Justin Gray

Washington D.C. Reporter

Justin Gray joined WHIO's Washington bureau in September 2013. He provides investigative and political reporting from DC as well as live coverage of breaking news in the nation’s capital for WHIO and its sister stations across the country. His investigations have led to changes in federal rules and laws and spurred investigations by the Justice Department and the Office of Congressional Ethics. Justin spent the previous six years as a reporter at WAGA-TV, the FOX owned and operated station in Atlanta. There he won a 2012 Emmy award as best live reporter. He covered breaking news, crime and politics and often hit the road to cover everything from hurricanes on the coast to American Idol finales in Hollywood. Justin also previously worked as a reporter and anchor at CN8 News in Philadelphia, WSAZ-TV in his hometown of Charleston, WV and KIEM-TV in Eureka, CA. His first job out of college was working on Capitol Hill for US Senator Jay Rockefeller. Justin has a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in history and political science from Emory University.

Latest from Justin Gray

Scientist says he can fool fingerprint ID scanners
 A thumbprint may seem simpler and more secure than a pass code or password. But one of the nation's top computer scientists says he has discovered a security flaw with the kind of fingerprint identification technology often used to lock cellphones. We traveled to New York University to interview engineering professor Nasir Memon, who says...

10:13 PM Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

A thumbprint may seem simpler and more secure than a pass code or password. But one of the nation's top computer scientists says he has discovered a security flaw with the kind of fingerprint identification technology often used to lock cellphones. We traveled to New York University to interview engineering professor Nasir Memon, who says...
Trump administration puts calorie count rules on hold
 The Trump administration is putting the brakes on new posted calorie count requirements for chain restaurants. The new signs and new menus with calorie counts were to be posted by Friday across the country. But those requirements are now being delayed. The calorie counts are required by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It mandates posted calorie...

10:58 PM Tuesday, May. 02, 2017

The Trump administration is putting the brakes on new posted calorie count requirements for chain restaurants. The new signs and new menus with calorie counts were to be posted by Friday across the country. But those requirements are now being delayed. The calorie counts are required by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It mandates posted calorie...
What do airline passengers complain about the most?
 As the backlash continues after a passenger was dragged off of a United Airlines flight, we’re looking into federal records to see the top issues travelers have with airlines.  Nearly 18,000 people called or went online to file official complaints with the Department of Transportation last year.  Digging through complaints...

1:36 PM Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017

As the backlash continues after a passenger was dragged off of a United Airlines flight, we’re looking into federal records to see the top issues travelers have with airlines.  Nearly 18,000 people called or went online to file official complaints with the Department of Transportation last year.  Digging through complaints...
Improper public housing payments cost taxpayers millions
 Federal auditors found some public housing residents are gaming the system designed to help the poor, sometimes collecting extra money and multiple checks for their rent. They found it's costing taxpayers millions, while many local housing offices have long lists of people needing help. Auditors at the Department of Housing and Urban Development...

5:14 PM Friday, Apr. 07, 2017

Federal auditors found some public housing residents are gaming the system designed to help the poor, sometimes collecting extra money and multiple checks for their rent. They found it's costing taxpayers millions, while many local housing offices have long lists of people needing help. Auditors at the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
Soldiers told they are losing child care because of hiring freeze
 Some U.S. soldiers serving overseas have been told that they are losing their child care. A letter sent Wednesday to servicemen and women at Army Garrison Wiesbaden in Germany said all part-day preschool and day-care programs would close. The letter from the base’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. Todd Fish, said: "This closure is...

10:25 PM Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Some U.S. soldiers serving overseas have been told that they are losing their child care. A letter sent Wednesday to servicemen and women at Army Garrison Wiesbaden in Germany said all part-day preschool and day-care programs would close. The letter from the base’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. Todd Fish, said: "This closure is...
Congressman plans to introduce national concealed carry bill
 A North Carolina congressman is hoping a new Congress, a new president and a new year will translate into fewer restrictions on carrying concealed guns across state lines. Currently a concealed carry permit for a handgun issued in one state is not always valid in another.  Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, says it's confusing for gun...

11:34 PM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

A North Carolina congressman is hoping a new Congress, a new president and a new year will translate into fewer restrictions on carrying concealed guns across state lines. Currently a concealed carry permit for a handgun issued in one state is not always valid in another. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, says it's confusing for gun...
New bill would let you buy hearing aids over the counter
 Millions of Americans who need hearing aids do not have them, and fewer than 20 percent of people with hearing loss are getting help. A new bill could be music to their ears.  The legislation, introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would allow some hearing aids for people with mild and...

1:08 AM Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016

Millions of Americans who need hearing aids do not have them, and fewer than 20 percent of people with hearing loss are getting help. A new bill could be music to their ears.  The legislation, introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would allow some hearing aids for people with mild and...
Obama administration uses final weeks to push for higher minimum wage
 With only weeks left in office, President Barack Obama's administration has continued to advocate for a higher federal minimum wage. U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez on Monday pushed for a minimum wage increase at a pizza chain in Washington called &pizza. The restaurant has grown from one location four years ago to 19 locations today. It...

3:01 PM Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

With only weeks left in office, President Barack Obama's administration has continued to advocate for a higher federal minimum wage. U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez on Monday pushed for a minimum wage increase at a pizza chain in Washington called &pizza. The restaurant has grown from one location four years ago to 19 locations today. It...
Pentagon didn't stop some employees from using government credit cards at strip clubs, casinos
 The Pentagon was warned more than a year ago that thousands of transactions were taking place at strip clubs and casinos using government issued credit cards intended for official travel. But a new report from the Department of Defense Inspector General finds after those problems were made public, “DOD management did not take action...

9:51 PM Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

The Pentagon was warned more than a year ago that thousands of transactions were taking place at strip clubs and casinos using government issued credit cards intended for official travel. But a new report from the Department of Defense Inspector General finds after those problems were made public, “DOD management did not take action...
Study raises questions about police body cameras
 Police departments across the country are rushing to get body-worn cameras to their officers. Yet a new study questions the policies and procedures law enforcement agencies are drawing up for their camera programs. The goal of body-worn cameras is to provide transparency to police interactions. That is something advocates for cameras say...

10:02 PM Tuesday, Aug. 02, 2016

Police departments across the country are rushing to get body-worn cameras to their officers. Yet a new study questions the policies and procedures law enforcement agencies are drawing up for their camera programs. The goal of body-worn cameras is to provide transparency to police interactions. That is something advocates for cameras say...