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Carlton Houston

Assistant News Director, WUSA9 (TEGNA), Washington, D.C.

Carlton Houston

Carlton Houston is the assistant news director at TEGNA Media's WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. Carlton is a former news reporter who got his start as a stringer/writer for the Kansas City Star/Times. As a TV journalist, Carlton covered high profile stories including the arrest of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, the crash of Space Shuttle Columbia and the D.C. sniper verdict. Carlton's career in management includes leadership positions at stations in Jackson, Miss., and Tampa. He served as news director at KTUL-TV in Tulsa and most recently KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, where his staff won a 2014 Regional Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. Carlton is a graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism. He was a two-time president of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists. He also served as a regional director for the Radio Television Digital News Association. Carlton and his wife Kim are the proud parents of two sons ages 16 and 18.




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