Drumroll please. CBS TV affiliate and local news station KHOU-TV has finally found a new home. In January 2019, the station permanently relocates to an office space at 5718 Westheimer near Bering in the Galleria area, according to representatives for the station via a press release on Thursday.
KHOU will occupy three floors, 43,000 total square-feet, of the commercial high-rise, including two studios, two control rooms, an open collaboration space for content producing departments, technical operations, and sales and executive offices.
The announcement comes more than a year after Hurricane Harvey’s rising floodwaters displaced the station from its studio at 1945 Allen Parkway in August 2017.
In February, KHOU signed a contract to sell the Allen Parkway property to an anonymous buyer for an undisclosed amount.
Post-Harvey, the newsroom was relocated to a temporary space at Houston Public Media, located on the University of Houston campus. The station will continue to broadcast from PBS until the new Galleria facility is ready early next year.
Beginning in May, KHOU will also broadcast from a downtown satellite studio at downtown’s George R. Brown Convention Center.
“We’re delighted to have found a new, centrally located home for KHOU. 5718 Westheimer’s location near the Galleria District offers us ample studio and office space,” KHOU president and general manager Susan McEldoon in the release.
“We’re grateful for the support of Houston Public Media, who stepped up to provide us with our temporary home after our building flooded due to Hurricane Harvey, but we’re eager to bring all of our team back together at 5718 Westheimer in early 2019.”