Xavier Walton (Journalist)

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Xavier Walton, a dedicated journalist, takes the helm as the anchor of the KHOU 11 morning newscast, HTownRush, in Houston.

Xavier’s journey in journalism began at KHOU’s sister station in Charlotte, NC, where he spent four years as the weekend evening anchor and nightside reporter at WCNC-TV. During his time there, Xavier’s reporting prowess shone as he covered significant stories that garnered national attention. Notably, he was one of the first reporters on the scene during the tragic UNC Charlotte shooting. Additionally, Xavier fearlessly reported on numerous hurricanes that impacted the Carolinas. His leadership was evident when he spearheaded his station’s coverage of the Republican National Committee’s Summer meeting in Austin, TX, which ultimately led to Charlotte being named the host city for the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Before his tenure in Charlotte, Xavier contributed his talents to KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming, where he served as an anchor and reporter for three years. His exceptional work was recognized when he was named Reporter of the Year in 2013 by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters. Xavier also showcased his diverse skills by securing second-place honors in Dancing with the Stars of Casper.

Xavier’s educational journey led him to California Lutheran University, where he earned his communication degree. During his time at CLU, he not only excelled academically but also showcased his athleticism as the starting point guard for the basketball team. Born in Modesto, CA, Xavier’s upbringing was in Sacramento. His family has roots spread across the country, including Texas.

Beyond the newsroom, Xavier has a deep passion for travel, exploring new places, and connecting with people from all walks of life. His own diverse background reflects this passion, as he is of Filipino, White, Black, and Cherokee Indian descent. With his mother hailing from the Philippines and his father from California, Xavier was born and raised in the Golden State. Now, he proudly calls Texas home, accompanied by his two-year-old Golden Doodle puppy named Arie.

Xavier welcomes any questions or conversations, eager to engage with his audience and share his experiences as a journalist and a Texan.

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