MITCH BLACHER
 Resume EXPERIENCE WCAU-TV (NBC O & O) PHILADELPHIA, PA 2014-Present INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER Report live from major international news events including Amtrak 188 derailment, Papal visit and Democratic National Convention Enterprise original investigations with results First to reveal missing train safety technology at Amtrak 188 derailment site Series of reports on Philadelphia District Attorney’s questionable conduct and finances result in D.A.’s indictment Investigative series revealing Pennsylvania schools’ failure to perform safety drills prompt a law change. Reporting earned SPJ's 2017 National Sigma Delta Chi Award. Anchor coverage from breaking news center and helicopter KGTV (ABC Affiliate) SAN DIEGO, CA 2009-2014 INVESTIGATIVE/SPECIAL PROJECTS REPORTER Enterprise stories revealing corruption in the San Diego Mayor's office, questionable training practices in the U.S. Border Patrol, and abuses of power by the San Diego Police Engender source trust, navigate federal and state public records and hold the powerful accountable delivering exclusive, change- making reports Fill-in Anchoring and live reporting from the field bringing an investigative/in-depth edge to content Recognized nationally for reports leading to Mayor's criminal conviction, U.S. Border Patrol change in training practices, and multiple indictments and convictions of San Diego Police officers KOAT (ABC Affiliate) Albuquerque, NM 2007-2008 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER WANE (CBS Affiliate ) Fort Wayne, IN 2005-2007 INVESTIGATIVE/G.A. REPORTER WTWO (NBC Affiliate) Terre Haute, IN 2004-2005 REPORTER/FILL-IN ANCHOR EDUCATION Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Bachelor of Arts, 2004, Journalism Awards 2017, Sigma Delta Chi Award for Large Market Investigative Reporting 2016, 2015, National Emmy Nomination – Investigative Reporting 2015, Edward R. Murrow Award – Investigative Reporting 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006 – Emmy Award 2014, 2013, 2012 – Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award – Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Watch Dog Award - San Diego County Taxpayers’ Association 2010 Society of Professional Journalists - Best Investigation 2007 Indiana Broadcaster’s Association Award - Best Investigation 2006 Indiana Broadcaster’s Association Award - Best Series 2006 Society of Professional Journalists Award - Best investigation