Shara Fryer is the news anchor for Houston’s Morning News on News Radio 740 KTRH. She is a thirty-five-year veteran journalist and broadcaster whose career path began in television in Austin, then San Antonio, and on to Houston where she became the preeminent television anchorwoman for 27 years at the Disney-owned ABC 13.
Shara earned her many awards and journalist credentials for stepping outside the anchor desk, from Jerusalem to Rome to London and across the U.S., covering top stories of the day, political campaigns, special events, and getting the hard-to-get interviews for her popular newsmaker profiles.
Her “Up Close and Personal” segments and Emmy Award-winning “IN FOCUS” documentaries included exclusive interviews with Presidents, Foreign Heads of State, well-known Texans, and celebrities of national and international renown, such as Richard Nixon, Shimon Peres, Jihan Sadat, the Dalai Lama, George H. W. Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Nellie Connally, David Brinkley, Barbara Walters, Audrey Hepburn, and Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer, to name a few.
Shara continues her involvement in world and public affairs as a Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, an alumni of the FBI Citizens’ Academy, and as past Chairman and Board member of the World Affairs Council of Houston, and a Lifetime Committeeman of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Additionally, she is a Board member of the Retina Research Foundation, and Texas Women for the Arts, a sub committee of the Texas Cultural Trust.
Shara is well-recognized throughout the Houston area for her wide-ranging commitment to community and charity events, too numerous to list. As a surviving cancer patient, she devotes much of her time to various cancer outreach programs and established the Shara Fryer Cancer Research Fund in the Department of Surgical Onconlogy at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
She is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, has been honored as a Woman of Distinction by the the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, received the Ben and Julie Rogers Ecumenism Award from the Anti-Defamation League of Houston, the Community Builder Award from the Grand Masonic Lodge of Houston, and has been recognized by the governments of Japan and Israel for her efforts toward international goodwill.