Broadcast: Consumer investigations (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)
Whether you’re starting to build a franchise or searching for fresh ideas after years in your market, three veteran consumer investigators will share their secrets to staying on the air and making it look good, without a lot of resources (or getting sued).
Jesse Jones is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and Edward R. Murrow Award recipient whose television career spans more than 25 years. He currently serves as a Consumer Reporter for KIRO-TV in Seattle. He earned his bachelor’s degree in television and film at Montana State University and went on to cover the news in Tacoma, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Seattle. @JESSEKIRO7
Myriam Masihy is an investigative reporter for Telemundo 51 and NBC6 South Florida. Myriam launched the consumer investigative unit “Telemundo 51 Responde” in 2014 and later the “Telemundo 51 Investiga” brand. She is also part of the “NBC6 Investigators” and “NBC6 Responds” team. Her work with Telemundo 51 and NBC6 have led to tougher wage theft laws in Miami-Dade county as well as changes in the way a popular plastic surgery is performed to make it safer. @myriamT51
Julie is the Consumer-Investigative Reporter/Weekend Anchor at KPIX. Her reports air on CBS stations nationwide and have prompted recalls, federal investigations, and new legislation. Julie was recently honored with several national awards including the Gracie, SPJ SDX, National Headliner & National Press Club awards. Off air, Julie created NewsMom.com; an outlet for journalists to share their relevant reports with an audience of parents they wouldn’t otherwise reach.
Consumer Investigations Resources
Myriam Masihy provides helpful advice for conducting consumer investigations.