WKRC-TV Cincinnati, OH September 2016–Present
WCMH-TV, NBC4 Columbus, OH February 2014–July 2016
Weekend Evening Lead Anchor, Lead Investigative Reporter
Anchor growth newscasts. Investigative series proved conviction quotas by state agents. Exposed wrongdoing by multi-billion dollar agency, resulting in hundreds of millions returned to Ohio Businesses and received first place award by the Associated Press for Investigative Reporting, as well as an Emmy award. Undercover expose exposed Ohio’s critical connection in horse meat trade and was honored by United States Humane Society with a national Genesis Award. Reporting of The Ohio State University Band’s Sexualized Culture led to sweeping reforms and was awarded first place for Continuing Coverage by the Associated Press.
WLKY-TV Louisville, KY March 2011–February 2014
Anchor, Investigative Reporter, Management Trainee
Anchoring. Investigating. Immersing in all aspects of news management. Strong storytelling skills, combined with understanding of television model, helping to enhance and re-invent at number one rated station in Hearst chain. Undercover investigation of crumbling infrastructure led to aggressive multi-billion dollar re-investment in bridges, water and sewer systems. Eye-opening, multi-part series and News Special of the dramatic impact of violence upon teens led to major marches and dramatic change, and received an Emmy Award.
7 AP awards. 3 Emmys.
Latakoo, Inc. Austin, TX June 2010–November 2010
Vice President of Sales, Board of Directors
Led initial organization, business sales efforts, design and implementation of website for Start-up Company in Austin.
WEWS-TV Cleveland, OH 2001-2010
Chief Investigative Reporter
Dozens of Investigations led to local, state and national reform. Investigation of Social Security disability triggered national reform and adoption of the “John Hunter Rule” in which all ALS patients in America can obtain presumptive coverage. Multi-year coverage of corruption in Cuyahoga County government ultimately ended in dozens of federal sentences for public officials, including some of the highest elected officials in Cleveland. Anchored main newscasts.
KING-TV Seattle, WA 1996-2001
Chief Investigative Reporter/Anchor
Extensive travel— including Guatemala. Investigation of coffee workers resulted in Fair Trade Agreement. Investigation of stolen babies in Central America resulted in State Department reform. Nationwide recall of Treated Wood after investigation revealed trail of arsenic poisonings.
WTMJ-TV Milwaukee, WI 1994 -1996
Chief Investigative Reporter/Anchor
Bosnia Peacekeeping Mission Series/Documentary exposed the realities of war on the region and upon American troops on the front lines. Undercover investigation revealed lax procedures at Zion Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a congressional investigation.
WRAL-TV Raleigh, NC 1990 -1994
Investigative Reporter/War Correspondent/Anchor
Live War Coverage - Operation Dessert Storm, 1991
Investigation of KKK, White Supremacy Resurgence triggered action by state and federal agencies, which ultimately led to a round up of some of the most notorious figures in white supremacy movement.
Investigation of public housing revealed a cover up of the deaths of a mother and her son, which led to the firing of nearly every manager in Raleigh Public Housing Authority.
WSLS-TV Roanoke, VA 1988-1990
WRAL-TV Terre Haute, IN 1987-1988
WPTA-TV Fort Wayne, IN 1987
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Reporting
The Ohio State University
Instructor for mid-career journalists in highly respected journalism program, with emphasis on providing new skills for multi-platform dissemination.
Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism
Board member involved in strategic start-up of non-profit news center in Ohio, in cooperation with Cleveland State University.
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
Vice President/Board Member
Leadership role on National Board for premier organization for Investigative Journalists. Served as Vice President, Treasurer and board member for 6 years. Worked with Knight Chairs, Print and Broadcast decision-makers, and higher education leaders to guide organization. Organized and led dozens of seminars for more than 10 years.
National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy)
Board of Governors
Treasurer – Lower Great Lakes Chapter
Elected in 2006 to Board for oversight of Emmy Award Activities.
BGSU Journalism Alumni Advisory Committee
Served as Founding President in 2002-2003
Society of Professional Journalists
Featured guest lecturer and seminar host at annual conferences
Radio Television News Directors Association
Featured seminar host at national conventions
Published Articles: IRE Journal, RTNDA Communicator
Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science in Journalism – 1987
ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Ohio Reporter of the Year 2015
Ohio Reporter/Journalist of the Year – 3 times
North Carolina Journalist of the Year, 1994 - RTNDA
Reporter of the Year, 1990—Associated Press
References Available Upon Request