Children's Ministry Coordinator

Communications Director


Doris 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.

In 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.

 Prior 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.

Her 2000 AWRT National Gracie recognition named Childress - Outstanding Anchor representing major markets nationally.

In 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 serves 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 at present is an executive member of the Wesley Academy School Board.

She is an active member of the Covenant Glen Church in Missouri City where her husband, Robert, of 29 years, serves as Senior Pastor. At Covenant Glen, Childress works as Children's Ministry Coordinator and Communications Director.

 
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