Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Jason Bristol Joins KHOU 11 Sports Team

VIDEO: New KHOU 11 sports anchor Jason Bristol gets big send-off

Jason Bristol from WHP Harrisburg, PA joining KHOU 11 sports team

Jason Bristol

KHOU 11 has announced a sports anchor to replace Pablo Alsina who left the TEGNA station earlier this summer. Jason Bristol from WHP Harrisburg, PA is will be taking over the role and he is quite accomplished according to his bio.

Bristol has been the WHP sports director for almost 11 years. While there he received the following honors:

-20-time Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award Winner
-2014 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award Winner, Feature Reporting, "6-year-old Motorcycle Champ"
-2009 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award Winner, Continuing Coverage, "Harrisburg's Hall of Shame"
-Numerous 1st place awards, Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association

Before WHP, Bristol was a sports anchor for the Empire Sports network for almost two years. Prior to that he was a sports anchor/reporter at WSTM Syracuse, NY. He is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Oswego.

Here is the official KHOU 11 release for Jason Bristol:

HOUSTON –– KHOU 11, Houston’s CBS affiliate, announced Wednesday that Jason Bristol has been hired as the new sports anchor for KHOU 11 News. Bristol will be seen on air beginning in early October. He will appear weekdays on KHOU 11 News and he will host KHOU 11 Sports Extra on Sunday nights.

Jason has won twenty Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards and three Edward R. Murrow Regional awards as a sports reporter and anchor. The Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association awarded him first place in sports casting three years in a row. Bristol graduated from State University of New York at Oswego with a degree in broadcast and mass communications.

“We are so pleased to welcome Jason to KHOU. We believe his passion for sports, in combination with his top-notch journalistic and investigative skills, will make him a great addition to our newsroom,” said Susan McEldoon President and General Manager of KHOU 11.

Jason will give Houstonians more than just sports scores and highlights. He has a proven track record of producing original, compelling sports news stories and investigations for over 15 years.

VIDEO: New KHOU 11 sports anchor Jason Bristol gets big send-off


  1. So happy KHOU finally has a competent sports guy. Pablo was a no from the first sports cast.

    Still miss Bob Allen and his thorough knowledge of Houston sports. Any updates on his current condition, Mike?

    1. I talked to Bob last spring and he was still very much in recovery mode after the cancer battle. From that conversation, I would imagine if he felt ready to be back, he would be.

  2. I don't think Bob will be back. Yes he is missed with doing the sports at KHOU but I like what hopefully this guy will bring.

    Pablo brought some things to sports that well didn't think fit with Houston and more. So glad he is gone. Guess will start just in time for the Rockets Pre Season to begin maybe. I just didn't think would go with Matt Full Time and myself not sure he Wanted it. He has been with station for a good long while and can see Matt back on Weekends and Daniel covering stories and filling in here and there.

    But look forward to his perspective with Houston Sports scene and more for a good while to come.

  3. Houston is getting one great reporter. I've had the pleasure of working with Jason for over 12 years. I'm sure Houston will love his reports. Congratulations Jason and Houston!

  4. Nothing against this guy since I haven't seen him on air yet but I thought this would have been a good opportunity for Chris Stipes to move back to sports.

  5. Welcome to Houston, Jason. I've always wondered when a news anchor (especially a sports caster) moves from one city to another how they can get behind their new sports teams. It seems your loyalties would be with your Philadelphia teams. I'm sure you will do a great job leading all Texans, Astros, Rockets,Dynamo & Aeros fans without bias!!!