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.
Facing a persistent Republican roadblock to gun reform in the Senate, the Commander-in-Chief issued an initial round of executive orders, one aimed at slowing the proliferation of stabilizing braces which effectively transform semi-automatic pistols into more lethal short-barreled rifles, and a second targeting so-called "ghost guns" assembled from readily available, but untraceable parts.
With a deadly pandemic still lingering, lawmakers in the Texas House have turned their attention to improving access to doctors, healing drugs and vital therapies.
Rhetorical guns blazing, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Tuesday labeled critics of Republican election integrity legislation "liars" and "race baiters".
The WYP panel talks about President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
In the nation's 4th largest metropolis, the power to place a measure on City Council's agenda for debate and possible adoption - lies exclusively with the mayor. It is "extraordinary" authority that may soon slip away.
Critics label the proposed restriction dangerously discriminatory and a deeply flawed solution for a "non-existent problem." Supporters of the bill contend the measure preserves fairness and physical safety,
As thousands of undocumented, unaccompanied, young people continue pouring across America's southern border, the challenge is no longer how to stop them, but rather how to safely process and place them.
More on the devastating aftermath of the Texas Winter Storm, according to the State Health Department 111 people died, most of them from hypothermia.
This week the Georgia governor signed into law new voting rules, to protect the integrity of elections, but many believe it's more about voter suppression. The WYP panel weighs in on the controversy.
The WYP panel shares their thoughts about the upcoming trial for Derek Chauvin charged with causing the death of George Floyd.