Tom Zizka

Tom Zizka

Weekend Anchor

Like a lot of folks in town, Tom's not a native Houstonian but he got a taste of Texas a long time ago. Some of his fondest memories are of childhood visits with family that still lives here: surfing in the Gulf, NASA during the Apollo days, getting his first cowboy hat. Tom has worn a lot of different hats since coming to FOX 26 in 1998, including as an investigative reporter, the station's consumer advocate ‘Problem Solver' and reporter for the highly-successful Predator Check project. He has also covered a lot of the area's modern-day tragedies and joys: The Aggie Bonfire collapse, The Shuttle Columbia disaster, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Astros 2005 trip to the World Series and the two occasions the Super Bowl was held at NRG Stadium. If there's a story to tell, Tom wants to meet the special people making news and share their tales. When not working, you can often find Tom on a bicycle, pedaling Texas roads, finding charitable causes like the National MS Society to help or staying busy with his family. He's happy to share his Texas adventure with his wife and two daughters.

The latest from Tom Zizka

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Real unemployment shows some people still struggling to find work

'Real' unemployment is the measure of people out of work, those who work part-time, plus people who've dropped out of the workforce. At 6.7%, it's the lowest since the government started measuring the number in 1994. That's great news, unless you're one of those people.

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Get SMART about budgeting in the new year

American consumers often spend much more than they make, while a third don't even bother to budget their money. One financial expert suggests they get SMART about their finances.

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What to do if you lose your wallet

Losing a wallet, or having it stolen, can be a huge hassle that requires some quick and specific action to minimize the damage.