Jake Hamilton

Congratulations to Houston’s own Jake Hamilton who showed the big wigs in Hollywood how seriously KRIV TV takes the entertainment beat.

The entertainment reporter was skilled enough to beat out every entertainment reporter in the country for the prestigious National Entertainment Journalism Award.

The honor was bestowed on Hamilton by the Los Angeles Press Club.

Jake was honored for a report he did on superstar actor Tom Hanks.

Hamilton says it was truly an honor to win for that piece because he’s a huge fan of Hanks.

He says, “I said if I’m going to win for anything I want my cinematic hero telling me I’m good at my job.”

Hamilton says that comment came from Hanks during their interview session for the report.

The Houston native says the down side to winning the award was that he was not able to be present for the victory.

Hamilton was on assignment in New York while the ceremony was held in Los Angeles.

Make sure you take a look at the taped interview with Jake below to hear his reaction to the big win.

Congratulations to KRIV’s Jake Hamilton for bringing the gold home to Houston!

The Exclusive Interview with Jake Hamilton!