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Monday, February 08, 2016

KHOU 11 hires Sally Ramirez as news director from KGW Portland

KHOU 11 hires Sally Ramirez as Executive News Director from TEGNA’s KGW Portland; her husband KGW anchor Russ Lewis joins KHOU this summer

UPDATE JUNE 17, 2016
Russ Lewis joins KHOU 11

Sally Ramirez
Sally Ramirez
KHOU 11, Houston’s CBS affiliate, announced today that Sally Ramirez will join KHOU 11 as Executive News Director. Ramirez comes to KHOU after serving as assistant news director at TEGNA’s KGW in Portland since 2012.

“We are thrilled to have Sally join us. She has a solid news background, a history of innovation and will be instrumental in transforming KHOU into a digital first newsroom,” said Susan McEldoon, KHOU president & general manager.

Ramirez started her career in El Paso, Texas as producer at KTSM-TV. She later worked as a producer in Tucson, Arizona at KVOA-TV and in Washington, DC at WRC-TV. Ramirez worked as an executive producer in Chicago, Illinois at WGN-TV and as a special projects producer in Sacramento, California at KCRA-TV. She joined KGW in 1998 as an executive producer before being promoted to assistant news director at the station.

“I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining one of the finest group of journalists in the country. KHOU 11 has a long standing tradition of producing quality journalism on all platforms,” said Ramirez. “Their solid investigative work has garnered national attention and awards throughout the years. I'm honored to lead this team!”

Russ Lewis
Russ Lewis
A native of Chicago, Ramirez graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She is married to Russ Lewis, co-anchor of KGW News at Sunrise and has two teenage daughters.

Ramirez will begin her new role in mid-March. Her husband Russ will be joining the KHOU 11 on-air team later this summer.

UPDATE JUNE 17, 2016
Russ Lewis joins KHOU 11

- Philip Bruce is leaving KHOU 11
- VIDEO: KHOU 11 Super Bowl 50 image spot

(This post is taken from a release sent to me by KHOU 11)

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