Evening anchor Greg Angel first joined Spectrum News 13 in January 2018 as a reporter.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Greg went to high school in Michigan where he started his broadcast career at his high school radio station WSDP 88.1 FM. He later worked as a reporter for Northern Michigan’s NBC affiliate.
Greg is a graduate of Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!), a recipient of CMU’s “10 Within 10” honor, and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
During college, Greg participated in the Walt Disney World College Program, where he worked a semester at EPCOT’s Innoventions, before joining Disney’s Entertainment division as a seasonal cast member.
Since 2010, Greg has lived and worked in several regions of Florida, including Tallahassee and West Palm Beach, but there’s no place he’s more at home than Central Florida. With a focus on telling engaging and impactful stories, Greg loves how journalism allows him to put complex stories into context and help people understand the world we live in.
He was in Orlando in the hours, days, and weeks following the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, sharing the stories of the people of Orlando and their resilience. Greg also covered the shooting, and resulting legislation, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Greg has a deep knowledge of Florida and national politics, extensively covering a series of local, state, and federal campaigns. This includes races for Florida governor and every presidential election since 2008. Greg has also served as a media witness for three state executions in Florida.
Of the thousands of stories and issues Greg has covered in his career, few compare to covering Florida’s broken unemployment system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to his work aggressively holding state leaders accountable, it’s estimated Greg helped highlight system failures that brought legislative changes, and millions of dollars’ worth of owed benefits, to tens of thousands of Floridians.
His reporting also helped highlight the critical need for attention, and subsequent legislation changes, on Florida’s faulty professional guardianship system.
Greg’s past assignments have taken him to the Dominican Republic as part of the investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Palm Beach tennis pro Darryl Fornatora. He also traveled to Haugesund, Norway to see firsthand how fate helped the crew of a Norwegian supply ship unexpectedly find the boat belonging to missing Jupiter, Florida teens Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen.
Greg’s work has earned multiple honors from groups including Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists, Florida Associated Press Broadcasters, and Suncoast Emmys.
Outside of the newsroom, Greg loves exploring all Central Florida has to offer especially the area attractions, parks, and airports. Yup, you read that right. When not hopping on a plane to travel somewhere, Greg’s favorite hobbies also photography, “plane spotting” (it’s exactly what it sounds like), and learning to fly.
In his spare time, you’ll likely find Greg volunteering in the community, brunching out and about, or strolling through town with his dog, Tucker.
Have a story idea or would like to just say hello? Email Greg at Gregory.Angel@Charter.com or find him on Twitter @newsguygreg.