Randy Beamer is the Emmy Award-winning weekday 5, 6, 6:30 & 10 p.m. co-anchor and a photojournalist for News 4 WOAI.
He still loves to grab his camera and shoot his own stories as often as possible.
Beamer has shot and reported for News 4 WOAI from all over the country and even around the world, focusing on all kinds of stories involving -- and important to -- South Texans.
In Iraq, he added a bulletproof vest to his gear for a series and documentary on San Antonians who run the biggest hospital in Iraq.
He's reported on Texans guarding detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and helping in relief efforts after the tsunami in Sri Lanka and a hurricane that devastated Honduras.
He flew with a medical team into hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, reported from Galveston on Hurricane Ike, and has gone deep into Mexico to look at exactly what drives so many people to cross illegally into the U.S.
He also volunteers as a popular speaker and emcee at dozens of community fundraisers.
Beamer was a National Merit Scholar at Drake University and briefly attended the USC Film School in L.A.
He's won five Emmy Awards
, an Edward R. Murrow Award, top honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and many other awards over the years for reporting, anchoring, photography and commentary.
And he'd rather you just call him "Beamer."
See his stories in the Beamer's World
section here at woaitv.com.
You can also check out slideshows he shot here.
You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out his facebook page
And on Twitter, he's @randybeamer.