Derrick Lewis
Derrick Lewis joined ABC13 in June 2022.

He is happy to call Houston home. Derrick moved to H-town in 2021 as a national correspondent for the Black News Channel.

While working for the network, Derrick covered several national headlines, including Derek Chauvin's trial in the death of George Floyd, deadly storms in Louisiana and Florida, and the global pandemic.

Derrick was the go-to correspondent for major stories in Texas. He covered the Texas Heartbeat Act, Texas Democrats breaking quorum over voting rights, thousands of migrants showing up at once in El Paso to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and more.

There was not a shortage of stories in Houston making national headlines. Derrick covered the Astroworld Festival tragedy, the deadly winter freeze and a loose tiger roaming neighborhoods.

Before moving to Houston, Derrick worked as a reporter in Miami, Raleigh-Durham and Youngstown.

He gained an interest in news while anchoring the morning announcements for four years in high school.

Derrick graduated from Temple University.

Outside of news, he loves traveling, playing video games and finding a great Houston restaurant.

Derrick and his partner have two miniature schnauzers.

You can connect with Derrick on social media or by sending him an email at

Derrick's Stories
'Tragic situation': Man shot by Montgomery Co. deputies called 911 on himself, investigators say
Three bullet holes went through a neighbor's home during the shooting, not far from where a 6-year-old was sleeping. Neighbors recount the scary experience of when the fires were shot.
'We'll bounce back better than ever': $13K raised at Deer Park HS benefit concert for tornado relief
The school reportedly raised nearly $13,000 from donations, tickets, and merchandise sales, which will go to victims who have lost so much from last week's tornado.
'Tell your loved ones I love you': Families struggling with major losses in Pasadena tornado
They've lost loved ones and homes in a tornado emergency the NWS said was a historic first for the area, and now it is all about recovery.
'They don't deserve to be living': Man's family seeks justice after 2 teens charged with his murder
Christopher Aguilar, 18, was shot and killed during a robbery attempt. His family says they're now filled with rage and sadness as they seek justice for his death.
'I feel empty': Couple living in SE Houston apartments devastated after tornado destroys their home
A couple was in disbelief when they walked into their home at the Beamer Place Apartments on Thursday. "This is something we worked so hard for," they said.
'I hoped nothing else fell on top of the house': Tree down in front yard of home in Eagle Lake
Severe weather pounded parts of southeast Texas, including the area around Eagle Lake, where at least one homeowner had a huge tree come down.
'High-heeled hijacker' described by smell arrested after at least 4 Galleria-area crimes, FBI says
Before the alleged crime spree, which included four robberies, the accused bandit may have kicked it all off by kidnapping a woman in the Galleria parking garage.
'It's overkill': Activists believe taqueria customer who shot, killed robber should be charged
Police have decided not to charge the customer involved. Instead, it has been referred to a grand jury to decide if the shooting was justified.
School crossing guard slapped, spit on while asking driver to halt at stop sign near Klein school
The school crossing guard said he was simply directing traffic when a driver ran a stop sign. When he started flagging the driver down, that's when he says things took a turn.
HPD releases sketch of man accused of leaving 12-year-old with graze wound to neck on New Year's Day
When officers arrived at the scene, witnesses said they saw the suspect discharging the weapon in the apartment complex's courtyard before he fled, HPD said.