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Rusty Surette is an award-winning news anchor and Texas native who joined KBTX News 3 in the summer of 2015.
Surette has worked in a wide-range of TV news roles including news anchor, reporter, executive producer, photographer and editor in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Las Vegas.
In Oklahoma City, Surette received multiple awards for investigative and feature stories, and was part of the his station's overall Emmy award-winning coverage of the 2013 EF-5 tornado that touched down in Moore ,Oklahoma. At KWTV, he also received an Emmy-nomination for his investigative work exposing corruption in a small-town police department.
Surette also served as the Regional Director of Communications for the American Red Cross in Oklahoma City, and deployed to several natural disasters across the southeast United States.
At KBTX, Surette has received numerous awards and recognition for work as a news anchor, investigative reporter editor and was recently awarded the 2017 Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Spirit of FOI Award for his work that exposed a cover up by school board officials who tried to keep secret a long-list of accusations and wrong-doing by the district's former school superintendent.
He currently serves on the board of several non-profits including Project Unity, Health for All, and the American Red Cross.