HTV Houston Television

About Us

Our Mission Statement: "To effectively communicate to the public relevant information concerning municipal and related governmental and community services."

In December 2013, Houston Television (HTV) moved from its previous accomodations at 3100 Main, where it shared space with Houston Community College Television (HCCTV), into a multi-faceted production facility on the first floor of City Hall at 901 Bagby. HTV cablecasts 24/7 and runs live programs in the form of City Council plus committee and commissions involving Budget and Fiscal Affairs, and the Planning Department.

MANAGEMENT

Dwight Williams
Division Manager

Dwight has direct responsibility for Houston Television (HTV) and has over 27 years of experience in television broadcasting with skills in Operations, Engineering and Field Productions. Dwight worked for KTMD-TV, Channel 48, a Telemundo affiliate, for 12 years before beginning his employment with the City of Houston.

Al Byers
Cable Access Operations Supervisor

Al is responsible for maintaining the engineering and operational functions throughout the HTV facility and on remote locations. He has oversight of service contracts and contractors relating to services of HTV projects. He has almost 50 years of local through network broadcast experience and has been responsible for overseeing the construction of several broadcast facilities around the world.

Mariana Oyanguren
Cable Access Program Supervisor

Mariana has vast experience in the media industry, and has held several key positions in local media organizations, having written, produced and anchored Spanish language newscasts. Mariana has also been in charge of training producers, videographers and assignment editors. In her role at Houston Television, she serves as Executive Producer and Production Manager for all HTV programs.

Terri Carter
Cable Access Program Supervisor

Terri is a graduate of Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Prior to her position with the City of Houston, she was an Executive Producer in the Community Affairs department at ABC-TV, Channel 13. In that capacity, she produced several award winning community affairs programs. Terri oversees the community relations, marketing and promotional model for Houston Television.

STAFF

Leo Betancourt
Production Specialist

Leo comes to Houston Television from Univision Houston and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. With a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and a passion for multi-media journalism, Leo has spent many successful years working in the industry. He is an award-winning photojournalist, who writes, shoots and edits inspirational, informational and enriching stories.

Rich Fanning
Senior Communications Technician

Rich is a transplant from California where he was a freelance video producer for 15 years, producing award-winning commercials and documentaries. As Motion Picture/Video alumni of San Francisco’s Academy of Art, Rich has won accolades from the American Advertising Federation in Cinematography and Sound Design. He has worked at Houston Television as a videographer and editor; his duties now encompass coordinating, set design and direction of HTV studios for productions. In his spare time, Rich enjoys photography and working on computer-animated short films.

Barbara Felder
Administrative Assistant

Barbara brings over 25 years of administrative experience to Houston Television. In her capacity at HTV, she is responsible for financial and staff personnel. She also acts as a liaison to the Mayor’s Office, members of City Council and city departments regarding production requests. Her versatile administrative experience and service-driven nature has taken her from celebrated private and public sector organizations like Enron, the Houston Independent School District, and the Texas Air National Guard, the latter of which she served for 21 years and retired as a TSgt.

Carlos Gonzalez
Senior Communications Technician

Carlos is a seasoned veteran of the television and film industry. He has won many awards and accolades for his work and artistic creativity. Carlos is skilled as a technical director and editor.

Bryan Hill
Senior Communications Technician

Daryl Hughes
Senior Communications Technician

Daryl is an award-winning producer and editor for Houston Television. He is also a technical director and photojournalist. Daryl graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, and he has been with HTV for over ten years. He moved into the production department after serving several years in operations.

Keith Jackson
Senior Communications Technician

Keith has performed all aspects of television production, including multi-camera production; both studio and remote live programs. He comes to HTV from Houston’s KRIV-TV, Fox 26, where his work as a photojournalist has taken him across the country covering several major news and sporting events. His work as a photojournalist at Houston Television includes, writing, producing, editing and videography.

Travis Leamons
Senior Communications Technician

Travis has over six years of experience in television production. In his role at Houston Television he is does everything from scheduling programs for broadcast on our channel to appearing in several locally produced HTV public service and promotional announcements. Besides his contributions with HTV, he is also a member of the Houston Film Critics Society and is an entertainment writer for BackstageOL.com.

Trinelle McHughes, Sr.
Sr. Communications Specialist

Trinelle has over nine years of experience in marketing in the media fields of print, radio, and television. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Marketing at Bellevue University. Trinelle has utilized tools such as social media and social networks to build relationships and deliver value. She is responsible for raising money through the sale of sponsorship packages and has an extensive background in advertising and public relations.

Jana Ortega
Senior Communications Specialist

Jana has a diverse professional background as a visual artist. After working in front of the camera for eight years, she moved into the role of editor and producer for Houston Television, winning several awards for producing engaging television profiles and training videos for HTV clients.

Cheri Pressley
Senior Communications Specialist

Cheri has won many awards for her artistic and visual work as a photojournalist. She comes to HTV following a long career in TV news. She spent 30 years carrying a camera on her shoulder in several states around the country. One of the stops included working at Houston’s KPRC-TV, Channel 2 for over a decade covering everything from Space Shuttle launches to the collapse of Enron and many health-related stories in our medical center.

Christopher Sisney
Senior Communications Specialist

Christopher is an award-winning motion graphic designer, video director, shooter, editor, 3D animator, and writer. He’s also an avid comic book and video game geek. Prior to his position at Houston Television he worked in the entertainment field for almost a decade.