Tom Abrahams
Weekend Evening Anchor Tom Abrahams has traveled the world for Eyewitness News since arriving from Orlando in 1999.

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Tom Abrahams says if he wasn't a journalist, he'd probably be a writer!



From Chernobyl and the Panama Canal, to The Amazon Jungle and the Black Sea, he has shown Eyewitness News viewers how far-away places affect our lives here in Southeast Texas.

Tom also covers national politics and stories that relate to energy, the environment, and the economy. He's covered seven national political conventions and interviewed five US Presidents, cabinet members, and foreign heads of state.

He also has produced five half-hour special reports on subjects including the new space race, the 2008 presidential election, and the future of energy production.

His award-winning reports include three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, a National Headliner, multiple Lone Star Press Club and Associated Press Awards, and an Emmy.

In his spare time, he is an author and has penned more than two dozen novels. He is married with two children and is a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

Tom's Stories
Severe storms left homes in Baytown damaged, without power, and gas line ruptures
CenterPoint Energy crews fixed a ruptured gas line that ignited a fire near an auto repair shop, destroying a nearby resident's home.
This Week in Texas: New legislators and the 2023 inauguration
ABC13 sits down with two new members of the state legislature and looks into Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's third term.
Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to take oath for a 3rd time as Texas legislative session begins
ABC13 has learned that Abbott will not specifically discuss policy in his inaugural address on Tuesday but will in February.
This Week in Texas tackles budget surplus, taxes, and start of 88th legislative session
It is opening day as the 88th legislative session begins, and ABC13 takes viewers behind the scenes with several legislators about what to expect for the next 140 days.
88th Texas legislative session gets underway with incumbent house speaker reelected to role
For the next four and a half months, Texas lawmakers will debate a new two-year budget and vote on a sweeping variety of legislation.
This Week in Texas : ABC13 speaks to SE Texas lawmakers as the 88th Texas legislative session begins
It's a new year and This Week in Texas speaks with SE Texas lawmakers for a quick preview of the legislative session that is slated to start soon.
84 election-related bills already filed for 2023 Texas legislative session
This legislative session already has more than 1,000 bills to consider, and dozens of them directly relate to how, where, and when we vote.
Check your lease before the freeze: What are renters responsible for during arctic blast?
Many Houstonians and Harris County residents are renters. So, how can you prepare for the coming freeze? A real estate attorney breaks down what renters need to do.
This Week in Texas: An in-depth conversation with a congressman and a commissioner-elect
In the final episode of 2022, This Week in Texas visits with two politicians on opposite sides of their careers, plus recapping the biggest political stories in Texas.
Flood mitigation among concerns new Harris Co. pct. 4 commissioner is prioritizing
Lesley Briones defeated incumbent Jack Cagle to win the precinct 4 seat, and with her election comes a change in the balance of power on the court.