Dave Ward, an iconic Houston anchor for ABC13 Eyewitness News, has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running local TV news anchor in the world at the same station in the same market.
“I love this city,” says Ward. “I love the people in it. It’s a big city, but it has a very neighborhood feel to it and there’s no place else I’d rather be.”
Ward started working at ABC13 as a reporter/photographer in 1966, and started anchoring newscasts in 1968. He’s logged nearly of 50 years of work at KTRK.
“I’m very proud of this televisions Station. I’m very proud of the people who work in Eyewitness News and the product we put on the air,” said Ward.
Ward’s Guinness Book of World Records entry reads: “The longest career as a television news broadcaster is 49 years and 218 days, achieved by Dave Ward (USA), who began working on 9 November 1966 and continues anchoring at KTRK-TV, in Houston, Texas, USA, as verified on 2 June 2016.”