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.
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