Reginald O. Greene is an award winning veteran of the broadcast news industry with more
than thirty years of experience in radio and television. Most recently, Reginald served 16
years (1997-2014) as News Director, News Anchor, News Reporter and Talk Show Host for an 8
station conglomerate in Birmingham under the ownership and/or management of Cox Radio,
Cox Media Group, Metro Networks and Summit Media Group. This included the position of
Morning News Anchor on the top rated, nationally syndicated “The Tom Joyner Morning
Show” on 98.7 KISS-FM. During this time, Reginald also wrote, produced, reported and
anchored news on WAGG-AM Gospel, WZZK-FM Country and WEZZ-FM Easy Listening.
In addition to being an accomplished newscaster, Reginald has also done a variety of voice
work and narrations for countless numbers of commercials, promos, documentaries, training videos and multimedia presentations. Notable among these include work for: NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville; the Louisiana Department of Tourism; Toyota; the City of Detroit; the City of Birmingham; the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers; the YWCA; and the State of Alabama.
Reginald began his broadcast career in the mid 1970’s at WZZA-AM Tuscumbia, Al. while he was a student at the University of North Alabama on football scholarship. This was during the height of the now legendary recording industry explosion of the south in Northwest Alabama. (Go to magpictures.com to see the trailer of the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals) A total of 8 studios including, Fame and Muscle Shoals Sound, recorded thousands of tracks for hundreds of nationally and internationally renowned artists who traveled to the area to collaborate with some of the most innovative and creative producers, writers, composers, singers, musicians and engineers in the history of American popular music. While working as an announcer at WZZA, Reginald had the opportunity to meet and interview dozens of recording artists as well as see them perform in concerts on the University’s campus. This initial experience in radio and entertainment had such a profound effect on him that he decided to move back to his hometown of Birmingham, transfer to UAB and pursue News, Interviewing and Broadcast Journalism full time. There he met Professor Robert Harper, a former Viet Nam war correspondent for ABC and NBC News, and Mass Comm professor Dr. John Wright. Dr. Wright was responsible for helping Reginald obtain his first job as a news writer and producer for WCRT\WQEZ radio. While at WCRT\WQEZ, his duties were expanded to include field reporting, news anchoring, hosting a weekly interview program and a big band jazz show.
From there he moved on to WAPI-AM\FM, which at the time was celebrating its 60th anniversary as the oldest station in the state, having been established in 1921. By this time WAPI also had the largest radio news department in the state with 9 reporters and anchors. Beginning as a General Assignment Reporter and night time News Anchor, Reginald eventually advanced to the position of News Director, where he served for 7 years. (1983-1990)
Over the next 20 plus years, Reginald also did stints as a television news anchor on the SatelliteNews Channel (Now CNN Headline News); News Anchor\Talk Show Host at WDBB-TVChannel 17 Tuscaloosa\Birmingham; and News Director, Anchor, Reporter for WKXX-FM. Most recently, Reginald has worked as a consultant and extra on the Erwin Brothers feature film Woodlawn, a story about a life changing experience on his high school football team, now showing in theaters nationwide. (Go to Woodlawnmovie.com to view the trailer)