Broadcast: Investigating in breaking news (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Aaron Diamant of WSB-Atlanta; Chuck Goudie of ABC7 Chicago; Megan Christie of ABC News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Grand Sonoran G
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In an era when “breaking” seems to have lost its meaning, how can you distinguish your reporting as stories unfold? While the newsroom is covering the news, what can you do to dig deeper, get it right and get it on TV? Our speakers have years of experience doing just that.

Speaker Bios

  • Meg Christie has been a reporter/producer with the ABC News Investigative Team for 11 years, where she currently focuses on long-form documentary investigative reports that bring data-driven stories to life for broadcast through thoughtful character development and creative production.

  • Aaron Diamant is an investigative reporter for WSB-TV in Atlanta. Aaron specializes in breaking news and shorter-term investigations. His long-term projects have exposed fraud, public corruption, and failures within all levels of government. Aaron’s work has been honored with nine Emmy Awards, as well as numerous reporting and writing awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and several state and local press clubs and associations.

  • Chuck Goudie: Investigative reporter at ABC-owned station in Chicago since 1990. Leads team of three producers, photog and editor; on the air daily. Specialties: organized crime, terrorism, corruption. Joined ABC7 as GA reporter in 1980. Previous: WSOC, Charlotte, various radio news stations. Detroit native. Michigan State grad. Married to ex-ABC producer Teri Goudie, now international media coach at Five children (including 3 Missouri grads.) @chuckgoudieabc7 

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