KHOU 11 News Investigative Reporter Jeremy Rogalski began investigating taxpayer waste, public corruption and wrongdoing for the KHOU 11 News I-Team in August 2004, after working three years as a general assignment reporter for KHOU 11 News.
His recent work exposed how swimming pools in Houston drowning in health and safety problems were either ignored by overwhelmed city inspectors, or were given passing grades on inspection. Shortly after the series aired, the Houston City Council passed tougher swimmer pool regulations.
Another recent story, Soldiers At Risk: The Iraq Water Investigation, earned the I-Team a National Emmy award for Outstanding Regional Investigative Reporting. It exposed how soldiers at various points in the desert war were rationed to dangerously low amounts of fresh drinking water.
Rogalski also has uncovered how Harris County school districts hide reports of campus crime from state regulators and the public. The three part series earned Rogalski and the I-Team the 2009 Education Writers Association National Award for Education Reporting.
Other investigations including breaking the e-mail scandal that led to the resignation of Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal, and a series uncovering how Child Protective Services in Texas often took months to respond to abuse and neglect complaints. That investigation was honored nationally with the 2008 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.
In 2007, Jeremy and the I-Team were awarded the coveted duPont Columbia University Award, the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for an investigation into Texas Justice: how the law allows prosecutors to withhold pretrial evidence from the defense, sometimes resulting in wrongful convictions.
It was the second time Jeremy shared in the duPont award: his first was while working in the investigative unit at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, Ind. He is also a 18-time Emmy winner and was named the 2006 Television Journalist of the Year by the Houston Press Club.
Jeremy is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and a native Chicagoan, where he grew up in the left field bleachers of Wrigley Field.
When not reporting the news, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons. He also plays guitar and is an avid Texas Hold 'Em player.