HOUSTON KHOU 11 announced Thursday that veteran sports broadcaster Bob Allen is joining the station later this month as weekday sports anchor. For nearly four decades, Allen has been a trusted voice for Houston-area viewers, covering everything fromhigh schoolsports to the Super Bowl.

We re pleased to welcome Bob to KHOU 11, said Susan McEldoon, KHOU 11 President & General Manager. His unparalleled experience in this market, his commitment to the communities we serve, and his genuine love of Houston sports are invaluable assets.

Allen s return to Houston television follows his departure from KTRK in January, where he was sports director since 1974. Allen said after being off the air a while, and looking at what promises to be another exciting year for Houston sports, he realized he s not ready to step away from covering sports just yet.

I ve still got a lot of stories left to tell, Allen said. And I m very excited for the opportunity to be covering the stories so many people care about on a great television station like KHOU.

Bob s not just another TV sportscaster, he s a Houston icon, said Philip Bruce, KHOU s Executive News Director. Having Bob on our team is an enormous plus. And I know Houston viewers will appreciate having him in their homes again each night, as they have for so many years.

Allen will join KHOU 11 s award-winning sports team of Matt Musil and Daniel Gotera. His KHOU 11 debut is Thursday, April 25.

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