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Larry Donald Harris

Larry Donald Harris, American broadcast executive, writer. Recipient News awards United Press International, 1962, 63, Service to Community award Palestine Kiwanis, 1976; named one of Outstanding Young Men American Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1964.

Background

  • Harris, Larry Donald was born on May 24, 1938 in Palestine, Texas, United States. Son of Virgel H. and Dorothy Lela (Kelley) Harris.

  • Education

    • Student, Baylor University, 1961.

    Career

    • Newsman Station KWTX-AM-television, Waco, Texas, 1959-1961. News director Station KNET, Palestine, 1961-1965, 67-68. Director public relations Johnson, Fontaine and Associates, 1966.

      News editor Station KNUZ, Houston, 1968-1970. Operations manager Station KEBE, Jacksonville, Texas, 1969. President, general manager Station KLIS, Palestine, since 1970.

    Works

    • Author (play) Last Touch of Green, 1961. Director, writer film for United Way, 1986-1987 (Merit award).

    Membership

    Chairman March of Dimes, 1962-1968. Board directors Miss Texas Preliminary, 1965-1978. President Palestine Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1966 (Jaycee of Year 1962).

    Consultant Palestine United Way, 1986-1987. Member Texas Association Broadcasters.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Anne Dennis, November 22, 1958. Children: Donald Kevin, Larry Craig.
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    • 1961
      Baylor University
    • 1959 - 1961
      Newsman Station KWTX-Master of Arts-television
      Waco, Texas, United States
    • 1961 - 1965
      news director, Station KNET
      Palestine, Texas, United States
    • 1966
      director, s
    • 1966
      Fontaine and Associate, s
    • 1968 - 1970
      news editor Station KNUZ
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1969
      operations manager, Station KEBE
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1970
      president, Station KLIS
      Palestine, Texas, United States
    • 1970
      general manager, Station KLIS
      Palestine, Texas, United States
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