Tom Koch
Tom Koch has anchored the top-rated ABC13 morning news show for nearly 30 years, and also anchored the top-rated 4 p.m. news for eight years. A respected and award-winning reporter and anchor, Tom has extensive experience telling thousands of stories from near and far. His Texas reporting has taken him from Houston City Hall to NASA and the State Legislature. He's trailed at least ten hurricanes across the Gulf coast and covered a dozen national political conventions. His international reports range from the election of new Popes at the Vatican to the 90s oil boom in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan, to earthquakes in Central America and to American astronauts launching into space from Kazakhstan.

Tom co-anchors many of the station's live special events, including the Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks, the annual Galveston Mardi Gras Parade, the Houston Marathon, Houston Symphony concerts at Miller Outdoor Theater and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade. He is a sought-after emcee and auctioneer for countless charities, including the Houston Symphony, Men of Distinction, the Winter Ball, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and M.D. Anderson's Children's Art Project. Tom has served on numerous boards, and currently is on the advisory board of Casa de Esperanza, the Nature Discovery Center, and the Center for Hearing and Speech.

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Tom joined KTRK-TV in 1982 as a reporter and became morning news anchor in 1987. Majoring in communications and business, Tom graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He began his broadcast career in college hosting a weekly television show, and his first TV interview was musician Charlie Daniels. Before coming to ABC13, Tom was an anchor and reporter at WAEO-TV in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Tom's Stories
50 years ago: Then - Miss America Phyllis George talks to ABC13 about women's liberation during visit to Houston
Phyllis George ended up being a trailblazer, becoming one of the first women to hold an on-air position in national sports broadcasting.
Jan. 5, 1971: Kenny Rogers becomes first to play rock and roll with Houston Symphony
"The Gambler" made some beautiful music with the Houston Symphony when he was just 33 years old.
Santa tells ABC13 what it's like having his job
ABC13 wants to share a precious Santa Claus moment from 38 years ago with you!
ON THIS DAY: Former King of England, the Duke of Windsor, arrives in Houston for surgery in 1964
Did you know that the Duke of Windsor, the man who gave up the throne of England for controversial wife Wallis Simpson, came to Houston in 1964.
The best and worst cars when it comes to depreciation
The depreciation rates of these cars might surprise you.
Top tech trends predicted for 2021
Ready for 2020 to end? Here's what you can expect from next year when it comes to tech.
Curious about the stock market? Set aside $10 a week to start
As we approach the new year, it may be time for a new resolution - saving more money.
The new IRS tax brackets are out for 2021, so where do you stand?
It's never too early to crunch the numbers. The IRS broke down what you're due to pay next year.
Lenders looking at new credit score for loans during pandemic
Getting credit or a loan has long depended on your credit score, but because of COVID-19, lenders are tightening their standards.
ABC13 Vault: Did you know Houston had two monorails?
Could you imagine if we still had these monorails around today? One of them was built at what's now known as Hobby Airport.