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Adam Bennett

KHOU 11 Reporter
Credit: KHOU

Adam joined KHOU in 2015, but he’s no stranger to Texas. The Dallas native is a University of Texas-Austin graduate and worked in Amarillo and Austin before making his way to Houston. 

As an award-winning journalist, Adam has been on the frontlines of some of Houston’s (and the nation’s) biggest stories: hurricanes, the February 2021 winter storm, national immigration stories, school shootings, the deadly Astroworld Music Festival, the death of President George H.W. Bush, a Super Bowl, three World Series, and more.

During his time at KHOU, some of Adam’s proudest assignments included being part of the Murrow and Emmy award-winning news team, where he provided breaking news coverage of Hurricane Harvey as the newsroom and his vehicle flooded.  

Another noteworthy moment in Adam’s KHOU career included his first time on the national news stage, where he provided a live report on the CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor following a deadly chemical fire in Crosby. One of Adam’s most memorable assignments included the weeklong search for India the Tiger; you can hear all about it in the inaugural episode of Tegna’s “Strangeville” podcast. You’ll often see Adam providing the latest on local government; he’s also served as a panelist for a past mayoral debate.

Before moving to Houston, Adam spent three years in Austin at KEYE providing live, continuous coverage for major stories, including the South by Southwest festival tragedy in 2014 where four people were killed by a drunk driver, the West fertilizer plant explosion, and State Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster over a controversial abortion bill. While living in the Panhandle, Adam worked every job in the newsroom during his nearly three years in Amarillo and anchored more than 500 newscasts.

Adam has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, plus a concentration in Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Fun fact: ¡Adam se habla español! He continues to take weekly Spanish classes and is always looking for opportunities to better connect with a large, influential part of our community. He loves busting out his Spanish skills and taking people by surprise.

When he’s not working, you can often catch Adam searching for the next great breakfast taco (chorizo con huevo is his favorite) or ordering endless cups of coffee (black with an espresso shot). Adam loves eating his way through Houston’s amazing restaurants and exploring the Bayou City’s beautiful parks and trails on two wheels. Adam has volunteered with Casa de Esperanza and the Houston Food Bank.

Have a story idea? Got a new taco spot recommendation? Whether it’s a hot tip or where to find a hot cup of coffee, shoot Adam an email at abennett@khou.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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