Broadcast Track: Anatomy of an investigation (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Cindy Galli of ABC News; A. J. Lagoe of KARE 11 Minneapolis/St. Paul; Bigad Shaban of NBC Bay Area
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Crystal C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Think investigative reporting follows a formula? Think again. This panel will reveal ways to turn an investigation on its ear, from pitch to roll out. See how veteran reporters have crafted some of the biggest stories of last year, sometimes using unconventional methods.

Speaker Bios

  • Cindy Galli is Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News in New York. She oversees a team of award-winning network correspondents and producers specializing in longform investigations. Cindy serves on the board of directors for Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), where she has been a member since 1994. A longtime investigative producer, her work has garnered regional and national awards over 25 years of reporting. Bay Area native and UC Berkeley alum. Go Bears!

  • A.J. Lagoe is an investigative reporter for KARE11 in Minneapolis, MN. His reporting has led to criminal convictions, sparked numerous legislative hearings, prompted new federal and state laws, and multiple Attorney General and Inspector General investigations to be launched. A.J. has earned many of journalism’s highest honors including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University, George Polk, IRE, National Headliner & Sigma Delta Chi Awards. @AJInvestigates

  • Bigad Shaban is an award-winning senior investigative reporter with NBC Bay Area. His influential and in-depth reports continually hold the powerful accountable and have led to major policy changes and new laws. Shaban’s tough interview style and powerful reporting have earned him the most prestigious honors in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, National Murrow, and duPont awards. Shaban is based in San Francisco and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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