Jeff Ehling
Jeff Ehling anchors the weekend morning newscasts, as well as reporting during the week at ABC13.

Jeff began his reporting career in 1986 near his hometown of Statenville, Georgia. Jeff worked for an ABC Affiliate WVGA in Valdosta, Georgia for three years before moving to NBC affiliate WMGT in Macon, Georgia. In 1990, he got a job working for the CBS affiliate, WCTV, in Tallahassee, Florida. While there, he was the Bureau Chief in Valdosta which gave him the chance to again report on the news wherein the place he graduated high school and college. Before leaving WCTV, he was promoted to weekend anchor.

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Jeff Ehling has covered hurricanes, Operation Iraqi Freedom from Kuwait and Iraq and Texas troops guarding the prisoners at Guantanamo, Cuba.

In 1996, Jeff moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he was a general assignment reporter. He looks back on South Florida with great fondness because that is where he met his wife.

In December of 1999, Jeff's wife got a job in Houston so they moved to Texas. A month later, he was fortunate enough to land a position as the morning reporter at KTRK.

Since joining the ABC13 family, Jeff's family has grown. He and his wife are proud parents of two boys who keep them very busy and occasionally bleary-eyed. During Jeff's tenure at KTRK, he has covered hurricanes, Operation Iraqi Freedom from Kuwait and Iraq and Texas troops guarding the prisoners at Guantanamo, Cuba. He looks forward to many more exciting stories and happy years in Houston.

Jeff enjoys travel and pro football (GO TEXANS). He holds a degree in Television from Valdosta State University.

Jeff's Stories
Pasadena investigators search for suspects and motive in Molotov cocktail crimes
Video shows a person running through the parking lot, throwing the devices on the ground, and before they burst into flames. Tenants are on edge, but they say this behavior is common.
Trooper helping in traffic stop involving drunk driver hospitalized after being hit by car: Sheriff
It all started because three members of law enforcement had to pull over to work with an uncooperative drunk driver at 6:30 a.m.
2 men dead, 1 critically injured in northwest Harris County mobile home fire
It was a passerby who first noticed something was wrong. "I was hoping it was just like a bonfire, but no, man, it was the whole house on fire," he told ABC13.
Suspect on the run after firing multiple rounds at man walking by park in north Houston, HPD says
"We don't usually see this kind of crime in this area," a resident said. As police continue looking for clues on the suspect, neighbors are disturbed by the details of the murder.
14-year-old Houston girl at center of Amber Alert found, Texas DPS says
A 14-year-old girl at the center of an Amber Alert was found safe. We tried to get answers about the case and why it took 36 hours for an alert to be issued.
Friendswood ISD activities will resume after 'domestic issue' causes confusion among parents
The school district said students will be able to participate in scheduled events and have arranged continued police presence throughout all Friendswood ISD campuses.
Texas House to vote on bill that gets rid of Elections Administrator only in Harris County
The bill was also originally drafted with a wider scope, however, it was narrowed to only impact counties with 3.5 million residents. Harris County is the sole county that meets that requirement.
Suspect accused of fatally shooting man outside Bombshells restaurant expected in court
In court on Monday, ABC13 hopes to learn more details about how police were able to link the suspect to the murder.
Woman pleads guilty, sentenced to 52 years in prison for murder of 5-year-old boy in 2021
Theresa Balboa must serve 26 years before she is eligible for parole. "My son didn't even get six years of life, and she still gets a chance at one? This is not justice," the boy's mother said.
$200K bond set for Katy father charged in death of 3-month-old daughter
Court records say the father met deputies on the driveway with the unconscious girl in his arms. He then allegedly laid her on the ground, apologized and said, "God will take care of it."