Chris Daniels Joining Sinclair’s ‘Spotlight on America’ Team

Gray’s InvestigateTV Announces Two Additions To Reporting Team

InvestigateTV, the investigative unit owned by Gray Television, announced the addition of investigative reporter Joce Sterman and consumer investigative reporter Caresse Jackman. Joce Sterman is a National Headliner, Murrow and Emmy award-winning investigative journalist with more than 20 years of experience in television and radio news. Prior to joining InvestigateTV, she was the lead national […]

KNTV Investigates San Francisco’s Expensive Housing Market

CBS News Hires Investigative Journalists For Its Local News Innovation Lab

Stephen Stock has been named national investigative correspondent; Nicole Vap is executive producer of content development; Chris Hacker is an investigative data journalist; and Aparna Zalani has been named an investigative producer.

CMG Taps Jodie Fleischer And Josh Wade For Roles In Investigative Unit

Cox Media Group today appointed award-winning investigative journalists Jodie Fleischer and Josh Wade managing editor and executive producer, respectively, of its newly created Investigative Unit. Fleischer’s appointment is effective immediately, while Wade will begin his duties in June. In their new roles, Fleischer and Wade “will strengthen CMG’s commitment to investigative and enterprise reporting, build […]

Outgoing NYT Editor To Lead Fellowship For Local Investigations

NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Baquet, outgoing executive editor of The New York Times, will lead a fellowship program focusing on local investigative journalism projects at the Times. Baquet and a group of veteran investigative editors will guide journalists producing the efforts, which The Times will let news organizations in the affected areas co-publish or […]

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KNTV’s ‘Saving San Francisco’ Brings Netflix-Level Production To A Local Story

NBCU’s KNTV leveraged king-sized reporting resources into a six-part, digital-native docuseries that elevates a small human-interest story into a large-scale examination of San Francisco’s culture and systems.

Arnold Diaz, Longtime WPIX New York Investigative Reporter, Retires

5 Steps To Follow When Producing An Investigative Story

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KNTV Streams Series Seeking Solutions To San Francisco’s Problems

Talking TV: Tegna’s Powerful Investigative ‘Cry’

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Madison Carter, a journalist with the Atticus investigative unit at WXIA Atlanta and Monika Diaz, content director at Tegna, about the work behind their new, three-part investigative series, A Different Cry, about rising suicide rates among Black youths.

CNN Promotes Nima Elbagir To Chief International Investigative Correspondent

WXIN Indianapolis Hires Veteran Investigative Reporter Steve Brown

Nexstar Fox affiliate WXIN Indianapolis has hired veteran investigative reporter Steve Brown to join its journalism team. Brown has spent years as an investigative reporter, both for WGRZ Buffalo, N.Y., and as a Fox News correspondent in Chicago. He’s earned many awards for his work, including six regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a national Murrow […]

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TV News Investigators Are Often Viewers Last — And Best — Hope

Both KXAN Austin, Texas,  and KING Seattle have made investigative journalism the foundation of their branding. But what about the reporters who do the leg work? What’s their take on the stations’ branding?

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KCRA Investigation Reveals $20B In Fraudulent Unemployment Payments

KCRA, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Sacramento, Calif., spent 22 months investigating outrageous abuses of California’s unemployment system, which the station says is the worst taxpayer fraud in American history.

WGRZ Investigative Reporter Steve Brown Headed To Indianapolis

Gray Television Expands National Investigative Unit

It promotes and adds to its InvestigateTV team that provides innovative, original journalism from a dedicated investigative team and partners.

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FBI Raids City Offices Hours After WWL Airs Investigation

WWL’s investigation exposing corruption in a New Orleans city agency triggered a raid by the FBI to seize records just hours later. The three-part investigation, Hidden Dangers, reveals how months of painstaking, dogged detective work uncovered a practice literally ready to explode. And linear TV news viewers tuned in at the appointed time to watch.

Tegna, Law&Crime Productions And Cineflix Rights To Produce True Crime And Investigative Originals

Tegna Inc. today announced a multi-year partnership with Law&Crime Productions, a production company founded by Dan Abrams, and Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, to co-produce original docuseries leveraging Tegna stations’ library of true crime and investigative content for a worldwide market. Tegna’s Vault Studios, Law&Crime Productions and Cineflix Rights will launch the partnership with the production of […]

Greg Coy Joins WJCL As Investigative Reporter/Anchor

InvestigateTV Debuts Weekly News Program

Gray Television’s investigative team of the same name is launching a weekly show across the group’s stations in 102 markets beginning this weekend.

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KSL’s ‘Cold’ Podcast Taps Deep Vein

Cold, a true crime podcast produced by Salt Lake City’s KSL, has kickstarted a major content and revenue front for the broadcaster, drawing Amazon Studios as an exclusive broadcasting partner. Editor’s Note: This is the latest of TVNewsCheck’s “Newsroom Innovators” profiles, a series showcasing people and news organizations evolving the shape and substance of video reporting. These profiles examine the inception of their innovations, the tools they employ and how they’re reconciling experimental approaches to news storytelling within daily workflows. You can find the others here.

Investigative Reporter Valerie Cavazos Returns To KOLD

WISH Indianapolis Adds Investigative Reporter Jasmine Minor

Jasmine Minor Joins WISH Indianapolis As Investigative Reporter

Circle City Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis has hired Jasmine Minor as an investigative reporter. She comes to WISH from WCPO Cincinnati where she was a reporter working on social justice and investigative projects. Prior to Cincinnati, Minor worked as a reporter/anchor at WFTX Fort Myers, Fla., where she won a regional Emmy. She also […]

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2020’s Outstanding Local TV News Investigations Announced

Scripps Taps Keith Summa To Lead National Investigative Reporting

The veteran journalist and media executive will serve as Scripps Washington deputy bureau chief and executive producer of investigations.

WREX Anchor Kristin Crowley Joins WXIA As Investigative Reporter

David Scott Joins ABC News As Investigative Unit Correspondent

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TVN Newsroom Innovators | Data Reporting Lifts ABC O&Os In Election, Pandemic

ABC Owned Television Stations’ relatively new data journalism unit, headed by John Kelly, has quickly come into its own via the massive twin stories of the election and the pandemic. The team’s work has already impacted equity issues at the polls and made inroads with a younger audience that Kelly says “particularly values evidence, hard facts and data that they can easily consume and share with one another.”

Sinclair Points A Small Team At A Big Story

“Project Baltimore” at Sinclair’s Baltimore flagship Fox affiliate WBFF, is a team focusing only on education, a perennial problem in the city’s well-funded but badly underperforming public schools. The Project Baltimore group works in a separate building, isolated from the newsroom, free of daily news obligations.

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WFTV Reveals 100 Year-Old Massacre Over Voting

The Ocoee Massacre of 1920 been described as the single bloodiest day in modern American political history, yet it’s also a story held back from most history books. Until now.

ABC O&Os To Premiere ‘Our America: Living While Black’ Multiplatform Docuseries

ABC Owned Television Stations go beyond the statistics in a five-part docuseries, Our America: Living While Black, premiering Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 23, airing a different series each day, culminating into an hour-long documentary that airs the weekend of Oct. 24. The multiplatform docuseries shares stories of multigenerational Black families from across America navigating generations of […]

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KVUE Reports On Racial Equality For ‘A Better Austin’

WCAU Investigative Reporter Harry Hairston Retires After 17 Years

WFLA Investigative Legend Steve Andrews Retires

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Protecting Public Land Documentary Airs Tonight

KLAS Adds Investigative Reporter David Charns

Using The ‘Netflix Experience’ To Deliver Local Investigations

Some people flock to streaming platforms for juicy dramas. Others queue up quirky comedies. But there’s also an audience willing to binge-watch local journalism. Just ask NBC Bay Area (KNTV). Last week, the NBC O&O dropped its second season of Derailed, an in-depth digital series investigating problems at BART, the Bay Area’s beleaguered public transit system. The whole project lives on NBCBayArea.com, YouTube and Apple TV, ready to stream in six digestible episodes ranging from about 4 to 15 minutes long.

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TVN’s Newsroom Innovators | Gray Builds InvestigateTV Into An OTT Brand

InvestigateTV, Gray Television’s national investigative unit, has been producing dozens of in-depth pieces airing across its stations and on an OTT channel dedicated to its work. Fronted by WVUE anchor Lee Zurik in New Orleans (above), its pieces are making an impact even in markets where Gray doesn’t have a station.