"Guys we are going to have to evacuate."
It was those words that became a defining moment for KHOU 11 News, and Len Cannon was there.
He was in the midst of anchoring round the clock coverage of Hurricane Harvey in August of 2017, when the station started taking on water.
"We were forced off the air for several hours until we moved to another studio."
Len is the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. anchor. He came to KHOU in 2006.
Cannon grew up in Troy, Ohio and is a graduate of Ashland University in Ohio. He started his career in radio, then moved on to work TV news jobs in Toledo, New Orleans, Seattle and New York. He spent seven years as a correspondent for Dateline NBC.
His wife is a former news and documentary producer in New York, and is founder of parentspost.com.
They have a daughter.
Favorite vacation spot? Tough call, but since we love beaches, Palmalican Island in my wife’s native Philippines- Spectacular!
First car? 1973 Dodge Coronet nicknamed “Betsy.” Don’t ask why, just sounded appropriate.
Happiest day in my life? 2 days, the day I got married in 1997 and the day our daughter was born.
Birthplace? I was born in my Dad’s hometown, Stamford, CT about 40 minutes northeast of NYC.
Favorite song? Right now, it’s anything by Adele.
Any talents? I sang in gospel choirs growing up. Yes, I can hold a note!
Favorite social media site? Facebook. It’s great interaction with viewers and I get to share what’s going on in my life, as well as work.
What makes me star struck? I have interviewed famous people my entire career, but it’s the people I idolized as a child that get me. I met former NFL Star Jim Brown a couple of years ago in Houston, and was mesmerized, because he was “the man” when I was playing football as a kid.
Hobbies? Tennis, reading and travel
Favorite movie to date? "Mudbound". It is powerful, dramatic storytelling of a different time in America.