Multiple Emmy award winning journalist, Drew Speier joined KRIS Communications in June 2016 to become the co-anchor of KRIS 6 News at 5 p.m.
Prior to returning to Texas, Drew worked for 8 years at WBRE/WYOU in northeastern Pennsylvania and at the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana where he spent three years as a weekday anchor and reporter.
In Indiana, Drew was honored twice by the Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards. Prior to Indiana, Drew spent three years in the NYC market as a weekend anchor and reporter for News 12 New Jersey. He was honored with two National Awards for his coverage of the events following 9-11, won an Associated Press Spot News Award for his live reporting and was honored with three National Telly Awards, including a prestigious Silver Telly.
Drew also has an extensive background as an award winning Sports anchor/reporter. He was the main sports anchor for FOX/CBS in Jacksonville, FL., and for the NBC affiliate in Austin, TX. Drew was even a sideline reporter for Fox NFL Sunday while in Jacksonville. He also covered the University of Notre Dame for two years and worked for Fox Sports-Net Chicago.
Drew calls Texas home. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Broadcasting Journalism and Political Science.
Drew's most memorable experiences were covering the aftermath of 9-11 for three years in NYC and spending eight days in Biloxi, MS., reporting on Hurricane Katrina. He was also part of 63 hours of continuous coverage of the Flood of 2011 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA.
He has too many sports events to single out but has covered everything from six-man High School Football in Texas to two Super Bowls and numerous College Football Bowl games, including two National Title games. Drew has also covered two NCAA Women's National Championship teams in Austin, Texas and South Bend, Indiana. His passion is golf and he ranks the dozens of pro golf events as memorable experiences, including the Masters, twice. His golf highlight is caddying for Ben Crenshaw during a charity event in Austin, Texas and playing 300 holes (yes 300 holes) of golf in one day on three different golf courses.
In 2011 Drew was elected to serve on the Board of Governor's with NATAS Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Drew is a former Board member with the Evansville Association for the Blind and still serves on the Advisory Board for the CJ's Bus Foundation.
Another interesting fact about Drew: He was the only student in his High School who received a perfect attendance award for all four years. He never missed a day of high school classes.
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