Geraldine, Thank you for your kind words. If that schoolmate of your\\\'s attended Dillard, that\\\'s my sister Carmen. I\\\'ll tell her you asked about her.Jose
Best Local TV Anchor - 2007
Houston has been happily waking up with José Griñan for over a decade now. Part of the FOX 26 Morning News since its inception, José Griñan is on-air every morning from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then again for the FOX 26 News at Noon. Unlike his "wring the emotion out of every story" counterparts, Griñan is evenhanded and objective, remaining professional even when reporting the most wrenching of stories. It's that calm that viewers have come to trust. The Cuban-American Griñan began his career as a serviceman making documentaries for the Army. From there he went on to work in New York, Miami and L.A. before coming to Houston. While a FOX 26 news anchor, Griñan has covered major events of all types, including floods, hurricanes and the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, where he was one of the first reporters on the scene. Griñan regularly hosts the community affairs program The Black Voice and occasionally sits in as host for Hola Houston.
Last weekend I had the priviledge of warming up the crowd for the \\\\\\\"Loco Comedy Jam,\\\\\\\" and the first words that came out of my mouth were \\\\\\\"Thank You Houston.\\\\\\\" That \\\\\\\"Thank you,\\\\\\\" though never expressed directly to the Houston Press and its readers for the recognition, was defnitely expressed to the crowd attending the event that night. And what a funny night it was.San Antonio native and a member of the Latin Kings of Comedy Mike Robles put together a quintet of comedians for a grerat night of entertainment. Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Chris \\\\\\\"Kid\\\\\\\" Reid (Kid from Kid \\\\\\\'n Play), Darren Carter (DaRon to get respect), Joey Medina (Latin Kings of Comedy), and hometown talent Renee Garcia, who seems to be an up and coming comedian, were all part of an adult comedy night that left everybody in stitches. Just ask anybody who was there.And again, Thank You \\\\\\\"Houston Press\\\\\\\" and your diverse readership for the honor. Jos�ri�
Jose was the calming voice I needed during my stay in Houston following hurricane Katrina. While flipping through the channels for the morning news I discovered newscaster with the same sur name as my old college roommate. I had not heard from Carmen in 43 years and had no way of reaching her to ask if Jose was her brother.Well, it didn\\\'t matter because I was so impressed with his sense of timing,delivery, and overall professionalism that I decided make his the show I would watch for my entire 6 months stay. Thank you Jose for making my stay in Houston memorable and starting my mornings with so much grace.