Know Your Local Media: Isiah Carey on YouTube Celebrity, Homebodies and How the Devil Is Busy

Each week, we will profile an esteemed member of the local media and ask them five questions, for better or worse.

Name: Isiah Carey Employer: KRIV Fox 26 Title: Investigative Reporter

Fox 26 investigative reporter Isiah Carey is a YouTube celebrity, an often dubious distinction and a source of embarrassment for many who are uncomfortable with that kind of spotlight, but Carey seems to revel in it. Rather than allowing his unintentionally comic turn on camera that made it as far as the Tosh.0 show on Comedy Central to become a problem, he made it into an asset.

Now Carey is one of the most engaging and entertaining media personalities in Houston on Twitter and Facebook, where oft-used phrases like "the devil is busy," funny photos and discussions of decidedly non-news topics are far more common than journalism, which he saves for his blog and his regular news segment The Isiah Factor.

We asked him about all of it in our five questions.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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