Houston, TX -- Houston-area native Daniel Gotera joins the 11News Sports Department team of Butch Alsandor and Matt Musil as the Sports Multimedia Photojournalist. He will cover all sports content on KHOU.com and will also serve as a reporter and fill-in anchor during 11News broadcasts.
"Houston sports are year-round," said Keith Connors, KHOU Executive News Director. "Daniel will integrate coverage on-air and online to give fans the scores, highlights and stories of their favorite teams and players."
"For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to be a sports broadcaster," said Gotera who graduated from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas. "It is a great thrill for me to come back home to Houston to continue my broadcast career at KHOU. This is a great sports town with the best fans in the world."
Gotera comes to KHOU from KXII in Sherman, Texas, where he spent three years working in both news and sports. At KXII, he covered stories that ranged from local high school sports to national stories including the final Dallas Cowboys game at Texas Stadium and the Oklahoma Sooners run to the BCS National Championship in 2008. Prior to that, he covered high school, college and professional sports at KELO in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Gotera has received several broadcast awards, including the 2008 Lone Star EMMY Advanced Media Award, the 2008 Region 6 Small Market Edward R. Murrow Award and a 2008 Excellence in My Market Award. However, Gotera's proudest moment is when his story about a baseball league made solely for children with physical and mental disabilities led to the creation of several similar leagues around the area.
Gotera graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.