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Friday, November 19, 2021

Dave Froehlich joins KHOU 11

Dave Froehlich

Dave Froehlich announced he is joining the KHOU 11 morning team from FOX 7 KTBC's "Good Day Austin."

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Here is what Froehlich posted on Facebook:

"After just under eight & a half years, next Friday will be my last day on Good Day Austin (not giving back the mug, though). I’ll be moving down the road to anchor the morning show @khou11 (where hopefully new mugs will be available).

I talk & write for a living, but lately when this subject comes up, I’ve almost been at a loss for words. Houston’s my hometown, and the opportunity to anchor a morning show back home where I can reconnect with family & friends is something I’ve dreamed about for years-and at times doubted would ever happen. 

I can’t wait to get started.

That said, Central Texas is a special place. It was special as a little kid when we’d head up 290 for Longhorn football games. It was special at 18 when I got to step on the 40 Acres as a student, and it’s been special over these years at Fox 7. 

I’ve made DEEP friendships that will last the rest of my life, and had amazing experiences as my wife and I finished raising our kids here. Most of all, it’s been fun! And I’m so thankful for every minute of it.

So there’s that. 

But as I look forward to more fun and adventures in Houston, the main thing I want to say in this post is THANK YOU to everyone who’s watched over the years & has connected here on social media. 

It really does mean more than you know.

I’ll see you around-I’m sure of it. But till then, God bless you and (with apologies to @zackshieldsonfox7) Hook Em!!"

As with the KHOU 11 hiring of Jennifer Reyna, there was no mention of the #HTownRush name if that means anything to you.  

Froehlich 's last day on FOX 7 KTBC's "Good Day Austin" was November 26, 2021.

Froehlich joined FOX 7 Austin in 2013.  

Before Austin, the native Houstonian has worked at other stations in and outside of Texas.

Corpus Christi, TX Anchor/ Reporter
2010 — 2013 

WDAF (FOX) Kansas City, MO
 Weekend Anchor/Reporter
2007 — 2010 

KRIS (NBC) Corpus Christi, TX
2004 — 2007

KVII (ABC) Amarillo, TX
2001 — 2004

KREX (CBS) Grand Junction, CO
2000 — 2001

KPRC (NBC) Houston, TX
 Production Assistant
1999 — 2000 

Froehlich is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

FOX 7 "Good Day Austin" meteorologist Zack Shields posted this about Froehlich's move to Houston's KHOU 11:

"Austin we have a problem! Dave is going to Houston. 

He has been a big part of Good Day Austin for the last 8 years. Now he is taking his talents to H-Town. 

He is going back home. We are so happy for him and proud of him. It is bittersweet. 

Not only has he been an amazing co-worker but also my friend. Since he is a single child I have taken on being his honorary big brother and bugging him all the time. I will miss all the good times and laughs, all the long conversations about life but mainly football and beating him in golf. I won’t miss him making me watch Golf Channel all the time, coffee and food spills on my desk, sabotaging my social media and talking Longhorn sports all the time. 

This will be his last week on Good Day. Houston is getting a great dude and we wish him all the best on his new adventure. Like you always tell me, light breeze nothing serious. Dave you will be missed!"

FOX 7 "Good Day Austin" Morning traffic anchor/reporter Jane Lonsdale added on Facebook:

"Today we said goodbye to Dave Froehlich on Good Day Austin. While sad for us, he gets the incredible opportunity to return home to Houston to knock it out of the park as morning anchor at KHOU.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave and the rest of our fantastic team for 4 years now. He is a seasoned anchor, a stellar live interviewer and ad-libber, but most importantly—a really amazing person. As most of you know, he is also downright hilarious! 

No doubt our team is sad to lose his incredible talent, but we couldn’t be more happy and proud that he gets to go home! You will be phenomenal in your new position, just as you were here. Wishing you nothing but the best and congratulations on this new journey!"

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