ABC13 family's greatest moments from 2016

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50 years of Dave Ward. (KTRK)

From weddings to pregnancies and anniversaries, 2016 was a banner year here at ABC13! Relive some of our family's most exciting moments.

Four babies

In the spring, it seemed like pregnant women outnumbered everybody else! Our own Ilona Carson, Samica Knight and Miya Shay were all pregnant around the same time, leaving our newsroom buzzing with baby fever.

Samica welcomed Baby Lee, Ilona welcomed Baby Georgina and Miya brought Baby Lyndon into the world.


On Christmas Day, Tracy Clemons welcomed his second son into the world!

Preston is happy and healthy, as are his parents and brother.

Two engagements

In September, weekend morning anchor Mayra Moreno's longtime boyfriend got down on one knee and popped the question! The best part -- her coworkers were in on the plot, but she had no clue.


Later in the year, Foti Kallergis proposed to his girlfriend Diane on the air! Diana tagged along to help Foti with a Friday Flyover shoot, but cameras were rolling as he got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage.

One wedding

In April, morning traffic anchor Katherine Whaley tied the knot with fiance Chris. The gorgeous ceremony was well-attended by the Houston news media.


Dave Ward sets records
Veteran ABC13 News anchor Dave Ward hit a historic milestone when he celebrated his 50th year at KTRK-TV in November. His long tenure at the station was acknowledged in June, when he was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records by breaking the record as the longest-running local TV news anchor in the world at the same station, in the same market.



"I love this city," he said. "I love the people in it. It's a big city, but it has a very neighborhood feel to it and there's no place else I'd rather be."

We're so honored to have you on our team, Dave!
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