Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Keli Rabon joins KHOU 11

After leaving KTRK abc13 last year after months on the job, Keli Rabon pops up at KHOU 11

Keli Rabon

Keli Rabon is back for more Houston TV...this time at KHOU 11.

"Who," you are asking right now?

Let's go back to just last year, when I wrote Keli Rabon is coming to KTRK abc13 from Denver's KMGH. She started work at channel 13 right near the beginning of the summer 2015 and by September she was gone.

Poof...just like that.

A source close to Rabon has filled me in on why she left KTRK after months on the job. Apparently Rabon felt the job did not turn out as promised. Rabon, who has been a longtime investigative reporter, wanted to focus on that kind of journalism while the station had other plans.

To give her credit, Rabon's predecessor, Brian Collister, only stayed a short time at 13 Undercover as well. No one replaced her.

In the meantime, she got married and had a baby.

Now we learn Rabon is joining KHOU 11's investigative department.

Prior to Denver, the Schulenburg, TX native was the Chief Investigative Reporter at KVUE in Austin for less than a year.

Before Austin, Rabon worked as an investigative reporter for WREG Memphis. She was also previously a reporter at WLOX Biloxi/Gulfport/Pascagoula in Mississippi.

Rabon interned for both Fox News and WOAI San Antonio and is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University.

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.

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  1. Let's see if she can stay put for at least 6 years!

  2. Perhaps something was in the water at KTRK to only be there a short time. WE only have Jeremy and Scott I believe with the Investigative Team or such. And I was wondering about that area. So now we have Kelly and Josh with investigative reporting team as well I guess.

    Wonder if someone for sports will be coming in next. Back and forth with Daniel and Matt is probably a little hard especially if one is in field too so does not leave much there either with KHOU.

    But again too hope she stays around too with KHOU.

  3. I guess she left 13 because Ted Oberg was still getting all the investigative stories.

    1. Oberg is for all purposes, the investigative reporter for Ch. 13 for the foreseeable future!

    2. Nobody messes with Oberg's turf on Ch. 13!

  4. I like Keli Rabon. Put her and Gradney on together...and that'd be a nice all-estrogen telecast!