Former KHOU reporter Brad Woodard was found dead in his Houston home last week.
According to KHOU, authorities found his body Wednesday morning. He hadn’t returned several phone calls from relatives prompting them to ask police to check on him. No foul play was suspected.
He worked at Minneapolis NBC affiliate KARE from 1990 until 2006, before leaving for Houston CBS affiliate KHOU. Both stations remembered Woodard for being an “old school” journalist and award-winning writer.
We’ll forever remember Brad as a kind man with a soft heart. He had two great passions—storytelling and animals. Frequently, Brad turned a light on those who abused or neglected innocent creatures and his work on animal abuse—and many other topics—won him multiple local, regional and national honors. One standout series was his investigative look exposing cruelty to animals used in research to produce pharmaceuticals. He won a highly-coveted Sigma Delta Chi Award for his feature on the death of the family farm. And he received the National Epilepsy Foundation Distinguished Journalism Award for his work providing an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a teenage boy living with epilepsy. Read more