Excellence at every level has been the defining characteristic of Khambrel Marshall’s career. Living through Hurricane Andrew further solidified his fascination and love for broadcasting.
From sportscasting to news anchoring to news management, local, state, regional and national award recognition has been the common denominator.
When not writing the station editorials or coordinating student of the week selections, Khambrel delivers the weekend weather forecasts for KPRC-Local 2 in Houston.
His energy and enthusiasm is apparent as he connects with viewers across a wide demographic spectrum.
Khambrel is a natural anchor communicator who got his break as a weekend sportscaster in Phoenix during his senior year at Arizona State University.
From Phoenix it was on to the Motor City of Detroit, then to Hartford before accepting the Sports Director’s job at WPLG in Miami in the mid 80s.
Miami was a city of opportunity in many ways. While in Miami he was hired as the first host for TVKO, HBO’s pay per view boxing network. It was in Miami where as a sports director, he was asked to fill in on the anchor desk as Hurricane Andrew bore down on South Florida. That opportunity led to an invite to the news side where he anchored the first noon newscast of the then brand new CBS O & O and ultimately was named primary anchor of the 5, 6 and 11PM newscasts.
It was in Miami that assignments to the Middle East, Cuba and Haiti gave him a rare opportunity to provide unique perspectives to viewers. He was honored with an Emmy for “Guardians at Sea, chronicling the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue Cuban and Haitian refugees crossing the Florida Straits.
Houston has also been a community of opportunity. Khambrel arrived as an anchor and spent hours on the air as part of round the clock team coverage of Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Rita and numerous breaking news stories.
In 2006, Khambrel accepted an invitation into management as an executive producer He was responsible for helping plan day to day news gathering, helped coordinate the station’s election coverage including a unique multi camera shoot called “Coffee with the Candidates.” He was also responsible for mentoring the reporter trainees and acted as liaison between the news and weather departments.
After almost two years in management, the hunger for the bright lights of the studio won out when he accepted a position as weekend morning weathercaster. Since then he has filled in as an anchor. Now with his Broadcast Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University, he has the weekend evening weather responsibility.
With an ability to do so many things well, he is the perfect fit for any organization striving for excellence!