KTRH News Team


Morning Anchor [EMAIL]

Jimmy Barrett comes to KTRH via Detroit, Mich., and Richmond, Va. where he spent several decades doing mornings. "There aren't a lot of places like Houston," he says, "and we are very excited to be here. You can't choose where you're born, but he can choose where you want to live. We choose to call Texas home." Jimmy and his wife, Elisabeth, have several cats and a South Korean rescue dog named Swiper.


Morning Anchor [EMAIL]

Shara covered local and world events for ABC 13 for 25 years. An award-winning journalist, she has conducting interviews with presidents, foreign heads of state, and international celebrities. She established the Shara Fryer Cancer Research Fund in the Department of Surgical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.


Morning Editor [EMAIL]

John came to Houston in 2005 after nearly five years in Pennsylvania. He's also worked in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Atlanta. He's covered seven hurricanes and, at various times, has manned the KTRH anchor desk during every hour of the day.


Midday Anchor [EMAIL]

Corey is a West Coast native, born and raised in Seattle and a graduate of the University of Southern California. Prior to his arrival at KTRH, he spent 11 years in Las Vegas. Corey is an avid follower of sports, politics, and current events and a die-hard fan of his beloved USC Trojans.


Overnight Anchor [EMAIL]

A native Houstonian, Eric has worked for KTRH since 2007. His mom told him had the perfect face for radio. He believes that logic can get you from A to B ... imagination can take you everywhere else.


Afternoon Anchor [EMAIL]

Scott Crowder is St. Louis native and has lived in Texas since 2002. Before KTRH, he was afternoon anchor at WBAP, Dallas-Fort Worth. He loves computers and technology, dogs and the NFL, although the Rams give him nothing but pain.


Anchor [EMAIL]

John Wesley Downey is a native Houstonian and veteran broadcaster who has been a part of NewsRadio 740 since 2002. In his long radio career he's anchored news and traffic, been a movie reviewer, hosted talk shows, and been a public affairs director for several Houston stations.


Reporter [EMAIL]

Audrey Morton is happy to come back to the place she calls home. It's at the very least where she learned to drive. She's spent the past 10 years in Austin. She's also done news in New Orleans, Waco and Victoria. A graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton, she's a fourth generation Texan and can't imagine being anywhere else. When not chasing news, she loves to be actively involved volunteering in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Junior League of Houston. She's married with two furry babies, a Himalayan and ragdoll.


Reporter [EMAIL]

Nik is an award-winning journalist who joined the KTRH newsroom in August 2010 after a three-year stint at WSPD, Toledo. The native Detroiter also reported and anchored news at WSJM, Benton Harbor, Mich., and at WMIC in the Michigan "Thumb."


Reporter [EMAIL]

Prior to KTRH, Cliff worked for three years at WXOS St. Louis, where he hosted the postgame show on the St. Louis Rams Radio Network. A broadcaster since 1991, he's also worked in Buffalo, Chicago and Milwaukee.


Reporter [EMAIL]

Nikki Courtney is a 35-year broadcasting veteran who began her news career in Houston in 1979. She's worked in Miami, Indianapolis, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cyprus, Riverside, Nashville, Albuquerque and is now back in Houston for her second go-around. A voracious reader, her interests include world affairs, U.S. history, biographies, politics and gardening.



Producer [EMAIL]

Chad, who has been with KTRH since 2006, is producer of the Michael Berry show. He grew up on the island of Hawaii, in the beautiful town of Hilo. He has a master's degree in journalism from Baylor University and did his undergraduate work at the University of Oregon.


Producer [EMAIL]

Johnny Hemberger has lived in Houston for 25 years and has been a producer for KTRH since 2002. For native Houstonians, his name should sound familiar. His father was veteran Houston television newscaster Alan Hemberger.


Producer [EMAIL]

Nicholas "Niko" Skoumpourdis is a Houston native who joined KTRH in the summer of 2017. A student at the University of Houston, he also hosts his own live show and podcast at the student-run radio station, Coog Radio.




Terri is certified meteorologist who has been with The Weather Channel for more than a decade. She is also a wife and mother who dedicates some of her spare time to promoting music programs.



Markis a certified meteorologist for The Weather Channel Radio and Broadband. He's a big fan of thunderstorms and good action movies.



Business Reports [EMAIL]

Pat Shinnis host of KTRH's "Money Matters," a show dedicated to individual investors. The program airs 5-7 p.m. Saturdays unless pre-empted by weekend sports coverage. He also provides market commentary on NewsRadio 740 weekdays at 12:05, 3:05, and 6:05 p.m.


Business Reports

Courtney Donohoe has held numerous roles at Bloomberg Business, including serving as a reporter and producer during the financial crisis, where she reported on the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and the fall of Bear Stearns. She began her career as a product manager and developer for Bloomberg.



Traffic Anchor [EMAIL]

Julie DeHarty is originally from Nebraska but has lived most of her life in Texas. Her traffic reporting career began in 1988 flying over Dallas-Fort Worth, followed by a few years airbourne in Baltimore, where she once had to land her chopper in traffic. She also suffered a broken neck when her Dallas aircraft experienced engine failure. In her spare time she's also a DJ on Legends 770 in Dallas and Legends 810 in Denver.


Traffic Anchor [EMAIL]

Katie is a native Texan who has been a traffic reporter since 2011. In addition to covering Houston roads, she has also been heard on stations in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Commerce, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and Chicago. Katie received her bachelor's degree in Radio and Television, with a minor in photography, from Texas A&M University-Commerce. When not reporting traffic, she loves to discover new music, attend concerts, play in a billiard league, and watch football.


Traffic Anchor [EMAIL]

For nearly 30 years, Blaine has reported studio and airborne traffic for radio and TV stations in Atlanta, Tampa-St. Petersburg, St. Louis, San Antonio, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, plus Sirius/XM. He's honored to now be helping Houston listeners make their evening and overnight commutes a little easier.

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