KRIV anchor Rashi Vats was honored by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with her own day in the city.
After 10 years of service and dedication, November 21, 2023, was proclaimed Rashi Vats Day in the City of Houston.
Vats is the only prime-time Indo-American anchor in Houston.
“This was the biggest surprise I’ve ever received,” she wrote on social media. “I had NO CLUE! I thought the whole time I was getting a one-on-one interview with Houston Mayor @sylvesterturner about the end of his term. NOPE! Everyone with the mayor’s office and @fox26houston were in on it!”
“When you start talking about the diversity of our city, and not just being diverse but being inclusive. You have represented this city extremely well,” Turner said.
Vats joined the Houston Fox-owned station in August 2013. She worked at the CBS affiliate in Bryan/College Station, Texas before that.
“A working mother of two and a proud daughter of a mom she sees as her inspiration,” Turner added. “Rashi has put her heart and soul into giving back to Houston through her work and life.”