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.