KHOU 11 News Reporter
KHOU 11 News Reporter Mia Gradney is a native Houstonian and three-time Emmy award winning anchor/host, reporter, and producer having covered it all from Hollywood premieres to hurricanes.
Since 2000 she’s kept Houstonians informed and when appropriate entertained about the latest news and happenings in her hometown.
Mia previously worked as a main anchor, reporter, host, and producer at Houston’s CW 39. In 2005 Mia filed reports from Reliant Park when Hurricane Katrina evacuees first arrived at the Astrodome. Just a few weeks later she documented the mass evacuations across Texas in response to Hurricane Rita.
She secured her first Emmy nod in 2006 with a nomination for an in depth look at prescription drug abuse on college campuses. Three Emmy awards would later follow for special and environmental coverage including a half-hour television program she journeyed to Costa Rica to report, host, and produce.
Mia’s a movie buff and was happy to have had Hollywood as one of her on-going assignments. She regularly visited Tinsel town and traveled the world to interview many Hollywood stars including Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Fergie, and Diane Keaton.
Behind the scenes Mia keeps busy by giving back to others. Mia is a long time volunteer at Dress for Success having suited up low-income women with interview appropriate clothing for over a decade. In 2003 she and a fellow volunteer co-founded Women of Wardrobe, the young professionals group designed to support Dress For Success Houston through fundraising and volunteerism. She’s also a huge friend and fan of The Children’s Art Project having spent many summers chronicling their travels to Sea World San Antonio and the Austin State Capital. Mia also had the honor of accompanying pediatric patients and hospital staff to Park City Utah to document the Rehabilitative Ski Program’s 25th Anniversary.
She co-founded Women of Wardrobe, the young professionals group for Dress for Success Houston in 2003. As a volunteer for Dress for Success Houston since 2000, she continues to volunteer her time suiting up women in transition for success. Mia is also a huge friend and fan of The Children’s Art Project at M.D. Anderson having spent many summers chronicling their travels to Sea World San Antonio and the Austin State Capital. Mia also had the honor of accompanying M.D. Anderson’s youngest patients and hospital staff to Park City Utah to document the Rehabilitative Ski Program’s 25th Anniversary.
Mia is a proud Bearkat and graduate of Sam Houston State University. She is a two-time inductee of the Sam Houston State/Dan Rather Radio/Television Hall of Honor.
Fun Facts about Mia Gradney
Mia's married and a mommy to a 5 year-old daughter... a promising gymnast, diver, and actress. Together they like spoiling their Boston Terrier Georgie.
Mia hoards accessories. There’s not a bauble she can’t resist. She documents some of her fashionable finds in her bi-monthly fashion & style column for Health & Fitness Sports Magazine.
Mia likes a challenge and doesn't mind getting dirty. She's competed in the mud-filled obstacle course Warrior Dash (think head to toe mud, military crawl, and scaling walls), The Metro Dash (flipping big rig tires among other things), and the BP MS-150.
When Mia's not on the set or in the field, you're likely to see her at the movies. She loves films, spanning all genres from romantic comedies to mobster movies. You can join her every second Wednesday of the month at Studio Movie Grill City Centre for Girls Night Out.