Vicente Arenas joined KHOU 11 News in January 2003 as a weekend anchor and weekday reporter. Vicente currently anchors the KHOU 11 News weekend newscasts and also files reports for various newscasts during the week.
Before joining the KHOU 11 News team, Vicente worked at WOAI-TV in San Antonio as the weekday morning anchor and consumer reporter. Prior to that, Vicente was a reporter with KTRK-TV in Houston for nearly five years, primarily covering the crime beat. He has also worked in other television markets throughout his career.
An award-winning journalist, Vicente is a member of several professional Hispanic organizations and served as president of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. Vicente has also served as president of the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals.
Vicente was born and raised in Kenedy, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism.
Getting to know KHOU 11 News Anchor Vicente Arenas
How long have you lived in Houston?
I have lived here since 1998.
What is your favorite mobile app?
Where is your hometown?
Kenedy, Texas (Yes, Kenedy has one 'n')
Do you have any pets?
What is something you wouldn’t leave the house without?
What is your favorite part of working in television news?
Having an excuse to be nosy
If you could trade lives with someone for a day, who would that be?
A famous Mariachi singer
What is your favorite movie in 2011?
What are your 3 favorite films?
Silence of the Lambs, Avatar and the Exorcist
What are you reading right now?
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein
What are your favorite books?
What are your favorite foods?
What kind of music do you like?
House Techno, DJ Tiesto, Spanish Rock, Mariachi, Workout Rave
Who is your favorite band?
I don't have one.
What is always in your refrigerator you cannot live without?
Coffee or tea or neither?
What is one thing you dream to do?
Travel around the world.
What is one thing about you most people might be surprised by?
I love to ski. I nearly killed myself on a mountain in Canada.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere on a mountain.
Where was your last vacation?
What is your favorite soft drink?
Diet Big Red (laughing hard!)
Do you have any siblings?
I have three sisters
What else might we like to know about you?
My mother had to hike Hostess cupcakes and big red drinks from me when I was a kid. I was very much overweight. She had to buy Sears huskies from a mail order catalog because store bought clothes did not fit me.
What is your favorite pastime?
Movies, going to the gym and biking.
What is your favorite car model?
Range Rover. (I don't have one)
Who is your hero?
My uncle Bear.
If you had 1-million dollars, what would you do with it?
Buy a mountain cabin.
Did anyone inspire you in your life?
Aside from my parents, Fr. Gerry Cernoch