Friday, February 24, 2012

KTRK 13's Dave Ward to return for rodeo parade

Good news. KTRK 13 anchor Dave Ward, who tripped in the news studio and broke his left hip more than a month ago, is returning to work Saturday. And he's returning just in time for the rodeo.

It's a tradition that Ward anchors the live Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade from downtown, and that just so happens to be his first day back on the job. Here is a note he posted for all of his loyal viewers:

Bob Allen with Laura and Dave Ward
"Where were we on Friday the 13th of last month? That night, just before the 10pm news, I tripped and fell in the studio and broke my left hip. Since then, your cards, emails and Facebook posts helped me get through the pain of recovery, and I can't thank you enough.

I deeply appreciate your caring and concern, and I'm ready to get back to work. I can't wait to be in downtown Houston, tomorrow morning, for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade, and I hope you'll tune in.

And then next Monday night, I hope to be here on our 10pm newscast, and before long, back with you here on the 6pm program.

Again, my deepest thanks for your encouragement and support. And I'll try not to be so clumsy in the future." WATCH HIS VIDEO TOO

As you might remember, I was the first to post anything about Ward's fall, but at the time, I thought it was just a technical problem. We found out the next week, that Ward tripped on his way to deliver the news. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here