HTV Houston Television
Our Mission Statement: “To Effectively Communicate To The Public Relevant Information Concerning Municipal And Related Governmental And Community Services.”
Houston Television (HTV), began operations in 1986 as the Municipal Channel (MUN), and is the Cable Communications division of the Mayor’s Office. It was initially charged with the task of covering Houston City Council meetings via closed circuit television. In 2007, the Municipal Channel re-branded its operation as Houston Television (HTV). HTV is one of four Public, Education and Government (PEG) access channels in the Houston area, and is carried locally by cable providers. The operations of HTV are supported from a portion of the City’s franchise fees from cable subscribers, and under the agreement, there are four cable access channels: (HMS-Houston Media Source, public access channel); (HCC-Houston Community College and HISD-Houston Independent School District, education channels); and (HTV-Houston Television, government channel).
HTV provides LIVE coverage of Houston City Council meetings, Council Committee meetings, Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Planning Department and several other meetings which keeps citizens informed about their City government. HTV works with elected officials and City departments in promoting local events in their districts and provides information about municipal services and other initiatives through its production and programming assets. HTV is also a multi-faceted production facility and is available for rentals to citizens who are looking to produce programs, music videos or commercials.
Director of Houston Television
Ted has direct responsibility for Houston Television (HTV) and has over 30 years of experience in television broadcasting with skills in Operations, Engineering, Field Productions.
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.
Cable Access Program Supervisor, News Director
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. In her role at Houston Television, she serves as News Director, reporting, writing and producing news content.
Cable Access Program Supervisor, Administration, Marketing, Promotions
Prior to her position with the City of Houston, Terri was an Executive Producer in the Community Affairs department at ABC-TV, Channel 13. Terri oversees the administrative, community relations, marketing and promotional model for Houston Television.
Cable Access Program Supervisor-Productions
Daryl is an award-winning producer and editor for Houston Television. He is also a technical director and photojournalist. He oversees the production needs of HTV services.
Senior Communications Technician-News Division
Leo is an award-winning photojournalist, who writes, shoots and edits inspirational, informational and enriching stories. He is responsible for shooting and editing news packages for HTV.
Senior Communications Technician, Operations
Rich has worked as a freelance video producer for 15 years, producing award-winning commercials and documentaries. He has worked at Houston Television as a videographer and editor; his duties now encompass coordinating set design for HTV programs and purchasing equipment for HTV.
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.
Administrative Associate, Production
Gabby has served as an HTV intern for two years and a temporary employee for one year. She is now a full-time employee tasked with assisting the Production department with her talents of videography and editing.
Bryan Hill has demonstrated the necessary computer skill and knowledge of the playback equipment, he has been utilizing his skills within the production department with shoots, editing and studio productions.
Senior Communications Technician-Producer, Internal Clients
Keith has performed all aspects of television production, including multi-camera production; both studio and remote live programs. His role at HTV is to shoot, produce, write edit and direct content.
Senior Communications Technician-Program Director
In his role at Houston Television he does everything from scheduling programs for broadcast on our channel to appearing in several locally produced HTV public service and promotional announcements.
Senior Communications Specialist-Marketing
Trinelle is experienced in marketing in the media fields of print, radio, and television. Trinelle has utilized tools such as social media and social networks to build relationships and is responsible for helping to secure sponsors for HTV programs.
Senior Communications Specialist-Producer, External Clients
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 producer and editor for Houston Television.
Senior Communications Specialist-News Division
Cheri has won many awards for her artistic and visual work as a photojournalist. She is responsible for shooting, writing and editing news packages for HTV.
Senior Communications Technician-Graphics
Christopher is an award-winning motion graphic designer, video director, shooter, editor, 3D animator, and writer. In his role at HTV, he creates graphics for locally produced programs, shoots and directs public service announcements and promos.
Master Control Operator
Bryant is responsible for the playback equipment in Master Control and overseeing all the meetings for the City of Houston as it is pushed out to the public. He is knowledgeable of computer software such as Final Cut Pro, Express, Chyron Lyric 4.0 and many Adobe products.
Marketing and Social Media Associate
Tyrone Willis assists with HTV social media.