Napoli Management Group, one of the largest news talent representation firms in the country, has established and will fund an IRE scholarship to benefit young television journalists interested in investigative reporting. The scholarship is designed to help aspiring watchdog journalists, early in their careers, who otherwise would not have the financial means to attend the national Investigative Reporters and Editors conference.

“We want to help young TV journalists become inspired and develop tools, at a national IRE conference, that will set them on a lifelong path to producing investigative stories that truly make a difference,” said Mendes J. Napoli. He founded the firm in 1993 after more than 23 years of experience and expertise in the broadcast industry as a general manager, news director and corporate executive.

Napoli Management Group represents close to 600 broadcasters, including TV news anchors, reporters, weathercasters and sportscasters in all of the major television markets in the country. In addition, the firm represents journalists and hosts at the television networks, as well as on the major cable news networks.

The scholarship is expected to be in place for the 2018 IRE national conference in Orlando.

Additional contributions to the scholarship may be made to the IRE endowment by writing “Napoli” in the donation note.

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