Bonnie Petrie and Mike Barajas

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Bonnie Petrie and Mike Barajas
Mike is an award winning news veteran who anchors the afternoon evening drive on News 92 FM. Most recently the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals gave him its Life time achievement award for excellence in broadcasting. Before joining News 92M, Mike was the main news anchor at Fox television in Houston for 18-years. He anchored the 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm newscasts. Mike started with Fox television in 1986 as the weekend anchor. After 2-years he was promoted to the Midday newscast Monday through Friday. And 3-years later he was promoted to the prime time newscast. During that time, Mike was twice named Houston's Best Television News Anchor by the Houston Press. In 2009, his newscast won an Emmy nomination for best newscast in a large market. Mike helped lead the station's election coverage and moderated Mayoral debates. He also was the main anchor on hurricane coverage. Major stories he covered over the years include interviewing President Bill Clinton at the White House, traveling to Washington to cover the inauguration of President George W. Bush and going to Mexico City to cover Pope John Paul pronouncing Juan Diego a saint. Mike was also the lead anchor at Nasa's Johnson Space Center after the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry. Prior to Fox, Mike worked as a reporter at KPRC TV the NBC affiliate in Houston. He started as freelance weekend reporter, while working as a full time reporter for the radio side of the NBC station. After a couple of years, Mike was promoted to full time TV reporter. Before television, Mike worked full time as a radio reporter at KPRC radio, a news talk station. He worked there for 5-years. Prior to KPRC radio, Mike worked at KENR a country western radio station in Houston. He worked as a reporter and anchor, covering local news and delivering newscasts at the top of the hour. Mike's first broadcast job was at KLVL in the mid 70's. At the time KLVL was the only all Spanish broadcast outlet in Houston. Mike is very active in the community. Over the years he has served on the board of the Houston chapter of the Red Cross. He also served on the board of the Children's Museum of Houston. Mike was President of the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals. Mike is a graduate of the University of Houston. He has a bachelor's degree in communications. Mike is married to Sylvia and together they have three sons, Mike, Bill and John Paul.
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