Jeff Ehling
I began my reporting career in 1986 near my home town of Statenville, Georgia. I worked for ABC Affiliate WVGA in Valdosta, Georgia for three years before moving to NBC affiliate WMGT in Macon. In 1990 I got a job working for the CBS affiliate, WCTV, in Tallahassee, Florida. While there I was the Bureau Chief in Valdosta which gave me the chance to again report on news where in the place I graduated high school and college. Before leaving WCTV, I was promoted to Weekend Anchor.

In 1996 I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where I was a general assignment reporter. I look back on South Florida with great fondness because that is where I met my wife.

In December of 1999 she got a job in Houston so we moved to Texas. A month later, I was fortunate enough to land a position as the morning reporter at KTRK.

Since joining the ABC13 family my own family has grown. My wife and I are the proud parents of two boys who keep us very busy and occasionally bleary-eyed.


During my tenure at KTRK I have covered hurricanes, Operation Iraqi Freedom from Kuwait and Iraq and Texas troops guarding the prisoners at Guantanamo, Cuba. I look forward to many more exciting stories and happy years in Houston.

I enjoy travel and pro football (GO TEXANS). I hold a degree in Television from Valdosta State University.


Jeff's Stories
Baby girl only a few hours old dropped off at fire station in Crosby
The baby, believed to be about 2 hours old, was taken to the hospital where she is being checked out.
Fort Bend County announces $20 million relief fund for those struggling during shutdown
Fort Bend County residents can apply now to receive rent, mortgage and utility bill assistance through the new three-phase program.
Fort Bend Co. Pct. 4 deputy constable dies after being shot in friendly fire incident
The sheriff says authorities were checking a home after being called when a deputy fired his weapon, thinking the deputy constable was a suspect.
Weather could get in the way of Wednesday's historic SpaceX/NASA launch
We're crossing our fingers! Weather has to be good in multiple locations, including launch site and the abort locations in case something goes wrong.
Witness tracked down teen in crash that injured child, record say
Court record showed that the suspect also had a BAC twice above the legal limit at the time of the crash that hurt a 7-year-old.
7-year-old critically injured in crash with 18-year-old who admitted to drinking, police say
Police say the 18-year-old admitted to drinking and even left the scene. Now, a 7-year-old, who wasn't restrained, is fighting to survive.
ICU capacity strained at LBJ and Ben Taub hospitals due in part to COVID-19
One of the hospitals was at 100 percent capacity in its ICU on Thursday.
NASA/SpaceX mission takes giant step forward ahead of historic launch
👨‍🚀 The NASA/SpaceX launch will be the FIRST time a commercially built and operated American rocket ship🚀will carry humans to the ISS.
Man shares Facebook live in middle of standoff in SW Houston
The SWAT team was called when officers noticed the man was holding a gun to his head in the middle of the livestream.
Houston city council to be tested for COVID-19 after councilwoman tests positive
After a councilwoman's positive test, the city wants to make sure there hasn't been a wider spread within the council.