Former KTRK anchor and the station’s emeritus anchor, Dave Ward, now has a street named after him.
Ward, who worked at the Houston ABC owned station for 50 years(!), has been honored with a marker to the street signs next to the station saying, Honorary Dave Ward Place.
“I’ve got my name on a building, and now I’ve got my name on a street. I guess a few people have heard of me,” said Ward.
“Dave Ward is Houston and Houston will always love him,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner, adding that it was important to have the marker close to where Ward spent so much of his time at ABC13 studios, and now, the sign will be there “for generations to come.”
“We could not be more proud to still have Dave Ward, our anchor emeritus, and I just told Dave, ‘We talk about you more than you know at the station,'” KTRK president and general manager Wendy Granato. “And we always say, ‘Dave left a legacy for us, and we feel the responsibility to pass it on one day to the next generation.'”
He started his career at KTRK as a reporter/photographer in 1966 and began anchoring newscasts two years later. He worked at the station until he retired on May 2, 2017.