Kevin Quinn resigns from KTRK abc13
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 89 Casa Grande
ߦ   Teen who wanted to be cop hacked into police computer system
ߦ   Texas City HS student arrested after alleged threat found on bathroom wall
ߦ   Traffic Fatality #52
ߦ   U.S. Soldier Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Illegally Manufacturing, Using a Chemical Weapon
ߦ   19 Busted In Waco On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
ߦ   3D printed gun advocate accused of paying minor for sex is arrested in Taiwan
ߦ   At least 6 suspects charged with murder in August in Bexar County
ߦ   Constable Deputies Track, Arrest Car Thief
ߦ   Convicted sex offender accused of having sex with dog
ߦ   Houston Attorney Charged in Offshore Tax Evasion Scheme
ߦ   Houston Physician and a Pain Management Clinic Owner Each Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison
ߦ   Man Jailed For Exposing Himself At Elementary School
ߦ   Mexican National Sentenced for East Texas Drug Trafficking
ߦ   Officer And Deceased Identified In Police Shooting
ߦ   Pair Jailed For Theft Of A Firearm
ߦ   Popular Galveston bar could lose alcohol license for drunk-driving related fatality after TABC case
ߦ   Sherffi's Deputies Seize Marijuana Grow Crop
ߦ   Sheriff’s Office Investigating Incident at Montgomery County Animal Shelter
ߦ   Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam
ߦ   Video: Texas Officer Pulls Motorist Clear Just As Truck Slams Into Car
ߦ   Best TV News Bloopers August 2018
ߦ   Calif. officer dies after medical emergency at home
ߦ   Deputy killed by gunfire, 2nd wounded
ߦ   DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1980 Cold Case
ߦ   Ex-Iowa State golfer found dead at course; suspect charged with her murder
ߦ   Galveston Police Arrest Negligent Bartenders in Connection with June Fatal Crash
ߦ   Georgia police chief killed during pursuit
ߦ   Heated Santa Fe ISD meeting highlights contention between parents and school board
ߦ   Houston Fire Dept - Activity Summary
ߦ   Houston Police Dept - Activity Summary
ߦ   Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, Drug Distribution, Immigration and Firearms Violations
ߦ   Inside the SWAT team that took down the Austin bomber
ߦ   Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest
ߦ   Man claims to be police officer after storming into Houston home, officials say

 
Search Archives:




After 15 years, KTRK abc13 reporter Kevin Quinn resigns from the station he's called home for a long time - but he's not the only one leaving


Surprising news hits us at the start of the Texas spring break season. Longtime KTRK abc13 reporter Kevin Quinn has announced his resignation from the station.

He has granted me permission to use the following statement he posted on his personal Facebook account:

As a journalist, the story isn’t supposed to be about us. But this one is. So I’ll keep it brief.

After 15 years at KTRK I’ve given my resignation. This is a decision I’ve made following much deliberation. It is a decision which will help me focus more on my family and being present in their lives.

I will be able to publicly discuss my future soon, but not yet. I am excited about what’s to come.

To my colleagues at abc13: You are among the best, most creative journalists in the business. It’s been my honor to work with you.

To all those who trusted me to tell their stories, thank you. I hope you found them to be fair and accurate. I hope I did them justice.

I’ve taken this week to be with my kids on Spring Break, but I’ve got a few more stories to tell. I’ll say a final goodbye at some point soon.

The good news is that you can still watch Quinn for several months on channel 13.

Can't wait to see where he lands next.

Quinn joined channel 13 back in February 2003. While he covered many stories across the city, his beats were mainly Fort Bend County and NASA. That must have meant a lot of long drives in opposite directions from the station everyday.

He came from KTRK sister station KFSN in Fresno, California. While there, he won a regional Edward R. Murrow award.

Starting his career in Texas, Quinn did it all as a photographer, reporter and anchor at KMID Midland-Odessa.

The award winning journalist graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 1994.

Now Quinn isn't the only one leaving KTRK as of late.

I've heard there have been a handful of longtime off-air employees exiting from engineering, community affairs and beyond over the last few months.

A few weeks ago, I asked my channel 13 media contact, David Lee, if these were layoffs, retirements or buy-outs.

The thought came into my mind after an October 2017 LA Times article where it was reported the ABC Television Group was going to have layoffs across the group (KTRK is owned by the Disney ABC Television Group). Then the best media blogger around, Robert Feder, reported layoffs at WLS in Chicago (KTRK sister station).

I never heard back from Lee.

Turns out he bolted for a new job too. I guess he was too busy packing to hit reply.
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.