Who I am
Dominique Sachse is represented by Ken Lindner of Ken Lindner and Associates, Inc. 310-277-9223 www.kenlindner.com
Dominique is the evening news anchor at a TV station that feels like second home to her. Maybe you sense that when she’s on air at KPRC Local 2. It’s also been said that co-anchors are like arranged marriages. Well, she can only thank the “arranger,” because her pairings have been nothing short of stupendous! Just look at the great people with whom she gets to communicate Houston’s stories. And she recently celebrated a milestone. Dominique has been a broadcast journalist, at the same station, since 1993.
Dominique’s road here was off the beaten path, especially in this business at the time. She began as a Metro Traffic reporter for a variety of radio stations in 1990. One of them, Mix 96.5, hired her as a disc jockey, where she worked overnights and then late nights. She jumped ship and came to Ch. 2 for the morning show traffic position. While there, she gave it her all, filling in on the anchor desk one week. New management noticed, and she’s been at that desk, at different time periods, ever since.
Dominique is often asked, “What have been your favorite stories to cover?” There are too many to mention, but President George W Bush’s inauguration in January 2001 and Pope John Paul II’s visit to Mexico City canonizing Juan Diego in 2002 were memorable. So were her London trips to cover the Royal Wedding in 2010 and the Olympics in 2012. Her first assignment was a behind-the-scenes series of all the hot NBC-TV shows at the time called “Assignment Hollywood” in 1994. However, the most touching and gut-wrenching though involve the aftermath of tropical storms and hurricanes. She says that’s when you realize how fragile we are and truly dependent on one another’s benevolence and good will.
Dominique’s work over the years has blessed her with 2 Emmy awards and several AWRT awards for on-air personality, the prestigious Edward R. Murrow as show host for “Jennifer’s Story,” as well as accolades from the Houston Press club and the Texas Associated Press. The University of Houston, her Alma Mater, named her an “Outstanding Young Communications Alumna” and “Distinguished Alumni.” But, she feels the best award is when a viewer says, “I’ve been watching you since your traffic days.” It’s that history and sense of connection that resonates. Dominique is proud to have told many interesting stories about Houston and its people, and the fact that viewers trust her to do it and invite her into their homes every day, is the biggest honor.
While Dominique genuinely loves her work, she feels nothing tops the reward of being in the game as a parent, wife and step-mom. She says it’s a balancing act, not centered around the daily home run, but more on the batting average and showing heart, soul and determination every time you step up to the plate. Can’t you tell she’s the mother of a son?
You can email Dominique at Dominique@click2houston.com