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Thursday, January 17, 2013

KTRK 13 weatherman Doug Brown has died

In sad KTRK 13 related news, the day sportscaster Bob Allen is to sign off the station for good, we learn that former morning weatherman, Doug Brown, died last night according to an Ed Brandon Facebook post. He was 79 the station reported. The cause was an apparent heart attack.

Brown worked in the broadcasting business for 50 years. Stops included KWTX Waco, KRGV Weslaco, KHOU 11 and then of course a long career at KTRK.

He was a heck of a nice guy. What you saw on TV is was what you got in real life. He had a very calming presence. When I worked with him at KTRK, we would talk about Baylor University football.

"There is no sweeter man than Doug," KTRK anchor Melanie Lawson wrote on her station Facebook page. "Believe me, that big smile and kind face you saw on the news is exactly what Doug is like off-camera....only nicer. We are so sad for his beautiful wife Susan and the rest of his family, and we are keeping them in our prayers. I hope you will, too."

Brown retired from channel 13 in February 2008. Casey Curry replaced Brown at the station.

Photo of Doug Brown at Dave Ward's 45 year party from 2011

Photo of Doug Brown from his days at KWTX 10 Waco.  Former KTRK 13 photog Buzz Webb is in the middle.  That's KXXV 25 Waco anchor Ann Harder next to him. (courtesy Ann Harder)


  1. All the folks that were on-air in 1980 when I moved to Houston seem to be retiring or passing away!

  2. I worked with Sylvan Rodriguez at KENS TV and Doug Brown at KWTX TV...two of the GREATEST guys I ever met! RIP

    Jerry Copeland

  3. Mike, I sent this post to my mom. Here's what she wrote back:

    Thanks for sharing. So sad. When you were at Mother's Day Out he came and broadcast the weather from your school and you were the one he picked to help him. He had you draw a picture of what the weather looked like that day and then he asked you questions about it. You were so cute. You were 3 or 4. I think I still have the picture. Love, Mom


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