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Making the news: Nightly Business Report plans to open Houston bureau

Making the news: Nightly Business Report plans to open Houston bureau

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The LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting will now be home to a bureau of Nightly Business Report as well as KUHF and HoustonPBS.
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Susie Gharib is co-host of Nightly Business Report. Courtesy of Houston PBS
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No matter how you look at it, Houston is an economic powerhouse.

We are the fourth most populous city in the country, with more Fortune 500 headquarters than any other city except New York and Chicago. We are virtually synonomous with the energy sector, which makes up 7.5 percent of GDP. We also have the largest medical center in the world and the second-busiest port in the United States. If Houston was a country, we'd have the 30th largest economy in the world.

 According to Houston PBS executive director of content Patricia Torres-Burd, the new bureau will draw on the combined strengths of Houston PBS and KUHF News, particularly with reports from KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider.

 So it seems only logical that PBS' Nightly Business Report has announced plans to open a Houston bureau in a partnership with HoustonPBS and KUHF Houston Public Radio. With tge kaybcg if its first NBR bureau in Texas, the show has bases in Miami (where it began in 1979), New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., and previously this year announced new bureaus in Denver, Phoenix and Silicon Valley.

The Houston bureau will feature stories from sectors like oil, energy and healthcare as well as their local, national and international impact. According to Houston PBS executive director of content Patricia Torres-Burd, the new bureau will draw on the combined strengths of Houston PBS and KUHF News, particularly with reports from KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider.

"The teams representing both TV and radio will deliver Houston business, trade and economic news for national distribution," says Torres-Burd. "Through this partnership, we will also be able to maximize the impact of the coverage through TV, radio and web localization as part of our multi-platform delivery focus."

In Houston, Nightly Business Report airs at 5:30 p.m.

What Houston stories do you want to see on NBR?