Tom Koch
Tom Koch has anchored the top-rated ABC13 morning news show for nearly 30 years, and also anchored the top-rated 4 p.m. news for eight years. A respected and award-winning reporter and anchor, Tom has extensive experience telling thousands of stories from near and far. His Texas reporting has taken him from Houston City Hall to NASA and the State Legislature. He's trailed at least ten hurricanes across the Gulf coast and covered a dozen national political conventions. His international reports range from the election of new Popes at the Vatican to the 90s oil boom in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan, to earthquakes in Central America and to American astronauts launching into space from Kazakhstan.

Tom co-anchors many of the station's live special events, including the Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks, the annual Galveston Mardi Gras Parade, the Houston Marathon, Houston Symphony concerts at Miller Outdoor Theater and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade. He is a sought-after emcee and auctioneer for countless charities, including the Houston Symphony, Men of Distinction, the Winter Ball, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and M.D. Anderson's Children's Art Project. Tom has served on numerous boards, and currently is on the advisory board of Casa de Esperanza, the Nature Discovery Center, and the Center for Hearing and Speech.

Tom joined KTRK-TV in 1982 as a reporter and became morning news anchor in 1987. Majoring in communications and business, Tom graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He began his broadcast career in college hosting a weekly television show, and his first TV interview was musician Charlie Daniels. Before coming to ABC13, Tom was an anchor and reporter at WAEO-TV in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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