D’Artagnan Bebel, Fox TV
D’Artagnan Bebel currently serves as Vice President, General Manager of 3 operating units for the Fox Television Stations Division of News Corporation including: Fox 26 KRIV-TV, MY 20 KTXH-TV and Fox26Houston.com in Houston, Texas since January 2000. He was promoted to his current position from Memphis, TN where he was Vice President, General Manager at Fox 13 WHBQ-TV for two years. Mr. Bebel has been in broadcasting for over thirty years serving in a variety of sales and sales management positions for companies including Fox, CBS and The Dispatch Group.
In his current position, recent career accomplishments include: expanding local newscasts from 35.5 to 52.5 hours per week; conceived popular news franchise segments: WHAT’S YOUR POINT, FOX FACEOFF, THE ISIAH FACTOR:UNCENSORED, PEOPLE FOR $ALE: HOUSTON’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, DARK SECRETS: UNCOVERING CHILD PREDATORS and the Emmy Award winning, MYFOXHOUSTONLIVE!com. He planned and executed the merger of KTXH station operations with KRIV in 2006.
D’Artagnan is a proud graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Broadcast Management. He went on to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Business in his hometown of New York City where he received a Masters of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude in Marketing. In September of 2000, Mr. Bebel was bestowed with the Howard University School of Communications Legacy Alumnus of The Year Award and has his picture on permanent display in the school.
Mr. Bebel has served on several Boards, some of which have included: Committee Co-Chair: Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee, City of Houston Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force Committee, Houston Region Amber Alert Program, Harmony Charter Schools Advisory Board, Texas Association of Broadcasters, 2006 Board Chairman, Better Business Bureau of Houston, Zina Garrison’s All-Court Tennis Academy, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Minority Media & Telecommunications Council Brain Trust, American Women In Radio & Television Advisory Board, Star of Hope Mission, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and the Houston Area Urban League. He and his wife, Angela, have served as National Co-Chairs for the American Tennis Association 87th National Championships, and as Honorary Co-Chairs for the Mental Health & Mental Retardation Association Gala and the Sisters Network 6th Annual National African American Breast Cancer Walk.
In addition to Mr. Bebel’s service on various Boards, he is in high demand as a keynote speaker for various galas and community events, as well as a motivational speaker for colleges and schools. He was invited to perform with the Houston Symphony as Special Guest Narrator for several performances of “Peter & The Wolf.”
Mr. Bebel is the recipient of numerous awards including: several Certificates of U.S. Congressional Recognition for Community Service, NAACP-Drum Major For Justice Award, Children At Risk-Outstanding Community Service Award, MLK Dream Keepers Award, National Association of Minorities In Cable-Distinction in Communications Award, City Of Houston Proclamation-“D’Artagnan Bebel Day,” Alpha Kappa Alpha-Celebration of Soaring Achievement Award. He has been recognized by American Women In Radio & TV as the Houston market’s “Best TV Station Manager” for an unprecedented two years in a row in 2007and 2008.
He and his wife Angela, have been married for 30 years and are the proud parents of four: D’Artagnan II, 2 year Captain of Men’s Tennis Team and Academic All-American graduate of Southwestern University; Alysia, graduate of University of Houston and twins Julian and Kalina, currently college students. Mr. Bebel served as Coach for his older son’s USTA Jr. Team Tennis, 14 & Under Division when they won the 2002 Texas State Championship. D’Artagnan, self describes himself as a “weekend warrior who likes to watch sports, but would rather be playing.” He is a competitive tennis player and has been a USTA Texas State ranked player. He is an SSI Certified Master Diver & Assistant SCUBA Instructor; an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor; a certified Texas Department of Safety LTC Instructor. He also plays golf, enjoys boating, biking, travel, food and wine and the performing arts. He and his family reside in The Woodlands, TX.
His purpose in life is to improve the lives of those in the community within which he lives and works, and to someday enjoy life living on a beach on an exotic island, as the owner-operator of a shaved ice hut, beach bar, dive shop and charter boat rental business.