Native Houstonian Mia Gradney is an Emmy Award-winning talent and the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor at KHOU 11 News in Houston, Texas.
For two decades, Mia has covered everything from historic hurricanes to major Hollywood red carpet events and national sports championships. She specializes in breaking news/continuous coverage and special events with interests in women empowerment/job readiness, health & wellness and sports entertainment.
One of her defining career moments came when she navigated Houstonians through one of our nation’s most catastrophic natural disasters, Hurricane Harvey, with almost 138 non-stop hours of airtime despite the flooding and evacuation of KHOU 11’s building. The breaking news coverage was later recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award.
During more celebratory times, Mia journeyed to Los Angeles, for Game 6 of the 2017 World Series, to report on her hometown Houston Astros historic quest to become World Champions. She has also field-anchored, live from NRG Stadium, two Houston Super Bowls: Super Bowl XXXVII and Super Bowl LI.
Prior to her work at KHOU 11 News, Mia anchored and reported for over a decade at Houston’s CW 39 providing reports for the local station and station group. She got her start in television in Houston behind the scenes as a writer and production assistant. Mia made the transition to on-air talent with career stops in Victoria and Beaumont before returning to her hometown of Houston to anchor, report and produce special programming and news.
Mia is a proud alumna of Sam Houston State University with a degree in Radio/Television and a specialty track in broadcast news. In 2016, the university honored and inducted her into its Distinguished Alumni Society. She is also a past inductee into the school’s Dan Rather Hall of Fame.
Other professional awards and honors include: Lone Star Emmy Awards for two half-hour magazine special programs, an environmental series and special events coverage. In addition, Mia has received Lone Star Emmy nominations for a special medical report and a half-hour employment special.
Mia is also a recipient of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital’s Karen Harrison Service Award for her work and dedication to pediatric cancer awareness and education.
Some of her other proud accomplishments and positions include co-founding Women of Wardrobe, Dress For Success Houston’s young professionals group. She is also a continuing education instructor for Dress For Success Houston’s client based professional women’s group and an Advisory Council member for the nonprofit organization that suits up women for success.