Greg knows how to sniff out a good story, which he does daily as a JS employee embedded in the News Media branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Working under Former Director Tom Friedan and now Acting Director Anne Schuchat, Greg manages news inquiries from around the world, coordinating research, interviews and video content that will resonate online. The deadline pressure can be daunting, but it’s in his blood as the son of a former television anchor.
Before joining our team, Greg was a digital content producer for Atlanta’s WXIA’s morning show unit. His day there began at 4 a.m., amplifying breaking news on the station’s social media accounts and generating specific stories for 11Alive’s website. His team won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Website and a Southeast Regional Emmy for Interactivity in 2015.
Prior to that, Greg was a Multimedia Producer for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, Calif. His role involved writing scripts, interviewing physicians and telling medical stories in compelling ways, a great precursor to his current work at the CDC.
After earning his journalism degree from Troy University, Greg began his career as a Sports Editor and Copy Editor for two community newspapers. Despite the long hours and weekend work, the perks were real. He says there’s nothing that compares to a confetti shower when you’re interviewing winners at an SEC Championship game.
Left to his own devices, you might find Greg running, sampling craft beer, attending a local concert, rooting for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers or just making people laugh.
Greg and wife Katie share their home with their dogs Carter, Maxwell and Kingsley, and in September, they will welcome their first child, Elodie.