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Larry Donald Harris Edit Profile

writer , Broadcast executive

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, 1956-1961.

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 Associations, Palestine, 1966;news editor, Station KNUZ, Houston, 1968-1970;operations manager, Station KEBE, Jacksonville, Texas, 1969;president, general manager, Station KLIS, Palestine, since 1970.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

father:
Virgel H. Harris

mother:
Dorothy Lela (Kelley) Harris

spouse:
Frances Anne Dennis

children:
Donald Kevin Harris

Larry Craig Harris