Broadcast: Building the team (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Matt Goldberg of NBCUniversal; Letitia Walker of KATC-Lafayette; Lex Haris of CNN
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 23 at 10:15am
  • Location: Grand Sonoran G
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

From covering a national scandal to uncovering a local scam, an investigative team’s success is linked to structure and resources. In this session, hear from three news leaders on how they create, foster and guide an investigative team toward success.

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Goldberg is the Vice President of Content Strategy for the NBC Owned TV Stations, where he leads a team focused on innovative storytelling. He has been honored with numerous local and national awards, including the IRE Award.  He has worked at television stations in Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. His reporting has exposed consumer fraud, government corruption and human rights violations.  Matt also serves on the IRE board of directors.

  • Lex Haris is Executive Editor of CNN Investigates, a new team that launched in February. Lex has been with CNN since 2001, and was most recently Executive Editor of CNNMoney.

  • Letitia Walker is the News Director for KATC, the ABC affiliate out of Lafayette, LA.  She’s held the position for eleven years, which she was promoted to after working in various positions at the television station, including producer, reporter, and editor.  She worked at several Louisiana TV stations, both in-front-of and behind- the-camera, after graduating from LSU in Baton Rouge with a degree in Mass Communications.  @LetitiaWalker

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