Broadcast: Consumer investigations (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Jesse Jones of KIRO-Seattle; Myriam Masihy of Telemundo 51; Julie Watts of KPIX-San Francisco
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 23 at 9:00am
  • Location: Grand Sonoran G
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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).

Speaker Bios

  • 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; an outlet for journalists to share their relevant reports with an audience of parents they wouldn’t otherwise reach.

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