Terri Gruca Biography
Terri Gruca is an American journalist who serves as an anchor and investigative reporter at KVUE in Austin, Texas. When she was growing up, her parents always told her, “Find a job you love and work will never feel like work.” That’s why she feels so fortunate to be a journalist at KVUE.
Terri Gruca Age
Gruca likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year she was born. However, she might be in her 50’s.
Terri Gruca Height
Gruca stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Terri Gruca Family
Gruca has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Terri has any siblings.
Terri Gruca Husband
Gruca is a happily married and proud mommy of a smart, fun-loving boy and two stepsons. However, not much is known about her husband and sons.
Terri Gruca Net Worth
Gruca has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through her career as a journalist.
Terri Gruca Salary
Gruca earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Terri Gruca Career
Gruca can be seen at 5 p.m. and occasionally at Midday at 11 a.m. anchoring beside the best team in town. Terri’s strong storytelling has the potential to get to the heart of complicated problems and make people learn something, feel something, or do something. Terri has reported on floods, the first joint training exercise between Russian and American troops, and the collapse of the Minneapolis bridge. She has had the opportunity to speak with President Barack Obama at the White House.
Terri is extremely proud of her work at KVUE, especially her medical device dangers investigations, which resulted in the introduction of two federal bills. In addition to her research into cast iron gas pipes. Terri became interested in this subject after a young father was killed in an explosion at his home.
She’s just thankful for all of the people and families who have shared their breast cancer experiences with her over the years. The Texas Medical Association has honored some of them, including the one she did for her mother and stage four breast cancer survivors. Her hope is that we will help to raise awareness so that no other families have to go through what she has.
Terri persuaded her boss at WCCO in 2004 to let her test the gumball machine jewelry for lead. Each part, indeed, contained high levels of lead. It turned out that the government had not tested them and had instead left it up to each manufacturer to do so.
Her investigation resulted in the largest national recall in history, as well as a new federal law prohibiting the use of lead in all toys. As a result of those stories, more than 700 million pieces of jewelry and toys have been recalled to this day. It also changed Minnesota’s lead law.
Terri considers herself grateful that her work has been recognized by her peers with an Edward R. Murrow Award, six individual Emmys, and one for our KVUE newscasts. In 2010, our 10 p.m. newscast earned an Emmy for best newscast. Terri’s work has also earned several awards from the Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Minnesota Broadcasters Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Her daycare investigation landed her a spot on the Montel Williams Show. Terri has worked at WRAL in Raleigh, NC, WBIR in Knoxville, TN, WSPA in Spartanburg, SC, and WCCO in Minneapolis, among others. She loves doing volunteer work for a variety of organizations. You’ll usually catch her outside enjoying the weather when she’s not at work. Yes, also in the sun — note, she lived in Minnesota for five and a half years. Terri also loves visiting the Hill Country, hiking and biking the trails, listening to music, and dining at local restaurants. She really enjoys cooking, so she’s still in the kitchen.
During football and basketball season, you’ll probably hear her loud cheers as well. Another factor she’s excited to be in Austin is that she’s a massive college sports fan. Terri is a North Carolina native who earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When she was in high school, Mack Brown was the head football coach at UNC.
Terri Gruca KVUE
Gruca is working at KVUE where she works alongside other famous KVUE anchors and reporters including;
- Amy Freeze
- Sandra Bookman
- Joe Torres
- Hank Cavagnaro
- Mike Marut
- Bryce Newberry
- Molly Oak
- Tony Plohetski
- Erica Proffer
- Mari Salazar
- Hunter Williams
- Mike Rush
- Mariel Ruiz
- Hannah Rucker
- Yvonne Nava
- Jason Mikell
- Bryan Mays
- Erika Lopez
- Jenni Lee
- Jeff Jones
- Shane Hinton
- Ashley Goudeau
- Emily Giangreco
- Jake Garcia
- Brittany Flowers
- Quita Culpepper
Terri Gruca Social Media Platforms
Gruca is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 10k followers on Twitter, over 1.8k followers on Instagram, and over 5.5k followers on Facebook.