Foti Kallergis is a nine-time Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and Emmy Award winning TV journalist.
Foti Kallergis started his career as an intern at ABC-13. After graduating from the University of Houston, Foti landed his first job at KFDM in Beaumont. Several months into the job, Foti was chasing Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Foti was awarded Best Reporter (TAPB) in 2006.
In 2007, Foti joined the KTBC (FOX O&O) in Austin. Two days into the job, Foti found himself in a rink filled with snakes for an assignment about a rattlesnake sacking competition. There's no assignment Foti won't take-on. During his tenure in Austin, Foti was on the frontline of some of the state's biggest news events including the Bastrop Wildfire, West Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Governor's Mansion Fire, IRS Plane Attack and FLDS Ranch Raid. Foti also served as a local correspondent for national FOX news shows including "Studio B with Shepard Smith," "The O'Reilly Factor" and "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." Foti also worked briefly at the Austin ABC-affiliate, KVUE.
Aside from breaking news, Foti also enjoys celebrity entertainment reporting. He's interviewed a number of Hollywood top celebrities including Will Ferrell, Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Duval, Bill Murray, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, Carrie Underwood, Ashley Greene and many more.
Foti Kallergis is thrilled to be back at ABC-13 where his career first started. He's honored to be a part of Houston's number one news station. In his off time, Foti enjoys extreme sports, traveling, go kart racing and other adventures with his son Aristos (Ari).
Foti is a native Houstonian, first generation Greek-American, proud single father and a twin.
They're invited guests to a daycare in Humble -- snakes. But one parent thought the reptiles put the children at risk.
According to the city public works department, the owners of the apartment complex received two citiations and three health code violations for the problem
Sabrina and Savannah Russo, 15 months old, were found unresponsive in bathtub on February 17. The medical examiner ruled the girls' manner of death a homicide; the cause was drowning
The music portion of SXSW is in full swing. This is the last and biggest weekend of the festival. Reporter Foti Kallergis shows you what it's all about
Oscar winner John Ridley opens up about why he created "American Crime," what's to come in the series and the connection to in Austin