Wednesday, December 07, 2011

PICS: KTRK 13 anchor Dave Ward's 45 year party

I blogged a few weeks ago about the big '45 years on the air bash' held for KTRK 13 anchor Dave Ward. The party was thrown by Ward's wife, Laura, at Tony's (for those not in Houston, arguably the best restaurant in town).

I came across some fantastic photos taken at the event.  These pics give us a view of what the lucky 1% or so of KTRK staff who attended got to experience. Shelby Hodge reported there was "a surprise video greeting from Diane Sawyer." I can add some of the menu choices included Seared Sea Bass, Fire Roasted Amish Hen, Veal Piccata Romana and Riviera Salad.

KTRK General Manager Henry Florsheim, Laura and Dave Ward - Copyright © 2011 Michelle Watson. All rights reserved.

KTRK News Director Dave Strickland, Wayne Dolcefino, Ted Oberg - Copyright © 2011 Michelle Watson. All rights reserved.

Art Rascon and Melanie Lawson with Ward - Copyright © 2011 Michelle Watson. All rights reserved.

Ward with Ilona Carson - Copyright © 2011 Michelle Watson. All rights reserved.

Don Nelson, Doug Brown and Tom Koch - the old team back together - Copyright © 2011 Michelle Watson. All rights reserved.

See all of the photos taken at the party through


  1. I remember watching Dave Ward and the news since early childhood. I've been watching him all these years and surprisingly he is still there after the ups and downs he's had. But that's Dave he keeps on kickin doesn't know when to stop. (not that I'm saying for him to retire or anything. Hey if he can still give the news then good for him). So keep on kickin just watch your step and don't fall again. It's not the same when you're not on the newscast. And it won't be either now that Bob Allen has retired.

  2. Anon, Bob Allen is now at rival KHOU-TV CBS 11.


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