Children's Ministry Coordinator
Childress, a native Houstonian, has been part of the Houston television scene
since 1993. As a journalist and TV Host she has won several national and
international awards. Childress served as host for the Emmy Award winning WeekDay and Weeknight Edition shows on Houston
PBS from 1995 to 2002. In 2007 she took over the anchor chair for Houston
Public Media's the connection Public Affairs show. She hosted and produced Texas'
only statewide legislative show – the Capitol
Report. In the spirit of PBS Childress has produced several
documentaries covering local issues and others topics that have taken her
abroad to such destinations as Israel, Zurich, and Taiwan. Doris currently
works as a free-lance journalist.
1994 Childress graduated from the University of North Texas receiving her
Master of Arts in television and film. Documentary film became her area of
concentrated study. As a skilled interviewer she has interviewed such
distinguished newsmakers as Colin Powell, Bill Moyers, President Bush,
President Carter and the Vice President of Taiwan –Annette Lu to name a few.
to her career with PBS, she served as a reporter/anchor for the Central Texas
CBS affiliate- KBTX. While at KBTX Childress became the featured reporter for
the station's Nightside Report. KDFW in Dallas, Texas was the starting ground
for her television career. In her years of broadcasting experience Childress
has received such broadcasting awards as The National Gracie Award, five Academy
of Arts and Science Television Emmy Awards, the International Telly Award,
PBS-SECA, Houston Press Club Awards and numerous community acknowledgments.
2000 AWRT National Gracie recognition named Childress - Outstanding Anchor
representing major markets nationally.
the community Childress has worked with the Open Door Mission and the Liberation
Project. She is presently a board member for the Liberation project in Fort
Bend County (a youth intervention and prevention program). Childress also
served on the board of the Noah's Ark of Safety Foundation an outreach program
for sexually abused children. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Lon
Morris College. She has served on the Southminster School Board and an executive member of the Wesley Academy School Board.
Currently, she serves as a full-time Visiting Professor in he School of Communication at Texas Southern University. At Covenant Glen,
Childress works as Children's Ministry Coordinator and Communications Director.