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

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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
Molly Cook, the Senate's newest trailblazer
She is Texas' first out LGBTQ+ state senator and also the first woman to represent Senate District 15. In a one-on-one interview, Molly Cook discusses the historic win and her top priorities with ABC13.
New METRO chairperson talks plans to attract more riders: 'I think we have some work to do'
Houston is home to the state's largest mass transit authority, METRO. Now, under new leadership, the chairperson is changing the agency's approach to helping Houstonians get around.
Activists demand apology after Houston mayor's comments on Gulfton community: 'We expect better'
"I don't think what the mayor has to say about immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, is reflective of our values as Houstonians," one activist told ABC13 on Whitmire's comments made last month.
This Week in Texas: 1 on 1 with Ted Cruz and Colin Allred and insights on Texas Congress race
Ted Cruz and Colin Allred told ABC13 about the state of the race, highlighting their key issues and campaign strategies for the months ahead.
US Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Colin Allred sit down with ABC13, discuss campaigns
One focus was reproductive rights and new legislation Sen. Ted Cruz sponsored in the Senate that would virtually guarantee the right to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in all 50 states, tying its protection to Medicaid funding.
Man charged after woman's body found in Kingwood home with 2 children hiding in closet, police say
Police have not released a potential motive for the violence over the weekend in a quiet Kingwood neighborhood, but ABC13 has more on the suspect's criminal history.
This Week in Texas: FEMA's Houston visit, looming runoff elections, and City Hall's struggles
On an all-new episode of This Week in Texas, southeast Texas is in recovery from the past month's deadly storms. ABC13 explains how our neighbors in several counties can apply for federal disaster assistance.
Texas fights to preserve Democracy amid rise of deepfakes in elections
Texas was the first state in the nation, and now one of 11, to legislate against deepfakes. Whether video, audio, or images, it's up to you, the voter, to take the extra step and confirm the deception yourself.
Houstonians worried most about crime, housing, and economy, Kinder Institute study shows
For the 43rd year, thousands of respondents voiced their most pressing concerns about the fourth-largest U.S. city, where renting now outweighs homeownership and most neighbors believe schools are underfunded.
School funding issues on This Week in Texas: 'You will see terrible cuts'
On the latest This Week in Texas episode, ABC13 goes in depth on the fight over public school funding, discuss the money issues at the city of Houston, and more.