KHOU 11 announces the appointment of Mike Smith as the Director of Local Programming and Production. A television executive with over 30 years of industry experience, Smith will oversee the production of the station’s morning talk show Great Day Houston, as well as the daily operations of the Production Department, including the support of news programming, special projects and television specials.
“Mike has a long career of leading successful projects and organizations. He has developed original programming, managed production studios and created revenue opportunities,” said Susan McEldoon, KHOU President and General Manager. “His credentials make him a perfect fit for KHOU and I am thrilled to add his expertise to our team.”
Prior to joining KHOU, Smith worked for 15 years with Hubbard Broadcasting as Director of Programming and Operations at their flagship KSTP-TV/KSTC-TV in Minneapolis, and more recently served as Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Reelzchannel in Albuquerque, NM. He has also held production positions at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa and WEYI-TV in Flint, MI.
Smith holds a BA in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. He will begin his role at KHOU in early April.
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(This post was taken from a Belo news release sent to me)