Ilona Carson Biography
Ilona Carson is a reporter and late afternoon anchor for ABC owned-and-operated station KTRK (channel 13) in Houston. Prior to KTRK, Carson was an anchor for Fox-owned KSAZ in Phoenix, Arizona
Ilona Carson Age
Carson was born in Houston, Texas on April 30th, 1974. She spent most of her life living outside of Texas in places such as Australia, New Mexico, and Washington. As of 2019, she 45 years old.
Ilona Carson Family
Ilona and her husband have three children together, two boys named James and Pierce as well as a little girl named Georgina Eleanor. She often shares pictures of her family on her social media accounts & even announced the birth of her daughter via Twitter.
Ilona Carson Education
Ilona attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She often shares pictures of her family on her social media accounts & even announced the birth of her daughter via Twitter.
Ilona Carson Career
Carson began her career as an intern at NBC’s show Nightly Newsworking with Tom Brokaw. Her main job simply was to hand Tom scripts that came off the printer but, it was enough to spark a passion for journalism and anchoring. Initially, she wanted to work for a big network but she changed her mind, after realizing that working in the regional market would allow her to make a difference in her community, while also giving her the chance to create a healthy balance between her work & personal life.
Carson later worked at KAMR in Amarillo & KSAZ in Phoenix before moving to KTRK in Houston, where she currently works at. KTRK is an affiliate of the ABC Network. Besides being a news anchor, Carson also works as a reporter, covering national and local issues. Her job has also taken her out of Houston and around the country as well as around the world to places such as Italy, Germany, England, and China.
Carson has said in interviews that her current job is very different from her previous work. She said, In Phoenix, our job was to have fun every single day. My job here is to inform and be newsworthy, trustworthy and credible. For her efforts, Ilona has earned quite a few accolades that include a Gracie Award, a Lone Star Emmy Award and a National Headliner Award.