The station group’s new half-hour investigative series, Full Measure With Sharyl Attkisson, will launch Oct. 4.
Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch date for Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson —Sunday, Oct. 4. The program will air on Sinclair stations nationwide and be available on their websites. The 30-minute program, which will be based in Washington, will focus on investigative journalism and target accountability in the public and private sectors.
“We will pierce secrecy and seek accountability from government, corporations and special interests,” said Attkisson. “We will report on untouchable topics in a fearless way with a team of award winning journalists. We will follow the trail no matter where it leads.”
“This is serious journalism dedicated to serious topics that impact us all,” said Scott Livingston, Sinclair’s VP of news. “Sinclair Broadcast Group is excited to launch this show. Our team on Full Measure is a sign of our dedication to the reporting. We’ve recruited experienced, dedicated and passionate news professionals with proven records in investigative reporting and network broadcasting.”
Prior to joining Sinclair, Attkisson spent 30 years as a correspondent and anchor for CBS News, CNN and various television stations. She left CBS in 2014, a year after she made public claims that her computers had been hacked while she worked on stories on the Obama administration. Attkisson is a recipient of five Emmy Awards, seven Emmy nominations and an Edward
R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism. She recently wrote the New York Times bestseller, Stonewalled, which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images that the public receives every day.
Batt Humphreys will be the show’s executive producer. He served in several executive roles with CBS News in New York, including EP of The Early Show and director of standards and practices.
“In today’s world of media and journalism where reporting is often superficial we pledge to dig deeper, to bring the context and perspective to the stories that matter, to bring to our audience the Full Measure,” Humphreys said.
Kim Skeen will be lead producer. She has been recognized with multiple national awards including two Emmy Awards and many others as a producer for investigative work for CBS News, ABC News and CNN.