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