Dave Ward, who is believed to hold the longest tenure for a broadcaster at a single station, will return to Huntsville on Nov. 14th to “mingle” with members of the Bearkat and local communities.
The Sam Houston State University Priority One-sponsored “Mingling with the Media” event will begin at noon in Dan Rather Communications Building Studio A on the building’s first floor.
Ward, who grew up in Huntsville, will share various aspects of his life and career in an interview-style discussion with Priority One adviser Peter Roussel, the Warner Endowed Chair of Journalism in SHSU’s mass communication department. He will also answer questions submitted by the audience.
Ward joined Houston’s ABC13 KTRK-TV in 1966 as an on-the-street reporter/photographer, and a year later, became anchor for Channel 13′s weekday 7 a.m. newscast.
In 1968, he was assigned to anchor the weekday 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eyewitness newscasts, leading that broadcast to the No. 1 rating in Houston and where he remains today as one of Houston’s most respected news anchors.
Prior to the event, Priority One will set up a table on the first floor of the Communications Building, where they will pass out “Word from Ward” buttons and accept question submissions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. November. 11th through 13th.