KPRC Anchor Honored During Salute to Veterans Event
November 6, 2010

Congratulations to my friend and coworker, KPRC Anchor Bill Balleza.  On Friday, Bill was honored with a “Heart of  Service” award during the Salute to Veterans lunch sponsored by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. 

Bill, who served in Vietnam, is pictured here with his wife Melissa and fellow honoree Army Staff Sgt. Eric Maddox.

Maddox served in Iraq and is the author of  Mission Black List #1, the inside story of  the search for Saddam Hussein as told by the soldier who masterminded his capture.

The Chamber’s Salute to Veterans luncheon event was held to recognize men and women who serve or have served in our military.  
The “Heart of Service” Award is given each year to one or more of the most honorable individuals.

KPRC Anchor Honored
April 25, 2010

Congratulations to KPRC Local 2 News Anchorman Bill Balleza, pictured here with Channel 2 News Director Rick McFarland and General Manager Larry Blackerby.

On Friday night Bill was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals.

Bill’s media colleagues from across Houston, along with many of his fans and community friends attended the celebration dinner on Friday night.  The event raised money to award college scholarships to future journalists.

Bill, pictured below with his wife Missy and KPRC 10 p.m. executive producer April Arias, has been covering the news in Houston for more than thirty years.

He  is a true professional, always calm and credible on the air, while behind the scenes he is a warm  and friendly person.

He is not only the “face” of  Channel 2, Bill is also a true reporter.  He never hesitates, especially during breaking news, to roll up his sleeves and do whatever is necessary to bring the latest information to viewers.

Bill  co- anchors the 5 p.m and 10 p.m newscasts Monday through  Friday with Dominique Sachse.

When he’s not busy on the anchor desk, Bill stays involved in causes close to his heart, including helping at-risk children and giving back to his fellow retired Marines.

Congrats Bill.  You deserve the award!