The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          



 

Houston - Reporter Brad Woodard found dead in his Houston home
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Christian Tyler Powell
ߦ   Mitchell Bradley Hardee, 68, Texas City
ߦ   Man Jailed In Texas City On Capital Murder Chard - Mug Shot
ߦ   An Inmate Died After Being Denied Water For 7 Days, And A Jury Is Considering Who’s To Blame
ߦ   Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in 8 days
ߦ   3 Men arrested for Tampering with a Government Record
ߦ   Area Sheriff’s Office’s Work Together to Arrest 2 for Multiple Offenses
ߦ   Armed Standoff Leader Claims He's Been Strip Searched "Hundreds Of Times" In Jail While Awaiting Trial
ߦ   Car Burglar Arrested, Goods Recovered In Kemah - Mug Shot
ߦ   Conroe man convicted in bank fraud, theft from employer
ߦ   Driver of vehicle involved in crash charged with DWI
ߦ   Man arrested for Fraudulent Use-Possession of ID Information
ߦ   Man wanted for 1976 Texas murder arrested in Mississippi
ߦ   Police Chase Ends In Jail For Fleeing Driver
ߦ   Police chiefs in Texas push for more women in law enforcement
ߦ   Texas Sheriffs Could Face Jail Time For Not Cooperating With Federal Immigration Law
ߦ   Upshur sheriff: Shooting of deputy's home, cars was ‘attack’
ߦ   Within a one week period, Fort Worth Fire Department Arson Investigators secure two 40yr plus convictions/sentences for arsonists
ߦ   SUBSCRIBE To Texas Police News
ߦ   Employment
ߦ   Police News - Calendar of Events
ߦ   Who To Call For What
ߦ   HELPFUL LINKS
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Ofice - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crewmember
ߦ   Community Awareness Bulletin – Aggravated Sexual Assault
ߦ   Copperas Cove PD Needs Help Identifying Suspects - Photo
ߦ   Corrections officer killed in inmate attack
ߦ   Delaware trooper fatally shot ID'ed, suspect killed
ߦ   Family suspects missing 12-year-old being held against her will
ߦ   FBI swarms Houston engineering firm, cluster of Laredo buildings
ߦ   Former Texan Gets Hammered with 30-Year Prison Sentence
ߦ   Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison for Enticement of a Minor
ߦ   Golf for Greater Houston Selects Child Advocates of Fort Bend as Grant Award Recipient and Primary Beneficiary
ߦ   Greenville, Texas, Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
Brad Woodard
Brad Woodard
Brad Woodard known for reports on animal cruelty.

Brad Woodard, a veteran television reporter for KARE-11 in the Twin Cities before joining a station in Houston, has died, his most recent supervisor said Thursday.

Woodard, who worked at KHOU from 2006 until March of this year, was found dead in his Houston home Wednesday morning, News Director Philip Bruce said in a posting Thursday on the Texas station’s website. Woodard was 51.

“Authorities discovered his body … after a relative called police to check on him after Brad failed to return several phone calls,” Bruce wrote. Investigators say there was no evidence of foul play, Bruce added.

Woodard, a native of Hayesville, N.C., worked for 16 years at KARE.

Before joining KARE, Woodard worked for WTVF-TV in Nashville and WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga., where he anchored, reported and produced documentaries. He also appeared in the HBO film “Vietnam War Stories” and on the short-lived ABC television series “Breaking Away.”

Before television, he was an officer in the Air Force and briefly flew jets.

He received an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in 1984, with minors in Russian and music. He was also a graduate of the Pushkin Institute for Russian Language in Moscow.

In its report on Woodard’s death, KARE noted Woodard’s many awards won while working the Twin Cities, including 1994, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2007 Genesis Awards, now administered by the Humane Society of the United States, for his investigative reports exposing cruelty to animals used in research and drug production.

“Brad Woodard is one of the most talented reporters I’ve ever known,” said KARE News Director Jane Helmke, who also worked as a producer with Woodard. “He had a gift for reflecting the human condition in both its splendor and frailty.”

KARE reporter Boyd Huppert worked alongside Woodard for many years and remembered his longtime colleague as someone “who really cared and often formed long-lasting relationships with the subjects of his stories.”

Huppert recalled a farmer that Woodard covered in 1997 during the devastating Red River floods whose land “was basically on an island.”

When Woodard circled back to follow up with the farmer, he found out that a beef calf was named after him.

“That gave a lot of us a chuckle,” Huppert said. “Brad was an avowed vegetarian.”

KHOU’s Bruce wrote that “we’ll forever remember Brad as a kind man with a soft heart. He had two great passions — storytelling and animals. Frequently, Brad turned a light on those who abused or neglected innocent creatures and his work on animal abuse — and many other topics — won him multiple local, regional and national honors.”

“Brad was very proudly an ‘old school’ journalist, always quick to defend an underdog in need,” Bruce wrote. “Within the television news community, he was widely regarded as one of the best writers in the business.”

Source: Star Tribune




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  


© 1999-2017 The Police News. All rights reserved.