KHOU 11 News Reporter
Drew Karedes made his debut on KHOU 11 News in May of 2012. He serves as general assignment reporter, covering a wide range of stories.
Before coming to Houston, Drew reported for KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. During his time in Sin City, Drew covered everything from breaking news to casino openings to high profile court cases.
Notable stories Drew reported on included the sentencing of O.J Simpson for robbery and kidnapping and the heist at the Bellagio. Drew provided continuing live coverage of the Tucson shooting rampage of 2011 in Arizona.
Drew also reported for the NBC affiliate in Green Bay, WI. It was during his interview there that he made his “break.” Drew was sent to report live on a Tornado that touched down in a northern Wisconsin county.
Prior to his time in Wisconsin, Drew worked behind the scenes at WHDH-TV in Boston.
Drew was born and raised in the Boston area. He is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Journalism.
Getting to know KHOU 11 Reporter Drew Karedes
How long have you lived in Houston?
I moved to Houston in May 2012
What is your favorite mobile app?
Where is your hometown?
Do you have any pets?
Not right now but I do have a soft spot for animals
What is something you wouldn’t leave the house without?
Both my oil blots and sunglasses - especially when it's hot and humid
What is your favorite part of working in television news?
Not knowing what each work day will bring
If you could trade lives with someone for a day, who would that be?
I'll have to think about that one
What is your favorite movie?
The Shining followed by a number of other Stephen King films
What are your favorite foods?
Greek and Italian - can't seem to get enough spinach pie or eggplant
What kind of music do you like?
House / Trance / old school
What is always in your refrigerator you cannot live without?
Sparkling water - sometimes I drink 6 a day!
Coffee or tea or neither?
Coffee (with a shot of espresso)
What is one thing you dream to do?
Spend a summer traveling across the Mediterranean
What is your favorite vacation spot?
What is your favorite soft drink?
Do you have any siblings?
One younger brother
What is your favorite pastime?
Traveling to Cape Cod and New Hampshire with my family
Who is your hero?
If you had 1-million dollars, what would you do with it?
I'd buy a home and not sure what I'd do after that. Hopefully, I would donate a good portion to cancer research.
Did anyone inspire you in your life?
Who would you most like to interview that you haven't yet?
What is your favorite midnight snack?