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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Ron Treviño celebrates 40 years at KHOU 11

Ron Treviño is celebrating 40 years at KHOU 11 Houston on July 19, 2022!

Funny that I have been marking the anchor/reporter's 30th year and then 35th year with the station which tells you time truly is flying by, because those posts don't even seem that long ago to me! Make sure to check out the cool 97 Rock KSRR sign behind him during a live shot. 

In fact, here is what Treviño wrote for my blog back in 2012 when celebrating his 30th anniversary with channel 11:

"I was 23 years old when I was hired. I was still in college, so some of the interns in the news department were actually older than me! Now, I work with people who weren't even born when I got hired.

People are amazed when I tell them about the old days...working WITHOUT computers and all the fancy animated graphics. We had electric typewriters back then, which was a huge upgrade for me, because I worked with manual typewriters down in Corpus Christi.

I started out as a producer here, and some of the anchors I worked with included names like, Mitch Duncan, Steve Smith, Sylvan Rodriguez, Chip Moody, Amanda Arnold and Clare Casademont...any of those names jog the memory banks?

Being the producer of a newscast has always been a high pressure job and it was back then, too. I have vivid memories of manning the control room during our non-stop coverage of Hurricane Alicia, the Challenger disaster, and so many of the other major stories of the ‘80’s.

I went back and forth from producing duties and reporting duties for years. As reporter, I’ve covered everything from serial killers to rodeos. And my job has sent me all over the world. Still, when people ask me what my favorite story is, I can’t really answer. There’s really just too many to choose from.

I’ve had the best job in the world...and on many occasions, the worst, because also too numerous to mention, are all the stories that brought you and me to tears. Triumphs and tragedies and everything in between. Sorry if that sounds like a cliché, but that’s life. And 'life' is basically what I still cover, to this day."

KHOU is celebrating all day, so tune in to get more Ron!

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