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Best Local TV Anchor Houston 2005 - Bill Balleza

The talent level among Houston television's anchor desks has dropped precipitously in recent years, thanks to vapid newcomers and fading veterans. One longtimer has maintained his A-game, though: Channel 2's Bill Balleza. Thoroughly familiar with our town (you won't catch him mispronouncing "Kuykendahl"), Balleza also tries, as much as possible, to tone down the hype machine that is KPRC. He doesn't always succeed, but even among the whizzing "Big Story!" graphics and live (but meaningless) police chases, the ex-marine manages to maintain the utmost dignity and gravitas in today's TV-news environment.
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Amorris
Amorris

Bill, just wanted you to know I gratuated same year as you ('65) from Fox Tech and they are having class reunion on Sept. 3, 2011 in San Antonio. If you would like more details, please let me know or you can probably look it up on line. You do a great job on Channel 2 and I am proud to say you went to my high school. Alicia Morris, formerly Alice Cruz

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