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Veteran journalist Carolyn Campbell joins Houston First

Houston • Dec. 11, 2014

HOUSTON - Longtime Houston journalist Carolyn Campbell has joined Houston First Corporation as director of communications.
Drawing on more than two decades in local television news, Campbell will focus on developing the corporation’s Houston First News Network programming and other video productions.
“Carolyn brings to us time-tested experience and a new vantage that will help us share our stories,” said Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First. “We are no longer merely going to tell people what we are doing; we are going to show them.
“Carolyn’s skill set doesn’t often become available, and we intend to take full advantage of her know-how. That she is a native Houstonian who cares deeply for her city is another asset as we promote our first-class convention, arts and entertainment venues.”
Campbell spent 24 years with KHOU-TV, Channel 11, covering stories from inner-city Houston to overseas in the Middle East. She reported on everything from Hurricane Ike to the Oklahoma City bombing to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
She started at KHOU-TV as community affairs director and hosted of a weekly public affairs show. She later moved to news as a general assignments reporter. She also started the station’s consumer hotline franchise and served as its on-air reporter.
Most recently, Campbell served as mid-day anchor and reporter with Radio One’s News 92 FM, Houston’s first all-news station before it switched to a music format earlier this year.
Campbell is a graduate of University of North Texas. She and her husband, James, are parents of a teenage son.