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2010 Silver Circle Inductee Chris Marrou

Chris Marrou’s career in broadcasting began as a reporter with WOAI-TV in San Antonio. After a brief stint in Dallas at KRLD radio, he returned to San Antonio in 1973 and signed on as anchor of KENS 5 news on Christmas Eve. He joined the legendary team of Jud Ashmore and Dan Cook that gained popularity for the on-air antics and ad-libs during the trio’s “accidental” open mike pauses before commercial breaks

Throughout his career, Marrou has earned numerous broadcasting awards including: Best Anchor in San Antonio 2007, San Antonio Current Reader Picks; Best TV Newscast, 1995 and 1997, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters; Best TV News Writing 1988, Texas Associated Press; Best TV News Series 1988, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters; Top Local News Anchor 1985, Television and Radio Age Magazine; and, Best Documentary 1976, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

Marrou was born in Nixon, Texas and grew up in Castle Hills, Texas where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. Before starting his broadcasting career, he attended Princeton University studying Political Science from 1964 to 1967. In 2007, he earned a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law and passed the Texas bar exam. Since his retirement in November 2009 Chris has earned his Master of Science Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas Red McCombs School of Business. Also since his retirement in Chris has been sworn in as a Municipal Judge in Von Ormy, Texas .