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Greg Screws Wiki – Greg Screws Biography
Greg Screws is an American journalist who co-anchors WHNT News 19 at 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 10:00 PM. He is also a public speaker. His life experience of covering news, sports, personalities, and overcoming life’s difficulties makes for great after dinner and public speaking. His favorite saying is “Right or wrong, I am rarely in doubt.”
Growing up in Hartselle, he had an unspectacular basketball career which led him to become a little league parent as his daughter played hoops. Despite having Greg give her tips on how to play basketball, Emily became a very good player who played on a team that finished second in the AAU nationals and won the state sports festival three years in a row.
After leaving Hartselle and realizing higher education was a challenge in addition to being a goal, Greg went to the University of Alabama. His “brush with greatness moment” at the University of Alabama was seeing Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant in a Shoney’s Restaurant. He majored in Communications at Alabama and worked at WCFT television before moving to WVTM in Birmingham. His stop in Birmingham television sparked his love of NASCAR and is also where he realized weathermen rarely pick up the check at lunch.
He then traveled to Richmond, Virginia for a stop at WRIC television. There he worked with Chip Tarkenton, the nephew of NFL great Fran Tarkenton. His friendship with Chip ended when Fran and Greg got into a heated discussion at Thanksgiving over the NFL Greats’ lack of success in Super Bowls. From Richmond, he moved back to Huntsville where he did sports and morning television for eight years. After 25 years in television, he had the itch to take a sabbatical and worked for 15 months with United Way of Madison County.
“Working at United Way of Madison County was a remarkably rewarding experience,” he said. “Thanks to the United Way of Madison County I realized how much I didn’t know about my own community, and am resolved to place community service as a priority in my life.”
But it took the call from a friend to make Greg start thinking television news once again. “Denise Vickers is one of the best news directors in the country,” he said. “I was flattered when she called and wanted me immediately to be on WHNT’s team of sharp and focused managers who take their work and craft very seriously.”
Greg Screws Age
He grew up in Hartselle.
Greg Screws Daughter
She has a daughter, Emily who works at the University of Alabama.
Greg Screws Twitter
Greg Screws Twitter account is @gregscrews. His Twitter bio reads, “Greg, if you are hanging in there to prove you can take a punch you just get hit in the head a lot. Retweets are not endorsements and reflect news of the day.”