Gina Gaston

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Gina Gaston (born January 14, 1966 in Oxnard, CA) is a television journalist and currently the lead anchor for KTRK-TV in Houston, Texas.[1]

Career[edit]

She joined channel 13 in 1992 to anchor the morning newscast with Tom Koch, she then left in 1999 to co-anchor HomePage, an afternoon show on MSNBC, with Ashleigh Banfield and Mika Brzezinski.[2] Entertainment Weekly described the trio as "the Powerpuff Girls of journalism".[2] Gaston left MSNBC in 2000. In 2001, she returned to channel 13 to anchor and report the 6 and 10pm newscast, replacing long-time anchor Shara Fryer.

Awards and honors[edit]

Gaston won a 2007 Lone Star Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for a documentary, she won a 2007 National Headliner Award as well for a documentary titled Soulful Stitches. She has also won several Associated Press awards. Gaston is a 1987 graduate of the University of Southern California.

Personal life[edit]

Gaston is married to former Houston Rockets player Mario Elie. In 2003, Gina gave birth to triplets—two boys and one girl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gina Gaston bio". abclocal. Archived from the original on 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  2. ^ a b Tucker, Ken (February 16, 2001). "The Spin Room, Hardball". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 6, 2013.