Greta Kreuz is a veteran, award-winning reporter and anchor for ABC7/WJLA-TV. She joined the station in 1988 and has covered a wide variety of beats, including education, transportation and religion. When she launched the religion beat in 1998, she became the first full-time religion reporter for a Washington network affiliate, earning much acclaim for her work.
Among her many interviews: Anwar al-Awlaki, the cleric who later became the world’s No. 1 Al Qaeda terrorist, killed by a US drone in Yemen in 2011.
Prior to that, Greta was the transportation reporter, where her investigative reports on a major bogus parking ticket scam in the District earned her nominations for Emmy and AP awards.
Greta anchored the ABC7/WJLA-TV Morning News for seven years until leaving to cover the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles. She also anchored the ABC7/WJLA-TV Weekend Edition. In 1996 she was one of a select handful of American journalists chosen to take part in a broadcast exchange program in Germany, appearing on the evening news in Berlin.
Greta began her journalism career as an award-winning newspaper reporter and photographer in the Chicago area.
She then went on to radio, as news director for WVPO/WSBG in Pennsylvania. Greta’s began her career in television news as anchor/reporter for WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. From there, she moved onto to WPRI-TV in Providence, RI and WBAL-TV in Baltimore. During her extensive career, Greta has interviewed many prominent newsmakers, among them Jimmy Carter, Elizabeth Edwards, Desmond Tutu and Princess Diana.
She has covered such major stories as 9/11; the death and funeral of Pope John Paul the Second in Rome, and the Catholic clergy ‘and’ Penn State/Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandals.
Greta has also covered virtually every major natural disaster—hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and the 2011 earthquake here, for which she won an Emmy Award. She has interviewed everyone from Hollywood stars to convicted criminals, diplomats to drug dealers.
Off-screen, Greta is very active in the community, serving on various boards and working with her church and other non-profit organizations. She has 2 children who also keep her more than busy!
A judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse and conspiracy to cover up at a large church in Maryland, ruling that the plaintiffs had to sue within three years of turning 18.
A Gaithersburg woman’s death is opening a dialogue over the care of aging loved ones who show signs of memory loss.
Imagine trying to say something and no words, or the wrong words, come out. It's an impairment called aphasia. And for more than a million Americans, it’s a daily challenge to be understood and accepted.
Rosie Napravnik is competing in the Kentucky Derby this weekend. And she got her start locally in Maryland as a teen. With 16 to 1 odds on her horse Saturday, Rosie could become the first woman ever to win the elusive run for the roses.
Fairfax County Supervisors are floating the idea of up to a four percent meal tax, to be levied on restaurants, bars, and convenience stores - if enough of their business is prepared food - and even salad bars at grocery stores.