Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jace Larson joins KPRC 2 investigative team from KUSA 9News Denver

Award winning KUSA 9News Denver investigative reporter Jace Larson adds to growing KPRC Local 2 Investigates unit

Jace Larson
Jace Larson
KPRC has been busy expanding its Local 2 Investigates unit as of late. In May, Bill Spencer from WXYZ Detroit joined longtime station investigators Robert Arnold, Amy Davis and Joel Eisenbaum.

Soon investigative reporter Jace Larson will be packing up Rocky, his Italian Greyhound, and moving to KPRC from Gannett's KUSA 9News in Denver. That makes Larson the fifth member of the Post-Newsweek Houston station's investigative unit.

 Larson has been at KUSA since 2007.

"I am very excited and can't wait to bring what we've done in Denver and add it to KPRC's strong viewer-centered coverage," Larson told mikemcguff.com. "Plus, it's nice to be moving to a bigger market."

According to Larson's bio, he's won the Columbia duPont Award, four Emmy awards and an Edward R. Murrow award. He's been nominated for a national Emmy award too. Plus the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) group recognized his "Failed to Death" series, which covered Colorado's child welfare system, as a finalist in the Freedom of Information category.

In addition to Denver, Larson has done television stints in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Quincy, Illinois. He attended Principia College near St. Louis.

Oh yeah, Larson says his weakness is, "good food and a dirty vodka martini." Plenty of that available in H-Town. So if any miscreants out there want to butter this new Houston investigative watchdog up, that could be their method, but based on all of the awards on Larson's wall, I wouldn't count on it!

Texas will make this new transplant feel right at home.  Larson grew up on a cattle ranch in Washington State and enjoys country music.

Look for Larson to join the channel 2 investigative team in October - just in time for November sweeps.

In the meantime, you can watch examples of Larson's work on his website.



7 comments:

  1. Houston is a bigger market, not necessarily better.

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  2. He went by Jace Verhoeven (I'm assuming that's his 'real' last name) when in Tulsa

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    1. Kind of like Dominik Sachse's last name (according to m pals in memorial area) was Sanchez in High School? Not sure if true or urban legend but funny either way.

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    2. There is a reporter for the Miami Fox station named Rosh Lowe (http://www.wsvn.com/newsteam/?id=V34). In his previous station, he was known as Rosh Handwerger.

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  3. Is he still working for KPRC? I haven't seen him lately.

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  4. Why is it that Jase Larson call the POTUS Obama. He is after all the President of the United States. He should be recognise by his title President Obama. I never herd any of u refer to Pres Bush as just Bush. Show some RESPECT. PLEASE

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