If you’ve ever watched KHOU, you’ve probably seen Dan Lauck. He is one of the best reporters who has been given the task of narrating a tale for the visual medium we know as television. After years in the business the veteran reporter is retiring. Lauck is leaving in part because of his battle with Parkinson’s. One of his good friends, Greg Groogan with FOX 26, says he will truly be missed. Groogan describes Lauck as one of the best writers in the business. Dan is expected to address his personal battle with Parkinson’s for the first time in a televised report set to air on KHOU Friday night. Lauck is one of the few reporters The Insite has actually told face to face that I was a big fan. He’s just that good. Here’s more about Mr. Lauck and the illness Parkison’s at the links below:

Dan Lauck, an award-winning reporter — both in print and television — now serves as a general assignment reporter for KHOU-TV.

Prior to joining KHOU in 1994, he worked as an investigative reporter for KMOL-TV in San Antonio. He also worked as a feature producer with CBS Sports and a freelance producer for ESPN.

Lauck began his career as a print journalist. He was a sportswriter, first in Kansas, then with Newsday in New York. He then worked as a news reporter for the Washington Post.

In nearly every position, his work has been honored with state, regional and national awards. He was named Kansas Sportswriter of the Year, won the national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for feature writing and investigative reporting. He was the New York state feature writing award three straight years.

Lauck’s investigation of the use of pain-killing drugs in the NFL was nominated for a national sports Emmy award. He won Texas AP and UPI awards for best series and best investigative reporting, and for best documentary. He has won six regional Emmy Awards for feature writing and in-depth reporting. He’s won two Katie Awards and twice was honored with regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for writing. In the year 2000 alone, he won three Emmy Awards and the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.

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