17 Feb SVP/GM of KIAH-TV & KDAF-TV Roger Bare Receives the 2015 Silver Star of Excellence Award
The Media Alliance of Houston Honors Roger Bare At Star Studded Event
On Thursday, February 12, 2015, and in front of a sold-out house with record attendance, Roger Bare, Senior Vice President/General Manager of KIAH-TV (Houston) & KDAF-TV (Dallas/Ft. Worth), was awarded the 2015 Silver Star of Excellence Award by The Media Alliance of Houston (MAH), an affiliate of the Alliance of Women in Media (AWM). Bare’s award was the rousing finale at the annual Star Awards Gala, held this year at the Omni Houston Hotel, and part of an evening honoring outstanding professionals in the Houston industry while raising scholarship funds for area students in media.
Roger Bare’s Silver Star of Excellence acknowledges his successful career in the Houston market. He started his broadcasting career in Houston radio in the late 1980’s. Bare then moved to television in 1992 when he joined KIAH-TV where he excelled in the business. Bare held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at the station, serving as General Sales Manager for six years. In 2004, Bare was named Senior Vice President/General Manager of KIAH-TV. In 2013, he was named Senior Vice President/General Manager to include KDAF-TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s CW affiliate in Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Roger Bare’s recognition was highlighted at the Gala with a video presentation featuring congratulations from friends and peers across the media landscape. In the video, Bare referenced his many different job titles and different challenges in the Houston media by taking in all in stride and saying, “I take a lot of my energy from people I work with. That’s what keeps me going.” Then, in an appropriate nod during his acceptance speech, Bare acknowledged the women in his life that have influenced and shaped his career.
The Silver Star is acknowledged as a career highlight but is just one of many accomplishments for Roger Bare. Under his leadership, KIAH-TV has won numerous awards over the years, including the prestigious Bonner McLean Public Service Award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Bare has also been a member of the American Advertising Federation/Houston since 1996, served as an advisory member for the Media Alliance of Houston, served on the Board of Directors for the Houston Chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is currently the Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Bare received his degree in advertising from Marshall University in West Virginia.
CW39/KIAH-TV was founded in 1967 and is a Tribune Broadcasting station, a division of Tribune Media. As the CW affiliate in Houston, Texas, it is home to the new hit series The Flash, along with Arrow and Supernatural. CW39 also carries syndicated hits like Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly. Winner of multiple regional Emmy Awards, CW39 is recognized for its various community-based contributions throughout the Houston area. The station is home to NEWSFIX, Houston’s revolutionary newscast. For more information, visit CW39.com.