Harvey Floods Force KHOU Move For TEGNA


The staff and management of the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate serving Houston will not be returning to Allen Parkway — one of several areas severely impacted by floodwaters related to Hurricane Harvey.

In a statement posted on the KHOU website late Thursday, station President/GM Susan McEldoon said, “I recently shared with KHOU staff plans for our operations going forward. As you know, KHOU evacuated from our building at 1945 Allen Parkway during Hurricane Harvey. Within hours, we began working from Houston Public Media. They graciously welcomed us in and we plan to stay until we move to a new, permanent space.”

How long is KHOU staying at Houston Public Media? “We will be able to announce more details on our permanent location in early first quarter of the New Year,” McEldoon said.

While it is clear that KHOU’s flood-ruined home will not be reclaimed, there is little speculation as to where KHOU is headed.

For KHOU management, where it is based is not what makes it great.

“Our team has shown incredible resilience and flexibility during this time,” McEldoon added. “As I recently reminded them, a building does not make a TV station. Our people do. We are proud to stand with the community as we rebuild together and thank all of our viewers and customers for their continued support.”