Mary Benton

Published On: Oct 10 2011 11:23:31 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 25 2011 08:20:07 AM CDT

Mary Benton is a general assignments news reporter at KPRC Local 2. She covers everything from crime to hurricanes and state and national politics.

You may have caught some of her news reports recently which included the battles over Texas Redistricting, Voter ID, the Women's Health Program, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's bid for the GOP nomination, President Obama's fundraising trip to Texas, the theft of money from local Girl Scouts selling cookies and a mother's search for her kidnapped son.

When she's not reporting, Mary stays busy volunteering time in the Houston community and area nonprofit groups.

An award- winning reporter, Mary is a native of Harlingen, Texas, and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. A proud Texas Ex, Mary serves on the Texas Exes Black Alumni Advisory Committee. She was appointed to the Elections Advisory Committee by Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and serves on the national board of the National Association of Black Journalists.

She was named a YMCA Top Achiever, Best TV News Reporter by the Houston Press and one of Houston's Top 25 Women by Rolling Out Magazine.

Want to drop Mary a line? E-mail her at and "like" her Facebook page. You can also follow her on Twitter.


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