Former Houston Anchor is Dead


Former KTRK Anchor Alan Hemberger died at his home in Massachusetts over the weekend.

Family members became concerned when they couldn't reach him, and authorities found him during a welfare check. The cause of death has not been determined.

Hemberger came to Houston in 1989, and was the anchor of Live at Five for nine years.

Melanie Lawson said, "As my co-anchor for many years, Alan was wonderful to work with, and a real gentleman."

A KTRK spokesperson issued the following statement: "Alan's friends and former co-workers at KTRK-TV are saddened by his passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family."

Hemberger was 65 years old.