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It's officially the end of a LONG era at NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston. Legendary NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston News Anchor Bill Balleza announced he will be retiring from the Houston NBC Station effective in January of 2020. He began his journalism career as a TV Reporter for KRON-TV San Francisco, CA in 1971, before joining CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston in 1973. A graduate of San Antonio College, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War & also served as a Marine Scout Sniper during the Tet Offensive of 1968. He & his wife, Melissa have 3 children & 2 grandchildren. He's also an avid woodworker & has designed & built furniture, including for families that he & his NBC 2 colleagues sponsored for Houston Habitat for Humanity. Thoughts on Balleza retiring & how do you think he'll be remembered ? https://www.chron.com/life/article/After-39-years-KPRC-2-anchor-Bill-Balleza-plans-14539722.php https://www.facebook.com/BillBalleza https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/longtime-news-anchor-and-houston-icon-bill-balleza-to-retire-in-january_
Looks like people are going full beast-mode on NBC 2 KPRC-TV Houston on the Houston NBC Station's early exiting from the Thursday Night Football Game between the Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals last night. NBC 2 News Anchor Bill Balleza went on his Facebook page & apologized for the producer's botched mistake: http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2017/09/kprc-2s-early-exit-from-houston-texans-game-bengals.html
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, here's some old-time video opens from KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston from the 1980s and early 1990s for y'all's input and comments to make about them. Here's one from November 15, 1992's weekend 10pm newscast and note they've still got the downtown news set (which is expanded), but they've removed the "Channel Two News" sign at the very top of the set. January 9, 1991 Nightcast 10pm open from April 19, 1989 with Ron Stone, Jan Carson, Doug Johnson & Craig Roberts: November 5, 1991: Election Results coverage of KPRC-TV: December 30, 1987 10pm newscast: I'm going to assume they didn't unveil their expanded downtown skyline until around 1988: If anyone else can comment on this, let me know. November 4, 1990: KPRC-TV News Brief: November 4, 1990 10pm weekend newscast: May 17, 1989 6pm newscast: Bill Balleza, Jan Carson, Doug Johnson, Craig Roberts: May 16, 1989: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHRG3Gbg_lk