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About me

Mike McGuff is a native Houstonian who has been blogging since 2005.

He balances his time covering the Houston and Texas radio, television and newspaper media scene plus other interesting news concerning the Bayou City.

Mike started his journalism career more than 20 years ago.

He has reported live for ITV's Good Morning Britain and had his reporting work appear on CNN International. His written reporting work has also appeared on the Chicago Tribune and Hartford Courant websites.

Mike has interviewed such figures as Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Metallica, Earl Campbell, Sammy Hagar (Solo/Van Halen/Montrose/The Circle), David Lee Roth (Van Halen/Solo), Melissa Etheridge (singer-songwriter), Vanessa Williams, Jessica Simpson, Doug Pinnick (King’s X/KXM), Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne/Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart/King Kobra), Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Geoff Tate (former singer of Queensr├┐che), Shelley Duvall, Richard Roundtree, Jerry Hall (model/actress "Urban Cowboy" and "Batman"), Clay Walker and then ABC 'Good Morning America' anchor Charlie Gibson among others.

In Houston, Mike has worked as a reporter, producer and digital journalist for various television stations.

Dubbed the "Father of Houston TV social media" on his own blog, Mike created the first Houston TV Twitter and Facebook accounts in Houston while at KTRK abc13 in 2008. He later consulted KPRC 2 on Facebook in 2010.

Outside of covering the media, Mike designs Houston websites.

He is also wrapping up producing/directing a documentary on the former Rock 101 KLOL Houston and its continuing legacy as an Album Oriented Rock (AOR) radio station.

In his spare time, Mike is an Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter Board Member and the Alzheimer's Association Ambassador for Texas' 7th Congressional District, working to pass legislation that can help fight this terrible disease.

#17 on Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers Houston
2011 CBS Houston Most Valuable Blogger
2009 Houston Press Best Twitterer Readers' Choice winner
2009 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters: First and Second place in Best Online/Special Content
2009 Emmy Advanced Media Awards Winner: Lone Star Chapter
2008 Emmy Advanced Media Awards Winner: Lone Star Chapter
2007 Emmy Award Nomination: Public/Current/Community Affairs-Program/Special, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: Interactivity, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: News Special, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: Business/Consumer - News Series, Lone Star Chapter
2006 Emmy Award Nomination: Specialty Assignment Report - News Single Story, Lone Star Chapter

- KPRC 2 news at 10pm
- Houston Newsmakers
- iHeartMedia's "Houston P.A." radio show
- For Your Information (FYI)
- Isiah Factor Uncensored
- Fox 26 KRIV News at 9
- “Houston 8” – PBS Channel 8 KUHT
- "Good Morning Houston" KTRK abc13
- 740 KTRH
- The Michael Berry Show
- "The Roula & Ryan Show" 104.1 KRBE
- "Houston Matters" 88.7 KUHF Houston Public Media
- 93.7 The Arrow KKRW
- NewsRadio 1080 KRLD Dallas
- “Talk 650 Morning Show” Talk 650 KIKK
- “The Cleverly Show” Talk 650 KIKK
- “The World According to Garf” 950 KPRC
- “Ken Hoffman Show” 1560 The Game KGOW
- “The High Tech Texan Show” 950 KPRC
- "Chris X" 1070 KNTH
- “Technology Bytes” 90.1 KPFT
- 103.3 KWBU NPR Waco

- Brain&Life Magazine
- NBC News
- The Washington Post
- Houston Chronicle
- Paper City
- Houston Press
- Houston Business Journal
- Fort Worth Star Telegram
- San Antonio Express-News
- Austin American-Statesman
- Beaumont Enterprise
- The UK Daily Mail
- Paper City Magazine
- Houstonia Magazine
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- The Las Vegas Review Journal
- SFGate
- Texas Bar Journal
- Culture Map Houston
- TV Newscheck
- TVSpy
- FTVLive
- Boing Boing
- Engadget
- Mediaite
- Raw Story
- The Blaze
- Health Fitness Revolution
- Rice University at Large

- Jack J. Valenti School of Communication - University of Houston
- Politics, Diversity & Technology: A Media & Communications Round table (2016 The Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States and the Society of Professional Journalists - Houston)
- Diversity in the Digital Age journalism conference (October 2015 Rice University)
- Opening keynote speaker Houston’s Social Media Day Conference 2015
- 'Blogging, Here and Now in Houston' (Houston Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists)
- 'Bloggers vs media' (WordCamp Houston)
- 'How authors can get on TV' (Authors and Publishers Association)
- How business can succeed in social media/blogging (BNI)

- Alzheimer's Association Ambassador for Texas' 7th Congressional District
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
- “First We Feed Them™” Artsy Pet Food Bowl and Art Auction and Happy Hour Party benefiting Rescue Bank® Houston.
- Abby's Book Corner
- Reliant Energy's Rodeo Roundup
- TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services
- Kroger’s annual Bringing Hope to the Table campaign

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