Tom Koch Biography
Tom Koch is an American Anchor/Reporter known for his time working at ABC13 News where he was working as an anchor for ABC13 morning news show for more than 39 years. He also anchored the top-rated 4 p.m. news for eight years. Before joining ABC13, he was a reporter and anchor at WAEO-TV in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Tom Koch Age
Koch likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 60’s.
Tom Koch Height
Koch stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Tom Koch Family
Koch has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Tom has any siblings.
Tom Koch Wife
Koch is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Tom Koch Net Worth
Koch has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – 5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor.
Tom Koch Salary
Koch earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Tom Koch Education
He went to the University of Wisconsin where he focused on communications and business. Tom started his broadcast career in college hosting a weekly television show, and his first TV interview was with musician Charlie Daniels.
Tom Koch Career
Koch is known for his time working for ABC 13 News serving the station as a Morning Anchor. His Texas reporting has enabled him to migrate from Houston City Hall to NASA and the State Legislature. Tom has trailed at least ten hurricanes across the Gulf coast and covered a dozen national political conventions. Tom’s international reports range from the earthquakes in Central America and to American astronauts launching into space from Kazakhstan to the election of new Popes at the Vatican to the 90s oil boom in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan.
He has reported several station’s live special events, including the annual Galveston Mardi Gras Parade, the Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks, Houston Symphony concerts at Miller Outdoor Theater, the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Parade, and the Houston Marathon.
However, he is a sought-after emcee and auctioneer for countless charities, including Men of Distinction, the American Heart Association, the Winter Ball, the American Diabetes Association, M.D. Anderson’s Children’s Art Project and the Houston Symphony. Besides, he 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, he joined KTRK-TV as a reporter and later became a morning news anchor in 1987. Focusing on communications and business, he went to the University of Wisconsin and graduated. Tom started his broadcast career in college by hosting a weekly television show, and his first TV interview was with musician Charlie Daniels.
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. “For nearly 40 years, I’ve been honored and humbled that so many people welcomed me into their homes every day,” said Koch. “It’s been a dream come true for a small-town Wisconsin kid to be part of this incredible station and the truly great city of Houston. But I’ve decided it’s time to step aside, turn off that early morning alarm and wake up to a new adventure.
A giant thank you to our viewers for supporting me, staying with me, being part of this incredible journey, and making this dream come true. I hope in some small way I’ve touched your life by keeping you informed, prepared for the day ahead, and sending you off with a smile. To my colleagues and management at Channel 13, thank you for believing in me, always having my back, and making me shine.
To my wife and two daughters, words can’t describe your love, support, and inspiration or your forgiveness for sometimes long hours away from home and grouchiness because of 2:30 a.m. wake-up calls. I love the phrase ‘make your own adventure.’ I have done just that with all of Houston behind me. Wish me well on my new journey.”
Tom Koch ABC13
Koch worked at ABC13 where he worked alongside other famous ABC13 anchors and reporters including;
- Steven Romo
- Elissa Rivas
- Erica Simon
- Katherine Whaley
- Collin Myers
- Kevin Roth
- David Tillman
- Rachel Briers
- Elita Loresca
- Travis Herzog
- Tom Abrahams
- Mayra Moreno
- Chauncy Glover
- Erik Barajas
- Samica Knight
- Ilona Carson
- Art Rascon
- Gina Gaston
- Melanie Lawson
Tom Koch Social Media Platforms
Koch is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 165,000 followers on Twitter and 2,000 followers on Instagram.