Broadcast Track: From A to Z, soup to nuts, how DID you get that on the air?

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Stephen Stock of NBC Bay Area; A. J. Lagoe of KARE 11 Minneapolis/St. Paul; Charlotte Huffman of WFAA-Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Texas H
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Veteran journalists walk you through the steps they took to tell big stories from start to finish. You’ll leave this panel with a roadmap of how to conceive, nurture, report, dig up and use data, as well as overcome obstacles and potential pitfalls along the way to getting your next big (or first) investigation published or on the air.

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

  • Charlotte Huffman is an award-winning investigative reporter at WFAA in Dallas, Tx. In 2018, Charlotte won the National Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. Her series, “Criminal Caretakers” revealed a broken system where vulnerable elderly were being raped and abused by nursing home workers who never should’ve been licensed to care for the elderly. Charlotte has worked as an investigative reporter in several markets, including Philadelphia and Raleigh. 

  • 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

  • Hard to believe but more than 35 years ago Stephen began as a GA reporter in Roanoke, VA. Since then he’s covered everything from shuttle launches to hurricanes, presidents to popes. Now a founding member of NBC Bay Area’s 17-member Investigative Unit, he’s won everything from a Peabody, to a duPont, a national SPJ, 3 Murrow & 6 AP awards, 17 regional Emmys and a national Emmy nomination. He's taught at IRE for a decade. His work has changed laws & lives. @stephenstocktv

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