Now a reader points out that KTRK anchors Tom Koch and Melanie Lawson both
According to his bio, Koch joined KTRK in 1982 as a reporter for 13 Eyewitness News. In 1987, in addition to his reporting duties, he became the morning anchor for 13 Eyewitness News at 7am which has obviously expanded over the years and been very dominant in the ratings.
According to her bio, Lawson first started as a full-time general assignments reporter and later became the co-anchor of Live at 5 and Channel 13's midday show. She also hosts a weekly Community Affairs program called Crossroads.
Many Houston TV stations have newsrooms that have as much employee foot traffic heading out the door as exits at Minute Maid Park right now (well maybe the ball park doesn't have that many people coming back in so it is a bad analogy this season).
Considering in the past two months we have three people at KTRK arriving at 30 years says something about why that station does so well in the ratings.
Congrats to Tom and Melanie, two great anchors who are just as nice off the air as they are everyday behind the anchor desks.