Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Drew Shirley hired as KHOU 11 sports producer from KPLC

KHOU 11 hires KPLC Lake Charles sports director Drew Shirley as producer

Drew Shirley
Drew Shirley
Drew Shirley has been hired as the new KHOU 11 sports producer from KPLC Lake Charles.

Bob Allen had publicly said he wanted his new sports department to have a sports producer. Apparently the station cut that position in 2009 leading to Giff Neilsen's departure.

"I'll be on air occasionally, but mainly working behind the scenes with Bob Allen to put together the daily sportscasts," Shirley told
"I love being the sports guy here at KPLC, but after 11 months of commuting to Lake Charles, I am ecstatic about this new gig."

You might remember I wrote last year about Shirley taking the Sports Director role at KPLC Lake Charles, La. It was great for him to get a good job, but the native Houstonian's wife and kids remained here. He was having to commute back and forth on the weekend to see them!

Another thing about Shirley, he also has a law degree. As I wrote last summer, that means when Shirley wants an exclusive interview with an athlete, he brings along a pen and an ironclad contract they can't get out of (I'm kidding Drew, once again, please don't bring legal action against me!).

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