Mike Barajas

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Coming up Friday, 9/19

Mike Barajas
Mike is an award-winning news veteran who anchors the afternoon evening drive on NEWS 92 FM. Most recently, Mike was named Best Radio News Anchor for 2012 by the Associated Press. Before joining NEWS 92 FM, Mike was the main news anchor at Fox television in Houston for 18 years. He anchored the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. newscasts. 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. The Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in broadcasting. 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. 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. Mike worked full-time as a radio reporter at KPRC Radio, a news talk station. His first broadcast job was at Spanish radio station KLVL in Houston in the 70s. 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. Hobbies include playing basketball with his children. Mike can be reached at mbarajas@radio-one.com.

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