Paul Pendergraft is KUHF-Houston Public Radio’s Senior Producer for News & Public Affairs. Paul came to KUHF in the spring of 1996 as a general assignments news reporter. In time Paul was promoted to Assistant News Director, News Director and then to his current position.
While at KUHF, Paul has been recognized by his peers and has earned many prestigious awards for news reporting and excellence in journalism. In 1998, Paul was the first KUHF News Reporter to be named the Press Club of Houston’s "Radio Journalist of the Year". A year later, his reporting skills gained KUHF its first regional Edward R. Murrow award for his extraordinary use of sound in telling a story. Paul has been recognized by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, The Press Club of Dallas, The Harris County Medical Society, The Texas Medical Society, The American Cancer Society, The Mental Health Association of Greater Houston and many other organizations for excellence in journalism.
Prior to working at KUHF-Houston Public Radio, Paul covered local news in Houston for Newsradio-740, KTRH.
2010 marks Paul's 25th year of broadcasting in Houston.
KUHF-Houston Public Radio (88.7-FM) is the Houston affiliate for National Public Radio (NPR), so Paul and his colleagues in the KUHF News Department are regular contributors to NPR News Programs regarding events or issues in Houston with a national or international interest. KUHF-Houston Public Radio also serves as a resource for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) and the Voice of America (VOA), so Paul and the other KUHF News Reporters often broadcast news about Houston and Texas to listeners all across the globe.
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February 12, 2010 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Adam Peña
Adam is a native Texan, born and raised in Corpus Christi. Adam is attending the University of St. Thomas as a graduate student. His passion for learning has given rise to the desire to serve his home community in Corpus Christi. On this path, Adam has discovered the importance and value of gathering knowledge along the way...learning about himself and his world as he explains in his essay for KUHF's This I Believe.
February 5, 2010 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Tisha Shrestha
Tisha is completing her final year in the Master in Professional Accounting Program at the University of Texas. Tisha is a native of Katy, but her parents hail from Nepal. The Nepalese culture is something that Tisha has grown to appreciate and it's the focus of her essay for Houston Public Radio's This I Believe.
January 29, 2010 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Dr. Robert Borneman
Dr. Borneman is an educator. It's his life, it's what he loves to do and it's what brought him to Houston in 1984. With a freshly minted degree in Education from Indiana University, He was recruited by Houston I.S.D. After a year, he moved to Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D., where's been ever since. He's furthered his own education at the University of Houston, where he received a Masters and a Ed.D. Dr. Borneman says his passion for education was first realized as a child as he describes in his essay for KUHF's This I Believe.
January 22, 2010 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Grant Shafer
Grant claims Texas and Louisiana as home, but currently, he's living and working in the Washington D. C. area. While living in Houston, he attended and graduated from the University of Houston. Grant says that's where he grew to appreciate the importance of service to others. Grant says serving others helps give his own life a deeper meaning, as he explains in his essay for KUHF's This I Believe.
January 15, 2010 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Wayne Gardiner
Wayne was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was raised in the northeast, but once he became a geologist, he moved to Texas to work in oil exploration. Wayne did graduate work at Texas A & M University and has lived in Houston since 1986. Wayne and his wife have two daughters and his role as a parent is the focus of his essay for Houston Public Radio's This I Believe.
January 8, 2010 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Peyman Pakzaban, M.D.
Peyman Pakzaban is a Neurosurgeon practicing in the Houston area. Peyman and his wife moved to Houston ten years ago and they have two daughters. Dr. Pakzaban says being a physician and a father, he encounters a lot tears. He believes those tears represent much more than pain or joy. He says human tears are proof to him of a human soul.
December 25, 2009 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Paul Nevels
Paul Nevels remembers visiting his Grandparents home in Louisiana and looking out their second story window. What he saw was a beautifully landscaped neighborhood filled with trees, dotted with flowers and highlighted with small town life. To this day, Paul appreciates a room with a view and describes his belief in his essay for Houston Public Radio's, "This I Believe."
December 18, 2009 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Seth Batiste
Seth Batiste is a native Houstonian, and he's attempting to complete his Ed.D. at the University of Houston. Seth has overcome many obstacles in his life and has learned that when you're given a "second chance" at anything, it's a gift and it deserves a second effort.
December 11, 2009 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Lacrecia McGregor
Lacrecia was born in St. Joseph's Hospital in downtown Houston and has called Sugar Land home all her life. After graduating from the University of Houston with a degree in advertising, she went to work and is currently the Web Site and Marketing Director for a locally based retail chain. In her essay, Lacrecia expresses her belief in the importance of being counted.....and participating in every election.
December 4, 2009 10:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with John Burke
John F. Burke moved to Texas from Pennsylvania in 1985. Since then, the Professor of Political Science at the University of St. Thomas has blended the many cultures of his youth in Pennsylvania with those of his new homeland of Texas. Professor Burke says his experience is similar to many of us living in the Houston area and the resulting diversity is a great reward.
December 1, 2009 9:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with Mauricio Lafuente
Mauricio is a 20 year old college student pursuing a biology degree. His hope is to become a medical doctor, like both his parents. Mauricio is a native of Houston, but has just recently moved to Orlando where his parents now live. Mauricio will be attending Central Florida University. Mauricio's essay for This I Believe is a result of a college writing class.
November 27, 2009 9:00 am
KUHF-Houston Public Radio's "This I Believe" with John Hardegree
John is a native of Tampa, Florida but he has lived in Houston for the last decade with his wife, who is a native Houstonian. John's essay is about a personal loss that involves a unique and defining memory.
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