doris childress

Doris Childress

Visiting Professor

As a journalist and TV Host, she has won several national and international awards. Childress served as host for the Emmy Award-winning WeekDay and Weeknight Edition shows on Houston PBS from 1995 to 2002. In 2007 she took over the anchor chair for Houston Public Media’s the connection Public Affairs show. She hosted and produced Texas’ only statewide legislative show –the Capitol Report. In the spirit of PBS, Childress has produced several documentaries covering local and international issues. Her documentary work has taken her abroad to such destinations as Israel, Zurich, and Taiwan. In 1994 Childress graduated from the University of North Texas, receiving her Master of Arts in television and film. The documentary film became her area of concentrated study. As a skilled journalist, she interviewed prominent newsmakers such as Colin Powell, Bill Moyers, President Bush, President Carter, and the Vice President of Taiwan –Annette Lu, to name a few. Before her PBS career, she served as a reporter/anchor for the Central Texas CBS affiliate-KBTX. While at KBTX, Childress became the featured reporter for the station’s Nightside Report. KDFW in Dallas, Texas, was the starting ground for her television career. In her years of broadcasting experience, Childress has received such broadcasting awards as The National Gracie Award, the Academy of Arts and Science Television Regional Emmy Award, the International Telly Award, PBS-SECA, Dallas Press Club, The Communicator Award ( TV) , Houston Press Club Awards, and numerous community acknowledgments. Her 2000 AWRT National Gracie recognition named Childress -Outstanding Anchor representing major markets nationally.

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