Former KEYE anchor Alan Hemberger dies
Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 22, 2013
Alan Hemberger, who anchored KEYE’s weekend newscasts in the late 1990s, has died.
He was 65.
The veteran broadcaster was discovered inside his Cape Cod, Mass., home by emergency crews called by concerned relatives who hadn’t heard from him, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports that Hemberger arrived in Austin after spending almost a decade at Houston TV station KTRK. After departing KEYE, he returned to Houston to anchor at KIAH.
He’d also worked for stations in Amarillo and San Antonio, as well as for syndicated newsmagazine “Entertainment Tonight.”
He retired from the news business in 2010, according to the Chronicle.
“As my co-anchor for many years, Alan was wonderful to work with, and a real gentleman,” well-known Houston anchorwoman Melanie Lawson, who worked alongside Hemberger at KTRK, said in a statement posted on the station’s website.
The Chronicle reports Hemberger leaves behind a daughter, four sons and two brothers, including Pflugerville resident William Hemberger.