Tom Koch (Anchor) Biography
Tom Koch is a renowned American news anchor at ABC13 who has anchored the top-rated ABC13 morning news show for almost 30 years, as well, he anchored the top-rated 4 p.m. news for eight years. Prior to joining ABC13, he worked as a reporter and anchor at WAEO-TV in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Koch started his broadcasting career in college where he hosted a weekly television show. Besides, his first TV interview was with musician Charlie Daniels. Tom Koch is a respected and award-winning reporter and anchor, he has extensive experience telling thousands of stories locally and internationally.
His Texas reporting expertise has taken him from Houston City Hall to NASA and the State Legislature. He covered at least ten hurricanes across the Gulf coast and a dozen of national political conventions.
Koch has covered international reports that include: the election of new Popes at the Vatican, the earthquakes in Central America, the 90s oil boom in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan, and the American astronauts launching into space from Kazakhstan.
Tom co-anchors several live special events for ABC13, including the annual Galveston Mardi Gras Parade, Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks, Houston Symphony concerts at Miller Outdoor Theater, the Houston Marathon, and the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade.
In addition, he is a sought-after emcee and auctioneer for countless charities, like the Winter Ball, Men of Distinction, the Houston Symphony, the American Heart Association, and the M.D. Anderson’s Children’s Art Project and the American Diabetes Association. Koch has served on several boards, and currently, is on the advisory board of Casa de Esperanza, the Center for Hearing and Speech, and the Nature Discovery Center.
In 1982, Koch joined KTRK-TV as a reporter and in 1987, he became a morning news anchor.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he majored in communications and business.
Tom Koch Age
How old is Tom Koch? Koch is 67 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1955 in the United States of America. In addition, Tom celebrates his birthday on the 13th of January every year and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Moreover, Tom’s nationality is American and he belongs to the white ethnicity.
Tom Koch Family
Koch likes to keep his personal life low-key. Therefore, information regarding his parents and siblings is publicly not available. However, we are keeping close tabs to keep you posted.
Tom Koch Height
Koch stands approximately at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Tom Koch Wife
Is Tom Koch married? Yes. Koch is happily married to his wife Brenda Koch., a former columnist and reporter for KSAT-TV. Brenda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Maddison with a journalism degree.
In addition, the pair met on a TV channel in Green Bay. In fact, the adorable couple previously worked at WBAY TV. Together they have two beautiful grown daughters, Emily Koch and Chelsea Koch.
Chelsea, the older daughter, graduated from the University of Houston and now works at Baylor in the Center for Comparative Medicine, while Emily graduated from UT-Austin and now works at MD Anderson.
Tom Koch Salary
At ABC13, Koch received a salary of between $150-$250,000 annually.
Tom Koch Net Worth
How much is Tom Koch worth? Koch has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a journalist.
Tom Koch Retiring
On February 1, 2020, ABC13’s Tom announced he will be retiring and will anchor his final newscast at the end of May. Koch retired from ABC13 in May of 2021 after nearly four decades with the station.