a graduate of Ohio University. You can read more about him from his KSHB bio which claims the material in it, "may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed." I find that odd for a bio and wonder if Scripps Media just sticks that on every page of its site where there is text.

One thing that sticks out about Seward on the Internet is how one of his stories made Chelsea Handler's E! show Chelsea Lately. When you watch the clip, you will see that was just an unfortunate coincidence in the story and had nothing to do with Seward doing anything comedic in the story.

To see an example of his real reporting, watch the YouTube clip embedded below.  Next year he will likely be trading in snow coverage for possible hurricane coverage (or maybe drought coverage if what the experts say is true).

Seward will reportedly start at KHOU November 7th. Just weeks after Hernandez starts.





(Thanks Taylor)

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