Greg Screws takes first steps back to work


L to R: Greg Screws, Jerry Hayes, & Melissa Riopka (Photo: WHNT)

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“Not many people who walk in with what you have walk out of here.”

At that point, the emergency room doctor was the clear center of my ability to focus and she wasn’t done.

“You got very lucky today,” she said.

(More on what put me in the ER later. That is a topic for another day.)

That was Feb. 16.

Today, almost four weeks later, I’m back at work. And these people at work? They are the best people in the world. From Christine Killimayer bringing me six books and giant bowl of pasta, to Robert Reeves bringing the best chicken and dumplings in the world, a large number of my WHNT family made the “not short” trip to Hartselle to see me. They also gave my sister and her husband a hug for allowing me to commandeer their couch for a “not short” recovery. And Jerry Hayes – he had plenty on his plate at work without having to cover for me.

I told WHNT New 19 Sports Director Ryan Cody my timing was bad. I should have slid this a month so I could have been home for March Madness.

Later in the week, I hope to be back on the anchor desk.

But for now, know that I am back at work and I will soon be back in the anchor chair.

My WHNT family is still taking care of me … and I miss the best viewers in the world.

Be back soon very soon.

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