Friday, April 17, 2015

Jeremy Desel is leaving TV news

KHOU 11's Jeremy Desel is leaving TV for NRG

Jeremy Desel
Jeremy Desel
Houston TV is losing one heck of a reporter.

KHOU 11's Jeremy Desel is leaving the television biz after covering big stories and earning a ton of journalism awards for his work.

I never met Desel personally, but always admired his storytelling ability.

That part of his craft earned him 21 EMMY awards (including four for best writing), a national Edward R. Murrow Award, more than 50 Associated Press awards in Texas and a host of various reporter of the year awards.

Now Desel will take storytelling into the public relations world as a communications executive for NRG.

"I cannot express my excitement about this new endeavor with NRG," Desel told mikemcguff.com. "Telling a new story in a new way will be amazing. The experiences and stories I have been blessed to tell in my 16 years at KHOU will never be forgotten."

"This is a great chance for him to try something fresh and devote himself in a new way to his family," KHOU Executive News Director Philip Bruce said in an internal memo obtained by mikemcguff.com. "Anyone who knows Jeremy recognizes that he’s always put them first. Now that he’s leaving the circus and becoming a normal person, it should be a lot easier for him and them."

Desel probably needs more normal hours for his family too. As you've probably read on my blog, Desel and his wife have four kids!

Before Houston, Desel worked as a reporter/anchor at KATU Portland, KDRV Medford, OR and WAGM Northern Maine.

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