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Bob Slovak returns to abc13 in a non-sports role

Bob Slovak

Bob Slovak is returning to abc13 KTRK Houston, but this time, it won't be in the sports department where he worked for more than two decades until 2020.

Here is what Slovak posted on Facebook:

"Big news to share… I’ve started my new job at ABC13 Houston. I’ve been hired as a Reporter/Content Creator in ABC13 Houston Programming/ Special Projects Department. 

I’m so excited to be back with the incredibly talented team.  

I’ll be working on the ABC13 Localish series as well as Big Events and Special Projects. Super pumped about this opportunity, can’t wait to tell your story. If you see me out and about please come up and say hello. #blessed"

The former KTRK weekend sports anchor/reporter left the station in September 2020 which he blamed on pandemic cuts.

Slovak joined channel 13 Houston back as a reporter in 1998 along side Bob Allen and Tim Melton.

He took over as weekend sports anchor in 2013, when Melton suffered a stroke.

The Stephen F. Austin University grad previously worked for ABC15 KNXV Phoenix, News on 6 KOTV Tulsa, KFDM Beaumont and KTEN 10 Sherman.

In between his times at abc13, Slovak did play by play for high school games on the old KUBE 57.  He also served as a University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication adjunct professor.

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