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
Investigative reporters find failures at TDCJ led to deadly prisoner escape
Investigators discovered that guards skipped both strip searches and a metal detector scan that might've uncovered the convicted murderer's two shanks in his pants before his killing spree.
This Week in Texas talks student debt, 2023 legislative session, and infrastructure issues
In this episode of This Week in Texas, ABC13 discusses student debt, the 2023 legislative session, and also digs deep into the boil water notice issued in Houston this week.
Texas Democrats want to know Beto O'Rourke's next steps after latest losing effort
While O'Rourke drew large crowds in rallies all over the state, he lost his gubernatorial bid.
This Week in Texas: 2022 Midterm Edition: Statewide and national race results
On a special edition of This Week in Texas, ABC13 looks at the 2022 Midterm elections in southeast Texas, across the Lone Star State, and beyond.
Midterm Elections 2022: Harris Co. votes cast during court-ordered extended hour to be set aside
The county's elections administrator announced the development after a lawsuit kept polls open through 8 p.m. But those ballots aren't being thrown out.
'This Week in Texas' centers Texas House and Senate leaders on schools safety and security
In this episode viewers will hear from Texas leaders from the House and Senate on the what the state's progress in keeping students and teacher safe.
This Week in Texas: What role will abortion law play in Election Day results?
Women's reproductive health and abortion are key topics that are discussed as early voting has ended and Election Day draws near.
Counties across Texas see less early voters now compared to 2018, data shows
ABC13 looked at the latest numbers from the Secretary of State's office in Austin and compared them to the early voter turnout in 2018. Here is the breakdown.
'This Week in Texas': What should voters expect after all ballots are counted?
What occurs after the last ballot is cast on Election Day? Watch this week's installment as ABC13 talks with ABC News political director Rick Klein.
This Week in Texas: Crime is top issue on Election Day
Crime and criminal justice has become a central issue this campaign season, especially in the race for Harris County Judge.