Will Kunkel Named Sports Director at KRIV in Houston

By Kevin Eck 

Will Kunkel has joined Houston Fox owned station KRIV as sports director.

Kunkel takes over for Mark Berman who recently retired. He will lead all of the station’s sports coverage and serve as sports anchor for the evening newscasts alongside Anthony Antoine, Caroline Collins, and Rashi Vats.

“FOX 26 has a legacy of providing Houstonians with the very best sports coverage, from high school athletics through the pros,” said vice president and news director, Susan Schiller. “Will is prepared to use his unique abilities to build upon that strength and provide our viewers with the in-depth coverage they demand, both on-air and across our digital platforms.”


He starts in September.

Kunkel last worked as sports director for WJZY in Charlotte, N.C. Before that, he was lead sports anchor for KWCH in Wichita, Kan. He’s also worked as sports director for WNWO in Toledo, Ohio and as a sports anchor and reporter for KVRR in Fargo, N.D. Kunkel began his career in broadcast journalism as a production assistant at ESPN.

“I am thrilled to join Fox 26, a powerhouse station in one of the most passionate sports towns in America,” said Kunkel. “I intend to deliver that same level of passion to the fans by working with my talented team to provide innovative, entertaining, and informative coverage while continuing to be the leader in breaking sports news.”