DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

WTSP Investigative Reporter Mike Deeson Retiring

MARKET SHARE (DMA 22: CHARLOTTE, NC)

WJZY Exposes Dealership Selling Salvage Cars

DMA 5 (DALLAS)

Veteran WFAA Reporter Byron Harris To Retire

DMA 21 (ST. LOUIS)

Craig Cheatham Leaving KMOV After 16 Years

DMA 13 (TAMPA, FL)

WTVT Adds Investigative Reporter Tina Jensen

MARKET SHARE (DMA 2: LOS ANGELES)

KNBC Airs Investigative Special In Primetime

Develop A Good Recipe For Investigations

Setting up a newsroom to handle investigative opportunities takes a strong commitment from ownership, management and staff. Cut corners or take the easy way out, and you risk lawsuits, loss of credibility and, ultimately, loss of viewers. Instead, take a closer look at each ingredient to add to the pot.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

Investigative Reporter Tammy Leitner Joins WMAQ

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

WJAR Investigative Reporter Jim Taricani To Retire

DMA 32 (COLUMBUS, OH)

Duane Pohlman Joins WCMH News Staff

Media General-owned WCMH Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32), today hired Duane Pohlman as lead investigative reporter and co-anchor of NBC4 at 5:30 effective Feb. 3, 2014. Pohlman comes from WKLY Louisville, Ky., and previously worked at WEWS Cleveland from 2001 through 2010. In addition to his reporting and anchoring, Pohlman is also actively involved in investigative […]

DMA 30 (HARTFORD, CT)

WVIT Adds Veteran Investigative Journalist

Len Besthoff will serve as chief investigative reporter for Hartford, Conn., NBC-owned stations’ Troubleshooters Unit.

DMA 7 (BOSTON)

Nonprofit Moves Into WGBH Newsroom

WGBH Boston is hoping a new partnership with nonprofit New England Center for Investigative Reporting can up the amount of hard news it reports. The nonprofit recently moved into the newsroom of the PBS station, and there’s a plan to hire one investigative reporter to work across radio, TV and all digital platforms.

DMA 24 (RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC)

WRAL Examines N.C. Unemployment Benefit Cuts

Imagine losing your job, then losing the unemployment check you depend on to pay your bills. That’s what happened to about 70,000 unemployed workers in our state on July 1, because of a new state law overhauling North Carolina’s unemployment insurance system. A new WRAL Raleigh, N.C., documentary Cut Loose and Cut Off profiles some […]

DMA 35 (CINCINNATI)

WXIX Launches Investigative Reporting Unit

Hagit Limor, Amy Wagner, Scott Schneider, Matt Nordin and a producer will staff the Fox19 Investigative Reporting Unit at Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Cincinnati.

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WZZM Launches Watchdog Reporting Team

Gannett-owned ABC affiliate WZZM Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39), has created a Watchdog Team headed by veteran reporter and anchor, Lee Van Ameyde who has been with the station for more than 36 years. Van Ameyde, the stations says, “is known in the community and professional arenas as being an advocate for those without a […]

Mark Greenblatt Joins Scripps Howard News Service

Award-winning investigative reporter Mark Greenblatt, will join The E.W. Scripps Co. as a national investigative correspondent for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, effective April 15. Formerly with ABC News as a national correspondent, Greenblatt specializes in computer-assisted reporting and the mining of public data through the Freedom of Information Act. “The Scripps Howard […]

DMA 5

KTVT Dallas Adds Investigative Reporter Brian New

DMA 7 (BOSTON)

Investigative Reporter Kathy Curran Joins WCVB

Investigative reporter Kathy Curran has joined Hearst’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 7). Curran will work full-time with Team 5, WCVB’s investigative unit. Curran has been a crime and investigative reporter for more than 20 years, 16 years in Boston. Curran has won three Boston/New England Emmy Awards: Outstanding Reporter –Investigative in 2012, On-Camera Talent Reporter-Investigative […]

DMA 10

KHOU Houston Ups Courtney Zubowski To I-Team

Belo CBS affiliate KHOU Houston announced that reporter Courtney Zubowski will join the station’s investigative unit, the I-Team, on July 1. Zubowski joined KHOU in January 2008. Prior to that, Zubowski worked at Belo sister station KTVK Phoenix and at KFDM Beaumont, Texas. Zubowski joins investigative reporters Jeremy Rogalski, who has been with KHOU for over […]

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

TV Stations Are Digging Deeper In DC

The past year has seen an increase in investigative reporting by stations in Washington. “You’re not going to distinguish yourself by covering that fire — unless you can follow up on why the fire hydrants didn’t work,” says WUSA News Director Fred D’Ambrosi.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

NBC O&Os, Nonprofits Make News Deal Work

After six months of working together on investigative reporting and other stories, the participants have a list of important stories they’ve broken together.  Poynter’s Al Tompkins observes: “At one time, partnerships were mostly about distribution and publicity. But these days the partners are taking their roles much more seriously, adding significant content according to each partner’s expertise.”

NBC Station Sites Feature Investigative News

Seven stations expand their websites to highlight local investigative reporting.