It's in her blood. Lana Hughes is a native Houstonian who has lived and worked in the area all her life. Lana's family moved to Conroe when she was a pre-teen, and after graduating from Conroe High School, headed for Baylor University, where she earned her B.A. in English and Journalism-Communications.
She kicked of her career as a newspaper reporter at the Conroe Courier, and from there, went to the radio station in Conroe -- KIKR, which is now K-Star.
While at the Courier, her zeal for animal rights shone through in an expose' on the horrors of the city pound. That series helped mobilize outraged residents to create what is now the Humane Society of Montgomery County.
While at KIKR, her series on child welfare needs resulted in the creation of a permanent child welfare board for the county. Her first interview one week on the job as a radio reporter/broadcaster was with a Huntsville prison hostage Lana kept on the phone for more than ten minutes as the inmate stood by with a gun at the female hostage's head.
In 1982, Lana headed for KTRH in Houston and joined the news team as reporter/anchor before being moved into morning drive. She now brings her love of public service and passion for news to KROI -- News 92 FM as morning co-anchor.
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