KPRC 2 senior reporter Phil Archer reflects on career and reunites with rescued dog on ‘Houston Life’
HOUSTON – After 44 years of covering some of the biggest stories in Houston Phil Archer is signing off from his reporting duties at KPRC 2. Phil Archer reflects on his time at KPRC 2. I mean I’m hearing from people, I haven’t talked to in decades, wishing me happy retirement,” said Phil Archer. AdRELATED: Phil Archer reunites with dog he, sheriff saved in 2016 floodsPhil and Archer were reunited on Houston Life. RELATED: Thank you, Phil: Look back at the 44-year career of KPRC 2 senior reporter Phil Archer
Thank you, Phil: Look back at the 44-year career of KPRC 2 senior reporter Phil Archer
After telling Houston’s story for more than four decades, KPRC 2 senior reporter Phil Archer is retiring. All this week, KPRC 2 has been looking back at the 44 years Archer spent at the station. KPRC 2 legends meet againKPRC 2 anchor Bill Balleza came out of his own retirement to turn the tables on Archer and interview him. Four decades as Houston’s newsmanArcher started his career at KPRC 2 as an overnight police-beat reporter. Read alsoKPRC 2 viewers share their well-wishes for PhilAdPhil Archer Day declared in HoustonKPRC 2 senior reporter Phil Archer reflects on career and reunites with rescued dog on ‘Houston Life’
Phil Archer Day declared in Houston
A proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner declares March 4, 2021, as Phil Archer day in Houston. HOUSTON – KPRC 2′s senior reporter Phil Archer is retiring this week after nearly 45 years of telling Houston’s story. In honor of Archer’s years of service, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared March 4 “Phil Archer Day” in the city. “Phil Archer truly represents the vitality and character of Houston, having dedicated over four decades to keeping the residents of Houston informed on worldwide, national, state and local happenings,” Turner wrote in his proclamation. “You’ve been such a part of my life, me getting to watch you all these years,” Abbott said.
Send Phil Archer your well-wishes
AdJanet Dominguez: Congratulations Phil Enjoy Your Retirement Relax, Read, take a trip, Enjoy Family Thank you for your 45 yrs. Enjoy retirement, Phil. Happy retirement Phil!!!! Robin: Wishing you a very happy retirement Mr. Phil Archer you will be missed ❤️Richard Kranz: Thanks for the great 45-year ride. Nicholas Nilson: HAPPY RETIREMENT PHIL Archer!!!
KPRC 2’s Phil Archer retiring after telling Houston’s story for nearly 45 years
HOUSTON – After nearly 45 years of covering the news in Houston, KPRC 2 senior reporter Phil Archer is retiring. Archer, a native of Wichita Falls, began his career with KPRC 2 in 1976, starting out as a police beat reporter and photographer. He has won awards from the Associated Press, UPI, Houston Press Club, Houston Fire Department, Association for Retarded Citizens, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and American Quarter Horse Association. In 1978, he received the Perringer Award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters after being stabbed and hospitalized while covering the Moody Park Riot. Veteran reporter KPRC2 Phil Archer discusses when he was stabbed during the Moody Park riots in May 1978.
KPRC legend Phil Archer to retire in March
Houston's Phil Archer, who took a knife to the side while reporting in 1978, will soon make his final report. The KPRC Channel 2 reporter announced Monday that his last day at the station will be March 4. Archer is no stranger to Houston news, being the longest-running TV reporter on air. Some Houstonians have already chimed in:Archer attended University of Houston in the early 1970s and was hired to KPRC in 1976. "I could see she was shivering as I got close to her," Archer told Hoffman in 2016.chron.com
Houston native loses 4 members of family to carbon monoxide poisoning after Hurricane Laura
HOUSTON – A Houston native tragically lost four members of her family to carbon monoxide poisoning after Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The people who died were all members of a large, tight-knit, Lake Charles family. Sheletta Brundidge said four of her family members were found dead and one was seriously hurt from carbon monoxide poisoning after the storm. After the family survived the monster hurricane that was Laura without any issues, far-flung family members thought the worst was over. Rosa’s husband Charles was found in critical condition and rushed to the hospital.
Police investigating break-in at mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee's campaign headquarters
Houston police are investigating a break-in at the campaign headquarters of mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee, according to his campaign. It was unclear what was taken from the office located at 4101 Greenbriar Drive, said Buzbee's campaign spokesperson Mary Harmon. As of Monday afternoon, campaign staffers are still combing through the office, searching for anything that might be missing. A statement from Buzbee's office was released mid-morning Thursday and said campaign staffers arrived at the office at 9 a.m. "to find the locks pried open." The statement says the break-in is believed to have occurred between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday when the office was empty.
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