The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
The Most Viewed Police News Website In Texas
 
Posted on: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Houston - Reporter Brad Woodard found dead in his Houston home
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
1/28/15   Animal Care Services Offer Spay & Neuter Vouchers
1/28/15   Armed bandit disarms Houston police officer [VIDEO-PHOTOS]
1/28/15   City of Houston Loses in Attempt to Access Members’ Private Information
1/28/15   Conroe Police Department Case Tracking Log
1/28/15   Cop fights parole for female accomplice in brother's murder [VIDEO]
1/28/15   Crime Stoppers Reward For Fugitive Wanted For Protective Order Violation
1/28/15   Deputies present check to Garth House for child victims
1/28/15   Governor Abbott Sets February 17 Special Runoff Election for House District 13
1/28/15   Handcuffed woman steals police car then drives off [VIDEO]
1/28/15   HPD Teams With Several Agencies To Bust Massive Robbery Ring [MUG SHOTS]
1/28/15   Person of interest sought in attempted carjacking [VIDEO]
1/28/15   Police Search for Missing 35 Year Old Man
1/28/15   Sgt. Albert "Al" Harlan, 85
1/28/15   Three Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders Captured
1/28/15   Trial Begins in Slaying of Seattle Police Officer
1/28/15   Trio Passing Fake Hundreds [PHOTOS]
1/28/15   Two Cops Shot Inside City Hall After Their Swearing-In Ceremony [VIDEO]
1/28/15   Unusual Arrest at Walmart in Porter [PHOTOS]
1/29/15   12 inmates lined up for 2015 executions in Texas
1/29/15   Ala. officer dies in crash of his patrol car
1/29/15   APD Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit are seeking possible witnesses to biohazard spill
1/29/15   Aransas Pass Police Activity Blotter
1/29/15   Aransas Pass Police Ask, "Are You Trying To Reach Us?"
1/29/15   Austin Police Dept. Fatality Crash #10
1/29/15   Beaumont Police Department hosts annual awards banquet today
1/29/15   Burnet County Sheriff's Office Inmate Arrests Summary
1/29/15   City of Friendswood Named One Of Top 100 Safest Cities
1/29/15   College Station Police Dept. Significant Activity Summary
1/29/15   Conroe Police Dept. Case Tracking Log
1/29/15   Corpus Christi Police Patrol Report 01/29/2015
1/29/15   Corpus Christi Police Stop Forgery Operation
1/29/15   Daily Bulletin - Arrests - Galveston County
1/29/15   Denton County Man Guilty of Wire Fraud Charges
1/29/15   Driver fights company over bill for wrongfully towed car [WATCH]
1/29/15   Driver kills himself after brief chase on Crystal Beach
1/29/15   Four people in custody for participating in a planned bank robbery in 2010 [PHOTOS]

   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
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2015 The Police News. All rights reserved.