Lana Hughes and JP Pritchard
JP Pritchard is an award-winning radio journalist and anchor who has served Houston audiences for the past 32 years, first at AM 790 KULF, and for 29 of those years, at KTRH. His voice is as familiar to some as their morning breakfast cereal, having provided the day-to-day information many of us feel we need to negotiate our way around our town and our world. And JP, along with his co-anchor of 27 years, Lana Hughes, was on air hour after hour and day after day during some of Houston’s most trying moments – during Hurricanes and tropical storms, exploding chemical plants and refineries, and in the aftermath of terrible tragedies like the destruction of the NASA space shuttles Challenger and Columbia. JP has won dozens of professional awards, both nationally and here in Texas and is a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He has survived all this because he has been married to Esther Pritchard for more than 35 years. He is originally from Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from Drake University in 1970.