Greg Screws

Greg Screws co-anchors WHNT News 19 at 6:00 p.m. and WHNT News 19 at 9:00 p.m. on WHNT2.

Greg is very much in demand as a public speaker. His life experience of covering news, sports, personalities and overcoming life's difficulties makes for great after dinner and public speaking.

If there is a topic that requires an opinion, Greg will give you one. His favorite saying is "Right or wrong, I am rarely in doubt."

Greg also brings you a weekly Taking Action feature, Deal or Dud. In "Deal or Dud," Greg will test various products to see if they live up to their promises. Do you know of a product you'd like Greg to test? Maybe a company promises their product will give you better gas mileage, or their fertilizer will help your flowers grow more than you've ever seen. Email Greg about a particular product on our Deal or Dud page on You can see these stories each Wednesday on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 p.m.

Growing up in Hartselle, Greg 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. Greg majored in Communications at Alabama and worked at WCFT television before moving to WVTM in Birmingham. Greg's stop in Birmingham television sparked his love of NASCAR and is also where he realized weathermen rarely pick up the check at lunch.

From there, Greg traveled to Richmond, Virginia for a stop at WRIC television. There Greg 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, Greg moved back to Huntsville where he did sports and morning television for eight years. After 25 years in television, Greg 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," Screws 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," said Greg. "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's daughter Emily works at the University of Alabama. Once Greg asked if she wanted to work in television and Emily said "you have to be kidding me." Emily is very patient when her father calls her at least three times a day.

Recent Articles

  • The “Burst” a Deal

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:49pm, April 9, 2014

    The “Burst” is the latest mini-speaker to hit the market. Mini-speakers are perfect, if they work, for trips to the...
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  • ‘Wedge & Pop’ Apple Slicer a Deal

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 03:38pm, April 2, 2014

    If you like apples, this Deal or Dud story may appeal to you. There is a product called the Wedge...
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  • Veggetti A Goofy Deal

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 10:54pm, March 26, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s amazing how many products are in the marketplace that have a thousand ways to cut,...
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  • XHose Pro a Deal

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 11:58am, March 13, 2014

    The original XHose we made a “Dud.” But this version is different - and we like it. It will cost you more, though.
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  • Bacon Bowl a Deal

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 10:37pm, March 5, 2014

    The Perfect Bacon Bowl is a popular item.  It made the transition from “As Seen on TV” to “Big-Box” stores....
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  • Silicone Mini-Mitt a Deal

    Posted on: 9:42 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 10:55pm, March 2, 2014

    There are many products on the market designed to help you handle hot containers or pans in the kitchen. One...
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  • Chop Magic a Deal

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 11:00pm, March 2, 2014

    We’re testing a food chopper. No, don’t hang up. Seriously. I know what you are thinking. Another food chopper. That...
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    Chop Magic
  • Police Force Future Uncertain in Paint Rock

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 12:23am, February 12, 2014

    PAINT ROCK, Ala. (WHNT) – These are contentious times in Paint Rock. During a rowdy, and sometimes loud city council...
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  • Self Stirring Mug a Deal

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40pm, February 5, 2014

    I know what you are thinking. Are we, in this culture, to the point we don’t want to even stir...
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  • Strainer is Okay But Not Great

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, January 29, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34pm, January 29, 2014

    We’re always looking for shortcuts in the kitchen.  And maybe a tool that “shortcuts” our time in the kitchen works...
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  • Governor Bentley Urges People to “Stay at Home”

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, January 28, 2014, by , updated on: 05:09pm, January 28, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Tuesday afternoon, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said his declaration of a weather emergency will last indefinitely....
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  • Bizarre Rollie Cooks Eggs With a Twist

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, January 22, 2014, by , updated on: 11:11pm, January 22, 2014

    The “Rollie” is a vertical egg cooker. If you are wondering what a vertical egg cooker looks like, it’s like...
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