Sherry Williams anchors KHOU 11 News Saturday morning from 7-9 a.m. She also reports on a wide variety of stories—from hard news to lighthearted features—during the week. With 30 years of experience in broadcast news, Sherry has worked in Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Bryan-College Station and as a correspondent for Black Entertainment Television. Before joining the KHOU 11 News Team, she anchored the 9 p.m. news at Channel 39 and reported at Fox 26 Houston.
Sherry is known for her down-to-Earth, energetic, accessible on-air style. Many viewers still remember her popular sign-offs, phrases like: “Goodnight Y’all!” “Goodnight Friends and Neighbors!” and "That's How We Roll!"
Sherry grew up in Houston’s Third Ward near the campus of Texas Southern University. She attended HISD’s Turner Elementary, Lanier Junior High and Lamar High school. She attended college at Texas A&M University in College Station, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She began her broadcast career at Bryan radio station WTAW while she was a junior in college.
Sherry is a three time Emmy Award winner and a multiple nominee for her reporting. She has also been nominated for producing and hosting Ch. 39’s “The Conversation with Sherry Williams.” In addition, she has won awards from the Associated Press, the Houston Press Club, the Dallas Press Club and United Press International.
Sherry is married to her college sweetheart, Rube Williams, Jr., Ph.D. She gets a kick out of telling people he is a real-live rocket scientist. They have a talented daughter named "Tye" and a crazy dog named Dora.
Sherry is an experienced marathoner in two sports. In April 2004 she began an annual tradition of completing the MS-150 marathon bike ride from Houston to Austin. The ride benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2010, she founded the KHOU 11 Bike Team, made up of co-workers and friends.
In January 2011, Sherry ran her first 13.1 miles in the Houston Half-Marathon. She ran it in memory of her dear brother Reginald, who passed away from colon cancer in October 2010. When she ran in January 2012, she did so in memory of her father "Woodard" who passed away from prostate cancer in September 2011. Sherry supports the American Cancer Society in honor of her beloved father and brother.
Getting to know KHOU 11 News Anchor Sherry Williams
How long have you lived in Houston?
I grew up here, moved away at 18 to attend Texas A & M and then returned in 1999. Can't stay away!
What is your favorite mobile app?
Fandango. I love movies.
Where is your hometown?
Do you have any pets?
Yes, a dog named Dora (cuz she's an explorer!)
What is something you wouldn’t leave the house without?
My phone, sadly.
Favorite part of working in news?
The adrenaline rush of covering Breaking News and the joy of talking to viewers from the Anchor Desk.
If you could trade lives with someone for a day, who would that be?
No one. I love my life.
What are your favorite films?
Jerry McGuire, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Valley of the Dolls
What are your favorite books?
The Bible and any well written mystery
What are your favorite foods?
The kind that taste really good!
What kind of music do you like?
Anything I can run or bike to.
Who is your favorite band?
Gotta pick just one??!! Earth, Wind & Fire.
What is always in your refrigerator you cannot live without?
Do you prefer coffee or tea or neither?
What is one thing you dream to do?
Help produce a movie.
What is one thing about you most people might be surprised by?
I used to bully my younger brother when we were kids. Then one day, he socked me in the nose and I never bullied him again!
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Any beautiful place that I am seeing for the first time.
Where was your last vacation?
I can't even remember. Mexico is a safe guess.
What is your favorite soft drink?
Coke mixed with club soda.
Do you have any siblings?
Four living, two deceased.
What else might we like to know about you?
I cannot sing a note. I cannot dance very well. But, I love to do both!
What is your favorite pastime?
Does napping count? If not, cycling and tennis.
What is your favorite car model?
Who is your personal hero?
If you had 1-million dollars, what would you do with it?
Is it tax free? Share it--mostly with my creditors.
Did anyone inspire you in your life?
My dear parents, Helen and Raleigh Woodard.