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Andrew Horansky

KHOU 11 News Reporter

Andrew (who friends call Drew) Horansky joined KHOU in April 2012.

Prior to moving to Houston, he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at KVUE, Belo’s sister station in Austin. His awards there included a first place win from the Texas AP for “best spot news coverage” during the Bastrop wildfires.

Prior to Austin, Andrew worked as a Chicago-based correspondent at the country’s first high definition news network, HD News. From the devastating tsunami in Sri Lanka to a massive earthquake in Pakistan, he traveled the globe covering some of the biggest stories of the decade. He reported from the war in Iraq, traveled to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina, to Britain for the subway bombings, and to Haiti for deadly mudslides.

His career began in Iowa, where he shot and edited his stories, and met everyone from struggling family farmers to politicians hoping to win the caucus. From there, he worked briefly at the CBS affiliate in Northern Michigan before joining the team at New England Cable News in Boston. Along the way he completed fellowships abroad through RIAS, the International Center for Journalists, and Fulbright.

A 1998 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Andrew originally thought he’d end up working overseas. He and his wife could not be happier to now call Houston home.

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Getting to know KHOU 11 News Reporter Andrew Horansky

When did you move to Houston?

April 2012

What is your favorite mobile app?

Shazam

What is something you would never leave the house without?

My watch

What is your favorite part of working in television news?

Houston has so many great stories to share and I am excited to do something different every day.

If you could trade lives with someone for a day, who would that be?

The President of the United States

What is your favorite movie?

Billy Madison

What are your favorite books?

The Human Stain, Stasiland, The Screwtape Letters

What are your favorite foods?

Just about anything Mediterranean

What kind of music do you like?

Electronica, Classical

What is always in your refrigerator that you cannot live without?

Smart Balance

Coffee or tea or neither?

Coffee, definitely

What is one thing you dream to do?

Making the Camino Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage

What is one thing about you most people would be surprised by?

I finished a marathon and a triathlon

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Hawaii

Do you have any siblings?

Nope. I am an only child

What else might we like to know about you?

My last name is Hungarian. People ask me where it comes from all the time. My Hungarian skills are awful but I do speak a little German!

What is your favorite soft drink?

Vernors! It's America's oldest surviving soft drink!

What is your favorite pastime?

Traveling

What is your favorite car model?

Monster Truck!

If you have 1-million dollars, what would you do with it?

Set up a college trust fund for my nieces and nephew

Did anyone inspire you in your life?

Yes, my high school history teacher and my high school rowing coach

Who would you most like to interview that you haven't yet?

Bill Gates

What is your favorite midnight snack?

Cold pizza