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Meet Houston Journalist Pooja Lodhia

Brooke Lewis
Posted on July 28
A headshot of Pooja Lodhia wearing a bright red blouse.

Pooja Lodhia, reporter at ABC-13. (Provided by Pooja)

Pooja Lohdia is a familiar face on Houston television screens, working as a reporter for ABC-13 since 2012. When she’s not out reporting on stories across the city, Lohdia loves dancing, yoga, and reading a good book.

Q: What drew you to journalism?

“The first time I walked into a newsroom, I knew I was in the right place. Just imagine: a job that allows you to witness the best and worst parts of people’s lives, and then share them in a way that can bring others together! How lucky am I? I believe shared experiences are the strongest asset we have as a community. The more personal we are, the more universal we can be, and journalism gives me a chance to showcase that. Plus, it’s really fun! As my first News Director put it, who could pass up a backstage pass to life?”

Q: What is your favorite quirk about Houston?

“No zoning. Seriously! I always tell people Houston is the weirdest city in America. Come at me, Austin! Where else can you find a school, a liquor store, and a church in the same strip center? When I think of Houston, I think of the words BIG, messy, and diverse. Yall, I love it here!”

Q: If you had to pick one restaurant to eat at every weekend in Houston, what would it be?

“Easy! Street to Kitchen in Houston’s East End. Honorable mentions: La Guadalupana, Treebeards, and that guy Raheel Ramzanali’s fave, Aga’s.”

If you’re craving Aga’s, then hear Raheel’s interview with the owner of his favorite restaurant. [City Cast Houston 🎧]

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