KHOU Announces Sale of Building Flooded by Harvey

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel Comment

Tegna is saying goodbye to KHOU‘s old home after Hurricane Harvey.

The company made the announcement last week.

“KHOU has signed a contract to sell its former studio property at Allen Parkway. The purchase price and the identity of the buyer were not disclosed. KHOU was forced to vacate the Allen Parkway property due to Hurricane Harvey, and the management decided it would be better to rebuild in another location less prone to flooding. A search for a replacement location has been ongoing and nearing a conclusion.” a Tegna spokesperson told TVSpy.

TVSpy first reported plans to move to a new building last November. The CBS affiliate is currently broadcasting out of a temporary studio at Houston Public Media through 2018.

In the days after Harvey, KHOU flooded and struggled to stay on air. They set up a temporary control room at WFAA, the Tegna station in Dallas, for the weeks following.

You can watch a recap video below which details how KHOU opened up a remote control room out of the Dallas station during the storm’s aftermath.