Mike Beaudet Joins WCVB Reporting Team
Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WCVB Boston (DMA 8), has added investigative reporter Mike Beaudet to its investigative unit, 5 Investigates starting today.
As a multimedia investigative journalist, Beaudet will join reporters Kathy Curran and Karen Anderson in the unit. With nearly twenty years of experience as an investigative journalist, Beaudet left his last position at WFXT Boston in September to become a journalism professor at Northeastern University. He will continue to teach there and will tap the talents of his students to assist in the in-depth investigations that will dually serve as case studies for the students.
“This new partnership with WCVB allows our students to take their work even further,” said Jonathan Kaufman, director of Northeastern’s School of Journalism. “Northeastern students have a proven track record of working alongside professional journalists to produce hard-hitting investigations.”
Before joining WCVB, Beaudet spent 19 years at WFXT and also worked as an anchor/reporter for WCVB’s sister station WMUR.
Over the course of his career, Beaudet received 15 New England Emmy awards. His most recent award came in 2014 following a series of reports exposing government dysfunction. In 2011, Beaudet and his team were awarded an Associated Press Award as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation they conducted into a state worker who ran marathons while claiming to be too injured to work. Beaudet and his investigative unit were awarded the Award of Excellence by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for coverage of drunk driving and underage drinking issues.
A Massachusetts native, Beaudet graduated from Emerson College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in communication. In 2008, Mike received his master’s in Journalism from Northeastern.