Isiah Carey started as a general assignment reporter for FOX 26 News but has since embraced his role as the host of his signature news program, Isiah Factor Uncensored. Originally from Baton Rouge, La., he caught the TV bug at a very young age. In fact, he made his debut in front of the camera at the age of five, on a weekly local segment called Thought for the Day on WVLA-TV.
But it wasn't until 1978 when as a third-grade student, Isiah realized that he wanted to be a reporter on TV. That's when a local television journalist spoke to his class, and inspired Isiah to contact a Baton Rouge TV station, asking for a summer job. He got the job and worked at that station every summer, for no credit, until he went away to college.
In college, Isiah continued his pursuit of a broadcasting career. Before graduating from Southern University in Baton Rouge, he was already a news anchor and a reporter for the city's WXOK-AM radio.
By 1990, Isiah was the News Director and anchor at KQXL-AM and WYCT-FM, where he managed a small news staff. That same year, Isiah got his first real TV job as a reporter and Public Affairs talk show host at WVLA. In 1991, he re-joined WAFB-TV, the same station he shadowed as a third grader. He remained there for four years. He joined KRIV-TV in September 2001.
Throughout his broadcasting career, Isiah has won several awards, including an Emmy and an award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
FOX 26 and My 20 have partnered with several Houston-area churches to air Easter Sunday churches. Isiah speaks with FOX26/My20 General Manager D'Artagnan Bebel about what led to this unique undertaking.
Two pastors explain how they've been reaching the masses after governments have enforced social distancing measures. They also react to a pastor in Florida who ignored social distancing orders to have church service.
The impact Covid-19 has had on our wallets has driven some to look into payday loans. Community advocate Wanda Adams explains why you should look at other options before payday loans.
Factor Uncensored financial expert Charlotte Stallings explains how you should be handling your finances during the Covid-19 pandemic. For more financial help you can email email@example.com
Isiah speaks with two attorneys from the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association after a picture was taken of long lines outside of the Harris County criminal courthouse in a time where we should be social distancing.
Research shows that African Americans are dying at a higher rater from Covid-19 than other races. 72% of the deaths in Chicago and 70% in Louisiana are African Americans. Dr. Danish Ali explains why we're seeing these high numbers.
Covid-19 has caused a lot of events and experiences to be cancelled for our high school and college students. Things such as prom, graduation, or senior games for athletes were quickly canceled. Life coach Allison Goldberg shares how you can tell if your kids are suffering from depression due to all the sudden changes.
Professional basketball player Randi Brown was traveling back to Louisiana from Iceland when she contracted Covid-19. She shares her experience with the virus.
There's now $10 million in funding to make sure essential workers have child care. Juliet Stipeche with the Mayor's office of education explains. For more information visit www.findchildcarenow.org
Dr. Mouzoon shares how Covid-19 compares to other viruses, what makes it more harmful than the flu, and how it compares to other pandemics.