Tegna’s KHOU surprised eight Houston area nonprofits with community grants of $11,000 each at the station. The representatives were there thinking they were to attend a meeting.
The Tegna-owned CBS affiliate began broadcasting from 43,000 square feet of space on Feb. 17. The two-and-a-half floors include a large, flexible studio space, two control rooms, edit suites and a multiplatform live desk where journalists produce for both KHOU’s on-air newscasts and its various digital platforms.
KHOU has been in a temporary studio since the station lost its building to Hurricane Harvey. But the Tegna station in Houston is making strides towards settling into a permanent new home. On Friday, the station debuted its new Avenida studio in downtown Houston.
Tegna taps the KUSA executive to succeed the retiring Susan McEldoon as head of its CBS affiliate in Houston next year.