Phone: (314) 258-5768
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Gregg is one of those people who at an early age knew what he wanted to do when he was all grown up. A stint writing accounts of his father's law firm softball league games before the age of 10 led him down a path which would ultimately take him to the University of Missouri School of Journalism and an award-winning career in broadcast television markets around the country. His forte comes in the form of investigative reporting and editing, having led teams of journalists on stories which have held authorities accountable, and in many cases, forced those in power to take action and even change laws.
When he's not knee-deep in making Creve Coeur Patch the best it can be, you'll find him supporting Mizzou athletics and spending time with his wife Melanie and their pets in their St. Louis County home.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I would describe myself as a moderate. I don't actively support any political causes or sign petitions. I believe in reasonable discussions between reasonable people, hopefully yielding compromise.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
I was raised as a Roman Catholic, educated by Jesuits in High School, was married in an Episcopal Church and was proud to participate in my niece's Bat Mitzvah in May 2010. Having said all that, I know my mother wishes I went to church more often.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? Where do you stand on each of these issues?
I'm looking forward to learning about that from all of you. I promise you I don't come to the table with a pre-conceived set of ideas about anything in Creve Coeur. I hope you'll view our coverage as a reflection of the community, and if you don't, then please let me know.