Carlton Houston is a veteran news executive having served in a number of leadership roles at stations across the country. Currently he serves as the assistant news director at Washington DC’s CBS affiliate WUSA 9. Carlton is no stranger to natural disasters having led news teams through hurricanes Katrina, Rita and some of the deadliest tornados in recent memory. He was a news director in Tulsa and Oklahoma City where his team was awarded a 2014 Regional Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.
Carlton’s career began as a stringer/writer for the Kansas City Star. As a TV reporter, he covered high profile stories including the crash of Space Shuttle Columbia and the D.C. sniper verdict.
Carlton is a graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism. He was a two-time president of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists. He also served as a regional director for the Radio Television Digital News Association. Carlton and his wife Kim are the proud parents of two sons ages 19 and 17.