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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

FOX 26 Houston producer passes away

The Houston media world is mourning the loss and sending tributes to FOX 26 Houston KRIV 8am producer Maggie McKethan.

McKethan not only produced for "Houston's Morning Show" but also launched several FOX 26 shows, including "The Isiah Factor Uncensored," "News Edge," and "The Nightcap."

According to McKethan's LinkedIn profile, KRIV and KTXH Senior Vice President and General Manager, D'Artagnan Bebel, told McKethan,  "Your leadership and producing are unmatched."

"I already miss her so much," FOX 26 morning anchor Melissa Wilson commented on my Facebook page. "It will NEVER be the same again without her. She was fuller than life itself."

"Life is precious," tweeted FOX 26 reporter Sherman Desselle. "[Maggie] was one of my first cheerleaders in Houston, and then I found out she was from Lafayette. I was sold. She took her job seriously, but also knew how to have fun. She gave me opportunities to shine, and I’m grateful We’ll miss you, for sure."

McKethan started with FOX 26 in January 2015 as an associate producer and was quickly promoted to producer.  

Not only did the University of Mississippi graduate produce daily newscasts and help launch shows, but she was also a credentialed media member covering the Astros, Texans, Rockets, Dynamo, and Dash. 

In the video below, you can watch a McKethan interview with Dynamo defender Erik Sviatchenko.

Members of the Houston sports community have shown their respect for the television journalist on Twitter.

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