The work of native Texan and FOX 26 special projects reporter Greg Groogan has been honored with more than 200 journalism awards, including 28 Lone Star Emmys. In 2010, 2013 and again in 2017, the Houston Press Club honored Greg as Television Journalist of the Year. The National Education Writers Association in 2010 awarded him it's first prize for beat reporting. A seven-time regional winner of the Edward R. Murrow award, Greg is also a two-time recipient of the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for his stories on children with special needs and a three-time recipient of the Barbara Jordan Award for excellence in coverage of Texans challenged with disabilities. In 2008, the American Legion honored Greg and his colleagues at Fox 26 with the Fourth Estate Award, the organization's highest national honor for journalism. Born in Austin, Greg broke into the TV business in the Texas border town of Laredo after barely graduating from the University of Texas Plan II honors program (He's got the diploma to prove it). In 1989, he left the cactus and mesquite of South Texas for the frostier climate of America's 49th state. While working at Anchorage stations KIMO and KTUU, Greg spent the better part of a year covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill - at the time, the nation's biggest ever environmental disaster. In 1990, he returned to Texas to cover state politics as capital bureau chief and later, investigative reporter for Austin's ABC station KVUE. In 1997 Greg again headed north, this time to Cleveland for a three year stint at NBC affiliate WKYC. In 2000, Greg returned to Texas and family. As Houston Business Journal FOX 26 broadcast reporter Greg detailed the collapse of Enron and the energy trading sector. In addition to his Emmys, Greg has garnered 38 Associated Press Awards as well as honors from the Houston Press Club, the Dallas Press Club, the Cleveland Press Club, the Alaska Press Club, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, the Ft. Worth Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Texas Bar Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Cancer Society, the Texas State Teachers Association, the Harris County Medical Society and the Austin Chronicle. He is also the recipient of a national Best of Gannett for news writing. Married to former FOX 26 reporter Michelle Casas, Greg spends much of his time away from the newsroom with son Garrett and daughter Hannah.
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner pushes back on advancing law forcing city into binding arbitration
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Congressman Dan Crenshaw advocates military strike, calling cartels 'clear and present' threat
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Texas legislature to exclude Transgender Women in college athletic teams
The ability of Transwomen to compete in Texas collegiate athletics was put to a key vote Wednesday at the State Capitol.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's $6.2 billion budget includes pay hikes for all city employees
Mayor Turner's recent budget has achieved the largest fund balance in the city's history, ensuring financial stability and allowing for significant pay increases for municipal workers and police.
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Texas legislature: Assault rifle reform falters, Texas House approves internet gambling
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Texas lawmaker accused of having sex with and giving alcohol to teen staffer expelled from state house
Bryan Slaton became the first Texas lawmaker to be expelled in nearly 100 years. He was also a former youth pastor.