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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Foti Kallergis leaves abc13 KTRK for PR role

Emmy Award-Winning TV Journalist Foti Kallergis Signs Off to Join Etched Communication
Kallergis will oversee media and digital strategies at the award-winning, Houston-based PR firm

HOUSTON–(Oct. 11, 2018)– ABC-13 (Disney) TV Journalist Foti Kallergis is signing-off after nearly 15 years of news reporting to join one of Houston’s most diverse and growing public relations agency, Etched Communication.

“It’s been a wild ride, and I’m thrilled to start a new chapter with a group of outstanding professionals,” said Kallergis. “The Etched team is beyond talented. They have a unique approach on this ever-evolving industry. I embrace their diverse perspectives, and I look forward to adding my experience.”

In his new role as VP of group accounts, Kallergis will help oversee efforts for Etched clients including the Houston Housing Authority, Houston Habitat for Humanity and AND1. He will oversee broadcast, print and digital strategies that drive engagement, change perceptions and build brands.

“We are gaining not only a valuable asset to our team, but a really incredible person,” said Etched Communication CEO and Founder Toni Harrison. “At Etched Communication, we pride ourselves with having a diverse group of people who know Houston and are woven into the fabric of our great city. Foti is one of those people, and I think our clients will be extremely happy to have Foti on their team too.”

Kallergis joined the ABC-13 (Disney) team in September of 2013. He’s been awarded with two Emmy Awards and 13 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards. Weeks ago, he was nominated for two more Emmy Awards for his live coverage of Hurricane Harvey and his human interest series on “The Forgotten People,” a group of former slaves in the mountains of Ecuador.

“ABC-13 has been my dream job. I grew up watching Dave Ward and Marvin Zindler,” Kallergis said. “Being a member of their news team was a big deal for me personally. I’m extremely proud of my accomplishments there, and I will forever cherish the relationships and true friendships I gained.”

Kallergis has been a TV journalist since 2005. He’s worked for other Texas stations including KFDM-TV in Beaumont, FOX 7 News Austin (News Corp.) and KVUE-TV (Austin). Kallergis’ last day at ABC-13 will be Oct. 12.

Etched Communication, is a creative, integrated and award-winning communication agency with the encompassing expertise of a global firm and the personal interaction and tailored approach of a boutique agency. Armed with a flexible approach, matchless expertise and endless curiosity and ingenuity, Etched strategically creates and executes comprehensive strategies that not only demand recognition, but etch a lasting impact. Connect with Etched Communication on LinkedIn or @etchedaffect on Instagram, Twitter
and Facebook.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by Etched Communication.)

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