Updated On: Aug 26 2011 08:48:39 AM CDT
Khambrel Marshall is a member of the KPRC Local 2 Severe Weather Team and host of the weekly topical news show, Houston Newsmakers. Khambrel delivers the weekend evening forecasts to help you plan your day.
A self-proclaimed "weather geek" since high school, Khambrel earned his Broadcast Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University.
Living through and reporting on Hurricane Andrew solidified his thirst for meteorological knowledge, specifically tropical weather phenomena.
Khambrel is an award-winning journalist and joined KPRC-TV as weekday anchor in May 1999, moving here after 13 years in the Miami television market.
Among his numerous honors is one of broadcasting's top awards, the Emmy, for a feature series titled "Guardians at Sea," chronicling the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue Cuban and Haitian refugees crossing the Florida Straits.
Khambrel received his broadcasting degree from Arizona State University while working in his first job in television as weekend sports anchor in Phoenix. Khambrel remained in sports until news captured his attention while he was a sports director in Miami and was called upon to anchor during Hurricane Andrew.
Khambrel has a tireless commitment to volunteer service and has been honored as March of Dimes Texas Communications volunteer of the year in 2004 and 2006.
He was one of 12 recipients to receive the National Community Service Award from the Westinghouse Corporation and was named "Outstanding Young Floridian" by the Fort Lauderdale Jaycees for his humanitarian efforts in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.
Currently, Khambrel sits on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Houston, the March of Dimes, Texas Gulf Coast, and is a trustee for Goodwill Industries of Houston. He is a past Chairman of the Executive Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Texas, and recent board member of Collaborative for Children.
Khambrel is a Senior Fellow in the "American Leadership Forum: Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter." The intense ALF one-year program is designed to join and strengthen diverse leaders in the community to better serve the public good.
Khambrel has been married since 1979 to his wife Debbie and they have two daughters.