Photos: Dan Rather through the years

Photos: Dan Rather through the years

Credit: KHOU-TV

Houston native Dan Rather earned his journalism degree from Sam Houston State University in 1953. After working at a Houston radio station and as a television reporter at another station, Rather was promoted to news director for KHOU-TV in 1961. His coverage of Hurricane Carla in September 1961 brought him to the attention of network executives, and he was promoted to the position of CBS network correspondent.

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by KHOU.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 10:34 AM

HOUSTON --KMOV sister station KHOU is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! One of the first faces of KHOU was Houston native Dan Rather, who earned his journalism degree from Sam Houston State University in 1953.

After working at a Houston radio station and as a television reporter at another station, Rather was promoted to news director for KHOU-TV in 1961.

His coverage of Hurricane Carla in September 1961 brought him to the attention of network executives, and he was promoted to the position of CBS network correspondent.

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