Thursday, September 17, 2015

Keli Rabon leaves KTRK abc13

UPDATE AUGUST 30, 2016
Keli Rabon joins KHOU 11


KTRK abc13 investigative reporter Keli Rabon leaves station after months on the job

KTRK abc13 investigative reporter Keli Rabon has left KTRK abc13 after around four months on the job. Her bio has been taken off the station's site, her KTRK Facebook page erased.


She replaced investigator Brian Collister who stayed with the Disney/ABC Television Group for around a year. He ended up at Austin's KXAN. Collister was longtime investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino's successor after he parted ways with the station.

This leaves Ted Oberg as the station's only investigative reporter.

According to Rabon's bio, she's been honored with some big time awards like the 2014 duPont-Columbia Award, one National and two Regional RTNDA Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting; twice a Finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists; two Gracie Awards for Investigative Reporting from the Alliance for Women in Media; the Sigma Delta Chi National Award for Public Service In Television Journalism and the Sigma Delta Chi National Award for Investigative Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists; a four-time finalist for Investigative Reporters & Editors Award for Investigative Reporting, and has won several regional journalism awards including three Emmys.

Rabon came to Houston from Denver's KMGH where she had worked since 2012.

Previously she worked for KVUE Austin, WREG Memphis and WLOX Biloxi/Gulfport/Pascagoula in Mississippi. She interned for both Fox News and WOAI San Antonio and is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University.

While actually born in Houston, Rabon grew up down I-10 in Schulenburg.

I contacted Rabon for comment but did not hear back. In the meantime, if I hear where she ends up next, I will let you know.


UPDATE AUGUST 30, 2016
Keli Rabon joins KHOU 11





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