Corin Hoggard
Corin Hoggard is an award-winning journalist who covers the courts for Action News and is the anchor of the weekend editions of Action News AM Live.

Corin joined Action News in March 2005 after spending six years producing the highest-rated morning newscast in the country at our sister station in Houston, KTRK-TV.
He prides himself on breaking exclusive stories -- like securing body camera videos showing alleged excessive force by a police officer, his investigation into Fresno and Clovis clinics accused of shortchanging vaccines for patients, leaving them vulnerable to illness and pregnancy, and exposing a Fresno police officer accused of pimping out his prostitute girlfriend.

His exclusive series on loopholes in jail policies and AB-109 allowing sex offenders to avoid jail despite violating parole even got reaction from the state government. He was the first reporter to interview the Valley Marine who robbed two banks just after he was released from the VA on a PTSD diagnosis and who later got help from President Obama to regain control of his life.

The Radio-Television News Directors Association recognized Corin for his reporting on the brain drain out of the Central Valley, and he won an Emmy for reporting on a terrorist's knife attack at UC Merced. (He's still trying to unearth FBI and other investigative records from that investigation.)

Corin toddled through his childhood traveling the world, living in Germany, Canada, New York City and Fargo, North Dakota, where he caught the journalism bug while delivering the Fargo Forum and putting together a junior high school newspaper.

After graduating from the University of Houston Honors College with a B.S. in biology, Corin rediscovered his passion for journalism, and broke into the TV business after earning a Houston Press award for his writing at a local newspaper. He even returned to Houston to help out ABC13 with their wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Harvey's devastation and the area's early steps towards recovery.

While he isn't a native of the Valley, Corin has planted roots here. When he's not in the newsroom, he loves spending time with his wife (a Clovis High School graduate) and daughter. Favorite pastimes include baseball, visiting Yosemite or Kings Canyon, tasting his way through every beer crafted in the Valley, catching the live music scene in Fresno or Visalia, and running.

Corin's Stories
$0 bail impact? Skipped court dates are common
California is still assessing the true impact of the statewide $0 bail rule that ended almost three weeks ago.
1 restaurant owner violates order, Fresno code enforcement takes back seat to state task force
Fresno code enforcement officers are taking a back seat to a state task force when it comes to enforcing the governor's latest coronavirus orders.
Madera County court website hacked, redirects to portal for porn and prostitution
Madera County's court website is now a portal to pornography and prostitution after hackers took control several days ago.
Local firefighters preparing for dangerous 4th of July weekend
The Fourth of July looks a lot different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it's sparking concerns about an increase in danger in neighborhoods up and down the Central Valley.
Do cloth face masks really work? We tested them in the lab
ABC30 teamed up with a Fresno State microbiologist in an attempt to settle the great mask debate.
How hospitals are adapting as coronavirus surge reaches Central Valley
Fresno County hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients. State hospital data shows 171 in the county's hospitals Wednesday, up 68 patients - or 66% - in the last two weeks.
CA considering releasing more prisoners early amid COVID-19 outbreaks
DRAMATIC RISE: As June ends, 4,924 California state prisoners have contracted coronavirus, a 142% increase from the 2,038 inmates diagnosed by the end of May.
Demilitarize law enforcement? Fresno County officers say their equipment helps save taxpayers' money
The Fresno County Sheriff's Office has acquired almost $750,000 worth of military gear to use in its day-to-day operations - sometimes to help de-escalate dangerous situations.
Why are Hispanic populations more vulnerable to COVID-19? Could be genetics, Fresno doctor says
A Fresno doctor is part of a nationwide study looking at the role of genetics, looking for hints about why the coronavirus is killing certain ethnicities at higher rates.
300 small businesses about to get cash infusion from city of Fresno
Dozens of small businesses in the city of Fresno are about to get a desperately needed cash infusion.