KHOU 11 News Investigative Reporter Jeremy Rogalski began investigating taxpayer waste, public corruption and wrongdoing for the KHOU 11 Investigates in August 2004, after working three years as a general assignment reporter for KHOU 11 News. His stories have changed laws, shut down corrupt businesses and helped countless Texans along the way.
His award-winning work includes “Transparency,” a 30-minute documentary that revealed how Houston’s $8 million police body camera program failed to deliver on its promises. From hundreds of missing videos to a deadly shooting not caught on tape, “Transparency” uncovered a lack of accountability at taxpayer expense. The documentary earned the prestigious Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award, the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
In 2014, Rogalski exposed a ticket-rigging scandal at the Houston Police Department, in which several police officers listed each other on speeding tickets when they were never there. City prosecutors dismissed thousands of tickets after the investigation aired. The series was recognized with an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
Other award-winning stories include "Drowning in Neglect," which uncovered health and safety problems at Houston swimming pools that were ignored by city inspectors. Additionally, "Soldiers at Risk" earned the I-Team a National Emmy award for outstanding investigative reporting. It exposed how soldiers at various points in the desert war were rationed to dangerously low amounts of fresh drinking water.
In 2007, Jeremy and KHOU 11 Investigates were awarded another duPont Columbia University Award for an investigation into Texas Justice: how the law allows prosecutors to withhold pretrial evidence from the defense, sometimes resulting in wrongful convictions.
He is a 20-time regional Emmy winner and five-time Regional Edward R. Murrow Award recipient.
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. Go Cubs!