Ilona Carson
Ilona Carson anchors Eyewitness at 4pm and Eyewitness News at 6:30pm weekdays. In addition, Ilona reports on local and national issues, and has traveled the world to bring stories to Houston viewers. Her hard work has earned a Lone Star Emmy award, a National Headliner award, and a Gracie award among others.

Ilona is a mom of three busy children- two boys and a girl, and is an avid animal lover and advocate.

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Ilona Carson says if she wasn't a journalist she'd be a veterinarian because she loves animals!



Before moving to Houston, Ilona worked at KSAZ in Phoenix and KAMR in Amarillo. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ilona's Stories
Houston mortuary houses outstanding collection of African-American art
A mortuary is not typically a place you'd go to see impressive works of art, but that's the case with Mabrie Morturary off Almeda.
Can drinking grapeless wines leave you headache free?
A tasting room in Kemah is changing the way we think about wine all together.
Talent agent's new summer program to help teens focus on inner beauty
With the help of life coaches, businesswomen and teachers, the workshops will help teens focus on their inner beauty and personality.
Woman featured in new Houston mural in critical condition after crash in NW Harris Co.
The mural that looks just like a bunch of random pixel squares actually holds a secret inside.
Young Humble woman with mechanical heart inspiring others
Kierra Hill is proving she has a whole lot of heart, even if hers is failing.
Paris Jackson seeking treatment for physical and emotional health concerns
The daughter of the late singer Michael Jackson is opening up about her health concerns after a tumultuous 2018.
Cool Spaces: Step aboard Tilman Fertitta's luxury mega-yacht
Welcome aboard "The Boardwalk", Houston businessman Tilman Fertitta's luxury ocean vessel and favorite toy.
NASA lends advice to Iron Man
The unsettling imagery of Tony Stark trying to call home in the "Avengers: Endgame" trailer certainly caught the attention of NASA.
Surveillance video captures 3 suspects attacking elderly man
Three men are under arrest after the brutal beating of an elderly man was caught on camera.
MAJOR LEAGUE RELIEF: Astros pitcher wants to help student who suffers from sleep apnea
A sleep apnea diagnosis helped Astros pitcher Josh James jump to the majors, and he's hoping to help another student do the same.