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

  • Hair Curler Doesn’t Curl Naturally Curly Hair

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, October 9, 2013, by , updated on: 03:13pm, October 10, 2013

    (WHNT) – It was a quick determination on the Air Curler. We took it to the So Vain Salon in...
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  • Ziploc Space Bags a Deal

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, October 2, 2013, by , updated on: 10:50pm, October 2, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The palatial Screws Estate, not surprisingly, can be a little cluttered. Sometimes genius is not tidy....
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  • Madison Family Adjusting to Daughter’s Rare Chromosomal Disorder

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, September 26, 2013, by , updated on: 10:09am, September 27, 2013

    (WHNT) – Adelaide Grant is 27 months old. She was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome three days after she was born....
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    Adelaide Grant has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder. (Photo: Sam Lott/WHNT News 19)
  • Local Family Adjusting to Daughter’s Rare Chromosomal Disorder

    Posted on: 3:09 pm, September 26, 2013, by , updated on: 03:10pm, September 26, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Chances are, you have never heard of Prader-Willi Syndrome.  It’s very rare. To give you perspective,...
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    Adelaide Grant has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder. (Photo: Sam Lott/WHNT News 19)
  • Cat’s Meow a Deal

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, September 25, 2013, by , updated on: 10:57pm, September 25, 2013

    Ok… Let me, in the interest of full disclosure; make it clear I’m a dog guy. I’m not a cat...
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    Cat's Meow
  • Little Big Shot Super Nozzle a Deal.

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, September 18, 2013, by , updated on: 08:19pm, September 18, 2013

    The Little Big Shot Super Nozzle is an attachment for a garden hose.  It claims to generate 40% more force...
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    Big Shot
  • Barbeque Glove a Deal.

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, August 28, 2013, by , updated on: 10:48pm, August 28, 2013

    One of the fun things we do on Deal or Dud, and something that makes Jerry Hayes smile, is the...
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  • Slush Puppie a Deal, Barely

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, August 21, 2013, by , updated on: 08:06pm, August 21, 2013

    There are several slushy makers on the market.  Most of them aren’t very good. The latest one we’ve run through...
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  • State Superintendent Comments on Alabama’s Gun Law

    Posted on: 12:52 pm, August 15, 2013, by

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler says Alabama’s gun law is “clear as mud.” Randy Hillman, the...
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  • Hot Booties a Deal

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, August 14, 2013, by , updated on: 08:01pm, August 14, 2013

      Before I start this column, I want to take a moment to revel in the unseasonably cool summer temperatures....
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    Hot Booties
  • Not Crazy About The Micro Grill

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, July 31, 2013, by , updated on: 11:23pm, July 31, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – I walked in one of my usual Deal or Dud shopping haunts and a clerk found...
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    Micro Grill
  • Paint Piranha a Deal

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, July 24, 2013, by , updated on: 11:02pm, July 24, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Anyone that has ever used a paint brush knows what a pain in the you-know-what it...
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    Paint Piranha