Congrats Dave Ward

Iconic Houston news anchor makes it into Guinness Book of World Records

Houston news anchor makes it into Guinness Book of World Records

Crime Stoppers luncheon, 6/16 Janet Shamlian, Dave Ward
Dave Ward, shown at a recent Crime Stoppers charity luncheon with NBC News correspondent Janet Shamlian. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group

Dave Ward has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The longtime KTRK ABC 13 anchor has been recognized for having the longest-running career in television, just shy of 50 years. He began working at the station on November 9, 1966 as a news department reporter and photographer and has anchored the news since 1968. He continues to anchor the 6 pm news. 

The citation notes that "Ward is known for beginning every newscast with the phrase, 'Good evening, friends.' "

Ward surpasses Harold "Hal" Fishman, a Los Angeles local news anchor who was on the air continuously between 1960 until his death in 2007.