Broadcast Track: Deep dive 1: Three challenges you are sure to encounter and what we did

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Bigad Shaban of NBC Bay Area; Jeremy Finley of WSMV-Nashville; Danielle Leigh of ABC7 New York/WABC
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Texas H
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

A deep dive into how three veteran reporters handled the biggest challenges they've faced including: 

1. Digital first on an investigative roll out when time isn’t on your side.

2.   Ensuring a successful accountability interview

3. Tackling an investigation on the fringe of your viewing area.

This session is sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speaker Bios

  • Jeremy Finley is a two-time IRE winner and the chief investigative reporter at WSMV-TV in Nashville. His debut novel, THE DARKEST TIME OF NIGHT, was called one of the best books of the summer of 2018 by People magazine and the NY Post. His second novel, THE DARK ABOVE, releases on July 23rd. 

  • Danielle Leigh is an Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter for WABC-TV in NYC with a passion for storytelling.  Previously, she worked as a consumer reporter and anchor in Seattle. Her reporting on government corruption and mismanagement has led to new laws and policy changes. She's also helped viewers tricked by unscrupulous business practices recoup thousands of dollars. Twitter: @DanielleNLeigh Instagram: @DanielleLeighNews

  • 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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