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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Jose Grinan honored by Houston Association of Black Journalists

FOX 26 KRIV morning anchor Jose Grinan honored at 2019 Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) Media Masquerade Ball

FOX 26 KRIV morning anchor Jose Grinan was honored by the Houston Association of Black Journalists Saturday night at its 2019 Media Masquerade Ball themed: “Eyes Wide Open, Mouths Never Shut" held at the Groovey Grill Mansion in Historic Third Ward.

Grinan was honored for his commitment to excellence in Houston media, leadership and community support.

The KRIV anchor has been with the FOX Television Station since 1993.

Before Houston, Grinan was an anchor/reporter for KDFW in Dallas - Fort Worth in the early 90s. In fact his bio says he was one of the first reporters on the scene at the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas. He also worked as a correspondent and host for Crime Watch Tonight and as a freelance correspondent for CNN.

From 1984 until 1990, Grinan worked for WTVJ Miami. Before that he worked as an anchor for the Satellite News Channel from 1982 to 1983.

Grinan was at Miami's WCKT (now WSVN) from 1978 to 1982.

He got his start at KTSM AM-FM-TV El Paso in 1975 as a reporter and weekend anchor.

As I've written here before, Grinan also appeared in the 1972 movie The Daredevil with George Montgomery.

Grinan attended the University of South Florida.

Other Houston journalists who received special recognition included honorees include Melanie Lawson, Isiah Carey, Jonathan Martin, Deborah Duncan, Khambrel Marshall, Brandon Walker, Shannon Lanier, Sharron Melton, Phyllis Bailey, Kathy Sapp, Jerome Solomon and Charles Hudson.

Also present was GRAMMY-nominated rapper and VH1 reality star YoYo.

HABJ is a nonprofit organization of media professionals from the Houston area with members in every facet of print and broadcast media. Part of HABJ’s mission is to provide professional development, honor excellence in journalism, cultivate young journalists and ensure accurate coverage of the minority community. Consistent with its mission, HABJ provides scholarships, future workforce development and summer training opportunities for college students majoring in communications. Additionally, HABJ presents community outreach programs, seminars and town hall forums free for community groups and communication professionals.

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