Tim Wetzel

KHOU 11 News Reporter

Tim Wetzel joined KHOU 11 News  in April 2012.  Prior to moving to Houston, he was a general assignment reporter at  WTVF,  the CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee.  

While in Music City, Tim developed a love of country music and all things fried.  He also covered Nashville’s historic  2010 flood and the city’s remarkable recovery. 

Before Tennessee, Tim worked at WFTV in Orlando and WINK in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida.  He reported live during hurricanes Charley, Jeanne, Frances and Wilma. His storm reports were carried by CNN and The Weather Channel.  He also covered the arrest of Casey Anthony and the Space Shuttle’s return to flight.

Tim got his start in television as an intern and production assistant at NBC News in Washington, D.C.  He helped the network cover politics while he was a student at American University.  Tim also interned for a member of Congress, a US Senator and at the White House.

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Getting to know KHOU 11 News Reporter Tim Wetzel

How long have you lived in Houston?

I moved to Houston in April 2012.

What is your favorite mobile app?

KHOU 11 mobile app, of course.

Where is your hometown?

St. Louis, Missouri

What is something you wouldn’t leave the house without?

Definitely my iPhone!

What is your favorite part of working in television news?

Getting to meet new people and seeing events as they happen.

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

The President of the United States

What are your favorite books?

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

What are your favorite foods?

I like most foods but Steak, Barbeque and Italian are my favorites.

What kind of music do you like?

Rock, Pop, Country

Who is your favorite band?


What is always in your refrigerator you cannot live without?

Orange Juice

Coffee, tea or neither?

Diet Coke

What is one thing you dream to do?

Be a TV Reporter

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

Invest it

Did anyone inspire you in your life?

My parents

What if your favorite midnight snack?