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
Memorial Day travel expected to be the nation's third-busiest ever
The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend brings the unofficial start to summer and a lot of people are expected to take advantage of the time off.
Your car is spying on you, but a new website helps you learn what's being shared
If you remember the computer chip shortage that continues to slow automakers, it's because modern vehicles are computers on wheels, so what does that mean?
If automakers get rid of AM radios, what do stations need to do to stay on the air?
Manufacturers say electric vehicles affect the radio signal, and that fewer people are listening.
Bike To Work Day shows more options for pedaling to work in Houston
Houston is witnessing a growing trend towards cycling as an alternative mode of transportation and National Bike To Work Day offers individuals more opportunities to embrace this eco-friendly and cost-effective means of commuting.
Mother's Day: Flowers from local florist might be the best option
Going to a local florist might be your best bet if a gift of flowers is part of the plan for Mother's Day on Sunday and time is running out.
Houston water purification plant among the best in Texas
In a world where access to clean drinking water is often taken for granted, the story of Houston's Southeast Water Purification Plant stands out as a testament to excellence and efficiency. While water-related issues continue to make headlines in various parts of the country, this purification plant shines as one of the best in the state of Texas.
Study identifies several Houston roads and highways as most dangerous for pedestrians
A report from TxDOT that pedestrian fatalities continue to rise, in the state, has prompted a study of the most dangerous roads in Texas. A lot of them are in Houston.
California storms delay vital crops, create potential shortages in grocery stores
As if inflation wasn't squeezing our grocery budgets wasn't enough, bad weather may be raising prices and tightening supplies as well. Here's how crops and your groceries are being impacted.
After one more interest rate hike, the Fed may hit the 'pause button'
After the most aggressive interest rate hike in 40 years, the federal reserve is expected to approve another quarter-point increase on Wednesday.
Recent diagnosis inspired a local woman to ride the Texas MS 150
Thousands of cyclists are taking a well-earned break from riding Monday after this weekend’s annual Texas MS 150, which raises money to fight multiple sclerosis.