KTRK General Manager Will Retire After May Book

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel Comment

After 34 years with various ABC-owned television stations, KTRK general manager Henry Florsheim is retiring.

He made the announcement earlier this week in an email to the staff.

After nearly 34 years with ABC at three different owned stations, I have decided it is time for me to retire from KTRK and the day to day, 24/7 nature of local TV and news. It has been my great honor to lead this station for 22 years and I could not be more proud of the team’s dedicated focus on excellence. We are the number one source for local news in Houston and have built up a dedicated following in digital and social platforms. We are an integral part of the community, producing and engaging in the most outreach events in the market, building area wide partnerships such as the Marathon, Freedom Over Texas, and the Houston Texans and smaller community town halls. We’ve expanded our local news presence with newscasts at 4:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. And together we’ve survived two major building projects, three hurricanes and Tropical Storm Allison.

“Thank you Henry … you have built a terrific team and station with an unwavering commitment to the people and communities of Houston,” said Wendy McMahon, president of ABC-owned television stations.

Florsheim’s last day will be July 1.

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