Dave Ward

Dave Ward, who first joined Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK-Channel 13 in 1966, as an on-the-street reporter/photographer, today hosts “Dave Ward’s Houston,” a series on ABC13 that explores the people, places and events that make the city so special. Ward, known for being “the most trusted voice in Houston,” held the Guinness World Records title as the longest running local TV-news anchor at the same TV station in a major market. Throughout his career, Ward has reported on everything from presidential elections to space walks, and even the Vietnam Peace Talks. He’s covered fires, explosions, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes throughout Texas and the southern states. He’s interviewed heads of state and traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Colombia on numerous stories. He’s also covered several national political conventions and worked extensively with NASA on Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and shuttle missions. Dave also landed a special one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama, discussing topics from the presidential campaign to oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to his news career, Ward played an instrumental role in establishing Crime Stoppers of Houston, the city’s top non-profit dedicated to public safety.

Books by Dave Ward
Good Evening, Friends: A Broadcaster Shares His Life