HOUSTON — Xavier Walton joined KHOU 11 News in September 2019. During his first week, the Bayou City was battered by Tropical Storm Imelda.
Xavier began at KHOU as an anchor on the morning newscasts. After two years, he transitioned to anchoring the weekend evening shows and reporting for the 10 p.m. show.
Xavier has covered several big Houston stories in his short tenure. He walked the final mile alongside George Floyd’s golden casket as thousands lined the street of Cullen Boulevard for Floyd's funeral. He traveled to Minneapolis to cover the historic Derek Chauvin trial. And Xavier went to west Texas to witness the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, blast into space. Most recently he's covered Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas.
Before moving to Houston Xavier spent four years at WCNC-TV, in Charlotte, NC.
B.C. - Before Charlotte - Xavier spent three years working for KTWO-TV in Casper, WY. He started out in the Riverton Bureau on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Xavier was named Reporter of the Year by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters. He also took second place in Dancing with the Stars of Casper.
Xavier loves living in one of the most diverse cities in America. Why? Because he himself is a walking billboard of diversity. He frequently gets asked what is his ethnicity. Xavier is Filipino, White, Black and Cherokee Indian. His mother was born in the Philippines and his father was born in California, which is where Xavier was born and raised.
Three states later, he is now a proud Texan. He moved here with his two-year-old Golden Doodle puppy named Arie.
If you have any questions Xavier would love to hear from you.